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.

Thank you! We look forward to connecting with you.

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.

Sr. IT & Data Services Manager

Who We Are
The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) is the representative voice for all Texas counties and county officials. We provide 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. We serve those who serve their community.

Our mission is to unite counties to achieve better solutions. Through TAC, counties join together to respond to the needs of Texans by finding solutions to challenges faced by all counties. With our assistance, county government's leaders offer a variety of services that support county officials' work to provide vital services to local residents as efficiently as possible.

TAC was ranked the #1 top workplace for mid-sized companies in the Austin area—three times—in 2021, 2020 and 2019, by the Austin American-Statesman. Our amazing workplace culture is built—intentionally—by a collective commitment to follow what we call the TAC Way. It's 26 guiding fundamentals that put our values of trust, integrity, and service into action.

The Opportunity
As the Sr. IT & Data Services Manager, reporting to the Director of Operations Services, you will provide leadership and oversight for TAC's enterprise-wide information technology efforts, including functions of IT operations, infrastructure, security, software implementation, support management and data solutions. Your role serves as a strategic partner who can see the big picture in terms of consequences and scope when planning and implementing changes necessary for the future growth and success of TAC. You are a trusted advisor that builds relationships with business stakeholders, maintains a strong understanding of TAC's business and member needs, and ensures efficient delivery of IT services that will meet those needs. You will also work closely with the Director of Operations and TAC's executive management to implement strategic direction around technology, software, and data initiatives, including development and implementation of TAC's long-term technology roadmap. Ultimately, you will create and lead a culture of strategic alignment, collaboration, and purpose; and focus on the right outcomes for TAC and its members.

Your Role

  • Build multi-year IT roadmap with key performance indicators and clear objectives; and ensure alignment with TAC's overall mission, vision, and strategic plan.
  • Build strong, collaborative relationships with executive management, board leadership and all stakeholders to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the organization's needs for technology and its strategic direction.
  • Develop IT business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for technology spending to support both long-term and short-term business initiatives.
  • Develop and monitor IT operating budget and capital projects to support TAC's goals and objectives. Provide strategic leadership in prioritizing technology projects to optimize available budgets.
  • Communicate IT vision, strategies, and critical success plans. Communicate clearly and regularly to ensure IT consistently provides stellar service. Maintain the ability to adjust communication styles and presentations to fit the audience.
  • Work effectively with strong, diverse teams of people with multiple perspectives, talents, and backgrounds. Manage multiple viewpoints from business stakeholders across departments on ambiguous topics to build consensus and achieve positive outcomes for intended goals.
  • Lead IT team by fostering a culture of trusted partnerships, customer service, and continuous improvements.
  • Coach/mentor IT team to maximize performance management and support professional development.
  • Manage multiple high visible and complex technology initiatives with minimal oversight.
  • Self-starter with a strong sense of ownership and follow-through who is committed to achieving results. Ability to make recommendations and decisions that balance a variety of factors.
  • Continuously identify opportunities to improve processes and standards and employ IT best practices to ensure optimal value delivery.
  • Develop and maintain a network of industry contacts or perform direct research on industry trends and business and technology products.
  • Direct TAC's enterprise-wide disaster recovery and business continuity plan.

What You Bring

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field required. Master's degree in business administration or management information systems preferred.
  • A minimum of 15 years of relevant technical experience, including at least 8 years in a leadership role.
  • Knowledgeable about IT business best practices and how to apply them throughout an organization.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, including the ability to relate to persons with a variety of cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds.

Who You Are

  • You are creative, takes initiative, has good judgment and you can achieve results through others.
  • You are confident in your voice and in the knowledge of your profession, unafraid to defend your position and able to back it up with clear data and information.
  • You have excellent communication skills and operate with a high degree of confidentiality.
  • You understand the strategic link between business and technology; you are a key contributor to the development and fulfillment of the organization's purpose.
  • You are a creative thinker and innovative in leveraging technology and process.
  • You genuinely like people and are adept at building rapport with anyone regardless of stature, background, culture, or ethnicity; you demonstrate value for everyone, easily establishing trust-based relationships and are a trusted coach and advisor.
  • You are highly collaborative but are unafraid to be decisive when the time is right.
  • You take your commitments seriously and demonstrate personal accountability to them.
  • You know how to build a high-functioning team, including team building and mentoring, but you will roll up your sleeves to pitch in to achieve goals when needed; you are a servant leader.
  • You work hard but laugh often; you're both respected and approachable.

