Hillsborough County – Hillsborough Commissioners Seek Applications for Citizen Boards and Councils

Hillsborough County, Fla. (July 19, 2021) — Hillsborough County Commissioners are seeking residents to serve on several County citizen advisory boards and councils. Residents interested in seeking appointment must reside in and be registered voters in Hillsborough County. These are voluntary positions and members serve without compensation. Applicants may apply to more than one board but may only serve on one board at a time unless specifically approved by the BOCC. All applicants must submit a completed Questionnaire for County Appointments and a Standards of Conduct form. Additional requirements are in the information that follows.

If you apply to a board that requires a background check, you must also submit a Background Investigation Disclosure and Authorization form*You will be contacted by our Human Resources Department with further instructions regarding the online portion of the background check. A response within 36 hours is required before the link expires.

Forms are available on the County’s website at: HCFLGov.net. Click on the “Government” link on the top of the page, then the “Boards and Committees” link. The forms can be filled out and printed, then scanned and emailed, faxed, or mailed.

All forms must be signed and dated, and all questions must be answered in entirety to be eligible. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The application is due by close of business on August 12, 2021. Appointments will be scheduled for a meeting of the Board of County Commissioners in September or October 2021.

Forms can be Mailed to: P. O. Box 1110, Tampa, FL 33601
Faxed to: 813-239-3916
Emailed to: [email protected]

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings may be held virtually via Communications Technology. Meeting dates and times are subject to change.

AGRICULTURE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
This Council initiates and assists with efforts to create a business atmosphere that is conductive to the continuation and expansion of agricultural businesses within Hillsborough County for the benefit of all its residents. The Council serves the BOCC to review and evaluate county agricultural issues and to initiate projects and recommendations.

One position is vacant. Terms are at the pleasure of the BOCC. Position is specified as an at-large agriculturally related representative. Consideration for appointment shall be given to representatives from the following areas: general agriculture organizations; agri-business; agriculture finance; agriculture law; agri-chemical; fertilizer; phosphate; agriculture research; natural resource conservation; or an individual having a demonstrated interest in commercial agriculture.

Meeting schedule: Quarterly, 2nd Tuesday, 2:00 PM.

CAREERSOURCE TAMPA BAY
This Board provides policy guidance and oversight for workforce development activities for CareerSource Florida Region 15 (Hillsborough County) in partnership with the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), including activities under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA); development of an annual budget subject to the approval of the BOCC; developing, ratifying and submitting or amending the local workforce plan subject to the approval of the BOCC; establishing and adopting policy for governance, administration and operation of the CareerSource Tampa Bay (CSTB) Board of Directors; oversight of the CSTB budget, programs, administrative costs and performance outcomes; identifying and selecting providers of training services, intensive services, youth providers and One Stop Operators as necessary and applicable.

One position is vacant. Term is for two years.

The membership of this Board shall be comprised to represent the required composition and percentage of representation required by current workforce development legislation. Consideration for appointment will be given to representatives from the following categories:

Workforce:
Workforce sector nominees shall be representatives of: 1) labor organizations nominated by a local labor federation; 2) a registered apprenticeship program; 3) community-based organizations that address the employment needs of individuals with barriers to employment or disabilities; 4) community-based organizations that serve veterans; 5) organizations that address employment, training or education needs of eligible youth.

Citizens appointed to this Board will be required to file an annual financial disclosure.

Meeting schedule: Quarterly, 3rd Thursday, 11:00 a.m.

PLANNING COMMISSION (HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, CITY/COUNTY)
The Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission is an independent consolidated planning agency, led by appointed citizens, which serves all the citizens of Hillsborough County by providing a vision for improving the quality of life. The Planning Commission and its staff serve as agents within the community to promote and coordinate the involvement of all people in comprehensive long-range planning, growth management, transportation, and environmental protection. The Planning Commission makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners, Tampa City Council, Plant City Commission, and Temple Terrace City Council regarding land use, community planning, capital improvements, urban design, and other comprehensive issues.

One term will expire. Term is for four years. Members appointed to this board will be required to take an Oath of Office.

Citizens appointed to this board will be required to file an annual financial disclosure. Citizens appointed to this board must reside in the unincorporated area of Hillsborough County.

Meeting schedule: Monthly, 2nd Monday, 2 PM

BUILDING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT, APPEALS AND EXAMINERS
This Board confirms the competency and integrity of applicants applying for building certification in the County and takes disciplinary action against those contractors that fail to comply with the Building Code.

One position is vacant due to resignation. Position is for the remainder of term which expires 3/31/22. Position is specified as a building trades representative. This position requires someone who represents and has extensive knowledge and experience in the building trades such as concrete, masonry, steel, and wood framing.
Citizen appointed to this Board will be required to file an annual financial disclosure.
Meeting schedule: Generally Monthly, 3rd Tuesday, 9:00 a.m.

CHILD CARE LICENSING ADVISORY BOARD
The purpose of this Board is to provide advice to the Local Licensing Agency on Child Care Matters.

