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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Claims Litigation Examiner I

Position Overview

The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) is seeking a qualified person for a Claims Litigation Examiner I position. The Claims Litigation Examiner I is responsible for all aspects of claims examination, from coverage verification to closure, for Public Official and Law Enforcement Liability coverages issued by the TAC Risk Management Pool (TAC RMP) as set forth in the Claims Standards & Procedures.  Requires frequent and professional communication, both written and verbal, with Risk Management Services (RMS) staff, TAC RMP members, reinsurer, and vendors.  Some travel required.

The Claims Litigation Examiner I will be expected to:

  1. Investigate coverage and assess liability issues based on review of applicable coverage document, endorsements, laws and related information for TAC RMP’s Public Officials and Law Enforcement Liability coverages in compliance with the RMS Claims Standards and Procedures.
  2. Recommend and supervise defense counsel in compliance with the Litigation Management Guidelines, develop effective and responsible defense strategies, negotiate settlements, and make payment recommendations. 
  3. Initiate and monitor cost recovery action as appropriate, including subrogation, restitution, and reinsurance recovery.
  4. Attend claims-related events such as mediations, arbitrations, settlement conferences, and trials. 
  5. Monitor ongoing claims for reinsurance reporting requirements in accordance with established guidelines and provide reports to TAC RMP’s reinsurers, the Legal Liability Claims Supervisor and Claims Division management.
  6. Participate in RMS Department teams and provide assistance to coworkers and service TAC RMP members as requested. 
  7. Attend TAC-sponsored and TAC-affiliated member organization conferences and other events as assigned.  May be required to speak and present trainings.
  8. Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience / Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, risk management or related field preferred; or high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of two years’ experience adjusting litigated liability claims required.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience adjusting litigated liability claims required.
  • Texas Department of Insurance all lines adjuster’s license required.
  • Knowledge of state and federal court proceedings required, county governance, and the law related to insurance coverage, employment, civil rights and tort claims preferred.
  • Associate in Claims (AIC) or Senior Claims Law Associate (SCLA) or other claims-related designation preferred.

Other Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to relate to persons from varying economic, educational, and cultural backgrounds required.
  • High degree of professionalism in representing TAC and TAC RMP in significant contacts with elected officials, members, and others required.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of professional legal liability coverages and develop understanding of ongoing changes in liability issues under state and federal law.
  • Must demonstrate proficiency in the use of personal computer and Microsoft Office.
  • Must have or develop proficiency in department’s risk information management system (RMIS).
  • Must function independently with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent time management, attention to detail and record keeping required.  Must be able to function in a fast-paced environment with a high degree of efficiency, accuracy and the ability to prioritize tasks and requests.
  • Valid Texas driver’s license and a good driving record required; must be able to drive.

Physical Requirements

  • May be required to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time.
  • May be required to stand, bend, kneel, reach or squat occasionally for extended lengths of time.
  • May be required to climb stairs.
  • May be required to lift or move boxes and designated TAC equipment, up to 25 pounds.
  • May be required to travel occasionally.

LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMER:

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

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

Enterprise Systems Administrator

Position Overview

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

The Enterprise Systems Administrator will be expected to:

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

Experience / Education Requirements

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

Other Skills & Abilities

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

Salary Range is $80,000-90,000

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

Financial Analyst

Position Overview

The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) is seeking a qualified person for Financial Analyst position. Primary responsibilities are Perform advanced financial and business analysis to determine financial and operational impact and earned revenue growth potential, including reviewing, analyzing, and evaluating financial data and performance measures.  Review business plans and cost benefit analysis to define efficiencies to assist all departments and pools.  Assist with generating and analyzing time effort data and preparing reports on allocation of staff and departmental costs.  Provide financial forecasting to TAC and related entities, including cash flow projections. Provide technical assistance and recommendations relating to compliance and best practices.

The Financial Analyst will be expected to: 

  1. Prepares financial analysis and periodic and ad-hoc reports by researching, compiling, monitoring, and summarizing current and historical financial information and data reporting from various financial systems on variances and trends, and compiling market and financial information and makes recommendations for process improvements.
  2. Monitors and analyzes expenses and activities to identify potential or existing allocation issues, including those relating to shared service departments.
  3. Develops financial models to help with decision making and utilizes financial reporting tools to aid in program analysis.
  4. Monitors and analyzes revenue of TAC and related entities, investigates and recommends new revenue generating opportunities and improved services, including grant writing.
  5. Identifies opportunities for financial performance improvement across the organization. Creates business plans and business goal reporting documents as requested.
  6. Collaborates with Executive Team and managers to establish key financial metrics and goals to evaluate the financial results and successes of individual programs.
  7. Provides assistance to Executive Team and senior level managers in project budgeting, forecasting, estimates, performance measures, managing projects, and satisfaction surveys. Assists departments by providing procedural and financial information and guidance with financial systems.
  8. Identifies and drives process improvements to develop reports capturing the needs of TAC and the TAC entities with creation of standard and ad-hoc reports, tools, and Excel dashboards for leadership and staff review. Creates and manages improvements to current financial reporting and general related business practices.
  9. Collaborates on the annual budgeting and forecasting processes.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience / Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or a related field from an accredited college or university required.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in Generally Acceptable Accounting Principles (GAAP) compliant financial reporting, financial analysis, internal control procedures, and budget accounting, including pronouncements that apply to not-for-profit organizations and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) required.
  • A Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Public Administration, or other relevant field may be substituted for one year of required experience.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience performing financial modeling or other quantitative analysis required.
  • Experience with governmental, risk pool or insurance industry accounting preferred.
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.

