Commissioners Seek Applications - CareerSource Tampa Bay

Hillsborough County, Fla. (May 18, 2018) - Hillsborough County Commissioners are seeking residents to serve on the CareerSource Tampa Bay Board. These are voluntary positions and members serve without compensation. All applicants must submit a completed Questionnaire for County Appointments and a Standards of Conduct form. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

The deadline to apply is May 24, 2018. Appointments will be scheduled for a meeting of the Board of County Commissioners in June or July 2018.

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.

The membership of this board shall be comprised to represent the required composition and percentage of representation required by current workforce development legislation. Initial terms are for one and two years; subsequent terms are for two years. Consideration for appointment will be given to representatives from the following categories:


Business sector nominees must be located in Hillsborough County and include with their application, a letter of nomination from a local business organization or business trade association that they will represent. Business sector nominees must represent a minimum of 51% of the total Board.


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; or 5) organizations that address employment, training or education needs of eligible youth.

Education and Training

Education and training sector nominees shall be representatives of entities administering education and training activities in Hillsborough County, including: 1) adult education and literacy training under Title II of WIOA; 2) institutions of higher education providing workforce investment activities; or 3) private education providers.

Government, Economic/Community Development

Government, economic/community development nominees shall be representatives of entities serving Hillsborough County including: 1) economic development; 2) vocational rehabilitation; 3) may include representatives of agencies or entities relating to transportation, housing, public assistance and philanthropic organizations; or 4) may include others as the BOCC determines to be appropriate.

The BOCC has established a general residency requirement that members of this Board shall reside in and be registered voters of Hillsborough County. However, the BOCC has the authority to waive its residency requirement that, notwithstanding residency status, all citizens may apply. Waiver will be considered only for the Workforce, Education and Training, and Government, Economic/Community Development entities categories.

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

Meeting schedule

Bi-Monthly, 3rd Thursday, 11:30 a.m.

The forms are available in the Commissioners' reception area on the second floor of County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd. in downtown Tampa; by calling the Boards and Councils Coordinator at (813) 272-5826; or on the County's website at: Click on the "Government" link on the top of the page, then the "Boards and Committees" sublink. The forms can be filled out and printed, then scanned and emailed, faxed, hand-delivered, or mailed. All forms must be signed and dated and all questions must be answered in entirety to be eligible. Both forms must be submitted in order for the application package to be complete. Additional directions for submission are listed on the questionnaire.


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