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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Senior Systems Administrator

Position Overview

The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) is seeking a qualified person for Senior Systems Administrator position. Primary responsibilities are for 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. Responsible for monitoring and enhancing network security including assisting with the development and maintenance TAC's Security Policy. Position has a key role in system up-time, security and disaster recovery initiatives. May require evening and weekend work.

The Senior Systems Administrator will be expected to:

  1. Responsible for the design, implementation, and support of the TAC's network and systems infrastructure. Responsible for monitoring and enhancing network security including assisting with the development and maintenance of TAC's Security Policy.
  2. 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. Provide security analysis for TAC Security Policies, following the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) special publication 800-53 framework. Under the guidance of TAC's IT Infrastructure Manager, responsible for (1) developing organizational, security, user level, system and control level policies, (2) maintaining and enforcing policies, (3) assisting in organization-wide adoption and compliance.
  5. Provide configuration, set-up and support for various solutions, including (1) VMWare vCenter, Horizon, and NSX (2) Converged infrastructure (3) SPAM filtering (4) Intrusion prevention and content filtering (5) VoIP telephony.
  6. Provide 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. Promote a high level of customer satisfaction through proper telephone etiquette and respond with an appropriate amount of urgency to system issues.
  7. Required to thoroughly document and diagram configurations and changes to network and server environments.
  8. Comply with division process and procedures, including updating help desk ticket status and documenting technician solutions performed specific to all work order assignments using associations help desk tracking software, currently Service Desk Plus.
  9. Mentor and support fellow IT team members.
  10. Understand and support TAC's IT strategies and proactively learn technology trends related to network security.
  11. Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience / Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, or other applicable field required.
  • A minimum of five years' experience designing, implementing and supporting enterprise environments required.
  • 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
    • Email Security (Spam filtering, encryption)
    • Backup Solutions and Applications
    • VoIP telephony
    • Networking and Configuration (Wireless, LAN, WAN, Security)
  • Preferred certifications:
    • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSE)
    • 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.
  • 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 elected officials, 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. No phone calls, please.

Claims Supervisor

Position Overview

The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) is seeking a qualified person for Claims Supervisor position. Primary responsibilities are responsible for supervision of the day-to-day claims activities conducted by Claims Examiners, Claims Assistant and Claims Associate in accordance with the Claims, Standards & Procedures. Under the direction of and in concert with the Claims Manager, develop, implement and monitor key claims processes and procedures.

The Claims Supervisor will be expected to:

  1. Review and discuss claim files, provide direction on action plans, and conduct periodic file audits.
  2. Counsel and train new and existing Claims Examiners, Claims Assistants and Claims Associates.
  3. Conduct diary reviews in the risk information management system (RMIS) to ensure claims are processed timely and accurately.
  4. Oversee the subrogation process to ensure maximum recovery efforts are undertaken, including proper documentation, and timely reimbursement of Pool member's deductible.
  5. Attend and participate in meetings, depositions, hearings, and mediations as approved by Claims Manager.
  6. Participate in and/or conduct roundtables with claims staff to discuss file handling, litigation management and settlements.
  7. Create timely and accurate claims related reports, spreadsheets, and other documents as requested.
  8. Attend and/or present training sessions to represent TAC and the Pool at TAC-sponsored or TAC-affiliate member organization conferences as designated by Claims Manager.
  9. Serve as claims liaison for implementation, testing and development of new and existing features of the RMIS.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience / Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • A minimum of seven years of claims experience with auto and liability claims required.
  • Minimum five years claims or staff supervisory experience required.
  • Texas Department of Insurance all-lines adjuster license required.
  • Claims litigation experience a plus.
  • Associate in Claims (AIC) or other claims or risk-management professional designation preferred.

Other Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to relate to persons with a variety of cultural, economic and educational backgrounds required.
  • Superior understanding of insurance and claims process, including legal terms used in claims processing required.
  • Must be able to plan and manage multiple projects at one time to meet tight deadlines.
  • Must function independently and with minimal supervision.
  • High degree of professionalism and confidentiality in representing TAC and the Pool in significant contacts with elected officials, members, claimants, and others required.
  • Ability to work closely with others as part of a team is a must.
  • Excellent supervisory, coaching and mentoring skills required.
  • Must be proficient in the use of a personal computer and Microsoft Office.
  • Must have or develop proficiency in department's Risk Management Information System (RMIS).
  • Excellent time management, attention to detail and record keeping required.
  • Valid Texas driver's license and good driving record required; must be able to drive.

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

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 a beautiful nonsmoking 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 3 years experience in general accounting. Duties will include accounting for the association with focus on payables, claims payables, including year-end 1099 reporting, prepaid expenses, intercompany transactions, account reconciliations, journal entry preparation, monthly financial statement assistance, audit assistance, and backup for other finance department positions.

Strong interpersonal skills are essential. Must be able to effectively communicate, both written and verbal, with our members and other staff. Successful applicant will be accurate, thorough, organized, detail-oriented, with excellent time management skills. Must be proficient with Excel (intermediate level or above). Expertise in these areas will be valuable to us: risk pools or insurance accounting and knowledge of insurance terms, non-profit accounting, governmental accounting, Texas county government experience/knowledge, and knowledge of MS Dynamic Great Plains software.

