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September 2012 Open Appointments Vacancy Notice
Posted Date: 9/4/2012 7:30 AM
For Release: September 4, 2012
Contact: open.appointments@state.mn.us

Notice of Vacancies in Multi-Member Agencies

SAINT PAUL—The Secretary of State’s Office today released the monthly notice of vacancies that have occurred in multi-member state agencies, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 15.0597, subdivision 4 (see the list of current vacancies below).

Application forms may be found at: http://www.sos.state.mn.us/index.aspx?page=5 or may be obtained from the Office of the Secretary of State, Open Appointments, 180 State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155-1299, or in person at Room 180 of the State Office Building.

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 for these various agencies; questions about specific vacancies and appointments should be directed to the appointing authority. Applications submitted by September 25, 2012 are assured of full consideration by the appointing authority. Appointing authorities for these agencies may choose to review applications received by the Secretary of State after that date. Applications are kept on file for a one year period. Agency information for this press release was supplied by the various agencies.

The 2011 Open Appointments Annual Report is available at: http://www.sos.state.mn.us/index.aspx?page=360 . This publication includes a complete listing of state boards and councils that follow the Open Appointments process, descriptions of these agencies and their memberships, and statistical information about appointments and vacancies during the 2011 fiscal year. Paper copies of the 2011 Open Appointments Annual Report are available at the Minnesota Bookstore, 651-297-3000 or 1-800-657-3757.

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NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS AND OTHER RECIPIENTS
You may join our e-mail list-serve by submitting your e-mail address to: open.appointments@state.mn.us.

Application forms may be found at: http://www.sos.state.mn.us/index.aspx?page=5

Submit online: http://www.sos.state.mn.us/index.aspx?recordid=41&page=19

Submit By Mail or in Person:
Secretary of State’s Office
180 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
St Paul, MN 55155-1299

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CURRENT VACANCIES

ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING
M.S. 15B.11

Appointing: Governor and Arts Board
Compensation: None
Vacancies: One (1) - Must be an architect or planner

To advise the CAAPB (Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board) on all architectural and planning matters. The board must get the advice of its advisory committee before selecting the architectural advisor or jurors for a competition. The Committee consists of a three-member advisory committee to the CAAPB. Each of the three must be either an architect or a planner. One member must be appointed by the CAAPB; one by the State Board of the Arts; and one by the Minnesota Society of the American Institute of Architects.

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ATHLETIC TRAINER'S ADVISORY COUNCIL
2829 UNIVERSITY AVE. SE, #500
MPLS., MN 55414-3246
612-617-2130
M.S. 148.7805, LAWS OF 1993, CH. 232

Appointing: Board of Medical Practice
Compensation: $55 per diem plus mileage
Vacancies: One (1) - Registered Athletic Trainer

The council advises the Board of Medical Practice regarding athletic trainer standards, registration issues, and complaint matters. Membership includes two public members; three members who except for initial appointees, are registered athletic trainers, one being both a registered physical therapist and registered athletic trainers as submitted by the Minnesota American Physical Therapy Association; two members who are medical physicians licensed by the state and have experience with athletic training and sports medicine; and one member who is doctor of chiropractic licensed by the state and has experience with athletic training and sports injuries. Meetings are held bi-monthly at the Board of Medical Practice.

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BOARD OF FIREFIGHTER TRAINING AND EDUCATION
444 CEDAR ST., #146
ST PAUL, MN 55101
651-201-7257
LAWS OF 2005, CHAP 110, SF 1578

Appointing: Governor
Compensation: None
Vacancies: One (1) - Full-time fire chief representing the Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association

