Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with the Texas Association of Counties (TAC).

Who Is TAC?

TAC provides member-driven services and resources to all 254 Texas counties, including more than 4,600 county officials. In short, we help county government function more efficiently, allowing officials to deliver better value to local taxpayers. TAC employees serve those who serve their community. Learn more about our member services.

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Chief Enterprise Architect

Position Overview

The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) is seeking a qualified person for Chief Enterprise Architect position. Primary responsibilities are develop, implement, manage and coordinate all aspects of the Texas Association of Counties' (TAC) Enterprise Architecture (EA) program, including: (1) business architecture; (2) information architecture; (3) solutions architecture; (4) technical architecture; and (5) security architecture. Required to enable TAC’' future-state business capabilities by supporting its organizational strategic goals to drive targeted business outcomes through the choice of programs, projects and initiatives.

The Chief Enterprise Architect will be expected to: 

  1. Leads the development, implementation and coordination of TAC's EA program, including: (1) business architecture, with a focus on guiding people, business process and organizational change; (2) information architecture, with a focus on the consistent sharing of information across the organization; (3) solutions architecture, with a focus on developing a direction for managing the portfolio of to-be solutions; (4) technical architecture, with a focus on evolving the technical infrastructure; and (5) security architecture, with a focus on managing information technology (IT) risk through the exchange of information between people, systems and processes.
  2. Manages, coaches, and supervises assigned departmental staff. Sets and measures performance objectives and provides regular one-on-one feedback to all members of the team, including training and professional development. Promotes a division culture and attitude that is proactive and focuses on client satisfaction.
  3. Partners with the IT division staff, TAC management, internal stakeholders, and vendors to effectively support TAC's business objectives and work closely with internal teams to ensure alignment of TAC's technology roadmap and execution strategy to meet organization and business goals.
  4. Executes and manages initiatives assigned by TAC management, including cross-functional team leadership, emerging projects supporting business needs, and cross functional system integration.
  5. Provides oversight and team leadership for project delivery involving a variety of technologies and ensures that the implemented solutions align with and support business strategies and requirements.
  6. Required to develop, define, manage, and be accountable for the data and advanced analytics environments supporting TAC's functional reporting solutions, including making recommendations about the future landscape of application development and enhancements, Business Intelligence, and data solutions.
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.

Experience / Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, information technology, management information systems or related field required. Master's degree in computer science or management information systems preferred.
  • A minimum of 10 years' experience with solution delivery, architecture and managing enterprise IT applications, including design, implementation, delivery, troubleshooting and change management required.
  • A minimum of five years' experience implementing and integrating enterprise architecture principles and best practices required.
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum development methodologies required.

Other Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of full-life cycle data warehousing, data exchange, data integration, data quality, data security and architectural principles of data integration.
  • Strong analytic and big picture capabilities in problem solving approaches that result in the successful delivery of tangible outcomes with significant business value.
  • Position requires excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to relate to persons with a variety of cultural, economic and educational backgrounds including the ability to present and effectively communicate to executive-level staff.
  • Strong interpersonal, customer relationship/partnership and influence skills to facilitate the implementation of efficient business processes supported by technology across all departments, including effectively leading change, originating ideas and championing and gaining commitment.
  • Position requires excellent leadership skills, including team building, mentoring and focus under pressure and the ability to consider upstream and downstream process impacts and implications.
  • Must demonstrate strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills in evaluating situations, making recommendations and taking prompt, effective corrective action including the ability to develop and maintain detailed project plans that include milestones, tasks, and target dates of completion.
  • Position requires a high degree of professionalism, confidentiality, and courtesy in representing the department, both internally and in its contacts with members and vendors.
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills required. Must be highly organized and pay attention to detail.

Please send cover letter, salary requirement and resume. No phone calls, please.

