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Job Title:  INSURANCE COUNSEL/HEARING OFFICER (EA)

INSURANCE COUNSEL/HEARING OFFICER (EA) - 60012330
Posting Close Date:  N/A
Location: 

CARSON CITY, NEVADA, US, 89706

Requisition Id:  18845

INSURANCE COUNSEL/HEARING OFFICER (EA) - Requisition ID: 18845 

Recruitment Type: Open Competitive 

Posting Close Date: N/A 

Geographical Location: Carson, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa  

 

Department: DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY

Division: B&I - INSURANCE DIVISION 

Business Unit: HR-INSURANCE REGULATION 

Work Type: UNCLASSIFIED 

*Pay Grade:  

Salary Range: - $111,313.00 

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time 

 

Recruiter: SARV SNYDER 

Phone:  775 684-0250 

Email: s.long@admin.nv.gov 

 

 

Agency Responsibilities

The Nevada Division of Insurance is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Insurance Counsel / Hearing Officer. This is an open competitive recruitment, open to all qualified persons.  This is an unclassified position that is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Commissioner of Insurance and reports to Division’s Chief Legal Counsel.

Insurance Counsel is general counsel for the Division, and reports to the Division’s Chief Insurance Counsel.  Insurance Counsel advises and counsels the Commissioner on all matters relating to the regulatory responsibilities of the Division; advises and counsels Division staff on legal issues; represents the Division in administrative hearings and contested cases; prosecutes violations of the Insurance Code; advises Division staff on drafting proposed legislation and regulations; researches legal issues and writes formal opinions, proposed legislation or regulations, pleadings, memoranda, and other correspondence; and provides general legal support as assigned.  Insurance Counsel may be appointed by the Commissioner to serve as hearing officer in administrative hearings.

As set out in NRS title 57, the Insurance Code, the Division of Insurance (“Division”) works under the direction of the Commissioner to regulate the business of insurance in Nevada, protecting consumers’ rights and the public interest. The Division licenses insurance companies, producers, and other licenses authorized by the Insurance Code, ensures insurance companies are financially solvent and able to pay insurance claims, reviews insurance policies to ensure compliance with Nevada insurance laws, reviews market conduct to ensure licensees are not acting unfairly or improperly, and monitors industry practices to ensure a level playing field and a competitive insurance market.  The Division also reviews consumer complaints, investigates alleged violations of law, and takes enforcement action when appropriate.  The Division holds hearings to adjudicate contested cases.

Position Responsibilities

This position reports to the Chief Insurance Counsel of the Division of Insurance.  Insurance Counsel advises and counsels the Commissioner on all matters relating to the regulatory responsibilities of the Division; advises and counsels Division staff on legal issues; represents the Division in administrative hearings whether taking administrative action for violations of the Insurance Code or defending Division actions; advises Division staff on proposed legislation and regulations; researches legal issues and writes formal opinions, proposed legislation or regulations, pleadings, legal memoranda, and correspondence; manages special projects for the Commissioner; and provides general legal support as assigned.  Insurance Counsel may be appointed to serve as hearing officer in administrative hearings. 

Annual Salary

Up to $111,313 Salary reflects retirement (PERS) contributions by both the employee and the employer.  An employer paid contribution plan is also available with a reduced gross salary. The State of Nevada offers an excellent benefit package that includes a retirement system, paid health, vision, dental, life and disability insurance; 11 paid holidays; and paid sick and annual leave.  Other employee paid benefits such as a deferred compensation plan are also available.

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered for this position, an applicant must have the following:  
• Juris Doctor from an accredited law school
• Current license in good standing to practice law in the State of Nevada is required at the time of hire 

• Application-a complete application consists of the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume
  • Legal writing sample (5-10 pages)

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED:

Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  Hiring may occur at any time during the recruitment process. 

SUBMIT APPLICATIONS / DIRECT INQUIRIES TO:

Nevada Division of Insurance

Attn: Todd Rich

Email to: trich@doi.nv.gov

or mail to:

1818 College Parkway, Suite 103

Carson City, NV 89706

PLEASE REFERENCE THE FOLLOWING IN THE SUBJECT:

Last Name/Insurance Counsel/How you heard about this position

This recruitment may close at any time based on the number of applications received.  Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

 

*The salary range indicated in this announcement is based on the Employee/Employer retirement compensation schedule. An employer-only option is available at a reduced salary range.

 

The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.

 


Nearest Major Market: Carson City
Nearest Secondary Market: Reno