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Openings

Board of Health

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors announces a vacancy on the Johnson County Board of Health for three-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2023 and expiring Dec. 31, 2025.

Duties of this board include leadership in promoting environmental, personal and public health through health promotion, disease prevention, education and regulation.

Specific responsibilities include:

         1)   Attending all regular Board of Health meetings and attendance at other meetings and functions deemed necessary to fulfill the mission of Public Health;

         2)   Facilitating resolution of issues that come before the Board; including matters that pertain to Administration, Assessment/Health Promotion, Disease Prevention, Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health and Clinical Services Divisions; and

         3)   Maintaining an awareness of current public health issues affecting Johnson County.

Board of Health meetings are scheduled for the third Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Health and Human Services Building, 855 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City, and as needed. The Board also meets annually in a joint meeting with the Board of Supervisors.

Application forms are available on the Committee/Board Openings page of the Johnson County website at www.johnsoncountyiowa.gov/vacancies and in the office of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, second floor of the Johnson County Administration Building, 913 S. Dubuque Street, Iowa City.

More information about the Johnson County Board of Health can be found at https://johnsoncountyiowa.gov/public-health/board-of-health.

Completed applications must be returned to the Board Office by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022.

Building Code Board of Appeals vacancies

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors announces two vacancies on the Johnson County Building Code Board of Appeals for four-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2023 and expiring Dec. 31, 2026. One vacancy is for a person qualified by experience and training to act upon matters pertaining to the interpretations of the Building Code by building Officials and the second vacancy is for a person qualified by experience and training to pass upon matters pertaining to mechanical design.

The duties of the Building Code Board of Appeals are: to interpret the Johnson County Building Code and Amendments; and to hear and decide appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by a building official.

The Building Code Board of Appeals meets at least once annually, on a January or February evening, with additional meetings scheduled in the event of an appeal or upon special request. Meetings typically take place in the Johnson County Administration Building, 913 S. Dubuque Street, Iowa City.

Application forms are available on the Committee/Board Openings webpage of the Johnson County website at www.johnson-county.com/vacancies and in the office of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, second floor of the Johnson County Administration Building, 913 S. Dubuque Street, Iowa City.

Completed applications must be returned to the Board Office by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022.

Compensation Commission

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors announces 28 vacancies on the Johnson County Compensation Commission for one-year terms beginning upon appointment and expiring Dec. 31, 2023.

Duties include assessment of damage to all property taken by an acquiring agency and located in the county. No member of the Compensation Commission selected shall possess any interest in the proceeding which would cause such person to render a biased decision.

Vacancies include:               

Owner of city/town property (seven vacancies);

Owner-operators of agricultural property (seven vacancies);

Licensed real estate salespersons or brokers (seven vacancies);

Persons having knowledge of property values in the County by reason of their occupations (such as bankers, auctioneers, or property managers) (seven vacancies).

The Compensation Commission does not have a regular meeting time. The Chief Judge of the Sixth Judicial District selects six members from the Commission to serve during condemnation proceedings in Johnson County. Commissioners are compensated $200 per hearing for which they are chosen to serve. If the hearing is settled or cancelled prior to proceedings, compensation will not be provided. Hearings begin at the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, 511 S. Capitol St., Iowa City.

Application forms are available on the Committee/Board Openings page of the Johnson County website at www.johnsoncountyiowa.gov/vacancies and in the office of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, second floor of the Johnson County Administration Building, 913 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City.

Completed applications must be returned to the Board Office by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022

Conservation Board

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors announces one vacancy on the Johnson County Conservation Board for a five-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2023 and expiring Dec. 31, 2027.

Duties include responsibility for all real and personal property acquired by the County for public museums, parks, playgrounds, recreation centers and other county recreation purposes. The Conservation Board also plans, develops, preserves, administers and maintains all such areas previously described and prepares an annual budget for Johnson County Conservation, according to Chapter 350 of the Iowa Code.

Qualified applicants must be eligible electors of Johnson County.

Conservation Board meetings are scheduled for the third Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Kent Park Conservation Education Center, 2048 Highway 6 NW, Oxford.

Application forms are available on the Committee/Board Openings page of the Johnson County website at www.johnsoncountyiowa.gov/vacancies and in the office of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, second floor of the Johnson County Administration Building, 913 S. Dubuque Street, Iowa City.

More information about the Conservation Board can be found at https://johnsoncountyiowa.gov/conservation/staff.

Completed applications must be returned to the Board Office by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022.

County Case Management Advisory Board

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors announces vacancies on the County Case Management Advisory Board. .

Persons interested in serving on the County Case Management Advisory Board must meet one of the following criteria:

Member of the general public with interest in disability services; Consumer of disability services or family member of a consumer of services; or Contracted disability services provider offering service in Johnson County.

Duties include:

Review of and recommendations for program policies; Development and review of the organizational plan; Review of and recommendations for future programming; and Review of and recommendations regarding the evaluation of the program.

Application forms are available on the Committee/Board Openings webpage of the Johnson County website at www.johnsoncountyiowa.gov/vacancies and in the office of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, second floor of the Johnson County Administration Building, 913 S. Dubuque Street, Iowa City.

 

Historic Preservation Commission

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors announces three vacancies on the Historic Preservation Commission. The vacancies are for three-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2023 and expiring Dec. 31, 2025.

Members shall be residents of Johnson County and demonstrate a positive interest in historic preservation, possessing interest or expertise in architecture history, historic preservation, planning, building rehabilitation, conservation in general or real estate. Residents residing outside of Iowa City are especially encouraged to apply.

