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UAP Appointments

The individual Commissioner Court members make appointments to numerous boards and commissions. A list of these appointments can be found on the Board & Committee Appointments page. There are 13 additional board and commission appointments that are made by the full Commissioners Court. The Intergovernmental Relations Office manages the process for these appointments following the procedures laid out in the Uniform Appointment Policy. Collectively, these thirteen agency appointments are referred to as UAP Appointments.

More information about each agency can be found by clicking on the name in the list below.

When available, current appointment opportunities can be found below.

Appointment to the Travis Central Appraisal District Board of Directors

Application Deadline: Friday, September 3, 2021

The Travis County Commissioners Court is seeking applications from qualified individuals to serve on the Travis Central Appraisal District (TCAD) Board of Directors. TCAD is governed by a 10-member Board of Directors, which is primarily responsible for the hiring of the Chief Appraiser as well as approving the annual budget. Travis County appoints two members of the Board of Directors, who serve staggered two-year terms. There are no term limits on the TCAD Board. 

The Travis Central Appraisal District, founded in 1981, appraises property in all of Travis County. It covers an area of approximately 873 square miles and is responsible for almost 450,000 tax accounts. The Appraisal District’s primary responsibility is to develop an annual appraisal roll for use by taxing units in imposing ad valorem taxes on property in the district.

The TCAD Board typically meets the second Tuesday of every month. 

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Must be a resident of Travis County
  • Must have resided in the county for at least two years immediately preceding the date taking office
  • An employee of a taxing unit participating in TCAD is not eligible to serve unless the individual is also a member of the governing body or an elected official of a taxing unit participating in the district

DISQUALIFICATIONS:

  • A person is ineligible if he or she owes delinquent property taxes
  • A person may not be appointed or continue to serve on the board, if related within the second degree of consanguinity or affinity to TCAD staff or a person who represents property owners for compensation before the TCAD’s appraisal review board
  • Appraised property or represented owners in proceedings before TCAD within the last five years
  • Has substantial interest in a business that has a contract with TCAD
  • Has been an employee of the appraisal district at any time during the preceding three years

 


Appointments to the Civil Service Commission for Sheriff’s Office Employees

Application Deadline: Friday, September 24, 2021

The Travis County Commissioners Court is seeking applications from qualified individuals to serve on the three-member Civil Service Commission for Sheriff’s Office Employees (The Commission), which serves the employees of the Travis County Sheriff’s Office. One member of the Commission is appointed by the Travis County Commissioners Court, one by the Travis County Sheriff, and a third by the Travis County District Attorney. The Court is seeking to fill their one appointed position on the Board.

The Travis County Civil Service Commission for Sheriff’s Office Employees was created to promote a quality office by establishing and enforcing rules and regulations that pertain to employee selection, advancement, benefits, rights and working conditions consistent with the Sheriff’s Office needs and circumstances.

SKILLS DESIRED

The Travis County Commissioners Court seeks board members with knowledge, experience, or specialization in one or more of these areas:

  • Employment Law
  • Grievance Procedures
  • Mediation
  • Local/State Government
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Law Enforcement
  • Policy Development
  • Administrative Hearing Procedures

Additionally, The Travis County Commissioners Court seeks the following qualifications in applicants:

  • Commitment to the mission and goals of the Commission
  • Knowledge of open records and/or open meeting rules and processes, as well as administrative hearing procedures
  • Insight into the functioning of County and City governments in regard to policy development
  • Acquainted with the interface between law enforcement and employment issues

Applicants must be at least 25 years of age and have resided in Travis County for at least three years immediately preceding the date on which their term will begin.The deadline for applications is Friday, September 24, 2021 by 5:00 pm. Applications received after the deadline will not be eligible for consideration.

 

Appointments to the Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board

Application Deadline: Friday, October 15, 2021

The Travis County Commissioners Court is seeking applications from qualified individuals to serve on the Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board (ATCEMS). The Advisory Board is comprised of 9 members appointed to three-year terms; 5 are appointed by the City of Austin and 4 appointed by the Commissioners Court. Travis County currently has one vacancy on the board designated for a Local Physician knowledgeable about Emergency Medical and Trauma Services. The vacancy will fill a term that runs through July 31, 2024.

The role of the ATCEMS Advisory Board is to provide recommendations to the Travis County Commissioners Court and Austin City Council about the delivery of emergency medical services in the community. Additionally, the Advisory Board reviews the performance of the EMS system and advises both governmental bodies regarding the use of assets and resources, the placement of EMS stations, and helps promote high quality and efficient service throughout Austin and Travis County.

Board members are expected to support the mission, vision, values, and guiding principles of Travis County.

The ATCEMS Advisory Board meets on the first Wednesday of each quarter (February, May, August, and November) from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Local Physician knowledgeable about Emergency Medical and Trauma Services
  • Ability to represent the guiding principles of the Travis County Commissioners Court
  • Record of community involvement in multiple leadership roles
  • Tenure in public service, particularly at the policy level
  • History of participation in local, state and federal governmental processes
  • Background in the delivery of emergency medical services is preferred but not required
  • A Travis County resident who lives outside the City of Austin is preferred

The deadline for applications is Friday, October 15, 2021 by 5:00 pm.

Applications received after the deadline will not be eligible for consideration.

IGR Staff

IGR Officer
Julie Wheeler

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TAX RATE: TRAVIS COUNTY ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 3.6 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $11.00.

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