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

September 8, 2015

Application forms are available online and must be submitted by September 30, 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 September 30, 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 September 30, 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.

CULTURAL AND ETHNIC COMMUNITIES LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
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.

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

GOVERNOR'S TASK FORCE ON BROADBAND
Vacancies: One Member

MINNESOTA ORGANIC ADVISORY TASK FORCE
Vacancies: One seat – Organic Retailers Representative

MINNESOTA SECURITY HOSPITAL-HRB
Vacancies: One seat – Psychologist Representative

MN GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES (DD COUNCIL)
Vacancies: One seat – Parent Member of a Child with Developmental Disability

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

NONPUBLIC EDUCATION COUNCIL
Vacancies: One Member

SPECIAL REVIEW BOARD
Vacancies: Five Seats, including: Two Psychiatrist Members; One Attorney Member; and Two Persons Experienced in the Field of Mental Health

STATE BOARD OF PHYSICAL THERAPY
Vacancies: One Public Member

STATE REHABILITATION COUNCIL
Vacancies: One Disability Advocacy Group Representative

STATE REHABILITATION COUNCIL FOR THE BLIND
Vacancies: Seven Seats including: One Deaf-Blind Community Representative, One Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Representative; One Advocate Organization Representative; One Community Rehabilitation Program Service Provider Representative; One Client Assistant Program Representative; and Two Business, Industry and Labor Representatives.

STATEWIDE INDEPENDENT LIVING COUNCIL
Vacancies: Twelve Seats including: Two Advocate Representatives; One Parent Representative; One Other CIL Representative; Three Public Members; One State Council on Disability Representative; One Other State Agency Representative; One Business Representative; One State Services for the Blind Representative; One Department of Employment and Economic Development Representative.

TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Vacancies: Two Seats including: Two Representatives actively involved in business planning for executive branch state agency.

WORKING GROUP ON VIOLENCE AGAINST ASIAN WOMEN AND CHILDREN
Vacancies: Fifteen Seats including: Advocates, Survivors, Service Providers, Community Leaders, City and County Attorneys, City Officials, Law Enforcement, and Health Professionals. At least eight of the members of the working group must be from the Asian-Pacific Island Community.

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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