County Board Appointed Vacancies

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The Jackson County Board is seeking qualified candidates to serve on boards to which they make appointments. Jackson County residents interested in putting their talents to work for the benefit of the County may find more information here or by calling the Jackson County Board office at 618/687-7240.

Download the Resume for County Board Appointment form to apply for an opening.  Please send completed applications to the Jackson County Board Office, attn: Committee Coordinator.  Resumes are reviewed by the Executive Committee on the first Thursday of each month.  Applicants are notified as to when their resume will be reviewed, and their presence at the review is often requested.

Download the Legislative Appointment Handbook to receive more information on a specific board or agency.  If you have any further questions, please contact the Committee Coordinator at 618-687-7245.

Jackson County Board of Health

  • Type:Volunteer
  • Salary/Pay Rate:n/a
  • Posted Date:11/02/2016
Purpose: The Jackson County Board of Health is the governance board for Jackson County Health Department ( The Board is responsible for approving and monitoring the budget, setting personnel policy, providing input on public health policy, hiring the administrator, and ensuring that adequate facility and resources are available to conduct public health programming. Board of Health Member Duties include
• Attending Board of Health meetings
• Participating in the Board’s deliberations and decisions by listening, asking questions, studying the facts, considering the alternatives, expressing your opinion, and voting on action items
• Being informed on state legislation, county board issues, public health issues, and community concerns
• Representing the Board, Jackson County Health Department and its programs to your friends and colleagues, to other organizations to which you belong, and to the community
Members: Appointments to the Board of Health shall be made by the Chairman of the County Board with the approval of the County Board, in conformity with the County Health Department Act (55 ILCS 5/5-25). Each county health department shall be managed by a Board of Health consisting of eight members.
Conditions on Membership: At least two members shall be Illinois licensed physicians, one member shall be an Illinois licensed dentist, and one member shall be a member of the County Board. If a relative (spouse, children, spouses of children, parents, siblings, spouses of siblings) of a Jackson County Health Department Board member is hired to work at Jackson County Health Department, the related Board member must resign from the Board of Health effective the date the relative is hired.
Meetings: Meetings are usually held monthly on the first Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the Jackson County Health Department, 415 Health Department Road, Murphysboro. The schedule of meetings may sometimes change to meet the needs of the Board and agency.
Terms: The terms of office shall be for three years, with the exception of the County Board member, who shall serve a one-year term. Appointments to the Board of Health shall be for terms beginning July 1. The terms of all members shall continue until their successors are appointed. Any member may be removed for misconduct or neglect of duty by the Chairman of the County Board, with the approval of the County Board.
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