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Posted September 5, 2019 | 3:59 PM

Hillsborough Commissioners Seek Applications for Citizen Boards and Councils

Applications due by close of business on September 19, 2019

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Sept. 3, 2019) - 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. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 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 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: 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, hand-delivered, or mailed.

All forms must be signed and dated and all questions must be answered in entirety to be eligible.
The application is due by close of business on September 19, 2019. Appointments will be scheduled for a meeting of the Board of County Commissioners in October or November 2019.

Forms can be -
Mailed to: P. O. Box 1110, Tampa, FL 33601
Delivered to: 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., 2nd Floor, Tampa, FL 33602
Faxed to: (813) 273-3732
Emailed to: finleyl@hillsboroughcounty.org

The boards and councils that have openings are:

ANTI-BULLYING ADVISORY COMMITTEE
This Committee was created to provide advice and recommendations to curb and eliminate all forms of bullying throughout Hillsborough County, Florida.

Two positions are vacant. One position is for three years and one position is for the remainder of terms which expires 1/31/21. Positions are specified as: 1) a representative from an organization that works directly with troubled youth; and 2) a child welfare advocacy organization. This board is subject to F.S. 286.011 - also known as the Sunshine Law.

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: Every other month, 4th Thursday, 10:00 a.m.

CHILD CARE FACILITIES ADVISORY BOARD
This Board advises the Board of County Commissioners on recommended amendments to the Child Care Facilities Ordinance; proposes additional rules and regulations to the Board of County Commissioners which effectuate the intent and purpose of the Ordinance; recommends and assists the Hillsborough County Office of Child Care Licensing in the development and implementation of training materials for child care personnel. It also advises the Hillsborough County Office of Child Care Licensing on all matters pertaining to child care facilities.

There are five positions, four are vacant and one has a term expiring. Terms are for three years. Positions are specified as: 1) a licensed private for-profit child care facility operator from the African American community; 2) a local non-profit or governmental agency serving the needs of young children and their parents; 3) a licensed religiously affiliated child care facility operator; 4) a non-profit licensed child care facility or organization representative; and 5) a licensed public/private facility operator that works primarily with migrant 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, 1st Thursday, 1:30 p.m.


CHILD CARE LICENSING HEARING OFFICER
Pursuant to the Hillsborough County Child Care Homes Licensing Ordinance 14-40, and the Hillsborough County Child Care Facilities Ordinance 14-39, 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.

One position is vacant. Term is for three years. Hearing Officers must be members in good standing of the Florida Bar and may not be employees of the County Attorney's Office.
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: 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 have expired. Terms are for three years. After three terms, a member may not be reappointed. Positions are specified as: 1) an individual with experience in elder law matters; and 2) a provider of services for older adults.

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.

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 have expired. Terms are for two years. Members may not serve more than two full consecutive terms. Positions are specified as: 1) a member who is certified in good standing as a: Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP), Certified Quality Auditor (CQA), Certified Environmental Auditor (CEA), Certified in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA), Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA), Certified in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE); and 2) a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in good standing and is licensed to practice public accountancy in the state of Florida.

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.

Please provide a current resume.

Meeting schedule: Quarterly.


FAMILY CHILD CARE HOME ADVISORY BOARD
This Board annually reviews and advises the Board of County Commissioners on recommended amendments to the Family Child Care Home's Licensing Ordinance or the Rules and Regulations Handbook including recommending and assisting the local licensing agency in the development and implementation of training materials for child care personnel; advising the local licensing agency on matters of licensing policy, procedures, and priorities; and proposes additional rules and regulations regarding the intent and purpose of the ordinance.

Four positions are vacant. Terms are for three years. Positions are specified as: 1 & 2) a parent who has a child enrolled in a licensed family day care home; 3 & 4) a licensed family child care home operator representing all segments of the community.

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, 7:00 p.m.



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.

There are five positions, three are vacant and two have terms expiring. Three positions are for partial terms which expire 2/15/21 and two on 6/30/22. Two positions are for four years. Positions are specified as: 1) a participant in the Hillsborough County Indigent Health Care Plan at the time of appointment or any subsequent reappointment; 2) a health insurance industry representative; 3) a community health care provider who is not a physician; 4) a consumer non-profit organization representative; and 5) a mental health care provider.

Meeting schedule: Monthly, 3rd Thursday, 3:00 p.m.


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.

There are four positions, three are vacant and one has a term expiring. Terms are for three years. Positions are specified as: 1) an historian; 2) an architect, licensed to practice in the state of Florida or an architectural historian; 3) an architect, licensed to practice in the state of Florida; and 4) an owner of historic property listed on the Florida Master Site File.

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

Meeting schedule: Monthly, 3rd Tuesday, 3:00 p.m.


INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

This Authority, with the consent of the Board of County Commissioners, provides financing of industrial projects that are beneficial to the community, including manufacturing plants and pollution and waste control facilities.

One position is vacant. Term is for four years. Member should be knowledgeable in finance, economic development, or the planning and financing of large capital improvements.

Meeting schedule: Monthly, 1st Thursday, 8:30 a.m.


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.

There are three positions, two are vacant and one has a term expiring. Terms are for three years. Consideration for membership shall be given to representatives of the following: a business owner or operator in unincorporated Hillsborough County; a landscape architect or architect registered to practice in the state of Florida; a landscape architect or architect registered to practice in the state of Florida; 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 developer active in development in Hillsborough County or a duly licensed general contractor (Class A) active in business in Hillsborough County.

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, 1st Friday, 1:30 p.m., as needed.

MECHANICAL BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT, APPEALS & 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 a.m.

PLANNING COMMISSION, HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY CITY-COUNTY
The Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission is an independent consolidated planning agency, lead 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.

Two terms are expiring. Terms are for four years. Citizens appointed to this board must reside in the unincorporated area of Hillsborough County. Members will be required to take an Oath of Office.

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

Meeting schedule: Monthly, 2nd Monday, 2:00 p.m.


PLUMBING & GAS BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT, APPEALS & 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 jurisdictions that choose to use the County's boards and enter into an interlocal agreement with Hillsborough County.
Two positions are vacant. Terms are for two years. Positions are specified as alternates 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 Tuesday, 1:00 p.m.

PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE
This Committee acts in the public interest on all matters relating to the Public Art Ordinance including the selection, placement, and maintenance of works of public art throughout the County. The Committee provides public input in the administration and planning of the Public Art Program, and serves as a liaison to the Hillsborough County visual arts community.

One position is vacant. Term is for three years. No member shall serve for more than two full three year terms. Position is specified as an architect, planner, landscape architect, or developer in Hillsborough County.

Meeting schedule: Quarterly.

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