County Technology Services Manager

Position Overview

The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) is seeking a qualified person for County Technology Services Manager position. Primary responsibilities are to manage TAC County Information Resources Agency program (TAC CIRA) to meet objectives set by the TAC CIRA Board of Directors and TAC executive management. Oversee and manage personnel and daily operations of TAC CIRA, including the planning, development, implementation and ongoing maintenance of services approved by the TAC CIRA Board. Some travel required.

The County Technology Services Manager will be expected to:

  1. Manage TAC CIRA Division services, including website hosting, content management, email hosting, electronic payment services and online communications platforms. Required activities may occur outside of regular business hours and include:
    • Negotiate and manage outside contractors and vendors used in delivery of TAC CIRA services;
    • Research and make recommendations on hardware and software needs and improvements for TAC CIRA members;
    • Provide periodic reports to Strategic Services Manager and Director of Membership & Strategic Services on status of projects, services and related activities;
    • Attend TAC CIRA Board meetings as TAC's representative and provide reports; and
    • Manage TAC CIRA helpdesk ticket solution.
  2. Supervise and manage TAC CIRA Program Coordinators and Web Services Coordinators, including planning for professional development.
  3. Develop and administer the annual budget for TAC CIRA, including expenditures and revenue forecasts.
  4. Leverage technology industry knowledge to identify new solutions and services to provide to TAC CIRA members to increase their efficiency and level of cybersecurity. Develop project plans for new service implementations to propose to TAC CIRA Board and execute upon approval.
  5. Develop information and resources for TAC CIRA members, designed to help them utilize technology effectively and confidently and increase their level of cybersecurity. Create training materials and lead technology-related training for TAC CIRA members.
  6. Collaborate with TAC leadership, TAC CIRA Advisory Committee and TAC CIRA Board to ensure overall technology strategy and portfolio of services aligns with industry standards and TAC CIRA business goals.
  7. Develop and analyze reports and key performance indicators to identify areas of concern and to propose recommendations for continuous improvement and excellent customer service.
  8. Develop and manage TAC CIRA marketing strategies, including brochures, handouts, advertisements and website content.
  9. Represent TAC and TAC CIRA at TAC-sponsored conferences and related events.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience / Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science, management information systems, business or related area required.
  • A minimum of five years' experience in the information technology support industry required; local government experience preferred.
  • Business administration or technology sales experience is a plus.

Other Skills & Abilities

  • Position requires excellent remote and in-person communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to relate to persons with a variety of cultural, economic and educational backgrounds.
  • Position requires a high degree of professionalism in representing TAC and TAC CIRA when in contact with members and the public.  
  • Position requires knowledge of industry cybersecurity best practices and trends; experience developing and enforcing related policies and resources preferred.
  • Experience with TCP/IP configuration, DNS management, mail client configuration, working knowledge of HTML, and cloud computing required.
  • Position requires knowledge of email client programs and protocol, website design, functionality and support, and help desk ticketing solutions and similar programs.
  • CompTIA Network+ certification or similar Network Administrator certification preferred.
  • Knowledge of project management frameworks, tools, and practices is a requirement; PMP certification is a plus.
  • Must be proficient in use of personal computer and Microsoft Office products including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint (including Office 365).
  • Position requires excellent management skills and the ability to establish strong working relationships with teams and management.
  • Position requires the ability to work independently and manage workloads with minimal direction from management. Proven project management skills and excellent time management required.
  • Must demonstrate strong analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Valid Texas driver’s license and good driving record required; must be able to drive.

Please send cover letter, salary requirement and resume to HR@county.org. No phone calls, please.

Cyber Security Consultant

Position Overview

Texas Association of Counties (TAC) Risk Management Services (RMS) department is seeking a highly qualified, team member for its Cyber Security Consultant position. Primary responsibility is to provide accurate and timely cyber-related risk management consulting services to members and prospective members of the Texas Association of Counties Risk Management Pool (TAC RMP). Participate with Risk Management Services (RMS) regional teams to identify service opportunities and maintain existing business. Assist TAC RMP members with identification of cyber risk hazards and effective cyber risk management solutions. Build and maintain relationships with TAC RMP members by understanding member needs and the local competitive landscape. This position requires 80% travel.

