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People Making
A Difference!

State Government

of Insurance

PO Box 83720
Boise ID 83720-0043


(208) 334-4398


Non-Classified Opening

Company Activities Bureau Chief / Chief Examiner

Non-Classified Classification

Department of Insurance

Open for Recruitment: April 27, 2017 - Open until further notice
Announcement # NONCLS016046
Salary Range: $38.58 - $45.00 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

SPECIAL NOTIFICATION:  This position is exempt from classified state service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission.

The Department of Insurance is the state agency that regulates Idaho’s insurance industry and protects consumers by monitoring and enforcing state law regarding insurers, insurance professionals, and other related entities. Idaho’s Department of Insurance is currently looking for a Company Activities Bureau Chief / Chief Examiner to join its team.


This position manages professional staff engaged in financial and market conduct examinations of insurers and related entities; financial analysis and surveillance; company admissions; maintenance of statutory deposit requirements and filed corporate records; licensing and related oversight of producers and similar persons including title agents, administrators, etc. 


  • Ensure NAIC accreditation standards are met/maintained for the Department
  • Analyze and compile financial information into meaningful written correspondence and reports
  • Research, interpret and apply laws or other authoritative standards
  • Represent the Department at functions and proceedings, communicate with and make proposals to involved parties
  • Represent the Department at state and national insurance conferences, advisory boards, commissions, and special interest groups, and communicate with legislators, companies, and consumers
  • Provide direction on complex consumer complaints and enforcement actions involving insurance products and market practices
  • Oversee recruitment, training and establishing reasonable performance expectations for professional staff members
  • Develop the section’s budget, get approval for expenditures, and maintain budget
  • Review, recommend and draft legislation or rules as assigned

Qualifications, Education and Experience:

Applicants must have background that has prepared them with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to succeed in a fast paced environment, quickly learn statutory accounting, insurance regulation, and standard procedures. Must have ability to supervise staff including planning, assigning, reviewing, evaluating, coaching, training and recommending hire, fire and discipline.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to properly research, interpret and apply laws, rules, policies and procedures
  • Become proficient in Idaho Code, Title 41, and related rules 
  • Ability to quickly learn and implement governmental procedures, statutory accounting and examinations and other authoritative material 
  • Ability to effectively supervise professional staff 
  • Ability to properly interpret financial data and highly technical accounting reports 
  • Desire and aptitude to obtain/maintain Certified Financial Examiner (CFE) designation from the Society of Financial Examiners
  • Perform keyboard functions
  • Communicate effectively in person, by telephone, in meetings, and in presentations
  • Travel periodically throughout the year

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of one of the following:

  • Certified or Accredited Financial Examiner (CFE) designation
  • Certified Public Accountant license
  • Knowledge of Statutory Accounting Principles, NAIC Financial Examiners Handbook, and other insurance regulatory standard

How to Apply:

After careful review pf this announcement, please submit a cover letter, which details how your specific background and experience makes you qualified for this position. Your cover letter submittal should also include a resume, and at least three (3) professional references. When applicable to the interview process for this position, any candidate(s) selected for a second level interview may be asked to provide proof of degree with transcripts and any professional designations.

Candidate information should be sent to:

Idaho’s Department of Insurance
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0043
Fax: 208.334.4398

Thank you for your interest in employment with the
Idaho’s Department of Insurance.  If you have questions about this position,
please contact Ellen Wells at 208.334.4261.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.