Employment Opportunities

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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.

Human Resources Risk Control Consultant

Position Overview

The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) is seeking a qualified person for a Human Resources Risk Control Consultant – Northeast Region position. Primarily responsible, under the supervision of the HR Consultants Supervisor, to provide risk control consulting services related to personnel and human resources (HR) issues and include but not limited to consultations, training, and risk assessments for assigned members of the Texas Association of Counties Risk Management Pool (TAC RMP). Collaborate with the Risk Management Services (RMS) team for the assigned region to identify service opportunities and to determine and prescribe appropriate and effective risk mitigation strategies for TAC RMP members. Position requires extensive weekly travel in the Northeast region of Texas.
 
The Human Resources Risk Control Consultant will be expected to:

  1. Provide HR-related loss prevention 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 HR-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.
  4. Monitor and analyze emerging issues, relevant statutory changes, and trends relating to risk management and safety and assist with development of best practices for HR Consultant team for providing technical assistance on findings to members.  Develop resources 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 Human Resources Management, Business Administration or related field, with 5 years' experience in human resources; or experience managing a human resources program for a minimum of seven years required. Experience with a county or other governmental entity preferred. Experience with human resource consulting in a risk management program preferred. 
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or similar professional designation preferred.

Other Skills & Abilities

  • Broad knowledge of personnel management programs and risk mitigation techniques, including expertise in major federal and state laws affecting the employer-employee relationship.
  • 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.
  • Excellent time management and record keeping required.
  • Must be able to function independently with minimal supervision in compliance with established guidelines.
  • Valid Texas driver's license and good driving record required; must be able to drive.
  • Requires extensive weekly overnight travel.

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

Graphics Designer

Position Overview

The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) is seeking a qualified person for a Graphics Designer position. Primary responsibilities are to design and produce high-quality deliverables and graphic design files according to Communications Services standards, project timelines and TAC's brand and style guidelines. Produce graphic design and materials through all stages of the project lifecycle and work across multiple teams to create designs and deliverables that achieve TAC's communication goals. Collaborate with Communications staff and internal and external affiliate clients to design and produce print and electronic items for conferences — including promotional materials, advertisements, mailers and programs.

The Graphics Designer will be expected to:

  1. Required to design, produce and provide creative direction for TAC publications, presentations, promotional materials, graphic design files and other communications projects according to Communications Services division standards, project timelines and TAC's brand and style guidelines.  Prepare graphic design work for production and printing, including referencing and updating projects in the division's project management systems. Archive project files and ensure most up-to-date files are available.
  2. Collaborate with Communications staff and internal and external clients to create, design and produce print and electronic items, including presentations, project plans, promotional materials, advertisements, annual reports, brochures and programs. Create complementary visual elements for print content, including photographs or other illustrations.
  3. Accountable for timely and efficient completion of projects, including quality of completed product.
  4. Required to review and analyze assigned division projects to assist with reporting on division operations, including daily tracking of time and supplies for assigned projects.
  5. Required to take staff and other group and event photos and produce digital images, retouching and color-correcting as needed.
  6. Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience / Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in graphic design, design communications or related fields or a high school diploma or equivalent and four years' hands-on graphic design and production experience required.
  • Minimum of three years' experience in graphic design and production 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.
  • Proficient understanding of layout and typography for digital and print media required.
  • Must be proficient in use of personal computer and Microsoft Office products including: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and Adobe Creative Suite – including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat.
  • Must be proficient in use of Macintosh platform.
  • Must be knowledgeable with pre-press, printing processes (4-color press and digital) and familiar with large format printing. Must be proficient in the creation and use of presentation materials such as art boards and mock-ups.
  • Must be proficient in use of digital photographic equipment and production of digital images.
  • Must be detail oriented, a self-starter and able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent time management and record keeping 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.

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.

Technical Project Manager

Position Overview

The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) is seeking a qualified person for a Technical Project Manager position. Primary responsibilities are to develop, oversee and manage multiple large and complex projects to support the Texas Association of Counties' (TAC) enterprise system and technology transformation initiatives.  Leads projects from inception through strategy, design, development, testing and completion. Efficiently conducts planning, collaboration, and coordination of activities with cross-functional teams and stakeholders from all aspects of the business. Works with business partners and vendors to effectively manage project resources, deliverables, budgets and schedules.

The Technical Project Manager will be expected to:

  1. Partner with project stakeholders, internal customers, external vendors and cross-functional teams to develop solutions and proactively understand business needs and goals. Lead project scoping, requirements gathering, and planning efforts for all enterprise system implementations.
  2. Oversee multiple competing cross-functional and enterprise system implementation projects simultaneously, from conception to completion.
  3. Lead the development of project scope statements with appropriate stakeholders (e.g. project charter, statement of work, business vision document). Develop documentation, processes, and measurements related to, visibility, and performance.  Ensure the creation, documentation, and publishing of project artifacts, including schedules and risk registers.
  4. Maintain project budgets, timelines, progress, and addresses risks using industry recognized practices and tools. Work through issues and roadblocks with internal and external stakeholders to reach solutions and maintain standards. Solve complex problems and conducts complex analysis.
  5. Act as a critical link between people, ideas and information at all stages in the project life cycle. Build and maintain relationships with personnel, stakeholders, and executive management.  Produce regular reports regarding project status, risks, and costs.
  6. Conduct post-mortem project reviews and produce reports documenting lessons learned and promoting continuous process improvement.
  7. Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience / Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required; computer science, business administration or related field preferred.
  • A minimum of three years' experience managing and leading multiple large and complex cross-functional system or software implementations at an enterprise level.
  • A minimum of three years' in-depth, hands-on knowledge and experience in a lead role working with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Financials solutions, Human Resource (HR) solutions or Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions preferred.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred.
  • Must be proficient with a variety of software, including:
    • Microsoft Office and Visio
    • Atlassian Confluence, Jira, and Trello
    • Presentation tools such as PowerPoint and Prezi

Other Skills & Abilities

  • 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 the ability to influence decisions and change management through collaboration, leadership and customer-focused approach.
  • 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 be able to communicate with customers effectively and respectfully.
  • Position requires excellent leadership skills and focus under pressure and the ability to consider upstream and downstream process impacts and implications.

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.