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

October 5, 2015

Application forms are available online and must be submitted by October 27, 2015, to assured of full consideration by the appointing authority.

SAINT PAUL — The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State today released the October 2015 notice of vacancies for various state boards, councils and committees that are accepting applications, due October 27, 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:

Facebook.com/MNSteveSimon
Twitter.com/MNSteveSimon

Application forms are available online and must be submitted by October 27, 2015, to assured of full consideration by the appointing authority. Appointing authorities may choose to review applications received by the Secretary of State after October 27.

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 TO THE PROGRAM COMMITTEE OF THE HEALTH PROFESSIONALS SERVICES PROGRAM
Compensation: None
Vacancies include:
One Public Member

CULTURAL AND ETHNIC COMMUNITIES LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
Compensation: None
Vacancies - Six Seats including:
One County provider serving large cultural and ethnic communities
One Culturally Specific Human Services Provider Representative
One Private Industry with an Interest in Inequity Issues Representative
One American Indian Community Representative
One Faith-Based Organizations Ministering to Ethnic Communities Representative; and
One Department of Human Services Employee
Note: The commissioner of human services is seeking applicants from diverse cultural communities to join the council. Individuals who are concerned with disparities in access and outcomes to publicly funded human services experienced by racial and ethnic populations are encouraged to apply.

GOVERNING COMMITTEE OF THE MINNESOTA AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE PLAN
Compensation: $100 per diem for public members
Vacancies include:
One Public Member

GOVERNOR'S RESIDENCE COUNCIL
Compensation: None
Vacancies include:
One Higher Education Representative

MN JOINT UNDERWRITING ASSOCIATION - LIABILITY INSURANCE
Compensation: $200 per diem plus mileage
Vacancies include:
Two Members

MN WORKERS COMPENSATION INSURERS' ASSOCIATION (DATA SERVICE ORGANIZATION)
Compensation: Reimbursement for expenses
Vacancies include:
Two Public Members

SPECIAL REVIEW BOARD
Compensation: $335.00 plus mileage
Vacancies - Five seats including:
Two Psychiatrists
Two Persons experienced in the field of mental health (experience working with sexual abusers and general knowledge of sex offender treatment preferred) and
One Attorney

STATE REHABILITATION COUNCIL
Compensation: $55 per diem plus expenses
Vacancies - Ten seats including:
One Disability Advocacy Group Representative
Two Community Rehabilitation Program Representatives
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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