Collier County Advisory Board Vacancies
Collier County Advisory Board Vacancies
The Collier County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications for positions on several advisory committees. Members of committees must reside in and be registered to vote in Collier County. Instructions on how to apply are below.
The Board of Building Adjustments and Appeals has two vacancies. Applicants must represent one of the following professions: a licensed plumbing or mechanical contractor, or a state licensed architect or structural engineer. This five-member board hears appeals on rejections or refusals by the Building Code Compliance Director to approve mode of construction or materials to be used in construction or alteration of a structure. Members must be knowledgeable in the following Collier County Codes: Florida Building Codes, Electrical Code, Fire Prevention Code, Gas Code, Mechanical Code and Swimming Pool Code. Terms are four years. This is a Quasi-Judicial Board.
The Code Enforcement Board has two currently vacant seats for alternates, and two regular seats expiring in February 2020. This seven-member board with two alternates is composed of individuals representing the occupations of architect, business owner, engineer, general contractor, subcontractor and realtor, who are considered on the basis of their experience or interest in the areas of the codes and ordinances to be enforced. Members are required to file a Form 1 Statement of Financial Interest each year with the Supervisor of Elections. Terms are three years. This is a Quasi-Judicial Board.
The Conservation Collier Land Acquisition Advisory Committee has two seats expiring in February 2020. This committee's primary responsibility is to recommend to the Board of County Commissioners an Active Properties Acquisition List with qualified purchase recommendations of environmentally sensitive lands consistent with the goals of the Conservation Collier Land Acquisition Program. Membership of the committee shall comprise broad and balanced representation including environmental and conservation interests, agricultural and business interests, educational interests, and general civic and citizen interests within the county. Members shall have expertise, knowledge or interest in ecology, conservation of natural resources, real estate or land acquisition, land appraisal, land management, eco-tourism or environmental education. Terms are three years.
The Contractor Licensing Board has three vacant seats: one for a building professional, and two for consumer representatives. Consumer applicants should have no ties to the construction industry. Building professional applicants should be either a licensed architect, a licensed general contractor, a licensed engineer, a licensed electrical contractor, a licensed plumbing contractor, a licensed mechanical contractor, a licensed roofing contractor, a licensed residential, or a licensed building contractor. This nine-member board was created to determine the qualifications of applicants for the various categories of the Contractors' Certificates of Competency. They also hold hearings to determine if a certificate of competency of any contractor, master or journeyman should be revoked. Terms are three years. This is a Quasi-Judicial Board.
The Educational Facilities Authority has one vacancy. The purpose of this five-member authority is to assist institutions for higher education in the construction, financing, and refinancing of projects. One member shall be a trustee, director, officer, or employee of an institution for higher education located in Collier County. Terms are five years.
The Emergency Medical Authority has two seats expiring in December. Applicants must have no affiliation with any hospital, fire district, EMS, municipality or the Collier County Sheriff's Office. The purpose of this five-member Authority is to assist the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) and other agencies with issues affecting pre-hospital emergency medical services, to work to improve pre-hospital medical care, to evaluate current and future EMS needs, to serve as a catalyst to effect cooperation among agencies, to evaluate requests for all Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity (COPCN) in Collier County, and make recommendations to the BCC. Terms are four years.
The Floodplain Management Planning Committee has one vacancy for a citizen representative from the rural region of the county (east of 951). The committee reviews and provides recommendations for floodplain management regulations, and for surface water and watershed management issues brought before it including, but not limited to, matters dealing with water quality and quantity. They will also develop and, at least annually, evaluate and update the Collier County Floodplain Management Plan. Members serve at the will of the County Manager.
The Golden Gate Beautification Advisory Committee has one vacancy. This five-member committee advises and recommends as to the beautification and maintenance of landscape improvements within the road right of way as described by ordinance boundaries. The committee shall prepare an itemized budget of the amount of money required to carry out the business of the committee for the next fiscal year. Members must be residents of one of the following precincts: 323, 324, 325, 326, 327, and part of 322. Terms are four years.
The new Golden Gate City Economic Development Zone Advisory Board is seeking applications for seven open seats. Applicants must either be residents of Golden Gate City or represent business and commercial interests in the Golden Gate City Economic Development Zone. This seven-member committee was formed for the purpose of advising the Board of County Commissioners concerning policies and programs to attract businesses or industries to the Economic Development Zone, and reviewing and making recommendations on applications for funding through the Trust Fund. Initial terms shall be one or two years.
The Immokalee Local Redevelopment Advisory Board has one vacancy, in the category of: representative of an Immokalee business. This nine-member committee assists in the implementation of the redevelopment plan for the Immokalee area. Terms are three years.
The Infrastructure Surtax Citizen Oversight Committee has two at-large seats expiring in January 2020. Applicants should have background and experience related to financial or business management. This seven-member committee provides citizen review of the county’s expenditure of the proceeds from the Collier County and Municipal Infrastructure One-Cent Sales Surtax. Terms are two years.
The Ochopee Fire Control District Advisory Committee has two seats expiring in December for applicants residing in the Ochopee Area Fire Control Special Taxing District. This five-member committee advises the Board of County Commissioners on the budget and operation of the Ochopee Fire Control District. Terms are two years.
The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board has two seats expiring in December representing the Naples and Urban Area Community Park District. This seven-member committee advises the Board of County Commissioners on matters concerning acquisition, development and programs involving parks and recreation facilities in Collier County. Membership consists of one member from the Immokalee Community Park District and six members from the Naples and Urban Area Community Park District. Terms are four years.
The Public Transit Advisory Committee has a vacancy for a member representing health care services, social services, or large employers. This seven-member committee makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners in matters related to transit policies, issues, programs and plans to provide mass transit services to the citizens of Collier County. Terms are three years.
How to Apply:
To apply for an advisory committee vacancy, submit an application online at https://www.colliercountyfl.gov/your-government/advisory-boards/online-advisory-board-application. After you complete the application, click on “Submit Form.” To receive an immediate e-mail confirmation that your application was received, you must include your e-mail address in the application.
Residents interested in applying for advisory committee positions may also obtain an application by calling 239-252-8400, or from https://www.colliercountyfl.gov/home/showdocument?id=25235. Please email to DL-AdvisoryBoardOn-LineApplications@colliercountyfl.gov, or mail to the attention of Wanda Rodriguez, County Attorney's Office, 3299 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 800, Naples, Florida 34112-5746.