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August 2015: Notice of Vacancies in State Boards, Councils and Committees

August 3, 2015

Application forms are available online and must be submitted by August 25, 2015, to assured of full consideration by the appointing authority.

SAINT PAUL — The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State today released the August 2015 notice of vacancies for various state boards, councils and committees that are accepting applications, due August 25, 2015. Minnesotans are encouraged to apply and serve in demonstration of public service. The full list of vacancies is listed below and online.

Additionally, Minnesotans will now be able to find information and updates on new vacancies on Secretary of State Steve Simon’s official Facebook and Twitter pages. You can find those here:

Application forms are available online and must be submitted by August 25, 2015, to assured of full consideration by the appointing authority. Appointing authorities may choose to review applications received by the Secretary of State after August 25.

See HOW TO APPLY at the end of the message.

CURRENT VACANCIES

Below is a list of agencies with vacancies. Please visit our website for complete descriptions.

ADVISORY COMMITTEE: BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED
Vacancies: Five Seats including one Department of Employment and Economic Development Representative; one Non-Profit Agency Representative; one Student Representative; one Teacher Representative; and, one Parent Representative.

ADVISORY COUNCIL ON WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITIES
Vacancies: Two Seats including one Municipalities Organization Representative and one Non-Municipal Water Supply System Operator.

AGRICULTURE RESEARCH, EDUCATION, EXTENSION, AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER ADVISORY PANEL
Vacancies: Four Seats including one Representative of an Association of Primary Manufacturers of Forest Products; one Representative of Organic or Sustainable Agriculture; one Representative of Statewide Environment and Natural Resource Conservation Organizations; and, one Representative of Agriculture Industry Statewide.

BOARD OF PEACE OFFICER STANDARDS AND TRAINING
Vacancies: One Seat for Higher Education Administrator

BOARD OF PHARMACY
Vacancies: Two seats including one Pharmacist Representative and Public Member

GOVERNOR'S INTERAGENCY COORDINATING COUNCIL ON EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERVENTION
Vacancies: Two seats including one County Social Services director and one MN Department of Education Representative.

GOVERNOR'S WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD
Vacancies: 15 Seats. Members must come from businesses that provide employment and training opportunities that include high-quality, work-relevant training, and development opportunities in the in-demand industry sectors of Health Care and Social Assistance, Construction, Business and Professional Services, Manufacturing or natural Resources (Agriculture and Mining).
Representatives of small business, minority-owned and women-owned businesses are encouraged to apply.

MINNESOTA AGRICULTURAL WATER QUALITY CERTIFICATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Vacancies: One seat – Environmental Organization Representative

MINNESOTA ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY COUNCIL
Vacancies: Four Seats – One Workforce Investment Board Representative; and three Public Members.

MINNESOTA FOREST RESOURCES COUNCIL
Vacancies: One seat – for Chairperson – for a term ending January 7, 2019

MN GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES (DD COUNCIL)
Vacancies: One seat - Parent of Adult with Developmental Disability

MN JOINT UNDERWRITING ASSOCIATION - LIABILITY INSURANCE
Vacancies: One Seat – Public Member

NEWBORN HEARING SCREENING ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Vacancies: One Seat – Representative of the Minnesota Commission Serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing People.

SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORY PANEL
Vacancies: One Member

STATE DESIGNER SELECTION BOARD
Vacancies: One Public Member

STATE REHABILITATION COUNCIL
Vacancies: Nine seats including One American Indian Vocation Rehabilitation Project Representative; One Community Rehabilitation Program Representative; One Current or Former Vocational Rehabilitation Participant; Two Business, Industry and Labor Representatives; One Parent Training and Information Center Representative; One Advocate Representative; One Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Representative; and One Statewide Independent Living Council Representative

HOW TO APPLY

Submit an Application
Complete the application form.

Applicants should include the following documents:
• Open Appointments Application Form (completed, signed and dated)
• Letter of Interest
• Resume or Biography

Applications may be submitted online, by email to Open.Appointments@state.mn.us, or by mail or in person to:

Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State
180 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
St Paul, MN 55155-1299

The monthly Notice of Vacancies is posted on the first Monday of every month and is provided by email to those who subscribe for the notice.

In accordance with the Minnesota Open Appointments Law, the Secretary of State acts as an administrator in publishing vacancies, receiving applications and recording appointments. Applications will be reviewed and appointments made by the appointing authorities; questions about specific vacancies and appointments should be directed to the appointing authority. Applications are kept on file for a one-year period.

The 2014 Open Appointments Annual Report is available online and includes a complete listing of state boards and councils that follow the Open Appointments process, descriptions of these agencies and membership, and statistical information about appointments and vacancies during the 2014 fiscal year. A print version of the report is available at the Minnesota Bookstore, (651) 297-3000 or 1-800-657-3757.

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