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 from TAC employees.

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Cybersecurity Risk Consultant

Position Overview

The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) is seeking a qualified person for a Cybersecurity Risk Consultant position.

Purpose and a passion to serve others…this is what our members do each day for their citizens and this is what we do for our members – serve those that serve others! As a cybersecurity risk consultant (CRC) you will be on the front-line helping members in the public sector (Texas local governmental entities) elevate their cybersecurity readiness and understand their cyber risk. Our members are diverse in size, resources, capabilities and location. Come be a part of an organization that has been a top place to work in Austin the last three years and has amazing culture that empowers employees to strive for more

Primarily responsible, under the supervision of the Associate Director of Risk Management Services, 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.

The Cybersecurity Risk Consultant will be expected to:

  1. Create and present engaging, customized presentations that include both technical and non-technical audiences at TAC-related, sponsored or affiliated educational events for county officials and employees, including working the TAC booth at vendor halls as assigned.
  2. Effectively communicate TAC RMP’s service opportunities as they relate to cyber coverage and resources available to members.
  3. Build and maintain strong relationships with members by developing a thorough understanding of each member’s cyber needs and current cyber posture.
  4. Submit routine field reports, which serve as a corporate repository of member information.
  5. Study and communicate cyber industry best practices, market conditions and competitor information to maximize TAC RMP coverage to members and prospective members.
  6. Manage 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, incident response and other related topics.
  7. Conduct in-person appointments with members and their technology staff and/or third-party vendor to promote cyber risk control services to provide best practices and recommendations.
  8. Act as the subject matter expert for all things cybersecurity related between member, underwriting, risk control and claims as appropriate.
  9. Travel up to 80 percent of each workweek to work directly with members, with multi-night overnight stays weekly, including responsibility for travel, planning and cost control.
  10. Collaborate as a team member on internal special projects and new program development.
  11. Other duties as assigned.

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
  • Strong experience in designing and developing cybersecurity programs that are aligned with industry standards (e.g., ISO27001/2, NIST cybersecurity framework) is preferred
  • 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 Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to self-start, exercise good judgment, discipline, excellent time management 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
  • Accountable for informing risk management staff and management of region updates and maintaining routine field notes.
  • Excellent communication 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 with elected officials, members, and other staff and team members.
  • Proficient in adult learning strategies for development and delivery of training to diverse adult audiences.
  • Ability to be a team player that is adaptable, flexible, analytical and goal oriented. 
  • Ability to be responsive to internal and external customers. 
  • Proficiency in the use of personal computer and Microsoft Office products.
  • Requires extensive weekly overnight travel and the ability to drive for up to 8 hours each day.

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

Data and Reporting Manager

Position Overview

The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) is seeking a qualified person for Data & Reporting Manager position. Primary responsibilities are to manage and drive TAC's enterprise-level data analytics technology transformation initiatives, including solution identification, design, implementation and support. Develop and promote technology solutions to solve TAC's most complex business challenges to achieve strategic, financial and operational goals. Collaborate and build partnerships with business units to design actionable technology strategies and roadmaps to deliver business value. Supports TAC's overarching technology strategy and manages teams providing full life cycle technology implementation and support. Manage the intake process to analyze incoming technology and data solution requests.

The Data & Reporting Manager will be expected to:

  1. Manages the data and reporting staff for the Technology department through management best practices, policies, procedures, and processes. Sets and measures performance objectives and provides regular one-on-one feedback to all members of the team, including training and professional development. Manage teams in the identification of business requirements, functional design, process design (including scenario design, flow mapping), prototyping, testing, training, and defining support procedures.
  2. Develops, implements, and maintains strategies for data systems and reporting, ensuring the integrity of data by implementing proper database design and enforcing data restrictions. Monitors database performance and troubleshoots problems and issues as necessary.
  3. Work in collaboration with IT Operations, IT Security, Project Management team, TAC Management, stakeholders, and vendors to effectively support TAC's business objectives. Work closely with internal teams to ensure alignment of TAC's technology and data roadmap and execution strategy 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 projects delivery involving a variety of technologies and ensures that the implemented solutions align with and support business strategies and requirements. Promotes a culture and attitude that is proactive and focuses on client satisfaction.
  6. Leads, mentors, and manages assigned staff. This may include recruit, hire, train staff, evaluate employee performance, and recommend or initiate promotions, transfers and disciplinary action.
  7. Perform additional job duties as assigned.

