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Chief Examiner

Recruitment #19-009662-0001

Introduction

The Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) is an independent State agency that regulates Maryland’s insurance industry and protects consumers by monitoring and enforcing insurers’ and insurance professionals’ compliance with State law. Through the diligence of a highly professional staff of market analysts, financial analysts, accountants, lawyers, law enforcement officers, actuaries, complaint investigators, and others, the MIA works to facilitate a strong and competitive insurance marketplace where consumers are well informed and treated fairly. Staff members are subject matter experts who serve as a resource for lawmakers, consumers, and other public and private entities.

 

The MIA is charged with a broad range of responsibilities including the licensure of insurance carriers and insurance producers (brokers/agents) operating in Maryland, the conduct of financial examinations of companies to monitor financial solvency, and the review and approval of rates and contract forms. The MIA investigates reports of fraud and consumer complaints about life, health, automobile, homeowners, and/or property insurance. Insurance carriers are subject to market conduct examinations and other actions to monitor compliance with Maryland law. The MIA also has a unit dedicated to consumer education and outreach, which participates in hundreds of events and reaches thousands of individual consumers annually.

 

 * This is a Management Service position that serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority. *

GRADE

25

LOCATION OF POSITION

BALTIMORE CITY

POSITION DUTIES

The Maryland Insurance Administration is recruiting to fill the Chief Examiner position in the Financial Examination unit.  The Chief Examiner (CE) manages the entire financial examination process, from scheduling examinations to final report issuance, to ensure the financial solvency of insurance companies and health maintenance organizations licensed in Maryland, that examinations are conducted effectively and efficiently, that examination procedures are sufficient to assess the companies' financial condition, that procedures will detect financial solvency risk areas, potential troubled companies and other significant issues, and that examinations meet the MIA and National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Accreditation standards.   The Chief Examiner is also responsible for scheduling all examinations,  reviewing and approving initial examination planning documents, attending status meetings on examinations, reviewing selected work papers in high-risk areas, providing direction and input to the examiners as needed, and reviewing and approving final examination reports.  The Chief Examiner’s duties may also include designing and conducting training for the staff of field examiners, meeting with companies on financial and admission issues, and attending NAIC conferences.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:  Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, with a major in accounting, business, finance or related field.

 

Experience:  Five years experience with a State insurance department, public accounting firm or similar audit entity, or an insurance company in a financial or audit related area, of which four years was in an in-charge or supervisory capacity.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

·        Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

·        Knowledge of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS).

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Active Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Financial Examiner (CFE) is required.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

If you have any questions about this recruitment, please contact charrison@maryland.gov.

For immediate consideration, upload one WORD or PDF file, at the "Resume" tab, that contains:

1. a cover letter stating your interest and specific salary requirements; and

2. a current professional resume.

If you are unable to apply online, you may submit via mail.  Please be sure to include all documents listed above to ensure timely processing. Complete application packets may be mailed to:

Maryland Insurance Administration

Human Resources - Recruitment #:  19-009662-0001

St. Paul Place, Suite 2700

Baltimore, MD 21202

Incomplete submission will not receive consideration.

TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.