Recruitment Range: $75,650 – $116,065
Salary Grade: AT04
Mission of the Department of Insurance:
To promote a stable insurance market through unbiased regulation and to protect the lives and property of every citizen in all 100 counties while fostering superior, user-friendly service, courtesy and respect.
Description of Work:
The first priority of this position is to litigate complex and technical rate filings filed with the Department of Insurance. Litigation involves presenting extremely complex and technical information during the hearing as well as handling these cases through all stages of appellate review. This position assembles and manages a ratemaking “team” for litigation, which team is comprised of internal personnel and external experts. All ratemaking work is performed on an independent basis. In addition to the ratemaking function, this position gives legal direction and counsel to the Commissioner and all members of the Department in areas of law relating to the entities regulated by the Department, which include: the insurance industry, the bail bond industry, collection agencies, premium finance companies, professional employer organizations and building inspectors. This position also serves as the Department’s hearing officer for a wide variety of administrative hearings under Article 3A of Chapter 150B of the North Carolina General Statutes.
Qualified applicants must submit an application that clearly experience that demonstrates the following:
- Previous experience solely and fully litigating all highly complex and technical rate matters. This includes issuing a detailed Notice of Hearing, hiring outside experts to testify, conducting full administrative hearings sometimes lasting from two to six weeks and at conclusion of hearing, preparing lengthy and detailed Proposal for Decision setting forth the proposed resolution of all issues raied during the hearing.
- Previous experience providing legal analysis and consultationon a a variety of issues and serving as a hearing officer over administrative hearings governed by Article 3A of Chapter 150B of the General Statutes.
- Thorough knowledge of NC insurance laws and administrative rules.
- Knowledge of advanced economics, insurance accounting, property and casualty actuarial techniques (or competence in higher mathematics), rate making principles, administrative law and appellate advocacy.
- Demonstrated leadership skills as well as negotiation and dispute resolution skills and abilities.
- Must be highly organized with the ability to juggle multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment and to recognize and act on priority work with little or no supervison.
- Must be available when needed to work an acess of 40 hours per week during peak periods prior to and during rate hearings.
Licensed to practice law by the North Carolina State Bar and one year of professional legal experience.
NOTE: GS 114-2 and 114-6 make it the duty of the Attorney General of NC to represent the State of North Carolina in all litigation unless another statute specifically states otherwise.