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Information Technology Manager, Infrastructure and Security​​

Texas Association of Counties (TAC) is seeking a qualified person for the Information Technology (IT) Manager, Infrastructure and Security position.  Primary responsibilities are to manage the TAC Infrastructure Services division to meet objectives set by executive management, define and execute IT’s long-term strategy, including planning, standards, disaster recovery, security, storage, systems management and network operations. Position is responsible for the effective and efficient delivery of all third-party and internal infrastructure used to support TAC. Responsible to serve as first responder to critical security alerts and serve as TAC’s Information Security Officer. 

Essential Responsibilities Include

  • Manage the IT infrastructure services function and team, including developing a mission and vision, delivery of customer services, implementation of policies and operating procedures, evaluation of emerging technologies and recommendations for acquisition of new hardware and software systems to improve system usability, performance and integrity. 
  • Serve as TAC’s Information Security Officer and responsible for: (1) development and implementation of security policies and procedures, control standards and operational practices; (2) the on-going operational security assessment and measurement of information security risk; (3) development and review of business continuity and disaster recovery plans including testing, data back-ups and routine system failover tests; (4) planning and implementation of network penetration tests and annual risk assessment evaluations to expose network vulnerabilities and developing and implementing remedial solutions; (5) work with IT team in identifying and resolving day-to-day security, compliance and business growth needs; and (6) maintaining security systems, patch management, firewalls, spam filters and virus protection.
  • Responsible for maintaining IT’s runbook, which includes: (1) creation and maintenance of technical and business documentation, including system diagrams, configuration files and workflow diagrams; (2) development and review of compliance documentation, including configuration plans, and network infrastructure plans; (3) comprehensive data center inventory; (4) lifecycle and upgrades to IT infrastructure systems; and (5) vendors and support contracts.
  • Provide reports to management including quarterly strategic planning, monthly operational performance reports, including system health, network stability, availability, capacity metrics, and identifying opportunities to optimize return on investment, efficiency, reliability, serviceability and simplicity of infrastructure services. 
  • Develop the draft budget for IT infrastructure services and manage approved budget, including expenditure forecasts and monitoring.
  • Responsible for oversight of IT vendor management, as directed by the department director, including preparation of requirements and statements of work related to projects, and maintaining service and technical support subscriptions and licenses.
  • Participates in on-call 24x7 support as needed in the event of an IT system outage or failure.​
  • ​​​Continue learning and professional growth and development through ongoing education and conferences related to technology and secutiry advances.  Research new and innovative solutions to address technical needs.

Experience/Education Requirements

  • ​​Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, network security, management information systems or related field required. Master’s degree in computer science, network security or management information systems preferred.
  • A minimum of eight years’ experience in implementing and sustaining VMware installation, configuration, management, and data protection of high-availability virtualized environments, including networking security, required.
  • Experience and proficiency with the following required:
    • ​EMC Data Domain and Networker
    • Information security and network security domains
    • Serve as a technical lead for medium to large IT projects
    • Data center virtualization, network architecture/design (preferably to meet HIPAA compliance) and software defined networking​
    • Create RFP’s (request for proposals) is highly preferred.
    • Administering a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution
    • Powershell Scripting
    • Active Directory / Group Policy
    • Cisco Firepower
    • Cisco Email Security (Ironport)​
    • Microsoft Exchange/Office 365
    • Microsoft Azure
  • Preferred certifications include:
    • VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
    • VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP)
    • VCE Certified Converged Infrastructure Association (VCE-CIA)
    • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
    • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
    • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)
    • Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
  • Must be proficient in use of integrated converged infrastructure stack, such as vBlock. Experience with VMware VxRail and NSX preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with VMware vSphere required.

Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Position requires excellent leadership skills, including team building, mentoring, meeting management, and focus under pressure.
  • Willingness to learn, be flexible, have integrity, have the ability to quickly identify solutions and deliver exceptional follow-through.
  • Must function independently with minimum supervising, including researching and solving technical issues, and be able to handle multiple simultaneous projects with deadlines.
  • 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 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, confidentiality, and courtesy in representing the department, both internally and in its contacts with members.
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills required. Must be highly organized and pay attention to detail.
  • Must demonstrate a proven ability to quickly build relationships and earn the trust of end-users and management.​
Please send cover letter, salary requirement and resume t​o . No phone calls, please. ​

​Web Services Manager​​

The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) is seeking a qualified person for the Web Services Manager position. Candidate must have a minimum of four years’ experience in web design and maintenance. Primary responsibilities are to develop, administer and maintain TAC websites, web applications and electronic mass communications. This position works to ensure the usability of TAC’s external websites. All work performed is in accordance with TAC’s brand and style. The position works with department staff and customers to manage websites and mass email platforms to ensure efficient and timely project completion.