What You Will Get
You will be a member of a passionate team that believes the employee experience begets the customer experience. We encourage a culture of early and often feedback, addressing issues and needs head on with respect, viewing course corrections as learning opportunities to be better. We believe that it is the work we do for our customers that motivates employees sustainably, but respect the need for extrinsic rewards which include:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Generous health benefits plan through BlueCross BlueShield of Texas
  • Dental, vision, & numerous other voluntary benefit options
  • Retirement plan (pension) with match upon retirement
  • Voluntary 403b plan
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Numerous Paid Holidays
  • Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • Tuition Assistance and Professional Development

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.

If you are excited about this role, we want to hear from you! Please send a cover letter and resume to hr@county.org.

Law Enforcement Training Specialist I

The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) is seeking a qualified person for a Law Enforcement Training Specialist I position. Primarily responsible, under the supervision of the Law Enforcement (LE) & Simulator Consultants Supervisor, to provide risk control training related to law enforcement (LE) and jail operations for members of the Texas Association of Counties Risk Management Pool (TAC RMP). Collaborate with LE Consultants and with Risk Management Services (RMS) teams to identify and prioritize service opportunities and to prescribe appropriate and effective risk mitigation strategies for TAC RMP members. Facilitate the development and delivery of programs, products, and services. Position requires extensive weekly travel.

The Law Enforcement Training Specialist I will be expected to:

  1. Provide loss control training services including Simulator Training Programs related to Law Enforcement (LE) and Jail operations 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. Develop and implement strategies, procedures, and resources to assist TAC RMP Members mitigate exposures commonly associated with law enforcement liability, such as emergency driving, citizen encounters, and jail operations.
  3. Under the direction of the LE & Simulator Consultants Supervisor, coordinate maintenance and repairs, warranties, software upgrades, and troubleshooting assistance for the simulators and training equipment.
  4. Travel up to 100 percent of each workweek to work directly with TAC RMP members with multi-night overnight stays and responsibility for travel planning and cost control.
  5. Develop and deliver presentations on LE and Jail Operations-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.
  6. Monitor and analyze emerging issues, relevant statutory changes, and trends relating to LE and Jail Operations. Assist in development of LE training materials and resources for TAC publications and online resources.
  7. Identify new LE-related risk control training programs and tools and assist in the development and deployment to TAC RMP members.
  8. Assist the LE & Simulator Consultants Supervisor with travel and training budget planning and other budget requests for LE discipline.
  9. Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience / Education Requirements

  • High school graduate or equivalent required; Bachelor’s or Associate degree in criminal justice, law enforcement, or a related field preferred.
  • A minimum of ten years’ experience as a peace officer or related field of law enforcement. required. Master Peace Officer license and Jailer license preferred.
  • Experience with a county or other governmental entity preferred.
  • Current certification as a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) instructor required. A minimum of five years’ experience as an instructor, presenter or law enforcement trainer preferred.
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC) Instructor and Below 100 Trainer Certifications preferred.
  • Knowledge and expertise within the law enforcement discipline required.

Other Skills & Abilities

  • This is member facing role and as a requirement for this position you agree to sign the TAC Photo/Video Release Form allowing the use of your picture, likeness, image, and/or voice recording videos, and other posts to TAC social media accounts, webpages, promotional, and educational materials.
  • Position requires a comprehensive knowledge of LE operations and risk mitigation techniques, including expertise in federal and state laws affecting LE liability and jail operations.
  • 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.
  • Position requires proficiency in the use of personal computer and projector with basic knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel); ability to operate, calibrate and troubleshoot Windows-based simulation system and coordinate with software vendor for simulator system repairs and upgrades.
  • Excellent time management and record keeping required.
  • Must be able to function independently with minimal supervision in compliance with established guidelines.
  • Embrace the TAC-Way fundamentals and demonstrate actions and demeanor that routinely conform to the ideals of the TAC Culture.
  • Valid Texas driver’s license and good driving record required; must be able to drive.
  • Position requires ability to operate a motor vehicle while towing, parking, and backing 24 ft. enclosed trailer.

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.

If you are excited about this role, we want to hear from you! Please send a cover letter and resume to hr@county.org.

Legislative Consultant

The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) is seeking a qualified person for a Legislative Consultant position. Primarily responsible is assisting the Legislative Director in the development and implementation of legislative policy objectives as directed by the TAC board and executive management on issues of importance to county government. Assist in identifying and analyzing emerging issues with potential future impact on county government. Communicate with members of the Texas Legislature, state agencies and other public officials and staff on issues of importance to county government. Some travel required.

