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Hillsborough County News

DATE: May 13, 2019

Contact: Luann Finley, Director of Board Services, (813) 272-5826

 

Hillsborough Commissioners Seek Applications for Citizen Boards and Councils – Applications due June 6, 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.

 

The application due date is June 6, 2019. Appointments will be scheduled for a meeting of the Board of County Commissioners in June or July 2019.

 

Applications can be submitted online using the forms found on the Boards and Committees Forms page on the County website at HCFLGov.net. Click on “Government” at the top of the page, then “Boards and Committees”. Use the County Appointments Questionnaire button to apply for any of the listed positions, and use the Background Investigation button for those positions requiring a background check.

Paper forms are also available in the Commissioners’ reception area on the second floor of County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd. in downtown Tampa, or by calling the Boards and Councils Coordinator at 813-272-5826. To submit paper forms: email, fax, mail, or hand deliver them according to the instructions on the forms. All forms must be signed and dated and all questions must be answered in entirety to be eligible.

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 due to resignation.  Positions are for the remainder of terms which expire 1/31/20 and 1/31/21.  Positions are specified as: 1) member at-large; 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.

 

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 due to resignation. Position is for the remainder of term which expires 6/30/20.  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:

 

Business: (2 positions)

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.

 

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

 

Meeting schedule:  Bi-monthly, 3rd Thursday, 11:00 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.

 

Three positions are vacant.  Terms are for three years.  Positions are specified as: 1) a local non-profit or governmental agency serving the needs of young children and their parents; 2) a licensed religiously affiliated child care facility operator; and 3) a non-profit licensed child care facility or organization representative.

 

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.

 

One term has expired.  Terms are for three years.  After three terms, a member may not be reappointed.  Position is specified as an individual with experience in elder law matters.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Three positions are vacant.  Positions are for partial terms which expire 2/15/21 and two on 6/30/22.  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; and 3) a community health care provider who is not a physician.

 

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.

 

Three positions are vacant.  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; and 3) an architect, licensed to practice in the state of Florida.

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

One term is expiring. Term is for three years.  No member shall serve 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.  Position is specified as the County Historian who will serve as an ex-officio member with exhibited leadership, knowledge, and scholarship in the field of local history.  All members shall possess expertise in significant and relevant historical matters.  In making appointments, due consideration shall be given to achieving a demographic balance among the appointed.

 

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

 

HOUSING FINANCE AUTHORITY

This Authority was created in 1985 to provide incentives to the private sector to relieve the shortage of affordable housing in Hillsborough County.  Through partnerships with lenders, builders, and developers, the Authority has assisted thousands of first-time home-buyers through mortgage loan programs, which offer below-market mortgage rates and innovative down payment assistance programs.  The Authority has also assisted renters through its Multi-Family Bond programs which feature below-market rental rates to lower income individuals and families.

One position is vacant.  Term is for four years.  Not less than three of the members shall be knowledgeable in one of the following fields: labor, finance, or commerce.

Meeting schedule:  Monthly, generally 2nd Friday, 9:30 a.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.

 

This Board seeks to be diverse in its membership and representation by persons of all ages, races, religious beliefs, ethnic backgrounds, conditions of employment, and both genders is encouraged.  In addition, there shall be on the Board at all times, a person with a disability or a person representing persons with disabilities.

 

One term will expire.  Term is for three years and will begin August 1, 2019. 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; labor council.

 

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

 

Meeting schedule: Monthly, 2nd Tuesday, Noon

 

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.

 

Two terms have expired.  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 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 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.

 

PLUMBING & GAS BOARD OF AJUSTMENT, 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.

 

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Questionnaire/Application Forms can be –

 

Mailed to:

Boards & Councils Coordinator                  

P.O. Box 1110 2nd Floor County Center

Tampa, FL 33601       

 

Delivered/Mailed to:

Boards & Councils Coordinator

 601 E. Kennedy Blvd.

 Tampa, FL 33602

 

Faxed to: 813-273-3732                                                    

 

Scanned and e-mailed to:

finleyl@hillsboroughcounty.org

 

 

 

 

 

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