Candidates must live in Texas.  No relocation assistance is available.

The successful candidate will have proven themselves in the network security, computer information system or other technology related field and be able to demonstrate their experience. Experience or familiarity with county government, political subdivisions, and risk pools preferred. CISM, CRISC, CISSP or other similar industry designation is preferred. This position requires 80% travel.

Candidates must live in Texas.  No relocation assistance is available.

The Cyber Security Consultant will be expected to:

  • Effectively communicate TAC RMP’s current coverage options and service opportunities as they relate to cyber coverage and resources available to members.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with members by developing a thorough understanding of each member's cyber needs and current cyber posture.
  • Submit routine field reports, which serve as a corporate repository of member information.
  • Study and communicate cyber industry best practices, market conditions and competitor information to maximize TAC RMP coverage to members and prospective members.
  • Conduct cyber risk assessments, review member losses, identify potential cyber exposures, and ensure members are aware of best practices related to cyber hygiene, network security, cyber resilience and other related topics.
  • Conduct in-person appointments with members and their technology staff and/or third-party vendor to promote cyber risk control services, assist with recommendations as needed and when needed, serve as a liaison between TAC RMP, its members, and any third-party during a cyber event.
  • Act as the liaison between member, underwriting, risk control and claims as appropriate.
  • Travel up to 80 percent of each workweek to work directly with members, with multi-night overnight stays weekly, including responsibility for planning and cost control.
  • Develop and deliver presentations on cyber risk management to participants at TAC-related, sponsored or affiliated educational events for county officials and employees, including working the TAC booth at vendor halls as assigned.
  • Collaborate as a team member on internal special projects and new program development.

Experience / Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in a network security, computer information system or other technology related field is preferred
  • Minimum of five years' professional experience in information security or information technology with a security focus is required
  • CISM, CRISC, CISSP or other similar industry designation is preferred
  • Valid Texas driver’s license and good driving record to be maintained is required

Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to self-start, exercise good judgment, discipline and function independently with minimal supervision in compliance with TAC established guidelines
  • Accountable for informing risk management staff and management of updates and maintaining routine field notes
  • Knowledge of cyber liability insurance products, risk management, budgets and operations expenses
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to relate to persons from varying economic, educational, and cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to present with a high degree of professionalism to elected officials, members, and other audiences
  • Proficiency in the use of personal computer and Microsoft Office products including, but not limited to: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and various reporting tools
  • Excellent time management and record keeping

Physical Requirements

  • Requires extensive weekly overnight travel and the ability to drive for up to 8 hours each day.
  • Required to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time.
  • May be required to climb and walk on roof tops and tight spaces. 
  • May be required to lift or move boxes and designated TAC equipment, up to 50 pounds.
  • May be required to stand, bend, kneel, reach or squat occasionally for extended lengths of time.
  • May be required to climb stairs or a ladder.
  • May be exposed to extreme weather conditions during travel or while working outside.

Please send cover letter, salary requirement and resume to HR@county.org. No phone calls, please.

Enterprise Systems Administrator

Position Overview

The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) is seeking a qualified person for Enterprise Systems Administrator position. Primary responsibilities are develop and oversee the design, implementation, and support of the Texas Association of Counties' (TAC) network and systems infrastructure. Perform research and analysis to provide resolution for complex technical issues related to TAC's network. Serve in a key role in system uptime, security, and disaster recovery initiatives. May require evening and weekend work.

