Hays County is named after Captain John Coffee “Jack” Hays, a legendary Texas Ranger and one of the best-known and respected Texans of his day. Founded March 1, 1848, Hays County's population has grown from fewer than 500 residents at its inception to an estimated 214,000 in 2017 (U.S. Census estimate) and continues to be one of the fastest-growing counties in Texas and the country. Ideally situated between Austin and San Antonio, the county's rich history, geographical significance, great schools, and natural beauty continue to make Hays County an excellent location to live, work and visit.
Hays County government includes more than 40 departments and divisions administered by elected officials or department heads. Our workforce includes law enforcement, corrections (jail and juvenile detention supervision) administrative, clerical, accounting and finance, management, law, health, road planning and repair, and court employees, among many others.
Reach Hays County government at www.co.hays.tx.us or 512-393-7779. Job seekers can contact the Human Resources Department directly at 512-393-2215, and review our job openings via a link on the website home page.