City Board, Committee and Commission Vacancies
(Note: Board appointments are postponed due to the upcoming General Election on November 8, 2016. We will continue recruiting applicants and will resume appointments after the new City Council is sworn-in.)
The City Secretary’s Office is currently seeking biographical information forms for the following boards:
Citizens Advisory Health Board – One (1) vacancy with term to 9-11-19 representing the following category: 1 – City Representative. The Citizens Advisory Health Board studies and assists in health and human service operations, services and programs, and makes recommendations to the City and County through the Director of Health and Human Services.
Civil Service Board – One (1) vacancy with term to 6-15-19. The Civil Service Board adopts, amends, and enforces a code of rules and regulations providing for appointment, employment, or suspension in all positions in the classified service based upon citizenship, character, merit, efficiency, and industry, which shall have the force and effect of law; and also rules regulating promotions, demotions, reduction of force of employees in the classified service and in what order they shall be dismissed and reinstated.
Civil Service Commission – One (1) vacancy with term to 6-15-19. FOR FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICE OFFICERS ONLY - The Civil Service Commission adopts, amends, and enforces a code of rules and regulations providing for appointment, employment, or suspension in all positions in the classified service based upon citizenship, character, merit, efficiency, and industry, which shall have the force and effect of law; and also, rules regulating promotions, demotions, reduction of force of employees in the classified service and in what order they shall be dismissed and reinstated. With additional duties as outlined under Chapter 143, Texas Local Government Code.
Corpus Christi Convention and Visitors Bureau – One (1) vacancy with term to 10-1-17 representing the following categories: 1 – Hotel Industry. The bureau solicits various organizations and associations to conduct meetings/conventions/tradeshows within Corpus Christi year-round and to promote the City as a year-round destination.
Electrical Advisory Board – Two (2) vacancies with terms to 12-31-16 and 12-31-17 representing the following categories: 1 – Not Connected to the Electrical Industry and 1 - Commercial Builder (with 5 years’ experience). The Electrical Advisory Board reviews grievances pertaining to contractors and the City Electrical Code. It also can recommend to the City Council changes regarding the City Electrical Code.
Human Relations Commission – One (1) vacancy with term to 6-14-17. The Human Relations Commission studies problems of group relationships within the City, and devises and recommends to the Mayor and City Council ways and means of discouraging and combating prejudice, intolerance, and bigotry in all groups in their relations with one another; to discover all practices and policies calculated to create conflicts and tensions, and to recommend ways and means of eliminating any unfair or unjust discrimination by or against any person or group.
Landmark Commission – Four (4) vacancies with terms to 11-20-17 and 11-20-19 representing the following categories: 3 - Regular Members and 1 - Architect. The Landmark Commission promotes the use of historical and cultural landmarks for the culture, prosperity, education, and general welfare of the people of the City and visitors to the City.
Leadership Committee for Senior Services – Two (2) vacancies with terms to 2-1-18 representing the following categories: 1- Community Representative and 1 -Senior Center Participant. The Leadership Committee for Senior Services assists the Senior Community Services (SCS) division staff in the development of comprehensive senior citizens program plans, advises the SCS division staff of the needs for services according to locally conceived priorities and other duties relating to the SCS operations.
Library Board – Four (4) vacancies with terms to 11-5-18 representing the following categories: 3 – Regular Members and 1 – Nominee of the Friends of the Corpus Christi Libraries Board. The Library Board shall be advisory to the City Council and its duties shall be to investigate and recommend to the Council matters relating to library services.
Mechanical/Plumbing Advisory Board –Two (2) vacancies with terms to 1-2-18 representing the following categories: 1 - Person with a Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contracting Business (with at least 5 years active experience, preference for appointment may be given to persons licensed in the State of Texas in heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration contracting (HVAC), and 1 - Home Building Industry (with at least 5 years’ experience). The Mechanical/Plumbing Advisory Board advises the City Manager regarding any matter in the mechanical, plumbing and irrigation fields that it considers should be brought to the attention of the City Council. The board also makes recommendations to the City Council regarding changes to the City Fuel Gas, Mechanical and Plumbing Codes.
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Advisory Committee – Four (4) vacancies with terms to 6-16-17 and 6-16-18 representing the following categories: 1 - Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Volunteer Workstation Representative (executive, director or similar leadership position at a non-profit agency that operates a RSVP Volunteer Station) and 3 – At-Large. The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Advisory Committee advises the City Council, City Manager and Parks Department Staff regarding the RSVP including but not limited to recruitment strategies; providing support in recruitment of volunteers and volunteer stations; serves as community advocates and liaisons; assists in development of non-federal resources to include fundraising and other duties related to the RSVP.
Tree Advisory Committee – Three (3) vacancies with term to 2-8-18 representing the following categories: 1 – At-Large, 1 – Landscape Architect and 1 – Arborist or Urban Forester. The Tree Advisory Committee reviews and recommends a formal written plan to the City Council for the care, preservation, pruning, planting, replanting, removal or disposition of public trees.
Water Resources Advisory Committee – One (1) vacancy with term to 4-1-18 representing the following category: 1 - representative of a school district located within the city. The Water Resources Advisory Committee advises the City Council, City Manager and Water Superintendent in matters of water resources management. The City Council, City Manager and Water Superintendent may refer matters to the committee to obtain their views.
To apply go to the City of Corpus Christi’s website at serve.cctexas.com or select I Want To … Apply for a City Board at www.cctexas.com. For assistance please call Tamera Franklin at (361) 826-3893 or via e-mail at email@example.com.