Experience / Education Requirements

  • BA/BS degree from an accredited university in information technology, business administration, public administration, computer science, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master's degree in computer science, business administration, or management information systems is preferred.
  • A minimum of seven years of experience in database management, warehousing, architecture, administration, or development. Emphasis in data analytics and reporting is preferred.
  • A minimum of five years of experience managing direct staff.
  • Experience and proficiency in insurance, healthcare, government, or financial industries preferred.

Other Skills & Abilities

  • Strong analytic and big picture capabilities in problem solving approaches that result in the successful delivery of tangible outcomes with significant business value. Strong program management skills with experience managing and delivering complex and critical programs.
  • Position requires the ability to collaborate as a team and work with other departments and companies to meet desired objectives. This may include department heads and board members.
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server and IBM Cognos or with similar database and business intelligence tools.
  • Position requires ability to establish strong working relationships with all teams and management.
  • 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.
  • Ability to mentor and collaborate with other team members.
  • Exhibit a passion for technology and have a drive to continually learn and keep pace with the accelerating change across multiple technologies and solutions.
  • Must be proficient in use of personal computer, Microsoft Office, SQL Server Management Studio.

EOE/Accommodation Statement
Texas Association of Counties provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

We are also committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact hr@county.org.

If you are excited about this role, we want to hear from you! Please send a cover letter and resume to hr@county.org.

Database Administrator

Position Overview

The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) is seeking a qualified person for Database Administrator position. Primary responsibilities are to work, with limited supervision, within TAC's Data & Reporting team to support TAC's business intelligence (BI) efforts of converting data to information and ultimately knowledge for internal and external stakeholders. Responsible for developing solutions to respond to reporting requirements including modeling of target data structures, extraction, transformation and loading of data, creating business metadata, and presentation of data to develop static and interactive reporting, dashboards, pixel-perfect and subscription-based reports as needed. Serves to establish and support a central repository in reporting and data administration within TAC.

The Database Administrator will be expected to:

  1. Design data infrastructure to extract and organize data for authorized individuals to access. Identify TAC's internal and external data sources, collaborating with department SMEs to determine their data storage and organizational needs and using the information to create and maintain data infrastructure for internal users.
  2. SQL Server Database Administrator which involves database maintenance, tuning, upgrades and problem solving. Able to implement SQL Server tools including DB security, backup/recovery, and monitoring. Understanding of relational and dimensional data modeling.
  3. Contribute to the creation, maintenance and expansion of the conceptual and logical enterprise data models using modern techniques and methods for data warehousing data mart OLAP systems. Integrating new data source as required by business needs.
  4. Develop database solutions to store and retrieve TAC's data. Support the whole data pipeline creation and successful executions: starting from row data, through structuring data and pushing it to Data Warehouse, Operational Data Store (ODS) and Dashboards. Migrate data from legacy systems to new solutions. Responsible for the entire lifecycle of extract, transform and load (ETL) pipelines creation and maintenance from the concept to PROD release including data analysis and requirement elicitation, implementing data pipelines, testing, gathering and migrating code.
  5. Convert business needs into data and system requirements, align business processes with IT systems and manage the flow of data and information within TAC. Understand the logic behind the queries, with relation to the business cases. Working with key stakeholders to understand what data element is valuable for business to represented on the dashboard. Develop presentation layer objects that present data in a manner that is easily understandable to business users for report creation, with the intention of BI self-service within the current analytics package or via a connector.
  6. Develop, test and debug and migrate static and interactive reporting, dashboards, pixel-perfect and subscription-based and scheduled reporting to a production environment using appropriate change management techniques. Creates metadata and logical calculations which result in logical columns, calculated metrics, metrics, aggregated columns, hierarchies, etc. Investigates reporting issues and data anomalies with TAC source systems, with communication to end users as to specific problem and facilitate discussion with peers as needed to resolve issues.
  7. Maintains all BI platforms through installation, upgrades, patching, etc. This includes ensuring that problems with the platforms are resolved through assistance of the vendor or related parties where support agreements may exist. Maintains TAC databases, through administration and support including, but not limited to, upgrades, patching, etc.
  8. Analyzes business needs and develops requirements (alone or in collaboration with a Business Systems/Intelligence Analyst) and prepares technical specifications based on those gathered requirements. As a partner and subject matter expert to the business, establish a mindset that data functions are an integral part of existing business processes, process modifications or process implementations.
  9. Develop functional, responsive applications and UIs based on mockups, wireframes, design artifacts and technical requirements to support TAC's business needs.
  10. Perform additional job duties as assigned.

