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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.

Appointments to the Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board 2020

Application Deadline: Friday, August 20, 2021 by 5:00 pm.

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

A Travis County resident who lives outside the City of Austin is preferred

The deadline for applications is Friday, August 20, 2021 by 5:00 pm.
Applications received after the deadline will not be eligible for consideration.

 

Appointment to the Integral Care Board of Trustees

Application Deadline: Friday, July 30, 2021

The Travis County Commissioners Court is seeking applications from qualified individuals to serve on the Board of Trustees of Austin-Travis County Integral Care (Integral Care). The Court is looking for individuals who will represent the interests of the County as a whole, as well as supply exceptional vision, business and administrative skills and commitment. The Commissioners Court makes three appointments to the Board of Trustees, as do the City of Austin and Central Health.

Founded in 1967, Integral Care provides a range of community-based behavioral health and developmental disabilities services within the geographic boundary of Travis County. Services include 24/7 hotline and mobile crisis response, residential treatment, integrated behavioral health and primary care, rehabilitation, wellness and prevention. Integral Care is a government agency as well as a 501(c)3 nonprofit, administering an annual budget of $101 million in local, state, federal and private funding and has a staff of over 900 who work at 45 sites across the community.

Integral Care’s Board develops policy in the following areas: internal management, fiscal, contract administration, facilities, human resources, clinical support systems, service delivery systems, clients’ rights, community relations and clinical records. The Board meets at 5:00 pm on the last Thursday of each month. In addition to monthly board meetings, board members participate on established committees and task forces. The time commitment for service is roughly 3 – 5 hours per month.

SKILL SET DESIRED:

  • Preference will be given to a candidate with a career history demonstrating skills and experience in more than one of the following:
  • Familiarity with intellectual and developmental disabilities policy and service provision
  • Knowledge of behavioral health and/or substance use disorders
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal healthcare finance and funding structures
  • Accounting, finance or business background with the ability to understand and analyze financial statements and statistical reports. Experience with monitoring and analyzing performance metrics is a plus.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience requiring strategic planning, execution, and maintenance of successful business operations
  • Experience serving on Board of Directors for high-level businesses or for-profit organizations and/or community involvement in multiple leadership roles
  • History of participation in local, state and federal governmental activities, particularly at the policy level
  • Commitment to the mission, vision, and values of both Integral Care and the Travis County Commissioners Court

The deadline for applications is Friday, July 30, 2021 by 5:00 pm. Applicants must reside in Travis County and complete the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Statement.

 

Appointments to the Sobering Center Board of Directors

Application Deadline: Friday, August 13, 2021

The Travis County Commissioners Court is seeking applications from qualified individuals to serve on the nine-member Board of Directors (The Board) of the Sobering Center, which serves Austin and Travis County. Four members of the Board are appointed by the Travis County Commissioners Court, four by the Austin City Council, and a consensus candidate is jointly appointed by both. The Court is seeking to fill two vacancies on the board.

The Sobering Center is a physically safe place for acutely intoxicated persons to be cared for while they sober. It is meant to provide publicly intoxicated persons an alternative option to incarceration and the emergency room. The Sobering Center serve adults over the age of 18, and anyone on any substance (except PCP) is eligible for admission. However, only law enforcement and emergency medical are able to transport intoxicated persons to the Center.

SKILLS DESIRED

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

  • Social Work
  • Behavioral Health
  • Community Advocacy
  • Grant Management
  • Chemical Dependency and Addiction
  • Public Health
  • Business and Tax
  • Philanthropy and Fundraising

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

  • Commitment to the mission and goals of a sobriety center
  • Knowledge of open records and/or open meeting rules and processes, as well as non-profit board governance experience
  • Insight into the functioning of County and City governments in regard to reporting, budgeting, protocols
  • Acquainted with the interface between substance use issues and the criminal justice system

Applicants must be a resident of Travis County.

The deadline for applications is Friday, August 13, 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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