Other Skills & Abilities

  • Must demonstrate advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products, including Word and Excel.
  • Requires excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to relate to persons with a variety of cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds.
  • Requires a high degree of professionalism in representing TAC in contact with members.
  • Requires high attention to detail and effective critical thinking skills, including the ability to analyze problems, evaluate alternatives and recommend effective solutions.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to plan, organize and work independently with minimal supervision, as well as function effectively within a team environment.
  • Excellent time management, record keeping, and organizational skills required.
  • Experience with TAC’s accounting software, currently Great Plains, preferred.

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

Receptionist

Position Overview

The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) is seeking a qualified person for Receptionist position. Primary responsibilities are required to answer, screen and direct incoming calls and greet visitors who are directed to the reception area at TAC’s offices. Take messages and field requests for information from callers to TAC switchboard. Maintain weekly in-house Event Center calendars. Perform administrative tasks, including database entry, drafting correspondence, and performing mail merges. Support TAC staff with various projects as needed.

The Receptionist will be expected to:

  1. Answer, screen, and direct phone calls to staff and other entities as appropriate; take messages and field requests for information from callers to TAC’s switchboard.
  2. Maintain weekly in-house Event Center calendars and post in all four elevators Friday afternoon for the following week.
  3. Perform routine administrative tasks for Operations Department, including database entry, occasional drafting of correspondence, performing mail merges, and other projects as assigned.
  4. Assist with contract workflow process, including providing updates of contract status and execution of proposals and contracts via DocuSign.
  5. Assist with tracking and assignment of fleet vehicles.
  6. (Non-essential) Maintain reception area to present a professional appearance, including replenishing materials used by visitors.
  7. (Non-essential) Maintain 5th Floor break room, including coffee service and dishwasher.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Experience / Education Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience working in high call volume environment, including receptionist, call center or similar role.
  • Basic understanding of administrative and clerical procedures and systems 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, internally via contacts with board members, elected officials and employees. Also externally via contacts with vendors and tenants.
  • Must be proficient in use of personal computer and Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Knowledge of SharePoint preferred.
  • Must demonstrate a proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making skills.

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

Senior Implementation Project Manager

Position Overview

The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) is seeking a qualified person for Senior Implementation Project Manager position. Primary responsibilities are to develop, oversee and manage internal projects related to the Texas Association of Counties’ (TAC) enterprise-wide software applications and infrastructure. Conducts planning, collaboration, and coordination activities with project teams and stakeholders from all aspects of the business. Works with business partners and suppliers to effectively manage project budgets and schedules.

The Senior Implementation Project Manager will be expected to:

  1. Leads IT project scoping, requirements gathering, and planning efforts for all enterprise-wide software application implementations, including infrastructure needs. Oversees projects through their entire life cycle.
  2. Develops documentation, processes, and measurements related to IT project governance, visibility, and performance. Ensures the creation, documentation, and publishing of project artifacts, including schedules and risk registers.
  3. Maintains project budgets, timelines, progress, and addresses risks using industry recognized practices and tools. Collaborates with IT Procurement and Purchasing to ensure partners and suppliers produce on-time deliverables.
  4. Builds and maintains relationships with personnel, stakeholders, and executive management. Produces regular reports regarding project status, risks, and costs.
  5. Conducts post-mortem project reviews and produces reports documenting lessons learned and promoting continuous process improvement.
  6. Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience / Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field required.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in IT project management required.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred.
  • Must be proficient with a variety of software, including:
    • Microsoft Office, Project, and Visio
    • Atlassian Confluence, Jira, and Trello
    • Presentation tools such as PowerPoint and Prezi

Other Skills & Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal skills both remotely and in-person required; must be able to communicate with customers effectively and respectfully.
  • Requires excellent communications skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to relate to persons with a variety of cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds.
  • Must function independently with minimal supervision and be detail oriented with the ability to identify and troubleshoot problems efficiently

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


Please send cover letter, salary requirement and resume to Human Resources. 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.

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