One term will expire, and seven positions are vacant. Terms are for three years. Positions are specified as: 1, 2, & 3) three parents from the public who have a child enrolled in a child care facility in Hillsborough County; 4) the president or representative of a Child Care Provider’s Association; 5) one parent from the public-at-large who has a child enrolled in a licensed family child care home; 6) one operator from a licensed family child care home representing all segments of the community; 7) an operator from a licensed public/private child care facility that works primarily with migrant children; and 8) an operator from a licensed child care facility that serves at-risk or special needs children.

Appointment to this Board is contingent upon passing a criminal background check. *Applicants must submit a Background Investigation Disclosure and Authorization Form with the application.

Meeting schedule: Quarterly, 3rd Thursday, 1:30 p.m.

CHILD CARE LICENSING HEARING OFFICER
Pursuant to the Hillsborough County Child Care Homes Licensing Ordinance 19-6, and the Hillsborough County Child Care Facilities Ordinance 19-5, an applicant for a license or a current licensee, under these ordinances, may request a hearing whenever an application for a license is denied, or whenever a license has been placed on probation, suspended, revoked, or an administrative fine has been imposed by the Office of Child Care Licensing. These hearings are conducted by a hearing officer who makes findings and recommendations with respect to the matters considered at the hearing.

Two positions are vacant. Positions are for the remainder of terms which expires 6/30/22. Hearing Officers must be members in good standing of the Florida Bar and may not be employees of the County Attorney’s Office.

Appointment as a Hearing Officer is contingent upon passing a criminal background check. *Applicants must submit a Background Investigation Disclosure and Authorization Form with the application.

Meeting schedule: When requested.

COUNCIL ON AGING
The purpose of this Council is to advocate on behalf of older adults for the betterment of their well-being and to furnish input to the Department of Family and Aging Services – Division of Aging Services, including the Board of County Commissioners, on matters relating to the quality of life of older adults.

Two terms will expire, and one position is vacant. Terms are for three years. After three terms a member may not be reappointed. Positions are specified as: 1) a caregiver for older adults, 2) a recipient of services for older adults, and 3) a faith-based community representative.

Appointment to this Council is contingent upon passing a criminal background check. *Applicants must submit a Background Investigation Disclosure and Authorization Form with the application.
Meeting schedule: Quarterly.

COUNTY INTERNAL AUDIT COMMITTEE
This Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) and to the County Internal Auditor, on issues presented to the Audit Committee related to monitoring audit activities for the BOCC. The Audit Committee also serves as an intermediary between the BOCC and the County Internal Auditor upon request from the BOCC or the County Internal Auditor. The Audit Committee shall be subject at-all-times to Florida’s Government-in-the-Sunshine Law, codified in Florida Statutes 286.011.

Two terms will expire. Terms are for two years. Members may not serve more than two full consecutive terms. Positions are specified as: 1) a Certified Public Account (CPA) in good standing and is licensed to practice public accountancy in the state of Florida, and 2) an individual who is in possession of at least one professional certification/license, in good standing, in auditing or a related field. For example: Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) actively licensed in Florida, Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or Certified in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA). Please provide a current resume.

Consideration for membership shall be given to nominees who possess the following attributes: the ability to encourage openness and transparency; the ability to ask relevant questions, evaluate the answer, and continue to probe for information until completely satisfied with the answers provided; the ability to work with the County Internal Auditor and work cohesively with other Audit Committee members in fulfilling the Audit Committee’s purpose.

Members shall not have any direct financial interest in County business and must have an impartial, unbiased attitude and no conflicts of interest. Any applicant or Audit Committee member who has an independence or objectivity impairment in fact or in appearance, must promptly report the details to the County’s Boards and Councils Coordinator, County Internal Auditor, and Committee Chair. The nature of the disclosure will depend upon the impairment. Each member should have an understanding of good management and business practices.

Meeting schedule: Quarterly.

ELECTRICAL BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT, APPEALS AND EXAMINERS
This Board confirms the competency and integrity of applicants applying for electrical certification in the County and takes disciplinary action against those contractors that fail to comply with the Electrical Code.

One position is vacant. Term is for two years. Position is specified as an alternate. Alternate members must be knowledgeable and experienced in the technical codes of this board.

Citizen appointed to this Board will be required to file an annual financial disclosure.
Meeting schedule: Quarterly, 3rd Thursday, 9:00 AM

HEALTH CARE ADVISORY BOARD
This Board improves accessibility and efficiency of care for medically poor residents of Hillsborough County through recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners for fund allocation, coordination, planning, and monitoring of health care delivery systems.

One position is vacant. Term is for four years. Position is specified as a participant in the Hillsborough County Indigent Health Care Plan at the time of appointment or any subsequent reappointment.

Meeting schedule: Monthly, 3rd Thursday, 3 PM

HEALTH COUNCIL OF WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA, INC. This Council works in collaboration with community-based organizations to identify, address, and resolve health care issues of local concern. The Council collects and analyzes health care data, prepares special reports and publications, and educates the community about special health issues.

Two positions are vacant. Terms are for two years. Positions are specified as: 1) a health care purchaser – an individual of an authorized member of an organization or agency who is responsible for the purchase of health services for a group of 25 or more individuals either directly or through acquisition of health insurance coverage; and 2) a health care provider.