The board shall: review fire service training needs and make recommendations on training to Minnesota fire service organizations; establish standards for educational programs for the fire service and develop procedures for continuing oversight of the programs; and establish qualifications for fire service training instructors in programs established under clause 2. The board may: contract for technical or professional services according to section 15.061; pay expenses necessary to carry out its duties; apply for, receive, and accept grants, gifts, devises, and endowments that any entity may make to the board for the purposes of this chapter and may use any money given to it consistent with the terms and conditions under which the money was received and for the purposes stated; make recommendations to the legislature to improve the quality of firefighter training; collect and provide data, subject to section 13.01; conduct studies and surveys and make reports; and conduct other activities necessary to carry out its duties. Membership includes: Five members representing the Minnesota State Fire Department Association, four of whom are volunteer firefighters and one of whom is a career firefighter; two members representing the State Fire Chiefs Association, one of whom is a volunteer fire chief, one a career fire chief; two members representing the Minnesota Professional Firefighters Association; two members representing Minnesota Home Rule Charter and Statutory Cities; two members representing Minnesota towns; and one public member. Professional associations make recommendations to the Governor. Meetings are held on a quarterly basis at 13073 Orono Pkwy NW, Elk River, MN 55330.

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BOARD ON JUDICIAL STANDARDS
2025 CENTRE POINTE BLVD., #180
MENDOTA HEIGHTS, MN 55120
651-296-3999
M.S. 490A.01, 490A.02

Appointing: Governor
Compensation: $55 per diem
Vacancies: One (1) - District Court Judge

The board investigates allegations of misconduct by Minnesota judges and referees and recommends judicial discipline to the Supreme Court, including censure, suspension, retirement or removal of judges, and also educates the judiciary and the public on the role of the Board on Judicial Standards and on the Code of Judicial Conduct. Membership includes: one judge of the court of appeals, three trial judges, two lawyers with ten years experience in the state, and four public members. Senate confirmation is not required for the judicial members. No member may serve more than two full four year terms or their equivalent. Meetings are held every 6 weeks, with occasional special meetings, within the metropolitan area.

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CLEARWAY MINNESOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
8011 - 34TH AVE SO., #400
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55425
952-767-1400
MN COURT FILE C1-94-8565

Appointing: Governor; Speaker; Senate Majority; Attorney General
Compensation: None
Vacancies: One (1) - Member

A Director must have the overall background, experience and qualifications necessary to contribute to the Board’s performance of its duties and responsibilities, including knowledge of, and active believe in, ClearWay Minnesota’s mission, purpose and values.
A Director must have knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas: tobacco control issues, public health issues, organizational governance, experience as a director or executive of a substantial organization, human resources, accounting and finance, legal and regulatory matters, government relations, grant making, public relations, and strategic planning.
ClearWay’s Articles of Incorporation prohibit individuals from being board members if they are or have been, within the last 10 years, paid by tobacco companies or businesses that sell tobacco products.

In May 1998 The court required the tobacco companies to pay $202 million into a fund for tobacco control work. This is used to create ClearWay Minnesota, a new independent nonprofit. ClearWay Minnesota has a 19-member Board of Directors, comprising 11 at-large positions and eight appointed members. Board Members have expertise in areas of governance, finances, communications and marketing, grant-making, health care and insurance, tobacco control and cessation, community organizing, populations at risk, public affairs and/or human resources. The Board meets every other month at the ClearWay Minnesota office.

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CRIMINAL AND JUVENILE JUSTICE INFORMATION TASK FORCE
1430 MARYLAND AVE E
ST PAUL, MN 55106
651-793-7000
M.S. 2996.65 SUBD. 2

Appointing: Governor
Compensation: $55 per diem for public members
Vacancies: Two (2) -
- One Public Member representing the interests of victims
- One Public Member representing the private business community and has expertise in integrated information systems

The task force shall assist the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Information Policy Group in its duties. Four public members are appointed by the Governor: One public member; one public member representing the interests of victims; and two public members representing the private business community and have expertise in integrated information systems. The Task Force meets four times per year at the MN Judicial Center.

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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH TRACKING AND BIOMONITORING ADVISORY PANEL
MDH, PO BOX 64882
ST PAUL, MN 55164-0882
651-201-3661
M.S. 144.998

Appointing: Commissioners of Health, Pollution Control, and Agriculture; Speaker House; Senate Majority Leader
Compensation: Expenses
Vacancies: One (1) - Nongovernmental representative (see requirements)

(Requirements: *A background or training in designing, implementing, and interpreting health tracking and biomonitoring studies or in related fields of science, including epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, laboratory sciences, occupational health, industrial hygiene, toxicology, and public health. *A representative of a non-governmental organization with a focus on environmental health, environmental justice, children’s health, or specific chronic diseases.)

