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#minorsextrafficking | Hillsborough County – Hillsborough Commissioners Seek Applications for Citizen Boards and Councils


Hillsborough County, Fla. (July 5, 2022) – 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.

Forms are available on the County’s website at: HCFLGov.net. To download a form, click on the following tabs/links: “Government”, “Boards and Committees”.

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

If you apply to a board that requires a background check, you will be provided with a link to
complete the online background check process. A response within 48 hours is required at which time the link will expire.

The application is due by close of business on July 28, 2022. Appointments will be scheduled for a meeting of the Board of County Commissioners in August or September.

Forms can be – Mailed to: P. O. Box 1110, Tampa, FL 33601
Faxed to: (813) 239-3916
Emailed to: finleyl@hillsboroughcounty.org
Delivered to: 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., 2nd Floor, Tampa 33602

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, meeting dates and times are subject to change.

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 term which expires 3/31/24 and 6/30/24. Positions are specified as representatives from a child welfare advocacy organization such as Guardian Ad Litem, Parent Teacher Association, Parent Teacher Organization, Boys and Girls Club, Joshua House, YMCA, YWCA, or other such organizations.

Appointment to this board is contingent upon passing a background check. You will be contacted by our Human Resources Department and/or First Choice with a link to complete the online background check. A response within 48 hours is required at which time the link will expire. This committee is subject to the Sunshine Law – F.S. 286.011.

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

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. Term is for four years. 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:
Bi-monthly beginning January 2022. Date and time to be determined. Virtual and Robert W. Saunders, Sr., Public Library.

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.

Four positions are vacant. Terms are for two years. Board Members may not serve for more than eight consecutive years, unless such member is a representative of a governmental entity.

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:
Business sector nominees, and their businesses, 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: Quarterly, 3rd Thursday, 11 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.

Five positions are vacant. Terms are for three years. Positions are specified as: 1) an operator from a licensed public/private child care facility that works primarily with migrant children; 2) an operator from a licensed child care facility that serves at risk or special needs children 3) one parent from the public-at-large who has a child enrolled in a licensed family child care home; 4) the president or representative of a Child Care Provider’s Association; and 5) one parent who has a child enrolled in a child care facility in Hillsborough County.

Appointment to this board is contingent upon passing a background check. You will be contacted by our Human Resources Department and/or First Choice with a link to complete the online background check. A response within 48 hours is required at which time the link will expire.

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. Terms are 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 as a Hearing Officer is contingent upon passing a background check. You will be contacted by our Human Resources Department and/or First Choice with a link to complete the online background check. A response within 48 hours is required at which time the link will expire.

Meeting schedule:
When requested.

CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD

This Board has jurisdiction to hear violations of all codes and ordinances of Hillsborough County with most cases arising out of violations of the County’s housing, building, zoning and sign codes and ordinances to maintain minimum health and safety standards.

Two positions are vacant. Terms are for three years. After two consecutive terms, a member shall not be eligible for reappointment until one calendar year has elapsed from date of termination of the second term. Consideration for appointment shall be given to representatives from the following fields: an architect; a businessperson; an engineer; a general contractor; a subcontractor; and a realtor.

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, generally 3rd or 4th Friday, 9 a.m.

COMMISSION ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING
The purpose of this Commission is to promote public awareness of the existence of human trafficking within Hillsborough County; Establish, through relationship building within the community, educational programming opportunities for the public and key industries to recognize the indicators of human trafficking and learn to report suspected human trafficking; and Advocate strategies, financially and otherwise, to aid rescued victims of human trafficking, and Support local and statewide efforts to identify opportunities for positive impact and improved outcomes for victims and service providers through data collection, sharing, and analysis.

One position is vacant. Term is for two years. Position is specified as a religious institution representative. Please provide a current resume.


Meeting schedule:
 Quarterly, Last Thursday, 1 p.m.

COUNCIL ON AGING
The purpose of this Council is to advocate on behalf of older adults for the betterment of their wellbeing 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 position is vacant. Term is for three years. After three terms, a member may not be reappointed. Position is specified as a recipient of services for older adults.

Appointment to this board is contingent upon passing a background check. You will be contacted by our Human Resources Department and/or First Choice with a link to complete the online background check. A response within 48 hours is required at which time the link will expire.

Meeting schedule: Quarterly, 2nd Tuesday, time to be determined.

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.

One position is vacant. Term is for two years. Members may not serve more than two full consecutive terms. Position is specified as 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. Date and time to be determined.

CROSS CONNECTION AND BACKFLOW 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 employ a Certified Backflow Tester who is registered with Hillsborough County.

Meeting schedule:
Quarterly, 2nd Monday, 1 p.m.

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 beginning February 2022. Date and time to be determined. Virtual and Robert W. Saunders, Sr., Public Library.

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.

Two positions are vacant. Terms 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; and 2) a community health care provider who is not a physician.

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

HEALTH COUNCIL OF WEST CENTRAL FL, 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.

One position is vacant. Term is for two years. Position is specified as a health care purchaser – an individual or 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.

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

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 term will expire. Terms are for four years.

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.

Two positions are vacant. Terms are 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.

Citizens 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.

Two positions are vacant. Terms are for three years. One position is a member and one is an alternate member. 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.

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 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 four years. Alternate member terms are 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 beginning February 2022. Date and time to be determined. Virtual and Robert W. Saunders, Sr., Public Library.


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 term has expired. Term is for three years. No member shall serve for more than two full three-year terms. Position is specified as a private citizen of Hillsborough County with a demonstrated knowledge and appreciation for visual art.

Meeting schedule:
Quarterly. Date and time to be determined.



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