Under general direction, to formulate policies for and to plan, organize and direct the activities of one of the four major divisions of the Department of Insurance, and to do other related work.
Incumbents in this class serve as administrative heads for all major divisions in the Department of Insurance, except for the Legal Division. Each individual in this class is expected to function effectively in any of the divisions and is subject to rotation on a timely basis as part of the Department's Management Development Program.
Formulates policies for and plans, organizes and directs the staff of a major division of the Department of Insurance; advises the Insurance Commissioner on administrative and program policies; represents the Department of Insurance in conferences, hearings and technical meetings; confers with representatives of the insurance industry as well as officials of other states and public jurisdictions with respect to insurance matters; identifies problems and formulates recommendations for departmental action; participates in the selection of staff, trains and reviews the work of subordinates; evaluates performance and takes or recommends appropriate action; coordinates activities with other units of the Department; prepares reports and correspondence; may conduct or participate in hearings.
In the California Department of Insurance, one year of experience performing duties of a class with a level of responsibility equivalent to that of Supervising Insurance Examiner or two years performing the duties of a class with a level of responsibility equivalent to that of Insurance Examiner IV.
Experience: Broad and extensive administrative experience (more than five years) involving the regulation or operation of a wide variety of insurance companies, at least three years of which shall have involved the continuous direction of a large professional staff. (California state service applied toward this requirement must include at least two years performing the duties of a class with a level of responsibility equivalent to that of an Insurance Examiner IV.) and
Education: Equivalent to graduation from college. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)
Knowledge of: Insurance organization and practices; insurance accounting and finance systems; laws, rules and regulations governing the full range of insurance activities; the California Insurance Code; organization operations, rates and regulations of the California Department of Insurance; methods of conducting examinations of insurers; law and procedures relating to the taxation of insurance companies; principles of management and supervision; Department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.
Ability to: Interpret legal requirements and apply them to financial records, tax procedures and insurance operations; make critical analyses and formulate sound recommendations; direct the activities of a multi-disciplinary staff; prepare comprehensive reports of findings or proposals; conduct meetings, hearings, and conferences; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; develop policy and procedures; speak and write effectively; effectively contribute to the Department's affirmative action objectives.