Make recommendations to the Commissioner of Health and the legislature on priorities for environmental health tracking and biomonitoring. These include recommendations to study specific chronic diseases, environmental health exposures, chemicals, communities and geographical areas. Make recommendations on aspects of the design, implementation, and evaluation fo the environmental health tracking and biomonitoring system. The committee shall have 13 members; specifications and restrictions for each are detailed in M.S. 144.998. The commissioner of Health shall appoint 9 members, the commissioners of the Pollution Control Agency and the Department of Agriculture shall each appoint one (1) member, and the Speaker of the House and the Senate Majority Leader shall each appoint one (1) member. None of the members may be lobbyists registered under chapter 10A. As specified, a particular subset of 10 of the 13 members must have backgrounds or training in designing, implementing, and interpreting health tracking and biomonitoring studies or in related fields of science, including epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, alboratory sciences, occupational health, industrial hygiene, toxicology, and public health. Meetings are held on a quarterly basis (minimum) in St. Paul, MN.

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ESTHETICIAN MEDICAL CARE AND TWO-TIER LICENSE ADVISORY TASK FORCE
2829 UNIVERSITY AVE SE, #710
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55414
651-201-2742
M.S. 15.014

Appointing: Board of Cosmetology
Compensation: None
Vacancies: Seven (7) -
- Two Public Members – that receive cosmetic services
- Five Licensed Estheticians – (Must meet one (or more) of the following criteria: *Licensed Esthetician (esti) instructor; *Licensed Esthetician working in an urban setting; *Licensed Esthetician working in a rural setting; *Licensed Esthetician working in a medical setting; *Esthetician licensed <3 years ago; *Esthetician licensed >5 years ago; or, *Licensed Cosmetologist.)

The appointed persons will be members of an Advisory Task Force that will review "in connection with medical care" and "in the office of a licensed physician" in 155A.23 and 155A.29, and the scope of practice of a potential Two-Tier license. The agency should have one member that meets each of the following criteria (a member may meet more than one criteria): is a licensed esthetician (esti) instructor; is a licensed esti working in an urban setting; is a licensed esti working in a rural setting; is an esti licensed <3 years ago; is an esti licensed >5 years ago; is a licensed esti working in a medical setting; is a licensed cosmetologist; is a member of the public; is a member of another Board that establishes scope of practice; or is a third party facilitator. Meeting dates are to be determined, and will meet at the University Park Plaza location.

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OMBUDSPERSON FOR INDIAN FAMILIES
1450 ENERGY PARK DR, STE 106
ST. PAUL, MN 55108
651-643-2523
M.S. 257.0755

Appointing: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council
Compensation: None
Vacancies: Two (2) -
- One Member
- One Member for a term ending January 6, 2014

Preference will be given to candidates who are American Indian, and who have training, experience and/or knowledge of the child welfare system.

The ombudsperson shall monitor agency compliance with all laws governing child protection and placement, as they impact Indian children through work with the courts, court officials, policy makers, service providers, social workers, guardians ad litem, and training. The ombudsperson has the authority to investigate decisions or acts, and other matters of an agency, program or facility via complaints, systems and personnel, or upon personal initiative. The ombudsperson shall be given access to any information in the possession of any agency deemed necessary to discharge duties. The ombudsperson may subpoena any agency personnel or documents which the ombudsperson deems relevant to the matter. All five members should be members from the Indian community. Four yearly full board meetings; at least six individual community board meetings. Meeting location varies in Twin Cities.

