The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) is a state agency responsible for both consumers and the insurance industry. We work to fulfill our legislative mandate to regulate the insurance industry, administer the Texas workers compensation system, and promote a healthy insurance marketplace, while also protecting the people and businesses that are served by insurance. We take our responsibility to Texans seriously and strive for excellent customer service through our professional attitude, competence, and efficiency. Veterans Preference: To receive veterans preference, applicants must provide at least one of the following documents with their State of Texas Application: a copy of the DD-214, member #4; a statement of compensation from the Veterans Benefit Administration; or a copy of the DD1300. Applicable Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) codes are included, but not limited to the following: 12H, 12N, 12A, Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at: http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_EngineeringandDesign.pdf Current Opportunity: Engineering Specialist This position performs engineering work in the Inspections Office of the Regulatory Policy Division. Work involves evaluating and recommending building code standards and assisting with the oversight of professional engineers certifying structures for windstorm insurance coverage. The Engineering Specialist: evaluates rational analysis and test reports on building products to determine their ability to withstand wind load requirements outlined in the building code specifications; prepares technical correspondence; communicates with windstorm inspectors, contractors, engineers, architects, manufacturers, elected officials and their staff, insurance agents, TDI employees, and consumers concerning the Windstorm Inspections Program, building codes, engineering regulations, standards, or policies; assists in the development and implementation of education programs for engineers and inspectors; and assists with engineering fieldwork, such as inspecting, drafting, and design, and preparing drawings and sketches. Qualifications: This position requires graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a degree in engineering or related field. Education and experience relevant to the position requirements may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis. Additionally, this position requires: Engineering Specialist I No experience needed. Engineering Specialist II one year s experience in a field relative to assignment. Engineering Specialist III two years experience in a field relative to assignment. This position requires demonstrated knowledge of: engineering principles, techniques, and procedures; mathematics, as applicable to engineering calculations and techniques; the design of structures; wood frame and masonry construction; current construction practices and of building codes; ASCE-7 and application of wind loads; and International Residential Code and the International Building Code, specifically regarding wind resistant construction. This position requires demonstrated skill in: problem solving, decision making, and planning; using standard office equipment; using Microsoft Office software applications, including Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook to complete tasks such as editing, entering, and extracting data; operating a motor vehicle in highly congested traffic conditions within the City of Austin, the metropolitan area, and the Gulf Coast area in a safe courteous manner in compliance with traffic laws; and computer-aided design techniques and Auto CAD engineering software. This position requires the demonstrated ability to: apply critical thinking to evaluate, analyze, and interpret information; design and evaluate engineering projects; perform structural computations, particularly relat