Appointment to the Capital Area Regional Transportation Planning Organization Committee (CARTPO)

Application Deadline: Monday, April 30, 2018

The Travis County Commissioners Court is seeking applications from current elected officials to serve on the Capital Area Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CARTPO). Each county in the 10-county Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) region may choose three locally elected officials to serve as voting members. The Court is seeking to fill one vacancy on the Committee effective May 15, 2018.

CARTPO recommends policies, legislation, and regional priorities; directs planning and data initiatives; oversees the federally-prescribed local consultation process; and collaborates with the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO).

CARTPO's responsibilities consist of the following:

  • Providing a forum for elected officials and community leaders to learn about and discuss relevant transportation topics;
  • Evaluating and recommending projects with a regional impact to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT);
  • Overseeing research and education on financing mechanisms for transportation and related projects;
  • Studying and recommending changes in statutes, rules, or policies related to state or federal transportation programs;
  • Coordinating with CAMPO on transportation issues;
  • Developing a regional mobility strategy for the ten-county area; and
  • Serving as an information clearinghouse for transportation related data.

SKILLS DESIRED

  • Knowledge or experience in one or more of these areas: transportation planning, community advocacy, financial or budget, and/or civil engineering
  • Commitment to the mission and goals of CARTPO
  • Experience serving on boards of directors and/or in senior management positions
  • Demonstrated leadership experience requiring strategic planning, execution, and maintenance of successful business and/or government operations
Applicants must be a current elected official and resident of Travis County.

The deadline for applications is Monday, April 30, 2018 by 5:00 pm.

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

Application Deadline: Friday, May 11, 2018

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 Travis County Representative. The vacancy will fill an unexpired term that runs through April 30, 2019.

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:

  • Must be a Travis County resident who lives outside the City of Austin
  • Record of community involvement in multiple leadership roles
  • Ability to represent the guiding principles of the Travis County Commissioners Court
  • 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

The deadline for applications is Friday, May 11, 2018 by 5:00 pm.

Appointment as Visiting Justice of the Peace Travis County, Texas

Application Deadline: Monday, April 23, 2018

Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt is seeking applications from qualified individuals to serve as a visiting Justice of the Peace.

Justice of the Peace Courts provide the following services:

  • Hears traffic and other Class C Misdemeanor cases punishable by fine only.
  • Hears civil cases with up to $10,000 in controversy.
  • Hears landlord and tenant disputes.
  • Hears truancy cases.
  • Performs magistrate duties.
  • Review and sign documents such as warrants, motions for continuances, civil writs, etc.

Selected candidates will be added to a roster of individuals available to serve as a visiting justice when a judge is temporarily away from the bench. A temporary justice may also be asked to serve to help dispose of accumulated business in the precinct. All attempts will be made to provide as much notice as possible regarding the time a temporary justice will be needed.

Only candidates with a legal background will be considered. Experience as a judge is preferred but not necessary. More information about required qualifications can be found in the application packet.

Visiting justices receive compensation equal to the compensation of a regular justice.

The deadline for applications is Monday, April 23, 2018 by 5:00 pm.

IGR Staff

IGR Coordinator
Deece Eckstein

IGR Specialist
Julie Wheeler

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