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Wellness Program Specialist

Position Overview
Provide administrative and customer service support to Health & Benefits Services (HBS) Wellness Consultants and Texas Association of Counties (TAC) Health & Employee Benefits Pool (Pool) members, including communicating the wellness programs available to Pool members. Participate with HBS teams to provide assistance to Pool members. Some travel required.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide administrative support to HBS Wellness Consultants and ensure effective and efficient daily operations of the wellness program.
  • Support Wellness Consultants, both in-house and traveling, as requested including preparation and distribution of presentations and workshops, document production and distribution, data entry and reporting.
  • Participate in the design, development and promotion of the wellness program, including communication and marketing materials and presentations to members.
  • Respond timely to routine customer service questions about the wellness program and to Pool member requests for information. Immediately notify Wellness Consultants about any complex requests for information and assist with response.
  • Provide assistance to other HBS programs as assigned, including conferences, health fairs and enrollment meetings.
  • Prepare reports and other documentation related to the wellness program and other HBS functions as requested. 
  • Develop and maintain understanding of current Pool wellness programs and laws applicable to the Pool’s coverages, including COBRA, PPACA, HIPAA and Medicare. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience / Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in health education, public health, or related field required.
  • Current licenses and certificates preferred, including Certified Wellness Program Manager, Certified Health Education Specialist, health coaching, nutrition, exercise or worksite wellness.
  • A minimum of two years experience in customer service or administrative position; medical professional or health insurance experience preferred.

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 and the Pool when in contact with members. 
  • Must be highly proficient in use of personal computer and Microsoft Office products including: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with data entry and use of mail merge function required.
  • Expertise in multiple communications media is required, including mass mailings, email and webinars.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and sustain a supportive client-focused environment for behavior change utilizing behavior change theory.
  • Must be able to function independently with minimal supervision.  Excellent time management and record keeping required.
  • Current Texas driver’s license required with good driving record; must be able to drive.

Please send resume to the . No phone calls, please.

Staff Accountant 

Texas Association of Counties, a non-profit corporation in existence 40+ years, is conducting a search for a professional, full-time Staff Accountant to join our Accounting Department. Our mission is to provide services to Texas counties and unite counties to achieve better solutions.  We also provide full accounting services for three related self-insurance risk pools.  We offer a beautiful nonsmoking work environment with excellent benefits and opportunities for growth.
The ideal candidate will have completed a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance.  We need a self-starter with a minimum of five years experience in general accounting. Duties will include accounting for the association with focus on accounts payables for multiple entities, including reconciliations, journal entry preparation, assistance with monthly financial statements and backup for other accounting department positions.
Strong interpersonal skills are essential. Must be able to effectively communicate with other staff members and risk pool personnel. Successful applicant will be accurate, thorough, organized and detail-oriented.  Must be proficient with Excel (intermediate level or above). Expertise in these areas will be valuable to us: insurance accounting and knowledge of insurance terms, non-profit accounting, governmental accounting, Texas county government experience/knowledge and knowledge of MS Dynamic Great Plains software.   
Please attach resume as a MS Word document. Also required is your professionally written cover letter, which will give insight about your communication style. Only candidates meeting the above stated criteria will be contacted.

Location:  Downtown - Austin, TX
Compensation:  $47 - $52k, depending on experience, with excellent benefits. Free parking provided. 

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

Risk Control Services Human Resources Consultant

Texas Association of Counties (TAC) is seeking a highly qualified, team member for its Risk Control Services Human Resources Consultant position. Primary responsibility is to provide professional personnel and human resources consulting services to TAC Risk Management Pool (TAC RMP) members. This position is assigned to the Northwest regional territory and will identify services opportunities, determine effective risk mitigation strategies and assist in reducing liability under TAC RMP coverage 

The successful candidate will have proven themselves in the Human Resources industry and be able to demonstrate their experience. Experience or familiarity with county government, political subdivisions, and risk pools preferred.

The Risk Control Services Human Resources Consultant will be expected to:

  • Deliver consultation services to TAC RMP members under guidelines for risk control services including: evaluate members’ HR programs, policies and procedures; provide HR-related training; assist members with HR related regulations; and conduct research on HR and employment-related issues.
  • Assist members in developing service plans and implementation strategies, including comprehensive HR practices to mitigate exposures commonly associated with employment issues.
  • Maintain active service plan for each TAC RMP member, including detailed records of services provided.
  • Provide TAC RMP members with in-depth analysis of risks related to Public Officials Liability (Errors & Ommissions) and Unemployment coverages during annual policy renewals, including suggestions for effective exposure reduction.
  • Travel up to 70 percent of each workweek by car or air to work directly with TAC RMP members, with multi-night overnight stays weekly, including responsibility for planning and cost control.
  • Assist members in the use of the TAC Online Learning Program.
  • Develop and present electronic and reproducible trainings as part of a professional development program for personnel assigned to HR duties for TAC RMP members.
  • Develop and deliver presentations on HR and employment issues to participants at TAC-sponsored and TAC-affiliate member organization conferences and other county official groups.
  • Participate in identification of risk control issues outside of area of expertise and refer to supervisor for assignment to appropriate TAC area for service.
  • Monitor and analyze new legislation and trends relating to the employer-employee relationship and notify TAC RMP members of relevant statutory changes.
  • Attend and represent TAC and the TAC RMP at TAC sponsored and TAC-affiliate organization conferences for county officials and employees.
  • Collaborate as a team member on internal special projects and new program development.
  • Prepare articles on personnel issues for TAC publications and online resources.
  • Assist TAC risk control consultants with Workers' Compensation coverage issues, as requested.

