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Openings

Board of Health

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors announces two vacancies on the Johnson County Board of Health for three-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2022 and expiring Dec. 31, 2024.

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

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Attending all regular Board of Health meetings and attendance at other meetings and functions deemed necessary to fulfill the mission of Public Health;
  • 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
  • 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 below 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, Dec. 20, 2021.

Compensation Commission

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors announces 28 vacancies on the Johnson County Compensation Commission for one-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2022 and expiring Dec. 31, 2022.

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 below 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, Dec. 20, 2021.

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, 2022 and expiring Dec. 31, 2026.

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 below 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, Dec. 20, 2021.

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, 2022 and expiring Dec. 31, 2024.

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 below 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, Dec. 20, 2021.

Swisher Library

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications for one vacancy on the Swisher Community Library Board of Trustees for a person residing in unincorporated Johnson County to serve for a five-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2022 and expiring Dec. 31, 2024.

While all Swisher Community Library Board of Trustees members are appointed by the Swisher 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 Swisher Community Library Board of Trustees is a five-member advisory board empowered to review policy, aid in the determination of goals and objectives, provide advice and guidance on library operations and programs, and engage in library advocacy. The Library Board of Trustees meet at 7 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month in the Swisher Community Library meeting room.

More information about the Swisher Community Library is available at www.swisherlibrary.org.

Application forms are available below 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, Dec. 20, 2021.

Medical Examiner

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors announces one vacancy for the Johnson County Medical Examiner. The vacancy is for a two-year term beginning Jan. 2, 202 and ending Jan. 1, 2023.

To serve as a county medical examiner, a person shall be licensed in Iowa as a doctor of medicine and surgery, a doctor of osteopathic medicine and surgery or an osteopathic physician.

Please note that the County Medical Examiner application process is specific to the position.  Do not fill out the general Boards and Commissions application; instead, for more information, please refer to the Medical Examiner application instructions document adjacent to the press release posted at www.johnsoncountyiowa.gov/vacancies.

More information about the Medical Examiner Department can be found at: https://johnsoncountyiowa.gov/medical-examiners/examiners-and-investigative-staff.

Completed applications must be returned to the Board Office by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 20, 2021.

 

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, 2022 and expiring Dec. 31, 2026.

Duties are established by Johnson County Unified Development Ordinance Chapter 8:1.25(D), and include the following:

  • Interpret zoning regulations in particular circumstances; and
  • Permit conditional uses, special exceptions and variations as specified in the Johnson County Code of Ordinances.

 

Completed applications must be returned to the Board Office by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 20, 2021.  

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 below 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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