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Tampa, FL -- If you want to be involved in government there is an opportunity to be appointed to serve on a County citizen advisory board.
Residents interested in seeking appointment must be registered voters in Hillsborough County.
These are voluntary positions, and members serve without compensation.
The deadline for applying is Thursday, April 21.
Appointments will be scheduled for a meeting of the Board of County Commissioners in May or June.
An application is 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 Web site at: www.hillsboroughcounty.org.
Click on the "County Commission" link on the left-hand side of the page, then the "Advisory Boards and Committees" sublink. The form can be filled out on-line and printed, but cannot be submitted electronically.
Directions for submission are listed on the form.
The Board that has openings is the:
COUNTY INTERNAL AUDIT COMMITTEE--This Committee was created to serve in an advisory capacity to the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners and to the County Internal Audit Department, on issues presented to the Committee related to the oversight of County audit activities and the performance of the County Internal Auditor.
The Committee will also serve as an intermediary between the County Commission and the County Internal Auditor.
The Committee will be subject at all times to Florida's Government-in-the-Sunshine Law, codified in Florida Statutes section 286.011, and is subject to policies codified in BOCC Resolution R11-011.
At least one Committee member must be a Certified Public Accountant, licensed to practice public accountancy in the State of Florida in good standing; and at least two members must possess five to ten years experience with auditing functions. Each member should have an understanding of good management and business practices.
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 county management to achieve improvements in county operations;
- The ability to act independently and be proactive in advising on issues that require further management attention.
Five positions have been created.
Terms are for two years. Members may not serve more than two full consecutive terms. Members can not have a direct financial interest in County business.
Meeting schedule: To be determined.
For more information, contact Luann Finley, Director of Board Services, at (813) 272-5826.