Experience / Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, management information systems, mathematics, computer and information management or related area required.
  • A minimum of five years' technical experience accessing enterprise data sources and developing enterprise reporting required.
  • Experience and proficiency in insurance, government or financial industries preferred.

Other Skills & Abilities

  • Must demonstrate understanding of data warehouse concepts, software quality assurance testing, and the software development life cycle process.
  • Preferred technical knowledge of the following tools/software applications: SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 2016 or greater, SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS), SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), Visual Studio, IBM Cognos versions 11.1 and greater, and CRM.
  • PowerShell and Unix shell scripting desired.
  • Must have strong analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Position requires the ability to work independently and manage complex workload with minimal direction from management.
  • Position requires ability to establish strong working relationships with all teams and management.
  • 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.
  • Position requires skill with research, analysis and reporting, and database management.
  • Must demonstrate ability to understand sophisticated mathematical models and concepts, interpret financial data, and effectively present sophisticated analysis and findings.
  • Must be proficient in use of personal computer and Microsoft Office products including Visio, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and SharePoint.

EOE/Accommodation Statement
Texas Association of Counties provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

We are also committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact hr@county.org.

If you are excited about this role, we want to hear from you! Please send a cover letter and resume to hr@county.org.

Law Enforcement Training Specialist I

The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) is seeking a qualified person for a Law Enforcement Training Specialist I position. Primarily responsible, under the supervision of the Law Enforcement (LE) & Simulator Consultants Supervisor, to provide risk control training related to law enforcement (LE) and jail operations for members of the Texas Association of Counties Risk Management Pool (TAC RMP). Collaborate with LE Consultants and with Risk Management Services (RMS) teams to identify and prioritize service opportunities and to prescribe appropriate and effective risk mitigation strategies for TAC RMP members. Facilitate the development and delivery of programs, products, and services. Position requires extensive weekly travel.

The Law Enforcement Training Specialist I will be expected to:

  1. Provide loss control training services including Simulator Training Programs related to Law Enforcement (LE) and Jail operations 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. Develop and implement strategies, procedures, and resources to assist TAC RMP Members mitigate exposures commonly associated with law enforcement liability, such as emergency driving, citizen encounters, and jail operations.
  3. Under the direction of the LE & Simulator Consultants Supervisor, coordinate maintenance and repairs, warranties, software upgrades, and troubleshooting assistance for the simulators and training equipment.
  4. Travel up to 100 percent of each workweek to work directly with TAC RMP members with multi-night overnight stays and responsibility for travel planning and cost control.
  5. Develop and deliver presentations on LE and Jail Operations-related topics and issues to participants at TAC-Related educational events; staff the TAC RMP conference booth at events for county officials and employees as assigned.
  6. Monitor and analyze emerging issues, relevant statutory changes, and trends relating to LE and Jail Operations. Assist in development of LE training materials and resources for TAC publications and online resources.
  7. Identify new LE-related risk control training programs and tools and assist in the development and deployment to TAC RMP members.
  8. Assist the LE & Simulator Consultants Supervisor with travel and training budget planning and other budget requests for LE discipline.
  9. Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience / Education Requirements

