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Posted August 24, 2021 | 11:53 AM

Hillsborough Commissioners Seek Applications for Citizen Boards and Councils

Applications due by close of business on Sept. 21, 2021.
Hillsborough County, Fla. (Aug. 24, 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 September 21, 2021. Appointments will be scheduled for a meeting of the Board of County Commissioners in October or November 2021.

Forms can be mailed to: P. O. Box 1110, Tampa, FL 33601
Faxed to: 813-239-3916
Emailed to: finleyl@hillsboroughcounty.org

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic meeting dates and times are subject to change.
CROSS CONNECTION BACKFLOW AND CONTROL BOARD
This Board assists the plumbing official, the water purveyor, and the health officer in the enforcement of Hillsborough County regulations, hears citizen complaints concerning the Ordinance and associated regulations, and when appropriate, makes recommendations to the BOCC regarding changes to the regulations; and serves as an appeals board from any decision, ruling, or determination of the inspection agency involved in the enforcement of the Ordinance and associated regulations.
Hillsborough County Commissioners are seeking to add two representatives to this board. Terms are for four years. Positions are specified as: 1) a representative of the Irrigation Industry who is a licensed irrigation contractor in good standing with and registered in Hillsborough County; and 2) a representative of the Fire Protection Industry who is a licensed fire protection contractor in good standing with and registered in Hillsborough County.
Both members shall be or shall employee a Certified Backflow Tester who is registered with Hillsborough County. Meeting schedule: Quarterly, 2nd Monday,1 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 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.

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

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

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

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