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PESTICIDE MANAGEMENT PLAN COMMITTEE
625 N ROBERT ST
ST PAUL, MN 55155
651-201-6588
MS 15.014

Appointing: Commissioner of Agriculture
Compensation: Expenses
Vacancies: Ten (10) -
- Two At-Large Members
- One Environmental Organization Representative
- One Farmer Representative
- One Farm Organization Representative
- One Industry Representative
- One University of Minnesota Extension Service Representative
- One Department of Health Representative
- One Department of Natural Resources Representative
- One Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Representative

To provide the commissioner with informed and diverse comment on evaluation activities and decisions related to the implementation of the state Pesticide Management Plan for the Protection of Groundwater and Surface Water (the PMP). The MDA is committed to applicant representation from: the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the Minnesota Department of Health, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the University of Minnesota Extension Service, farm organizations, farmers, environmental organizations, and industry. Representatives from other stakeholder sectors are also encouraged to apply. The commissioner will establish the final composition of the committee. Members should, but are not required to, have scientific expertise in areas such as hydrology, natural resources, pesticide chemistry, pesticide use, public health, soil chemistry or toxicology. At least annually, supplemented with email consultation. MDA, 625 N Robert St., St. Paul, MN

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SEX OFFENDER CIVIL COMMITMENT ADVISORY TASK FORCE
PO BOX 64992
ST PAUL, MN 55164
651-431-5800
M.S. 15.014 SUBD. 2; COMM ORDER 08/21/2012

Appointing: Commissioner of Human Services
Compensation: Expenses
Vacancies: Up To Fifteen (15) - Members

Preferred professional experience and background categories include: a) Curent and former state legislators; b) Active or retired Minnesota County Attorneys; c) Active or retired Minnesota State Court judges; d) Active or retired Minnesota law enforcement personnel; e) Attorneys licensed in the State of Minnesota that represent or have represented patients or sex offenders; f) The Minnesota Ombudsman for mental health; g) Victim advocates; h) Sex offender treatment professionals; i) Minnesota Department of Corrections; j) Minnesota County Commissioners; k) Minnesota County Adult Social Services; l) Academic Professionals

The Sex Offender Civil Commitment Advisory Task Force is created to advise the Commissioner of Human Services on topics relating to the civil commitment of sex offenders. Specific topics will include: the civil commitment and referral process for sex offenders; sex offender civil commitment options that are less restrictive than placement in a secure treatment facility; and, the standards and processes for the reduction in custody for civilly committed sex offenders. There are no prescribed restrictions. Members must have knowledge relating to the civil commitment of sex offenders. Preferred professional experience and background categories include: a) Curent and former state legislators; b) Active or retired Minnesota County Attorneys; c) Active or retired Minnesota State Court judges; d) Active or retired Minnesota law enforcement personnel; e) Attorneys licensed in the State of Minnesota that represent or have represented patients or sex offenders; f) The Minnesota Ombudsman for mental health; g) Victim advocates; h) Sex offender treatment professionals; i) Minnesota Department of Corrections; j) Minnesota County Commissioners; k) Minnesota County Adult Social Services; l) Academic Professionals. The first meetings are scheduled to occur October 11, November 1, and November 15, 2012 at the Department of Human Services, St. Paul, MN. The A schedule of further meetings schedule has not yet been determined. Additional information is available at: http://mn.gov/dhs/about-dhs/public-participation.jsp.

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SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST AND AUDIOLOGIST ADVISORY COUNCIL
MN DEPT. OF HEALTH, HEALTH OCCUPATIONS PROGRAM
PO BOX 64882
ST. PAUL, MN 55164-0882
651-201-3723
M.S. 148.5196

Appointing: Commissioner of Health
Compensation: $55 per diem plus expenses
Vacancies: One (1) - Audiologist

