Appointments to the Travis County Children’s Protective Services Board

Application Deadline: Friday, June 8, 2018

The Travis County Commissioners Court is seeking applications from qualified individuals to serve on the Travis County Children’s Protective Services Board. Terms are for three years. The Court wishes to fill several vacancies.

The mission of the Travis County Children’s Protective Services Board (CPS) is to provide financial support for the special needs of children in the care of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, to educate the community about child abuse and neglect issues, and to support and provide a liaison between Travis County Child Protective Service workers and the public by increasing the community’s awareness of child welfare program policies and needs. The board is statutorily mandated to provide coordinated state and local public welfare services for children and their families and for the coordinated use of federal, state, and local funds for these services.

The Travis County Commissioners Court is seeking qualified applicants who will participate actively in the work of the Board and dedicate their time, talent and energy to the mission of the CPS Board. In particular, the Court is looking for applicants familiar with one or more of the following:

  • Knowledge in addressing current issues facing child welfare
  • Desire to actively participate within the child welfare community
  • Community involvement in multiple leadership roles
  • Experience in legislative and advocacy processes
  • History of participation in local, state and federal governmental processes
  • Experience in nonprofit fundraising
  • Financial and budgetary experience highly desired
  • Personal or professional experience with mental health issues

The deadline for applications is Friday, June 8, 2018 by 5:00 pm.

Appointment to the City of Austin Animal Advisory Commission

Application Deadline: Friday, May 25, 2018

The Travis County Commissioners Court is seeking applications from qualified individuals to serve on the City of Austin Animal Advisory Commission (AAC). The AAC is comprised of 13 members appointed to four-year terms; 11 are selected by the City of Austin and two selected by the Travis County Commissioners Court.

The City of Austin Animal Advisory Commission is one of the primary conduits for influencing the policies and procedures governing the delivery of animal services. The City and County collaboratively provide animal welfare services throughout Travis County. The AAC advises the Austin City Council and the Travis County Commissioners Court on compliance with Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 823 Animal Shelters), animal welfare policies and on budget priorities identified by the Commission and the community. Additionally the AAC promotes collaboration between interested parties relating to animal welfare in the county by identifying proactive, creative approaches to engage and facilitate communication within the animal welfare community.

The Commissioners Court is looking for candidates that will include the voice of residents of other cities and villages in the County, with the goal of establishing new relationships to create a better understanding of the different animal issues faced throughout Travis County.

The AAC meets on the second Monday of every month from at 6:00 p.m.

Qualifications:

  • Interest in the effective implementation of services and supports for the care of domestic animals and wildlife in Travis County, including its unincorporated areas.
  • Candidates familiar with animal welfare issues faced in municipalities and villages outside the City of Austin, but within Travis County.
  • Demonstrated experience in community engagement and collaborative problem solving.
  • Past successful service on a public or private sector board or commission is a plus.
  • Experience navigating diverse opinions and interests toward big picture solutions.
  • Experience in budgeting, marketing, grant development, community engagement, public relations, and/or social services.

Applicants must be a resident of Travis County.

The deadline for applications is Friday, May 25, 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.

IGR Staff

IGR Coordinator
Deece Eckstein

IGR Specialist
Julie Wheeler

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