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

July 6, 2015

Application forms are available online and must be submitted by July 28, 2015, to assured of full consideration by the appointing authority.

SAINT PAUL — The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State today released the July 2015 notice of vacancies for various state boards, councils and committees that are accepting applications, due July 28, 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 July 28, 2015, to assured of full consideration by the appointing authority. Appointing authorities may choose to review applications received by the Secretary of State after July 28.

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: DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING
Vacancies: Five seats including:
One Parent
Two parents of DHH
One Higher Education Representative
One Coordinator, Director, of Special Education-DHH

BOARD OF FIREFIGHTER TRAINING AND EDUCATION
Vacancies: One Minnesota Professional Firefighter Association Representative

COUNCIL FOR MINNESOTANS OF AFRICAN HERITAGE
Vacancies: Five Members

COUNCIL ON ASIAN-PACIFIC MINNESOTANS
Vacancies: Two Members

GOVERNING COMMITTEE OF THE MINNESOTA AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE PLAN
Vacancies: Two Public Members

HEALTH SERVICES POLICY COMMITTEE aka HEALTH SERVICES ADVISORY COUNCIL
Vacancies: Six seats including:
One Dental Therapist Representative
One Consumer who received services from one or more Minnesota Health Care Program (such as Medical Assistance/Medicaid, Prepaid Medical Assistance Program, or MinnesotaCare) or a family member/caretaker of a recipient of such services
One Licensed Physician who represents a health plan currently under contract to serve medical assistance recipients
One Licensed Physician actively engaged in the practice of medicine in Minnesota
One Non-Physician Health Care Professional licensed or registered in their profession and actively engaged in the practice of their profession in Minnesota
One Licensed Physician Specialist actively practicing their profession in Minnesota

MINNESOTA BIODIESEL TASK FORCE
Vacancies: Fifteen Seats including:
Four Petroleum Industry Representatives
One Grower Organization Representative
Two Research and Education Organization Representatives
Two Farm Organization Representatives
One Fuel User Group Representative
One Environmental Organization Representative
One At-Large Member
Three Fat and Oil Processor Representatives

MINNESOTA COUNCIL ON LATINO AFFAIRS
Vacancies: Four Members

MN BOARD ON AGING
Vacancies: One Member

NOXIOUS WEED ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Vacancies: Six seats including:
One MN Association of Counties Staff Representative or a representative approved by AMC
One MN Association of Townships Staff Representative or an appointed representative
One Forest or Timber Industry in Minnesota Representative, a logger educator, or an appointed representative
One Accredited Seed Industry or Certifying Agency Representative, or an appointed representative
One University of Minnesota Forestry Department Member or Faculty, or an approved representative

ONLINE AND DIGITAL LEARNING ADVISORY COUNCIL
Vacancies: Six Members.

Previous member skills or backgrounds included: Business/Assistive Technology Director; Minnesota Learning Commons Representative; Special Education Representative; Business Program Evaluation/Accreditation Representative; Course Quality Assurance Representative; and, Business, NROS Implementation Manager Representative.

OPIOID PRESCRIBING WORK GROUP (OPWG)
Vacancies: Fourteen seats including:
Two Consumer Representatives who have been impacted by an opioid abuse disorder or opioid dependence disorder, either personally or with family members
One Licensed Physician actively practicing in Minnesota and registered as a practitioner with the DEA
One Licensed Pharmacist actively practicing in Minnesota and registered as a practitioner with the DEA
One Licensed Nurse Practitioner actively practicing in Minnesota and registered as a practitioner with the DEA
One Licensed Dentist actively practicing in Minnesota and registered as a practitioner with the DEA
Two Non-Physician Licensed Health Care Professionals actively practicing in Minnesota and whose practice includes treating pain
One Licensed or Registered Mental Health Professional actively practicing in Minnesota and whose practice includes treating patients with chemical dependency or substance abuse
One Medical Examiner for a Minnesota County
One Member of the Health Services Policy Committee (also known as the Health Services Advisory Council)
One Medical Director of a Health Plan Company doing business in Minnesota
One Pharmacy Director of a Health Plan Company doing business in Minnesota
One Representative of Minnesota Law Enforcement

REGISTERED NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR ADVISORY COUNCIL
Vacancies: Seven seats including:
One Licensed Physician or Osteopath with expertise in natural medicine
Five Registered Naturopathic Doctors residing in Minnesota
One Public Member

SPINAL CORD AND TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY ADVISORY COUNCIL
Vacancies: Twelve seats including:
One Mayo Medical School Representative
One University of Minnesota Medical School Representative
One Person with a Spinal Cord Injury
One Neurosurgeon
One Hennepin County Medical Center Representative
One Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Center Representative
One Physician specializing in the treatment of traumatic brain injury
One Person with a Traumatic Brain Injury
One Family Member of a person with a spinal cord injury
One Family Member of a person with a traumatic brain injury
One Veteran with a spinal cord injury or a traumatic brain injury
One Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare Representative who is a physician specializing in the treatment of spinal cord injury

TASK FORCE ON NO-FAULT AUTO INSURANCE ISSUES
Vacancies: One Representative of a Medical Consulting Company specializing in the delivery of independent medical examinations.

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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