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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Comm Project Coordinator

Position Overview

The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) is seeking a qualified person for a Communications Project Coordinator position. Position coordinates the efficient production of communications and marketing products to successful and timely completion. Serves as project coordinator on assigned division-wide and Association-wide projects. Provides quality control on Communications projects before final production. Serve as administrative support to Communications Operations Manager.
 
The Communications Project Coordinator will be expected to:

  1. Serves as project coordinator on client communications and marketing deliverable projects. Sets deadlines for various stages of each project and tracks project tasks through use of project management software. Monitors progress of projects and division staff workloads, adjusting assignments and deadlines accordingly. Maintains project tracking records and produces project reports as requested.
  2. Serves as administrator for client project deliverable intake system, evaluates and maintains system to ensure optimum efficiency, updates and maintains project tracking software and serves as liaison with software vendors. Provides training to all new system users.
  3. Works with Communications Division staff to ensure that all communications materials comply with the TAC brand and style guidelines. Prepares deliverables for printing as assigned and ensures proper printing instructions are provided. Provides quality control review of all projects.
  4. Provides administrative Support to Communications Operations Manager with duties such as
    1. Maintenance of department records in organizational platform.
    2. Planning and coordination of departmental professional development and teambuilding events.
    3. Scheduling, planning, and transcription of departmental meetings.
    4. Maintenance of building displays and publication stands.
  5. Assists in development and implementation of departmental processes and procedures.
  6. Performs other duties as assigned.

Experience / Education Requirements

  • Associate degree in communications, business administration or related field required. A minimum of two years’ experience in communications or project management can substitute for degree.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in customer service role managing projects and project flow in advertising agency or department, publishing, marketing or communications department or similar environment 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.
  • Must be proficient in use of personal computer and Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience tracking projects with project management software is preferred.
  • Must function independently with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent time management and record-keeping skills required.

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

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.

Information Security Analyst

Position Overview

The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) is seeking a qualified person for an Information Security Analyst position. Position is responsible for implementing, monitoring and supporting network and security architectures leveraging the Texas Association of Counties' (TAC) current information technology (IT). Responsible to serve as first responder to any security event or incident.

The Information Security Analyst will be expected to:

  1. Responsible to serve as first responder to any security event or incident. Collaborates with users to discuss computer data access needs, to identify security threats and violations, and to identify and recommend needed programming or process changes.
  2. Monitor and analyze cybersecurity alerts and audit logs to detect and respond to suspicious/malicious activities. Investigate, document, and assess security breaches and other cybersecurity incidents.
  3. Install security measures and operate software to protect systems and information infrastructure, including firewalls and data encryption programs.
  4. Document security breaches and assess the damage they cause. Prepare reports that document general metrics, attempted attacks, and security breaches.
  5. Check for vulnerabilities in computer and network systems. Perform Vulnerability Scanning with Vulnerability assessment system.
  6. Determines when to update virus protection systems by monitoring current reports of computer viruses; facilitates or performs needed updates. Fix detected vulnerabilities to maintain a high-security standard.
  7. Reviews violations of security procedures; provides training to ensure violations do not recur. Safeguards system security and improves overall server and network efficiency by training users and promoting security awareness.
  8. Develop company-wide best practices for IT security. Research security enhancements and make recommendations to management.
  9. Assist in cultivating a risk aware culture through outreach and education. Stay current on IT security trends and news.
  10. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Experience / Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s in computer science, engineering, management of information systems or related field required but comparable success and work experience may be considered in lieu of degree requirement
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in Information Security or Systems Administration preferred
  • Competency with Information Security standards, frameworks and principles required including:
    • ISO27001/2
    • CIS Benchmarks
    • NIST CSF / SP 800-53
    • HIPAA / HITRUST
    • OWASP
  • Must be proficient in a variety of hardware, software and network technologies, including:
    • Server and Desktop Operating systems including Windows and CentOS Linux
    • Firewalls and Intrusion detection/prevention systems
  • Vulnerability assessment systems:
    • Information Assurance / Data Security systems such as Varonis
    • Virtualization technologies such as VMware
    • Office365, Exchange online, SharePoint online, OneDrive, Azure
    • Basic scripting in Bash, Python or PowerShell
    • Networking and Configuration (Wireless, LAN, WAN, Security)
  • Preferred certifications:
    • ISC2 System Security Certified Professional (SSCP)
    • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
    • CompTIA Security +

