Insurance Counsel/Hearing Officer

  • State of Nevada
  • Carson City, Nevada
  • Dec 17, 2023
Full Time Legal Services Risk Management and Insurance Claims

Job Description

Announcement Number: 1993865388

STATE OF NEVADA
JOE LOMBARDO
Governor
TERRY J. REYNOLDS
Director
Division of Insurance
Unclassified Job Announcement
Posted - September 12, 2023
INSURANCE COUNSEL / HEARING OFFICER
RECRUITMENT OPEN TO:
The Nevada Division of Insurance is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Insurance
Counsel / Hearing Officer. 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. This is
an open competitive recruitment, open to all qualified persons.
AGENCY RESPONSIBILITIES:
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.
TO QUALIFY:
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 at the time of hire.
* Individuals with experience in the insurance industry or administrative law are highly desirable.
Las Vegas: 3300 W. Sahara Avenue, Suite 275 Las Vegas, Nevada 89102 - Telephone (702) 486-4009
Carson City: 1818 College Parkway, Suite 103 Carson City, Nevada 89706 - Telephone (775) 687-0700
https://doi.nv.gov

Annual Salary:
Up to $124,671. *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.
LOCATION/TRAVEL:
The position can be based in Carson City or Las Vegas, Nevada. Occasional in-state and out-of-
state travel is required.
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: 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.
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.
Las Vegas: 3300 W. Sahara Avenue, Suite 275 Las Vegas, Nevada 89102 - Telephone (702) 486-4009
Carson City: 1818 College Parkway, Suite 103 Carson City, Nevada 89706 - Telephone (775) 687-0700
https://doi.nv.gov

Closing Date/Time: Until recruitment needs are satisfied

Job Address

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