Skills and experience needed include:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to relate to persons with a variety of cultural, economic and educational backgrounds;
  • High degree of professionalism in representing TAC in significant contacts with elected officials and members;
  • Strong understanding of the Internet and Internet-related technologies, including accessibility issues and standards;
  • Experience in usability and user-centered web design;
  • Experience in writing HTML and CSS for web pages and web-based applications;
  • Must be proficient in use of personal computer and Microsoft Office products including: Word, and Excel. Experience with Dreamweaver, Informz or similar email marketing system, Wufoo or similar form builder, Remote Desktop Services and Internet Information Server (IIS) required;
  • Ability to plan and manage multiple projects at once to meet tight deadlines;
  • Strategic communications skills;
  • Ability to collaborate with designers and other Communications Department members to develop websites and mass emails;
  • Must function independently with minimal supervision;
  • Excellent time management and record keeping required.

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

RMS Risk Management Consultant​

The Texas Association of Counties Risk Management Pool (TAC RMP) provides risk management solutions to Texas political subdivisions, primarily Texas counties, for property, general and auto liability, public officials and law enforcement liability and workers’ compensation. The TAC Risk Management Services department is seeking a highly qualified applicant for the Risk Management Consultant (RMC) position for the NorthwestTerritory. Primary responsibilities include providing risk management consulting services to members and prospective members of the TAC RMP.  

The ideal candidate will be expected to participate with the Risk Management Services (RMS) team assigned to a regional territory, to identify service opportunities and maintain existing business, assist TAC RMP members with identification of risk and coverage options, including limits of liability and deductibles and build and maintain relationships with TAC RMP members by understanding member needs and the local competitive landscape. A successful candidate will have the experience and proven track record with county government, political \subdivisions or risk pools to provide accurate and timely risk management consulting services to members and prospective members related to all lines of coverage. 

Essential Responsibilities Include: 

  • Effectively communicate the TAC RMP’s current coverage options and service opportunities;
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with members by developing a thorough understanding of each member’s needs;
  • Submit routine field notes which serve as an organization record of member information;
  • Be knowledgeable in, understand and communicate risk management practices, market conditions and competitor information to maximize TAC RMP coverage for members and prospective members ;
  • Develop and deliver formal proposals, including details of coverage, limits, deductibles and other pertinent information to county decision-makers;
  • Ability to comfortably speak in public and deliver risk management presentations and training to large audiences including presenting to commissioners court in open meetings;
  • Conduct in-person appointments with members to communicate renewals, quotes, explanation of coverage details and promote risk control services;
  • Review member losses, identify potential exposures, and ensure members have proper coverage ;
  • Act as the liaison between member, underwriting, risk control and claims as appropriate;
  • Work in conjunction with risk control to provide the most appropriate and best possible services;
  • Travel up to 75 percent of each workweek by car or air to work directly with members and potential members, with multi-night overnight stays weekly, including responsibility for planning and cost control;
  • Attend and professionally represent TAC and the TAC RMP at TAC-sponsored and TAC-affiliate organization conferences for county officials and employees, including working the TAC booth at vendor halls ; and
  • Collaborate as a team member on internal special projects and new program development.

Experience / Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Risk Management, Marketing, Business Administration or related field is preferred
  • Completion of Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Certified Risk Manager (CRM), Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), or All Lines Insurance Adjuster is highly preferred
  • Minimum of five years of experience in sales, commercial insurance sales/marketing or underwriting
  • Proven track record of insurance sales is preferred
  • Valid Texas driver’s license and good driving record required

Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities 

  • Ability to self-start and exercise good judgment and discipline
  • Accountable for informing risk management staff and management of territory updates and maintaining routine field notes
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to relate to persons from varying economic, educational, and cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to present a high degree of professionalism with elected officials, members, and others
  • 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

  • Must be able to drive or fly for extended periods of time.
  • May be required to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time while attending conferences or during training sessions.
  • May be required to move or transport boxes or equipment occasionally.
  • May be required to ascend stairs.
  • May be exposed to extreme weather conditions during travel.

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

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