  • High school graduate or equivalent required; Bachelor’s or Associate degree in criminal justice, law enforcement, or a related field preferred.
  • A minimum of ten years’ experience as a peace officer or related field of law enforcement. required. Master Peace Officer license and Jailer license preferred.
  • Experience with a county or other governmental entity preferred.
  • Current certification as a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) instructor required. A minimum of five years’ experience as an instructor, presenter or law enforcement trainer preferred.
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC) Instructor and Below 100 Trainer Certifications preferred.
  • Knowledge and expertise within the law enforcement discipline required.

Other Skills & Abilities

  • This is member facing role and as a requirement for this position you agree to sign the TAC Photo/Video Release Form allowing the use of your picture, likeness, image, and/or voice recording videos, and other posts to TAC social media accounts, webpages, promotional, and educational materials.
  • Position requires a comprehensive knowledge of LE operations and risk mitigation techniques, including expertise in federal and state laws affecting LE liability and jail operations.
  • 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.
  • Position requires proficiency in the use of personal computer and projector with basic knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel); ability to operate, calibrate and troubleshoot Windows-based simulation system and coordinate with software vendor for simulator system repairs and upgrades.
  • Excellent time management and record keeping required.
  • Must be able to function independently with minimal supervision in compliance with established guidelines.
  • Embrace the TAC-Way fundamentals and demonstrate actions and demeanor that routinely conform to the ideals of the TAC Culture.
  • Valid Texas driver’s license and good driving record required; must be able to drive.
  • Position requires ability to operate a motor vehicle while towing, parking, and backing 24 ft. enclosed trailer.

EOE/Accommodation Statement
Texas Association of Counties provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

We are also committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact hr@county.org.

If you are excited about this role, we want to hear from you! Please send a cover letter and resume to hr@county.org.

Legislative Consultant

The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) is seeking a qualified person for a Legislative Consultant position. Primarily responsible is assisting the Legislative Director in the development and implementation of legislative policy objectives as directed by the TAC board and executive management on issues of importance to county government. Assist in identifying and analyzing emerging issues with potential future impact on county government. Communicate with members of the Texas Legislature, state agencies and other public officials and staff on issues of importance to county government. Some travel required.

The Legislative Consultant will be expected to:

  1. Assist the Legislative Services Director in developing and implementing strategies and tactics on legislative issues.
  2. During the legislative session, monitor and report on legislation, write bill analyses, track the progress of individual bills, attend committee hearings and assist county officials in their efforts to support local government during the legislative process.
  3. Serve as consultant for designated issues and to standing, interim, and select House and Senate committees.
  4. Participate in strategy sessions with other local government associations on common issues and legislative initiatives related to local government. Assist in the development of initiatives, partnerships and strategic alliances to improve TAC service delivery, optimize policy outcomes and enhance departmental effectiveness.
  5. Provide data and other information via oral and written testimony when requested by the legislature; communicate to county officials regarding legislation; and support the activities of TAC affiliate organizations as appropriate.
  6. During non-legislative periods, monitor and report on interim study committees, task forces, state agencies, and TAC affiliate organizations and their legislative committees.
  7. Conduct training sessions for TAC affiliate organizations on legislative process and major current issues. Prepare and deliver presentations to seminars and conferences sponsored by TAC affiliate organizations and other groups upon request and approval of the Legislative Director.
  8. Respond to questions from county officials, state agency staff, legislators and their staff.
  9. Represent TAC at assigned legislative functions.
  10. Serve as consultant to TAC affiliate organization, as assigned, including attending and participating in the affiliate's conferences, as requested and with the approval of the Legislative Director, and monitoring the affiliate's list serve.
  11. Assist in the planning of and participate in TAC sponsored Legislative events, including the TAC Legislative Conference, Legislative Exchange Regional Workshops, County Government Day, Counties at the Capitol, Tuesday Morning Breakfasts, and Legislative receptions, as assigned.
  12. Perform other duties, as assigned.

