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Washington County Boards and Commissions Vacancies
Boards, committees and commissions advise the Board of Commissioners (BCC) on matters of interest to people who live and work in Washington County. Commission members are volunteers appointed by the BCC. In many cases, members must be residents of Washington County. Committees themselves do not pass ordinances to establish policy; their purpose is to study issues and make recommendations. Serving on an appointed board or commission is a great way for Washington County residents to participate in decisions that affect them and to learn more about how local government works.
Per BCC procedures, the County Administrative Office will solicit applications from individuals for a six-week period. Staff will keep the Commissioners apprised of applications received and of approaching deadlines.
To learn more about each group and get application materials, visit the county website.
Behavioral Health Council – 1 position available now and 8 positions available after Mar 31, 2018
Identifies community needs, recommend funding priorities, and help select and evaluate service providers. The County's emphasis on contracting with community agencies for social services makes the work of this volunteer advisory council critical.
Civil Service Commission – 2 positions available after May 31, 2018
The Civil Service Commission is comprised of five volunteers from the Commissioner districts who provide a third-party review of the County's employment practices. The Civil Service Commission is the appeal board for Washington County employees and candidates for employment. Employees and candidates for employment may appeal to the Civil Service Commission adverse personnel management decisions such as appointments, disciplinary actions and classification allocations. The Commission hears and decides appeals by employees and candidates for employment.
Developmental Disabilities Council – 1 position available now and 5 positions available after Feb 28, 2018
The Council identifies community needs, recommends funding priorities, and helps select and evaluate service providers. The County's emphasis on contracting with community agencies for social services makes the work of this volunteer advisory council critical.
Housing Advisory Committee – 1 position available now and 3 positions available after Mar 31, 2018
Providing affordable housing in Washington County is a formidable job. It is the mission of the Housing Advisory Committee (HAC) to advise the Housing Authority Board of Directors on housing goals policies, to review and recommend actions on the budgets of the Housing Authority, to advise regarding the community’s needs for low-income housing, and to recommend resources and programs available to address those needs.
Solid Waste Advisory Committee – 3 positions available after Mar 31, 2018
a coordinated countywide program for the safe, economical and efficient collection, storage, transportation and disposal of wastes and solid wastes, and to ensure adequate standards of service for said collection, storage, transportation and disposal of wastes and solid wastes. To assist the Board in achieving these objectives, the Board has appointed this advisory committee to make recommendations on solid waste and recycling policy and programs that serve the County.
The application deadline is January 30, 2018, or open until filled. Applications may be obtained by visiting the Boards and Commissions website.
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