The State Office of Risk Management (SORM) is looking for a workers’ compensation attorney to lead the Litigation Management department of the agency. As the Director of Litigation Management, you will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to plan, coordinate, and oversee workers’ compensation litigation as well as employment and labor litigation, and impact litigation. You will act as a liaison between SORM and the Office of the Attorney General to advocate on behalf of SORM before the Division of Workers Compensation, State Office of Administrative Hearings, Texas Workforce Commission, Department of Labor, EEOC, and courts. In this role, you will actively engage with core staff, directors, and executive leadership to identify client needs; provide advice and guidance; and ensure proposed courses of action are in compliance with legal requirements and align with strategic objectives. Transparency is key throughout the course of litigation, so regular communication with stakeholders and management is critical. As the Director of Litigation Management, you will supervise litigation operations to support the efficiencies of a well-structured team and ensure compliance with workers’ compensation and other legal requirements. Much of your work will center around workers’ compensation law, so you must have a comprehensive understanding of and familiarity with workers’ compensation and labor and employment laws and be up-to-date on changes to legislation, regulatory requirements, and human resource issues. Leadership must be well-informed on changes, so communication is essential to ensure seamless agency operations. This position requires a high degree of professionalism; a strong work ethic with an inherent understanding of ethical duties; effective written and verbal communication skills; exceptional ability to motivate, persuade, and influence others; excellent problem-solving skills; and the ability to delegate responsibilities and prioritize duties. So, you must be confident, driven, organized, and analytical. This position requires an extensive knowledge of and experience with Texas workers’ compensation laws. You may train, coordinate, and lead the workload of others. SORM is a unique state agency. We serve the public by directly serving other state entities with their workers’ compensation claims, insurance and risk management programs, and continuity of operations (COOP) plans. SORM’s unique culture embraces communication, creativity, and critical thinking. We hire results-oriented, curious, innovative, and adaptable people with a strong desire to help our clients, and one another, succeed. SORM continually seeks to enhance the agency’s expertise and service by hiring talented people whose aspirations align with the Office’s vision. If you are a service-minded professional looking for the stability of state service, we would love to visit with you. As a state employee, you are automatically enrolled in the state’s retirement plan, and are eligible for additional health insurance benefits.
Learn more about this opportunity by reading the full job description for the Director, Litigation Management (Director III; 22-0561 PDF) position and apply below.
The State Office of Risk Management is a unique state agency with an environment of creativity and collaboration. Our employees appreciate the warm atmosphere, mutual respect, progressive approach, engagement, and genuine community that comes from truly caring about each other and what we can do together. We don’t do silos, and your voice and happiness is as important as your skill. We take pride in our mission, our colleagues, and our belonging.
Advantages of working with SORM:
- Casual dress code
- Open and accepting environment
- Wellness and employee engagement activities
- Much more.
Advantages of working for the State:
- State Medical/dental/vision benefits
- Free downtown parking
- Employee Assistance Program from legal services to mental health
- Transit discounts
- State discounts are offered at many stores, hotels, cell phone service providers, and more!
The Texas State Office of Risk Management is administratively attached to the Office of the Attorney General and is governed by a five-member Board. The Office is charged by law to administer insurance services obtained by Texas state agencies, including the self-insured government employees workers’ compensation insurance program and the state risk management programs. Its mission is to enable State of Texas agencies to protect their employees, the general public, and the State’s physical and financial assets by reducing and controlling risk in the most efficient and cost effective manner.
How to Apply
You may apply to the job directly through the CAPPS Career System.
Or, you can mail a State of Texas application (Word) to:
- Linda Griffin, Director of Talent Management
- State Office of Risk Management
- P.O. Box 13777
- Austin, TX 78711-3777
Applicants may direct inquiries to Linda Griffin, Director of Talent Management, at firstname.lastname@example.org.