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October 2012 Open Appointments Vacancy Notice
Posted Date: 10/1/2012 7:30 AM
For Release: October 1, 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 October 23, 2012, 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 OF THE MINNESOTA BRAILLE AND TALKING BOOK LIBRARY
388 SE 6TH AVE
FARIBAULT, MN 55021
507-384-6860
M.S. 134.31

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

The Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library serves over 10,000 Minnesotans from pre-school age to seniors with viaual, physical and reading disabilities for whom the standard format of a printed book is a barrier to reading. Advisory Committee membes provide input to the MBTBL on library service issues. Individuals appointed to this committee must be active users of the library. Meetings are held on a quarterly basis at the Minnesota Department of Education in Roseville, MN, or at the Minnesota Braille and Talking Book in Faribault, MN.

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FIRE PROTECTION ADVISORY COUNCIL
444 CEDAR STREET, SUITE 145
ST PAUL, MN 55101
651-201-7200
M.S. 299M.02

Appointing: Commissioner of Public Safety
Compensation: None
Vacancies: Eight (8) -
- Two Licensed Fire Protection Contractors or Full-Time Managing Employees
- Two Journeymen Sprinkler Fitters
- One State Fire Chief’s Association Representative
- One Fire Marshall Association of Minnesota Representative
- One Certified Building Official
- One General Public

Advise the Commissioner of Public Safety on matters within the council's expertise or under the regulation of the Commissioner. The Commissioner of Public Safety or desginee; two licensed fire protection contractors or full-time managing employees; two journeymen sprinkler fitters; one State Fire Chief's Association member; one Fire Marshall Association of MN member; one certified building official; and one general public member. Meetings are held twice per year or as necessary, at the MN Dept of Public Safety.

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GOVERNOR'S TASK FORCE ON BROADBAND
85 E 7TH PLACE, #500
ST PAUL, MN 55101
651-284-4213
EXEC. ORDER 11-27

Appointing: Governor
Compensation: None
Vacancies: One (1) - Member

To develop, implement and promote state broadband policy, planning and initiatives to achieve State broadband needs and goals. Inventory, assess and report on various aspects of broadband. Develop a Minnesota Broadband Plan outline. Membership includes a maximum of 15 members, representative of both metro and greater Minnesota. A balance of broadband interests, include: consumers, education institutions, health care institutions, telephone companies, cable companies, wireless companites, metropolitan areas and rural areas. Meetings will be held at least monthly, in St. Paul, MN.

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MN BOARD ON AGING
PO BOX 64976
540 CEDAR ST
ST PAUL, MN 55164-0976
651-431-2500
M.S. 256.975

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

The board develops, coordinates, evaluates, and administers federal and state funds for programs for the aging; makes grants to 7 area agencies on aging and non-profit agencies; serves as advocate for older persons. The board consists of 25 members including at least one member from each congressional district. Five meetings a year on the third Friday of those months at 540 Cedar Street, St. Paul. Committee meetings are held the preceding day.

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REHABILITATION REVIEW PANEL
DEPT. OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY
WORKERS' COMPENSATION DIV.
443 LAFAYETTE RD.
ST. PAUL, MN 55101
651-284-5018
M.S. 176.102, SUBD. 3.

Appointing: Commissioner of Labor and Industry
Compensation: $55 per diem, reimbursed for expenses
Vacancies: Four (4) -
- Two Employer/Insurer Alternate
- One Insurer Member
- One Labor Member

The panel advises the Department of Labor & Industry on rehabilitation matters relating to workers' compensation and may issue penalties for violation of rules following a contested case hearing under Chapter 14 under Minnesota Statutes 176.103, subd. 3. The fourteen member review panel includes two members each from employers, insurers, rehabilitation, and health care provider, one representative of chiropractors, four representing labor plus three alternates. The Commissioner of Labor and Industry, or designee, is an ex-officio member. Meetings are held the first Thursday of every third month from 1:00p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Labor & Industry Bldg., 443 Lafayette Rd. N., St. Paul.

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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: Governor
Compensation: $116,392 per year
Vacancies: One (1) -Member

Applicants should be a citizen of the state of Minnesota and 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. The Tax Court does not expire. No set meeting schedule. No set meeting location.

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WORKERS' COMPENSATION COURT OF APPEALS
MN JUDICIAL CENTER
25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
ST. PAUL, MN 55155-1500
651-296-6526
M.S. 175A.01.

Appointing: Governor
Compensation: $127,213 Judges/year; $133,573 Chief Judge
Vacancies: One (1) - Member

A candidate shall be learned in the law, have been licensed to practice law for at least five years,
and have experience with and knowledge of workers’ compensation and the workers’ compensation laws of Minnesota.

The WCCA has exclusive statewide authority to review all workers' compensation appeals and vacate awards pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapters 175A and 176. The court consists of five full time judges, serving six year terms. Vacancies between six year terms are filled by appointment by the Governor for a list compiled bythe commission on judicial selection. All members must be learned in the law, licensed to practice law for at least five years, and have experience with and knowledge of workers compensation and the workers compensation laws of Minnesota. Meeting schedules vary depending on case load. Meetings are held in Courtroom 100, MN Judicial Center, 25 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55155.