Property & Casualty Division Deputy Director (Public Service Manager I)

Gardiner, Maine, United States | Professional/Technical | Full-time

Apply by: Dec. 9, 2021
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Department of Professional and Finanacial Regulation

Opening Date: November 16, 2021

Closing Date:  December 9, 2021

Job Class Code: MA28
Grade: 28 (Confidential)
Salary: $57,158 - $78,083 
Location: Gardiner, ME

The Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Administrative and supervisory work involving the review of rate, rule and form filings of property and casualty insurers.
  • Supervising staff and specific work units as assigned.
  • Resolving property and casualty consumer complaints.
  • Monitoring competition in the property and casualty insurance market.
  • Overseeing performance of the SERFF database.
  • Participating in Bureau Outreach events.
  • Reviewing and maintaining Property & Casualty Checklists and assisting with brochures and website content.
  • Serving as liaison with other state agencies and outside entities, including other state regulators, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and insurance companies.
  • Drafting and recommending new and revised laws, rules, and regulations in order to respond to changes in the property and casualty market.
  • Monitoring property and casualty legislation and filing appropriate reports.
  • Providing technical assistance and information to other divisions, agencies, and requesting parties in order to answer questions and provide expertise in the area of property and casualty insurance.
  • Serving as backup to the Property and Casualty Division Director.

To be successful in the position you must have knowledge of and experience in:

  • Interpreting and explaining property and casualty insurance rules, regulations, market trends, and related technical information to lay people.
  • Working with or reviewing insurance companies' rating plans, underwriting rules/guidelines and/or form filings.
  • Oversight of subordinate personnel.
  • Working with insurance companies' representatives.
  • Handling consumer complaints.
  • Effective and ethical communication.
  • Clear and effective writing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (Entry level knowledges, skills, and/or abilities may be acquired through, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO the following coursework/training and/or experience).

 An eight (8) year combination of training and experience composed of a Bachelor’s Degree and four (4) years professional level experience in the insurance industry including at least two (2) years of experience dealing with insurance rating plans, filings and/or investigation of consumer complaints. Specific experience in Property and Casualty lines of insurance is preferred.  Directly related professional experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.

 Application Instructions:

Interested applicants need to apply online by selecting the "Apply for this opening" button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, and copies of any transcripts or certifications you wish to have considered while evaluating your application.  In order for us to properly determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for any posting, you must be sure your resume includes month and year for any experience listed along with the duties and responsibilities associated with each particular time period. 

If you require a paper application, please download and print one here https://www.maine.gov/bhr/state-jobs/application-process or contact Melissa Weiner, Human Resources Generalist at (207) 816-0217.  Paper applications for this posting should be submitted along with cover letter and resume before the closing date to Security & Employment Service Center, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta, ME  04330 or faxed to 207-287-2018.  

Contact Information: 

 You can reach out to Deputy Superintendent, Timothy Schott at Timothy.N.Schott@maine.gov or (207)624-8403 for questions relating to the position. 

Why work for the State of Maine?

Benefits: 

The bi-weekly dollar values of some State-paid benefits include:

  • 17.96% of pay to retirement for Confidential positions
  • The value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.60 biweekly.
  • At least 85% of the health insurance premium for the employee (at least $412.23).  Participating in the Health Premium Credit Program can increase the state-paid amount by 5%.  The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee's wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium payment.  To explore the detailed cost of coverage for specific situations, please consult these tables.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.