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

Location

Downtown - Austin, TX

Excellent benefits and free covered parking provided.

Senior Media Relations Strategist

Position Overview

The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) is seeking a qualified person for Senior Media Relations Strategist position. Primary responsibilities are ensuring the Association protects and promotes its image in a proper and consistent manner and collaborates with TAC strategists to develop consistent, relevant and timely messaging. Directs development and implementation of TAC media relations, communications and social media strategies and related digital marketing efforts for TAC Risk Pools and member services departments, such as Legislative Services. Develops various external and member-facing print and online communication materials. Works with TAC member counties to develop media strategies, messaging and press kits and the proper staging of town hall meetings, outreach events and press conferences. Some travel is required.

The Senior Media Relations Strategist will be expected to:

  1. Collaborates with TAC strategists across the Association to ensure TAC protects and promotes its image and reputation with coordinated and consistent messaging. Develops innovative communications strategies using both traditional and digital media platforms.
  2. Prepares content for digital and print publications. Composes and edits press releases, Association literature and articles for internal and external use. Researches and writes press releases and press briefing materials.
  3. Develops relationships with state and local media contacts to ensure TAC's reputation and credibility is protected. Actively monitors state and local media for mention of TAC, affiliate organizations and member counties. Provides written summaries of key issues affecting TAC in the media.
  4. Detects public relations issues as they emerge; collaborates with Communications, Executive Director, Legislative Services and other executives to develop response strategies.
  5. Manages the flow of news about the organization to the media. Gathers and disseminates timely information to press and staff. Optimizes communications systems within TAC and member counties to ensure the accuracy of information.
  6. Acts as media spokesperson on behalf of the Association. Provides media relations training and mentoring to Communications, other Association staff as needed and member counties when requested.
  7. Plans and oversees press events, town hall meetings and outreach events on behalf of TAC.
  8. Develops, assembles and distributes press kits.
  9. Collaborates to develop strategic communications plans. Responsible for leading execution of strategic communications and issues management plans as assigned.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

Experience / Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, public relations, public policy or related field. Master's degree preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years' experience in a communications-related industry, including public relations, advertising or journalism, and minimum of five years as media strategist and spokesperson with on-camera experience. Video and audio editing experience preferred.

Other Skills & Abilities

  • Position requires competency with video and photographic equipment and photography skills.
  • 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 and members.
  • Must be proficient in use of personal computer and Microsoft Office products including: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and Adobe Pro.
  • Must function independently with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent time management and record keeping required.
  • Valid Texas driver’s license and good driving record required; must be able to drive.

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

Chief Financial Officer

Position Overview

The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) is seeking a qualified person for Chief Financial Officer position. Primary responsibilities are for planning, implementing, and managing TAC's financial activities, including business and systems planning, budgeting, forecasting, risk management, investments and property management. The position oversees the Finance Services, Purchasing Services, Building Services and Property Management divisions, including staff management. The CFO will partner with, participate in key decisions and provide strategic advice to TAC's executive management and board of directors. The salary range for this position is $190,000-$225,000 annual. Some travel required.

The Chief Financial Officer will be expected to:

  1. Plan, implement, and manage TAC's financial activities as directed by the TAC board and executive director, including business and systems planning, budgeting, forecasting, risk management, investments and property management. Responsible for the timely and accurate preparation of all monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting in accordance with U.S. GAAP and federal, state and local tax filings.
  2. Oversee the Finance Services, Purchasing Services, Building Services and Property Management divisions, including staff supervision, management and professional development.
  3. Build and maintain collaborative relationships with TAC's executive management and board of directors; participate in key decisions and provide advice on strategic planning, fiscal issues, long term planning and business development, investments, and budget.
  4.  Provide technical assistance to TAC's executive team in managing the processes for financial forecasting and budgets, including TAC-affiliated entities.
  5. Oversee the annual audit for TAC and TAC-affiliated entities, maintain relationship with external auditors, and investigate their findings and recommendations.
  6. Implement and maintain effective internal controls to enable complete and accurate financial reporting and safeguarding of TAC and TAC-affiliated entities' assets.
  7. Oversee banking relationships and operational cash management, forecasting and reporting.
  8. Attend TAC-sponsored events and make presentations on financial matters related to TAC, its members, TAC-affiliated entities and TAC affiliate associations.
  9. Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience / Education Requirements

  • Master's degree in accounting or business administration or other relevant certification (e.g., Certified Management Accountant) preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree in business, finance, economics or related area required.
  • Minimum of 10 years' progressively responsible experience in corporate finance including a minimum of three years’ experience at CFO or executive finance level required.
  • Certified Public Accountant strongly preferred.
  • Insurance industry experience strongly preferred.

Other Skills & Abilities

  • 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 exemplary interpersonal and management skills.
  • Requires a high degree of professionalism in representing TAC in contact with elected officials, members, vendors and others.
  • Must exercise sound judgement and maintain confidentiality.
  • Must be proficient in use of personal computer and Microsoft Office products, including, Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Valid Texas driver's license and good driving record required; must be able to drive.

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


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