Meeting schedule: 2nd Thursday, every other month, 3:30 p.m. This Council meets in rotating counties of the 5-county planning district.

HISTORIC RESOURCES REVIEW BOARD
This Board serves as an architectural review board for the protection of historic resources in unincorporated Hillsborough County. It recommends archaeological and historical sites to the Board of County Commissioners for landmark designation and reviews alterations and new construction on landmark sites or districts.

Two positions are vacant, and one term will expire. Terms are for three years. Positions are specified as: 1) an architect, licensed to practice in the state of Florida or an architectural historian; and 2) a lay person with demonstrated interest, competence, or knowledge in historic preservation.

Citizens appointed to this Board must reside in the unincorporated area of Hillsborough County.

Meeting schedule: Monthly, 3rd Tuesday, 3 PM

HISTORICAL ADVISORY COUNCIL
This Council’s mission is to support and facilitate a uniform historical marker program throughout the County, including the cities of Tampa, Plant City, and Temple Terrace as well as organizations and other agencies who request assistance. It also provides the BOCC with support that complements the goals of historical preservation and education in Hillsborough County.

Two terms have expired. Terms are for three years. No member shall serve for more than two full consecutive terms. More than one half of a term is deemed to be service for a full term. A member who has served two full consecutive terms shall be eligible for reappointment after at least three years of non-membership.

All members shall possess expertise in significant and relevant historical matters.

Meeting schedule: Quarterly, 4:30 p.m.

HUMAN RELATIONS BOARD
This Board encourages equality among all people by reviewing complaints filed under Hillsborough County’s Human Rights Ordinance which promotes fair treatment and equal opportunity for people regardless of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, and gender identification or expression.

One position is vacant. Term is for three years. Members may not be appointed to serve more than two full consecutive terms. Consideration for membership shall be given to representatives from the following fields: retail merchandising management, industrial management, real estate sales, property leasing, mortgage financing, law enforcement, and labor council. There shall always be on the Board, a person with a disability or a person representing persons with disabilities.

Citizen appointed to this Board will be required to file an annual financial disclosure.

Meeting schedule: Monthly, 2nd Tuesday, Noon

LAND USE APPEALS BOARD
This Board hears appeals of decisions of the Land Use Hearing Officer on special use permits and variances from zoning regulations.

One term will expire. Term is for three years. Position is specified as an alternate. Consideration for membership shall be given to representatives of the following: an attorney with at least five years of experience practicing in Hillsborough County who has been admitted to the Florida Bar for not less than five years; a landscape architect or architect registered to practice in the state of Florida; a business owner or operator in unincorporated Hillsborough County; a professional planner with not less than three years of experience in land use planning or zoning in Hillsborough County; a civil or environmental engineer registered to practice in the state of Florida; a member of a civic or neighborhood organization in unincorporated Hillsborough County; a developer active in development in Hillsborough County or a duly licensed general contractor (Class A) active in a business in Hillsborough County.

Citizen appointed to this Board will be required to file an annual financial disclosure. Citizen appointed to this Board must reside in the unincorporated area of Hillsborough County.

Meeting schedule: Monthly, 1st Friday, 1:30 PM, as needed.

MECHANICAL BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT, APPEALS AND EXAMINERS
This Board confirms the competency and integrity of applicants applying for mechanical certification in the County and takes disciplinary action against those contractors that fail to comply with the Mechanical Code.

Three positions are vacant. Member terms are for four years. Alternate member term is for two years. Positions are specified as: 1) a Class “A” HVAC contractor; 2) a sheet metal contractor; and 3) an alternate, with knowledge and experience in the technical codes of this board.

Citizens appointed to this Board will be required to file an annual financial disclosure.

Meeting schedule: Quarterly, 3rd Thursday, 10:00 AM

PLUMBING AND GAS BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT, APPEALS AND EXAMINERS
This Board governs the certification and/or compliance standards for plumbing and gas contractors doing work in Hillsborough County and enforces adherence to the standards set by the Plumbing and Gas Code. The board members shall be appointed by the governing bodies of the jurisdiction that choose to use the County’s boards and enter into an interlocal agreement with Hillsborough County.

One position is vacant. Term is for two years. Position is specified as an alternate with knowledge and experience in the technical codes of this board.

Citizen appointed to this Board will be required to file an annual financial disclosure.

Meeting schedule: Quarterly, 3rd Tuesday, 1 PM

PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD
This 12-member Board, appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, serves in an advisory capacity to the Library Director regarding the operation of the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library, including future planning and policy developments.

Two terms have expired, and two positions are vacant. Terms are for three years. Positions are specified as: 1) one resident each from County Commission Districts 1, 2, 3, and 4. Successful candidates should have some background/experience in business, law, government or other civic activity and have demonstrated leadership in the community. Participation in at least one of the standing committees is required.
Appointment to this board is contingent upon passing a criminal background check. *Applicants must submit a Background Investigation Disclosure and Authorization Form with the application.
Meeting schedule: Monthly, 4th Thursday, 4:00 p.m.

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