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March 2016: Notice of Vacancies in State Boards, Councils and Committees

March 7, 2016

Application forms are available online and must be submitted by March 29, 2016, to assured of full consideration by the appointing authority.

SAINT PAUL — The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State today released the March 2016 notice of vacancies for various state boards, councils and committees that are accepting applications, due March 29, 2016. 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 March 29, 2016, to assured of full consideration by the appointing authority. Appointing authorities may choose to review applications received by the Secretary of State after March 29.

See HOW TO APPLY at the end of the message.

CURRENT VACANCIES

Below is a list of agencies with vacancies.
Please click here for complete descriptions.

ADVISORY COMMITTEE: DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING
Vacancies: Three seats including: one Teacher Representative, one Parent Representative, and one Department of Employment and Economic Development Representative.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES SYSTEM
Vacancies: Six Seats including: one Community College Student Representative, one Technical College Student Representative, one Third Congressional District Representative, one Sixth Congressional District, and two Members.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH TRACKING AND BIOMONITORING ADVISORY PANEL
Vacancies: One Non-Governmental Organization Representative

HEALTH CARE HOMES ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Vacancies: Six seats – Applicant must be a consumer or a patient who receives care in a certified health care home in Minnesota.

HOMELESS MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM ADVISORY TASK FORCE
Vacancies: Six seats including: One Tribal Representative; Two Community Members; Two Continuum of Care Representatives; One MN Housing Finance Agency Representative

JUVENILE JUSTICE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Vacancies: One Member

MINNESOTA INSURANCE MARKETPLACE BOARD (MNSure)
Vacancies: Two seats including: One Public Health Care Programs Representative, and One Representative of Health Policy Issues Related to Small Group and Individual Markets

NOXIOUS WEED ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Vacancies: Twenty-One (21) seats including: One Minnesota Environmental Organization Representative; One Minnesota Landscape and Nursery Association Representative; One Minnesota Soil and Water Conservations Districts Representative; One Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Representative; One Minnesota Farm Organization Representative; One University of Minnesota Extension Representative; One Minnesota Conservation Organization Representative; One Minnesota Department of Transportation Representative; One Minnesota Forest Industries Representative; One Minnesota Association of County Agricultural Inspectors Association Representative; One League of Minnesota Cities Representative; One University of Minnesota Agronomy Department Representative; One Minnesota Seed Industry Representative; One Minnesota Association of County Land Commissioners Association representative; One University of Minnesota Horticultural Science Department Representative; One University of Minnesota Terrestrial Invasive Species Center Representative; One Minnesota Farm Organization Representative; One Minnesota Association of Townships Representative; One Board of Water and Soil Resources Representative; One University of Minnesota Forestry/Natural Resources Department Representative; and One Association of Minnesota Counties Representative

OMBUDSPERSON FOR INDIAN FAMILIES
Vacancies: Two Members

SPECIAL REVIEW BOARD
Vacancies: Six seats including: One Attorney Member; One Person Experiences in the Field of Mental Health; and, Four Psychiatrist or Doctorate Level Psychologist members.

STATE BOARD OF PUBLIC DEFENSE
Vacancies: One Public Member

STATE REHABILITATION COUNCIL
Vacancies: One Business, Industry, or Labor Representative

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Vacancies: One Member


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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