The council advises the Commissioner of Health on matters relating to the licensing and regulation of speech-language pathologists and audiologists including: licensing standards; enforcement of the licensing rules; and continuing education. Effective 8/1/05 - The commissioner shall appoint 12 persons to a Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologist Advisory Council. The 12 persons must include: three public members, as defined in section 214.02. Two of the public members shall be either persons receiving services of a speech-language pathologist or audiologist, or family members of or caregivers to such persons, and at least one of the public members shall be either a hearing instrument user or an advocate of one; three speech-language pathologists licensed under sections 148.511 to 148.5196, one of whom is currently and has been, for the five years immediately preceding the appointment, engaged in the practice of speech-language pathology in Minnesota and each of whom is employed in a different employment setting including, but not limited to, private practice, hospitals, rehabilitation settings, educational settings, and government agencies; one speech-language pathologist licensed under sections 148.511 to 148.5196, who is currently and has been, for the five years immediately preceding the appointment, employed by a Minnesota public school district or a Minnesota public school district consortium that is authorized by Minnesota Statutes and who is licensed in speech-language pathology by the Minnesota Board of Teaching; three audiologists licensed under sections 148.511 to 148.5196, two of whom are currently and have been, for the five years immediately preceding the appointment, engaged in the practice of audiology and the dispensing of hearing instruments in Minnesota and each of whom is employed in a different employment setting including, but not limited to, private practice, hospitals, rehabilitation settings, educational settings, industry, and government agencies; one nonaudiologist hearing instrument dispenser recommended by a professional association representing hearing instrument dispensers; and one physician licensed under chapter 147 and certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. Meetings are held on a quarterly basis, at the MN Dept of Health, Snelling Office Park, 1645 Energy Park Drive, Suite 300, St. Paul, MN 55108.

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STATE CAPITOL PRESERVATION COMMISSION
75 REV DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLVD
ST PAUL, MN 55155
651-201-2556
LAWS 2011, CHAP 6, SEC 3

Appointing: Governor
Compensation: $55 per diem
Vacancies: One (1) - Public Member

The task force members will: exercise ongoing coordination of the restoration, protection, risk management, and preservation of the Capitol building; may assist in the selection of an architectural firm to assist in the prparation of the pre-design plan for the restoration of the Capitol building; develop a comprehensive, multiyear, pre-design plan for the restoration of the Capitol building, review the plan periodically, and, as appropriate, amend and modify the plan; develop and implement a comprehensive financial plan to fund the preservation and restoration of the Capitol building; provide annual reports about the condition of the Capitol building and its needs, as well as all activities related to the restoration of the Capitol building; solicit gifts, grants, or donations of any kind from any private or public source to carry out the purposes of their duties. By January 15 of each year, will report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over the commission regarding the activities and efforts of the commission in the preceding calendar year. The State Capitol Preservation Commission consists of 22 members, applied as follows: (1) the governor; (2) the lieutenant governor; (3) the attorney general; (4) the chief justice of the Supreme Court, or the chief justice's designee, who shall be a member of the Supreme Court; (5) the majority leader of the senate or the majority leader's designee, who shall be a member of the senate; (6) the speaker of the house or the speaker's designee, who shall be a member of the house of representatives; (7) two members of the senate, including one member appointed by the speaker of the house and one member from the minority party appointed by the minority leader; (8) two members of the house of representatives, including one member appointed by the speaker of the house and one member from the minority party appointed by the minority leader; (9) the chair and ranking minority member of the house of representatives committee with jurisdiction over capital investment and the chair and ranking minority member of the senate committee with jurisdiction over capital investment; (10) the commissioner of administration or the commissioner's designee; (11) the commissioner of public safety or the commissioner's designee; (12) the executive director of the Minnesota Historical Society or the executive director's designee; (13) the executive secretary of the Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board; and (14) four public members appointed by the governor. The commission shall meet at least quarterly and at other times at the call of the chair. Meetings are held at the Capitol Complex.

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TAX COURT
245 MN JUDICIAL CENTER
25 REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BLVD.
ST. PAUL, MN 55155
651-296-2806
M.S. 271.01.

Appointing: GovernorCompensation: $116,392 per yearVacancies: One (1) - Member – (must be a citizen of state of Minnesota; must have knowledge of taxation and tax laws.)

The Tax Court is maintained for taxpayers to file appeals related to any state or local tax, except special assessments. The Tax Court consists of three judges who must have knowledge of taxation and tax laws. These are full time positions. There is no set meeting schedule or location at this time.