The Legislative Consultant will be expected to:

  1. Assist the Legislative Services Director in developing and implementing strategies and tactics on legislative issues.
  2. During the legislative session, monitor and report on legislation, write bill analyses, track the progress of individual bills, attend committee hearings and assist county officials in their efforts to support local government during the legislative process.
  3. Serve as consultant for designated issues and to standing, interim, and select House and Senate committees.
  4. Participate in strategy sessions with other local government associations on common issues and legislative initiatives related to local government. Assist in the development of initiatives, partnerships and strategic alliances to improve TAC service delivery, optimize policy outcomes and enhance departmental effectiveness.
  5. Provide data and other information via oral and written testimony when requested by the legislature; communicate to county officials regarding legislation; and support the activities of TAC affiliate organizations as appropriate.
  6. During non-legislative periods, monitor and report on interim study committees, task forces, state agencies, and TAC affiliate organizations and their legislative committees.
  7. Conduct training sessions for TAC affiliate organizations on legislative process and major current issues. Prepare and deliver presentations to seminars and conferences sponsored by TAC affiliate organizations and other groups upon request and approval of the Legislative Director.
  8. Respond to questions from county officials, state agency staff, legislators and their staff.
  9. Represent TAC at assigned legislative functions.
  10. Serve as consultant to TAC affiliate organization, as assigned, including attending and participating in the affiliate's conferences, as requested and with the approval of the Legislative Director, and monitoring the affiliate's list serve.
  11. Assist in the planning of and participate in TAC sponsored Legislative events, including the TAC Legislative Conference, Legislative Exchange Regional Workshops, County Government Day, Counties at the Capitol, Tuesday Morning Breakfasts, and Legislative receptions, as assigned.
  12. Perform other duties, as assigned.

Experience / Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in political science, government, history or related field or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of 6 years' experience in local government or legislative work 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 in significant contacts with elected officials, members of state governmental offices, and members.
  • Must be proficient in use of personal computer and Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Valid Texas driver's license and good driving record required; must be able to drive.

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.

If you are excited about this role, we want to hear from you! Please send a cover letter and resume to hr@county.org.

Risk Control Consultant I – Northwest Region

The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) is seeking a qualified person for a Risk Control Consultant I – Northwest Region position. Primarily responsible, under the supervision of the risk control manager, to provide risk control consulting services  including but not limited to consultations, training, inspections and surveys, and risk assessments pertinent to coverages subscribed to for assigned members of the TAC Risk Management Pool (TAC RMP). Collaborate with the Risk Management Services (RMS) team for assigned region to identify service opportunities and prescribe appropriate and effective risk mitigation strategies for TAC RMP members. Position requires extensive weekly travel.

This position will be assigned to service members in the Northwest Region of the state. This region covers counties located around the cities of Abilene, Midland/Odessa, Lubbock and Amarillo. The ideal candidate would live in the region, but consideration will be given all qualified candidates. Relocation assistance or reassignment to another region is not available currently.

The Risk Control Consultant I – Northwest Region will be expected to:

  1. Provide risk control 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 risk management and safety 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, legislation, relevant statutory changes, and trends relating to risk management and safety and assist with development of best practices for Risk Control (RC) Consultant team for providing technical assistance on findings to members. Develop articles, tools, guides, and resource materials 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 business administration, occupational health and safety, science, engineering or a related field; or loss prevention experience in occupational health and safety or risk management for a minimum of five years is required. Experience with a county or other governmental entity preferred.
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), Certified Risk Manager (CRM), or similar professional designation preferred.

Other Skills & Abilities

  • This is member facing role and as a requirement for this position you agree to sign the TAC Photo/Video Release Form allowing the use of your picture, likeness, image, and/or voice recording videos, and other posts to TAC social media accounts, webpages, promotional, and educational materials.
  • Position requires a comprehensive knowledge of risk management and safety programs, risk mitigation techniques, and risk control for public works operations, including expertise in federal and state laws.
  • Knowledge of established risk control standards, i.e. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), National Fire Protection Association.
  • Position requires knowledge in the evaluation of risk exposures affecting the preservation of facilities.
  • Position requires working knowledge with 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.
  • Requires extensive weekly overnight travel.
  • Valid Texas driver's license and good driving record required; must be able to drive.

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.

If you are excited about this role, we want to hear from you! Please send a cover letter and resume to hr@county.org.


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.