Experience / Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in political science, government, history or related field or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of 6 years' experience in local government or legislative work required

Other Skills & Abilities

  • 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.
  • Position requires a high degree of professionalism in representing TAC in significant contacts with elected officials, members of state governmental offices, and members.
  • Must be proficient in use of personal computer and Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Valid Texas driver's license and good driving record required; must be able to drive.

EOE/Accommodation Statement
Texas Association of Counties provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

We are also committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact hr@county.org.

If you are excited about this role, we want to hear from you! Please send a cover letter and resume to hr@county.org.

Procurement Coordinator

The Opportunity
The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) is seeking a qualified person for a Procurement Coordinator position for our Purchasing Services team. As the Procurement Coordinator, reporting to the Procurement Manager, you will assist with meeting the objectives set by TAC’s executive management team for acquisition, assignment, tracking and replacement of supplies, equipment, and other assets. Position is required to maintain division records, place purchase orders, and asset assignment, deployment and disposition.  This position is a hybrid role, with options for working from home during normal weeks.

Your Role

  • Required to perform purchasing and asset management functions for TAC, including: maintaining documentation related to asset acquisition, assignment, tracking and replacement; placing purchase orders; managing assigned accounts; asset deployment and delivery coordination; and disposition of obsolete assets.
  • Assist in purchasing TAC’s information technology (IT) assets, including: hardware and software purchases.
  • Assist with the purchasing and asset management process for new hires and exiting employees, including purchasing and assignment of supplies and equipment.
  • Must comply with TAC’s purchasing and asset management policy and related procedures.
  • Assist with development and maintenance of the Purchasing Services Division budget.
  • Coordinate special projects, as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

What You Bring

  • High School diploma, or equivalent, required. Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, management information systems or related field preferred.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in corporate-level purchasing, asset management or project management required.

Who You Are

  • You have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to relate to persons with a variety of cultural, economic and educational backgrounds.
  • You demonstrate strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • You are highly organized with attention to detail and exceptional follow-through and demonstrate excellent time management and prioritization skills.
  • You understand that this job requires a high degree of professionalism in representing TAC, both internally and in contact with members, vendors, and others.
  • You function independently with minimum supervision and handle multiple simultaneous projects with deadlines.

You are proficient in use of personal computer and Microsoft Office products including: Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Knowledge of project management software required; SharePoint preferred.

EOE/Accommodation Statement
Texas Association of Counties provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

We are also committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact hr@county.org.

If you are excited about this role, we want to hear from you! Please send a cover letter and resume to hr@county.org.

Project Management and Applications Manager

Position Overview

The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) is seeking a qualified person for Project Management and Applications Manager position. Primary responsibilities are managing projects and applications used by all departments within Texas Association of Counties. Develops and mentors Project Management and Applications staff, in addition to maintaining a project portfolio and providing support for enterprise applications. Design, develop and implement organization governance standards across all projects. Oversee TAC's overall IT program and project management.

The Project Management and Applications Manager will be expected to:

  1. Manages the project management and applications staff for the Technology department by driving program and project management best practices, policies, procedures, and processes.
  2. Designs and enhances the delivery and results of programs/projects by developing program/project management, requirements management, and change management best practices, processes, tools, and techniques.
  3. Establish, implement, and enforce organization governance standards across all projects. Create an environment of continuous improvement of those standards and practices.
  4. Tracks the status of all projects and manages escalations, project budgets, and reporting.
  5. Collaborates with senior management to establish program and project priorities and ensure IT initiatives align with business goals and objectives. Forecasts the potential impact of program initiatives and enhancements.
  6. Maintains enterprise applications to ensure availability and access to appropriate staff.
  7. Leads, mentors, and manages assigned staff. This may include recruit, hire, train staff, evaluate employee performance, and recommend or initiate promotions, transfers and disciplinary action.
  8. Perform additional job duties as assigned.