Experience / Education Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration or a related field; or experience managing a human resources program or serving in an exempt human resources generalist position for a minimum of five years required. Experience with a county or other governmental entity preferred.
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources, Professional in Human Resources or similar professional designation preferred.
  • Position requires a comprehensive knowledge of personnel management programs and risk mitigation techniques, including expertise in major federal and state laws affecting the employer-employee relationship.
  • Position requires familiarity with Texas Workers Compensation laws and regulations.
  • Position requires excellent communications skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to relate to persons from varying economic, educational, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Position requires a high degree of professionalism in representing TAC in significant contacts with elected officials, members, and others.
  • Must be proficient in use of personal computer and Microsoft Office products including, but not limited to: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.
  • Must be proficient in use and delivery of electronic training methods.
  • 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. 

Physical Requirements

  • Position requires extensive travel.
  • Must be able to drive for extended periods of time.
  • May be required to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of.
  • May be required to move or transport boxes or equipment occasionally.
  • May be required to ascend stairs or a ladder.
  • May be exposed to extreme weather conditions during travel.
Please send cover letter, salary requirement and resume to . No phone calls, please.

Data Architect

The Data Architect is responsible for database management and support of all business databases. The position maintains and supports, but not limited to, Microsoft SQL Server, Access, SharePoint, SSRS reporting, general reporting on the Association website and provides programming support across the Association.

Essential Job Functions

  • Administer iMIS, the TAC Association Membership System (AMS), and perform updates, enhancements and internal database functions to the system as needed
  • Build, configure and automate AMS maintenance queries and reports using SQL Server Reporting Services and MSSQL

Document and enforce AMS procedures to ensure the integrity of the data

  • Maintain and support Share Point, the Association Intranet Site including Meeting Room Manager and meeting scheduler
  • Develop SharePoint solutions to meet TAC business needs
  • Train users on iMIS usage and reporting
  • Support and customize iMIS related applications for additional fields, reports, exports and forms as requested
  • Maintain, create, automate and update Integration Services (SSIS) and ETL processes
  • Support and assist with mass communication and tracking of communications efforts related to the iMIS data
  • Set up and maintain standard reports and data sets using tools such as SQL Server Reporting Services and process automation
  • Document, Design and develop custom reports and subsets of the data (as needed) using tools such as SQL Server Reporting Services, MSSQL, MS Access, and iMIS (IQA)
  • Support all types of iMIS data users (including data owner, data entry and data collector) in customizations using Microsoft Office products in conjunction with data from the iMIS database
  • Establish and maintain security access into iMIS system, SQL and other Access databases as assigned
  • Assist with document, design, development, test and implementation of database architectures, database solutions, backup strategies and business continuity procedures.
  • Obtain requirements from subject matter experts, product owners, and executives to clearly identify and design business entities, attributes, and articulate data relationships.
  • Work closely with cross functional stakeholders to ensure buy-in of proposed architectures
  • Be a functional leader for the design, security, and implementation of the enterprise data warehouse and data integration efforts
  • Assist in defining and evolving best practices to ensure the quality of the data warehouse
  • Enforce and maintain standards and consistency to all enterprise data with a deep respect of internationalization and data sharing policies. 

Assist to Evangelize Data Governance by 

  • Promoting Data governance as a quality control discipline for assessing, managing, using, improving, monitoring, maintaining, and protecting organizational information
  • Assist in defining and evolving best practices to ensure the quality of the data warehouse
  • Enforce and maintain standards and consistency to all enterprise data with a deep respect of data privacy and data sharing policies
  • Instituting proactive practices,  preventing issues with data so that the Association can become more efficient using technology when necessary to help aid in reporting processes
  • Decreasing the risk of regulatory reporting
  • Improving data security
  • Minimizing or eliminating process redundancy
  • Educate others on data architecture strategies

Non-essential Job Functions

  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to end users as needed
  • Act as a Data Steward to oversee data practices
  • Understands, advocates, and supports IT strategies

Experience / Education Requirements 

  • BS/BA in Computer Science, Business, Management Information Systems, Mathematics, or relevant degree is preferred
  • Position requires a minimum of five (5) years technical experience accessing enterprise data sources, developing enterprise reporting
  • Position requires a minimum of five (5) years of database development required with some database administration experience desired with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and 2014
  • Position requires the ability to perform backup and recovery duties to support Point-in-Time recoveries
  • Position requires a minimum of two (2) years of Data Warehouse development and implementation
  • Position requires a general understanding of data modeling (OLTP and Data Warehouse)
  • Position requires a minimum of three (3) years hands-on experience in analytical tools such as Cognos, Business Objects, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and at least two (2) years in a customer-facing role 

Other Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent communication skills for technical and non-technical customers
  • Ability to listen and convey messages in a clear and concise manner
  • Must have analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Ability to present in small work groups on both technical and functional requirements
  • Good organization skills and the ability to prioritize multiple activities and objectives
  • Experience in insurance, finance, analytics, informatics, or programming
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office, particularly Excel and SharePoint
  • Ability to understand sophisticated mathematical models and concepts
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret financial data and effectively present sophisticated analysis and findings
  • Relentless pursuit of service excellence at both project and operational levels
  • Ability to build and maintain successful relationships 

Please send cover letter and resume to the . Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be reviewed.