Other Skills & Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal skills, both remotely and in person required; must be able to communicate with customers effectively and respectfully. Must be able to explain complex IT concepts in simple terms to end users.
  • Requires a high degree of professionalism in representing TAC in contact with elected officials, members, vendors, and others and the ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Must function independently with minimal supervision and be detail oriented with the ability to identify and troubleshoot problems efficiently.
  • Must be proficient in the 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.

Learning & Development Specialist

Position Overview

The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) is seeking a qualified person for a Learning & Development Specialist position. Primary responsibilities are to develop training courses and learning programs for the TAC and County Information Resources Agency (CIRA) to provide to its members. This role is responsible for overseeing the entire life cycle of both in person and online training courses and programs, including planning, content development, marketing and promotional efforts, evaluation and implementing improvements. The position will be required to perform some in person and online training courses. Responsible for leading member-facing customer service and support training deployed by TAC's learning management system (LMS.) The position will develop and maintain effective relationships with other department stakeholders to ensure alignment and best practices are utilized, including a consistent, well-built, and usable learning environment. Responsible for developing and delivering analytic reports that support continued learning, growth, and overall user experience.

The Learning & Development Specialist will be expected to:

  1. Develop online LMS training courses and learning programs including creating course curriculum, course content (including videos, slide decks, etc.), and accompanying informational guides and materials.
  2. Develop and facilitate in-person training courses and learning programs including creating course curriculum and agendas, course content, accompanying informational guides and materials, and sourcing speakers and performing training courses.
  3. Perform training courses and learning programs for members, including in person sessions, webinars, and one-on-one video sessions.
  4. Serve as primary customer service and support role to ensure members can access online training courses hosted in the LMS in accordance with Service Level Agreements (SLAs), including providing technical assistance and resolving technical issues.
  5. Develop and execute marketing plans to promote training courses, including drafting collateral (mass emails, brochures, magazine ads, etc.), and attending events to discuss training opportunities with members.
  6. Manage training-related projects and initiatives, including training-related event planning, LMS software updates and improvements, and feedback gathering campaigns.
  7. Establish and manage a process for evaluating the success and value of training courses and learning programs, using key metrics to determine and implement improvements and additional training opportunities and audiences.
  8. Proactively develop and document training-related processes and strategies, including procedures for content management, change management, strategic reporting, and success evaluation.
  9. Provide reports and training-related data as necessary, collaborating with other stakeholders, on topics like technology optimization, security, data, continuing education and legal mandates.
  10. Perform other duties or special projects as assigned.

Experience / Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in instructional design, graphic design, user experience design, instructional technology, business or related field is required.
  • A minimum three years' experience administering a Learning Management System including design, configuration and support.
  • Experience and understanding of eLearning standards including SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model), AICC (Aviation Industry CBT Committee) and xAPI (Experience Application Programming Interface) is preferred.
  • Experience with content design and/or content management experience, including UI/UIX (User Interface / User Interface Extensibility) is preferred.

Other Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of design principles, patterns, and latest design trends with a strong eye for web typography, color and layout.
  • Knowledge of the practical capabilities of HTML/CSS/JS (Hypertext Markup Language / Cascading Style Sheets / JavaScript).
  • Position requires being highly technology literate, including quickly learning new applications and tools.
  • Position requires project management capabilities, including effective change 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Some travel required.

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.

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


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.