Experience / Education Requirements

  • BA/BS degree from an accredited university in information technology, business administration, public administration, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master's degree preferred.
  • A minimum of seven years of experience implementing technology projects as a project manager, product owner, or senior business analyst.
  • A minimum of five years of experience managing direct staff.
  • Experience and proficiency in insurance, healthcare, government, or financial industries preferred.

Other Skills & Abilities

  • Experience with both waterfall and agile/lean project methodologies and understanding when to use each methodology in specific projects.
  • Identifying project risks and ability to write/execute mitigation plans to reduce risk.
  • Ability to critically evaluate a problem and translate into workable requirements for a project.
  • Must have strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Position requires the ability to collaborate as a team and work with other departments and companies to meet desired objectives. This may include department heads and board members.
  • Position requires ability to establish strong working relationships with all teams and management.
  • 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.
  • Ability to mentor and collaborate with other team members.
  • PMP certification preferred or equivalent experience in project implementation.
  • Must be proficient in use of personal computer, Microsoft Office, and backlog management tools (Jira preferred).

EOE/Accommodation Statement
Texas Association of Counties provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

We are also committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact hr@county.org.

If you are excited about this role, we want to hear from you! Please send a cover letter and resume to hr@county.org.

Risk Control Consultant I – Northwest Region

The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) is seeking a qualified person for a Risk Control Consultant I – Northwest Region position. Primarily responsible, under the supervision of the risk control manager, to provide risk control consulting services  including but not limited to consultations, training, inspections and surveys, and risk assessments pertinent to coverages subscribed to for assigned members of the TAC Risk Management Pool (TAC RMP). Collaborate with the Risk Management Services (RMS) team for assigned region to identify service opportunities and prescribe appropriate and effective risk mitigation strategies for TAC RMP members. Position requires extensive weekly travel.

This position will be assigned to service members in the Northwest Region of the state. This region covers counties located around the cities of Abilene, Midland/Odessa, Lubbock and Amarillo. The ideal candidate would live in the region, but consideration will be given all qualified candidates. Relocation assistance or reassignment to another region is not available currently.

The Risk Control Consultant I – Northwest Region will be expected to:

  1. Provide risk control 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 risk management and safety issues to participants at TAC-Related educational events; staff the TAC RMP conference booth at events for county officials and employees as assigned.
  4. Monitor and analyze emerging issues, legislation, relevant statutory changes, and trends relating to risk management and safety and assist with development of best practices for Risk Control (RC) Consultant team for providing technical assistance on findings to members. Develop articles, tools, guides, and resource materials 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 business administration, occupational health and safety, science, engineering or a related field; or loss prevention experience in occupational health and safety or risk management for a minimum of five years is required. Experience with a county or other governmental entity preferred.
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), Certified Risk Manager (CRM), or similar professional designation preferred.

Other Skills & Abilities

  • This is member facing role and as a requirement for this position you agree to sign the TAC Photo/Video Release Form allowing the use of your picture, likeness, image, and/or voice recording videos, and other posts to TAC social media accounts, webpages, promotional, and educational materials.
  • Position requires a comprehensive knowledge of risk management and safety programs, risk mitigation techniques, and risk control for public works operations, including expertise in federal and state laws.
  • Knowledge of established risk control standards, i.e. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), National Fire Protection Association.
  • Position requires knowledge in the evaluation of risk exposures affecting the preservation of facilities.
  • Position requires working knowledge with 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.
  • Requires extensive weekly overnight travel.
  • Valid Texas driver's license and good driving record required; must be able to drive.

EOE/Accommodation Statement
Texas Association of Counties provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

We are also committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact hr@county.org.

If you are excited about this role, we want to hear from you! Please send a cover letter and resume to hr@county.org.


Texas Association of Counties provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.