The Enterprise Systems Administrator will be expected to:

  1. Develop and oversee the design, implementation, and support of the TAC's network and systems infrastructure. Required to monitor and enhance infrastructure health.
  2. Required to work independently to perform advanced troubleshooting for complex technical problems including servers, storage, security issues, network architecture, and applications. Perform research and analysis to provide resolution for complex technical issues related to TAC's network.
  3. Develop system, network, and application implementation plans and testing procedures to ensure high availability of critical systems. Maintain TAC’s server and network environments by testing and deploy OS patches and firmware updates.
  4. Configure, deploy, and support various solutions currently including (1) VMWare vCenter, Horizon, and NSX; (2) Converged infrastructure; (3) Microsoft Office 365; (4) Intrusion prevention and content filtering; and (5) VoIP telephony.
  5. Provide timely remote and in-person technical support to customers for various technical issues and act as a subject matter expert to TAC end users as needed. Serve as an escalation point and assist the End User Support team as needed.
  6. Required to thoroughly document and diagram configurations and changes to network and server environments, using divisional work tracking protocols.
  7. Comply with division process and procedures, including updating help desk ticket status, documenting solutions and configurations, and change management.
  8. Mentor and support fellow IT team members.
  9. Understand and support TAC's IT strategies and stay current with technology trends.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience / Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, or other applicable field preferred.
  • A minimum of five years' experience designing, implementing, and supporting enterprise environments required.
  • Preferred certifications:
    • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)
    • VMWare Certified Professional (VCP)
    • Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP), Security+ CE
    • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or Professional (CCNP)

Other Skills & Abilities

  • Must be able to explain complex IT concepts in simple terms to end users and to promote a high level of customer satisfaction through proper telephone etiquette and responding with an appropriate amount of urgency to system issues.
  • Must be able to diagnose and resolve technical issues across a variety of hardware, software, and networks, including:
    • Microsoft Windows Server and desktop Operating Systems
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
    • Linux servers
    • Virtualization technologies (VMWare, Hyper-V, etc.)
    • Office 365, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online
    • On-premise Active Directory, Azure Active Directory
    • Backup Solutions and Applications
    • VoIP telephony
    • Networking and Configuration (Wireless, LAN, WAN, Security)
  • Requires excellent communications skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to relate to persons with a variety of cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds.
  • Requires a high degree of professionalism in representing TAC in contact with members, vendors, and others.
  • Familiarity with scripting languages such as Python, PowerShell, and Bash preferred.
  • Must function independently with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Must be proficient in use of personal computer and Microsoft Office products including Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

Please send cover letter, salary requirement and resume to HR@county.org. No phone calls, please.

HR Consultant – Northwest Region

Position Overview

Texas Association of Counties (TAC) Risk Management Services (RMS) department is seeking a highly qualified, team member for its Human Resources Consultant position for the Northwest Region. The ideal candidate will reside in northwest Texas. 
 
This position will operate remotely, working from a home office when not traveling. This position requires 80 percent weekly travel. The position will travel to Austin a minimum of one time per month and other locations within the state as required to attend conferences and meetings.
 
Primary responsibility is to provide risk control consulting services related to personnel and human resources (HR) issues and include but not limited to consultations, training, and risk assessments for assigned members of the Texas Association of Counties Risk Management Pool (TAC RMP). Collaborate with the Risk Management Services (RMS) team for the assigned region to identify service opportunities and to determine and prescribe appropriate and effective risk mitigation strategies for TAC RMP members.
 
The successful candidate will have proven themselves in the Human Resources industry and be able to demonstrate their experience. Experience or familiarity with county government, political subdivisions, and risk pools highly preferred.

The Human Resources Consultant will be expected to:

  1. Provide HR-related loss prevention consultation services to TAC RMP members in accordance with established service delivery standards for Risk Control Services (RCS). Prepare and submit reports as appropriate into the Division’s system of record.
  2. Travel up to 80 percent of each workweek to work directly with TAC RMP members with multi-night overnight stays and responsibility for travel planning and cost control.
  3. Develop and deliver presentations on HR-related topics and issues to participants at TAC-related educational events, both in person and virtual; staff the TAC RMP conference booth at events for county officials and employees as assigned.
  4. Monitor and analyze emerging issues, relevant statutory changes, and trends relating to risk management and safety and assist with development of best practices for HR Consultant team for providing technical assistance on findings to members.  Develop resources for TAC publications and online resources.
  5. Collaborate on internal projects and program development as assigned.
  6. Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience / Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration or a related field; or experience managing a human resources program for a minimum of five years required.
  • Experience with a county or other governmental entity preferred.
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or similar professional designation preferred.