Historic Preservation Commission meetings are scheduled for the first Monday of the month at 5 p.m. at the Johnson County Health and Human Services Building, 855 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City.

Application forms are available on the Committee/Board Openings webpage of the Johnson County website at www.johnsoncountyiowa.gov/vacancies and in the office of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, second floor of the Johnson County Administration Building, 913 S. Dubuque Street, Iowa City.

Completed applications must be returned to the Board of Supervisors Office by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022.  

Iowa City Assessor Examining Board

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications for one vacancy on the Iowa City Assessor Examining Board for residents living in Iowa City to serve a six-year term beginning upon appointment and ending December 31, 2028.

The Iowa City Assessor Examining Board assists in the event of a vacancy in the positions of Iowa City Assessor or Deputy Iowa City Assessor. The Assessor’s Examining Board reviews a list of individuals eligible for appointment as Assessor and may conduct written or oral examinations of candidates. A written report of the examination is submitted along with the list of qualified individuals to the Iowa City Assessor Conference Board for review and appointment.

The Iowa City Assessor Examining Board meets only when there is a vacancy to be filled.

Application forms are available on the Johnson County website, www.johnsoncountyiowa.gov/vacancies and in the office of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, second floor of the Johnson County Administration Building, 913 South Dubuque Street, Iowa City.

Completed applications must be returned to the Board of Supervisors Office by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022.

 

Juvenile Justice and Youth Development Policy Board

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors announces three vacancies on the Johnson County Juvenile Justice and Youth Development Policy Board.

Two vacancies are for persons categorized as “business, parents, residents or youth” for a three-year terms beginning upon appointment and expiring Sept. 30, 2025. One vacancy is for a representative of a social service agency for a three-year term beginning upon appointment and expiring Sept. 30, 2025.

Duties of the policy board include, but are not limited to, the following: spearhead the development of countywide prevention, intervention and sanctions services coordination; oversee the development of assessment and monitoring systems; review strategic planning and monitor progress of projects; brief the community on the value of asset-building by talking to local groups and engaging in other promotional activities; promote activities that are designed to raise assets in youth; provide and develop funding for asset-building programs in the community; and act as a source of information and communication conduit for various groups and individuals interested in participating in projects.

The policy board meets on a quarterly basis from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on the first Monday of February, May, August and November.

Application forms are available on the Committee/Board Openings webpage of the Johnson County website at www.johnsoncountyiowa.gov/vacancies and in the office of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, second floor of the Johnson County Administration Building, 913 South Dubuque Street, Iowa City.

Completed applications must be returned to the Board Office by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022.

Planning and Zoning Commission

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors announces one vacancy on the Johnson County Planning and Zoning Commission for a resident of unincorporated Johnson County. The vacancy is for a five-year term beginning on Jan. 1, 2023, and ending Dec. 31, 2027.

Duties include making recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on matters relating to requests for rezoning and subdivision platting of property in the unincorporated area of Johnson County. The Commission also makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors regarding updates to the Johnson County Comprehensive Pan and Unified Development Ordinance. Commission members may also make personal tours and inspections of sites for which rezoning or platting has been requested.

Qualified applicants must be eligible electors of Johnson County.

Planning and Zoning Commission meetings are scheduled for the second Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Johnson County Administration Building, 913 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City. Special public hearings and work sessions can be scheduled at the discretion of the Commission.

Application forms are available on the Committee/Board Openings page of the Johnson County website at www.johnsoncountyiowa.gov and in the office of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, second floor of the Johnson County Administration Building, 913 S. Dubuque Street, Iowa City.

Completed applications must be returned to the Board Office by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022.

 

Solon Public Library Board of Trustees

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications for one vacancy on the Solon Public Library Board of Trustees for residents living in unincorporated Johnson County to serve for a four-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2023.  

While all Solon Public Library Board of Trustees members are appointed by the Solon City Council upon recommendation from the Mayor, the appointment of a resident of unincorporated Johnson County is also subject to the initial recommendation of the Board of Supervisors; thus, applications are submitted to the Johnson County Board of Supervisors Office.

The Solon Public Library Board of Trustees is a seven-member advisory board whose primary roles include advocating for the library in the community, planning for the future of the library, monitoring and evaluating the overall effectiveness of the library, setting library policies, and hiring and evaluating the library director. The Library Board of Trustees meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month at the Solon Public Library, 320 W. Main Street.

More information about the Solon Public Library Board of Trustees is available at https://www.solon.lib.ia.us/about/library-board.

Application forms are available on the Committee/Board Openings webpage of the Johnson County website at www.johnsoncountyiowa.gov/vacancies and in the office of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, second floor of the Johnson County Administration Building, 913 South Dubuque Street, Iowa City.

Completed applications must be returned to the Board Office by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, 2022.

Zoning Board of Adjustment

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors announces a vacancy on the Johnson County Zoning Board of Adjustment for residents of unincorporated Johnson County. The vacancy is for a five-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2023 and expiring Dec. 31, 2027.

Duties are established by Johnson County Unified Development Ordinance Chapter 8:1.28(A), and include the following:

Interpret zoning regulations in particular circumstances; and Permit conditional uses, special exceptions and variances as specified in the Johnson County Unified Development Ordinance.

 

Completed applications must be returned to the Board Office by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022.

Qualified applicants must be eligible electors of Johnson County.

The Zoning Board of Adjustment meetings are scheduled for the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Meetings are not held when no new applications have been filed. Average meeting length is one to two hours.

Application forms are available on the Committee/Board Openings page of the Johnson County website at www.johnsoncountyiowa.gov/vacancies and in the office of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, second floor of the Johnson County Administration Building, 913 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City.

 

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