Other Skills & Abilities

  • Broad knowledge of personnel management programs and risk mitigation techniques, including expertise in major federal and state laws affecting the employer-employee relationship.
  • Position requires working knowledge of Texas Workers Compensation laws and regulations.
  • Proficient in adult learning strategies for development and delivery of training to diverse adult audiences.
  • Position requires excellent communications skills; written and verbal with ability to relate to persons from varying economic, educational, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Position requires a high degree of professionalism representing TAC in significant contacts with elected officials, members, and others.
  • Excellent time management and record keeping required.
  • Must be able to function independently with minimal supervision in compliance with established guidelines.
  • Valid Texas driver’s license and good driving record required; must be able to drive.

Physical Requirements

  • Requires extensive weekly overnight travel.
  • Required to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time.
  • May be required to lift or move boxes and designated TAC equipment, up to 50 pounds.
  • May be required to stand, bend, kneel, reach or squat occasionally for extended lengths of time.
  • May be required to climb stairs or a ladder.
  • May be exposed to extreme weather conditions during travel or while working outside.
Please send cover letter, salary requirement and resume to HR@county.org. No phone calls, please.

LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMER
The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.

Staff Accountant

Position Overview

Texas Association of Counties, a non-profit corporation in existence 50 years, is conducting a search for a professional, full-time Staff Accountant to join our Finance Service Department. Our mission is to provide services to Texas counties and unite counties to achieve better solutions.  We also provide finance and accounting services for three related self-insurance risk pools.  We offer an awesome work environment with excellent benefits.

A Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance is required.   We are seeking a self-starter with a minimum of two years experience in general accounting.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintains accounts payable reports, spreadsheets and corporate accounts payable supporting files. Includes assurance of proper coding, entry into AP system & processing of checks.
  • Processes claim payments on a timely basis.
  • Reconciles general ledger accounts as assigned.
  • Prepares journal entries on a monthly basis, such as prepaid expenses, intercompany transactions and others.
  • Assists in preparing monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements.
  • Performs year-end activities, including 1099 preparation (including interim efforts to assure vendor data and systems are updated throughout the year).
  • Assists with budgets, as needed.
  • Prepares 1099 tax forms including miscellaneous related reports.
  • Assists management during periodic audits.
  • Serves as backup for other Finance department functions, as needed.
  • Works with IT on systems issues to improve accuracy and completeness.
  • Ability to learn and use MS Dynamic GP general ledger system.

Additional Responsibilites:

  • Present a professional and helpful attitude with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Meet expectations of attendance and punctuality.
  • Other responsibilities and duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Skills described in job description.
  • At least intermediate level knowledge of Excel and proficient use of Word and Outlook and ability to learn accounting principles, payment processing, and operating systems.
  • Ability work at a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to prioritize work and meet service standards and deadlines.
  • Ability to learn new tasks and perform them in an efficient manner.
  • Ability to follow instructions and adhere to prescribed routines and practices.
  • Maintain work performance at satisfactory or standard level.
  • Professionalism in customer service situations.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to self-check work to find and fix errors.
  • Ability to comply with department and company policies and procedures.

Other Considerations: 

Knowledge in:
Risk pools or insurance accounting and knowledge of insurance terms.
Non-profit accounting and FASB
Governmental accounting and GASB.

Please attach a resume and your professionally written cover letter (required), which will give insight about your communication style. 
Local metro area candidates only.
Only candidates meeting the above stated criteria will be contacted.

Location:  Downtown - Austin, TX
Compensation: $56 - $62k, commensurate with experience
Excellent benefits and free covered parking provided. 
Visit our website at www.county.org.

Please send cover letter, salary requirement and resume to HR@county.org. No phone calls, please. 

LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMER
The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.


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