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January 2013 Open Appointments Vacancy Notice
Posted Date: 1/7/2013 7:30 AM
For Release: January 7, 2013
Contact Info: 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 January 29, 2013 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 2012 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 2012 fiscal year. Paper copies of the 2012 Open Appointments Annual Report are available at the Minnesota Bookstore, 651-297-3000 or 1-800-657-3757.

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“Public Member” means a person who is not, or never was, a member of the profession or occupation being licensed or regulated or the spouse of any such person, or a person who does not have or has never had, a material financial interest in either the providing of the professional service being licensed or regulated or an activity directly related to the profession or occupation being licensed or regulated. MN Statute 214.02.
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NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS AND OTHER RECIPIENTS

When submitting your application, please include the following documents:
- Open Appointments Application Form – completed, signed & dated
- Letter of Interest
- Resume or Biography

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

Submit by e-Mail: open.appointments@state.mn.us

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

You may join our e-mail list-serve by submitting your e-mail address to: open.appointments@state.mn.us
or call us at (651) 297-5845.
We would be happy to add you to our list-serve.
It’s fast, it’s easy, and you will automatically receive a notice by e-mail each month!
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AMERICAN INDIAN ADVISORY COUNCIL
DHS, 540 CEDAR ST.
ST PAUL, MN 55101
651-431-2461
M.S. 254a.035 SUBD. 2

Appointing: Commissioner of Human Services<
Compensation: $50 per diem + expenses
Vacancies: One (1) - St Paul Representative

Council shall assist in formulation of policies and guidelines in the area of Chemical Health. The council shall advise on policies, goals, and the operation of the chemical health program services and shall encourage public understanding and support of chemical health. The council shall make recommendations regarding grants and contracts which use federal funds, and state funds. One American Indian from each of 11 reservations, one American Indian member from Duluth, one American Indian member for International Falls or Northern Range, 2 American Indian members from Minneapolis, and 2 American Indian members from St. Paul. The Council meets on a quarterly basis, with occassional committee meetings, and the Council take turns meeting at each of the reservations and urban community programs.

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BOARD OF PSYCHOLOGY
2829 UNIVERSITY AVE. SE, #320
MPLS., MN 55414-3237
612-617-2230
M.S. 148.90.

Appointing: Governor
Compensation: $55 per diem plus expenses
Vacancies: One (1) - Licensed Psychologist who has a Master’s Degree in Psychology.

Establish qualifications for licensing psychologists; examine and license qualified individuals; establish fees for issuance and renewal of licenses and other services; establish rules of conduct and take appropriate action against licensees who do not meet and maintain those ethical requirements; establish or approve programs that qualify for professional psychology continuing education credit; educate the public about licensure requirements and the rules of conduct; facilitate consumers in the filing of complaints against licensees who may have violated the Psychology Practice Act. The Board of Psychology is created with the powers and duties described in this section. The board has 11 members who consist of: (1) three individuals licensed as licensed psychologists who have doctoral degrees in psychology; (2) two individuals licensed as licensed psychologists who have master's degrees in psychology; (3) two psychologists, not necessarily licensed, one with a doctoral degree in psychology and one with either a doctoral or master's degree in psychology representing different training programs in psychology; (4) one individual licensed or qualified to be licensed as: (i) through December 31, 2010, a licensed psychological practitioner; and (ii) after December 31, 2010, a licensed psychologist; and (5) three public members. (b) After the date on which fewer than 30 percent of the individuals licensed by the board as licensed psychologists qualify for licensure under section 148.907, subdivision 3, paragraph (b), vacancies filled under paragraph (a), clause (2), shall be filled by an individual with either a master's or doctoral degree in psychology licensed or qualified to be licensed as a licensed psychologist. (c) After the date on which fewer than 15 percent of the individuals licensed by the board as licensed psychologists qualify for licensure under section 148.907, subdivision 3, paragraph (b), vacancies under paragraph (a), clause (2), shall be filled by an individual with either a master's or doctoral degree in psychology licensed or qualified to be licensed as a licensed psychologist. The board meets at least ten times a year in January, February, April, May, June, August, September, October, November, and December. Meetings are held in the Psychology Board Conference Room, 2829 University Ave. SE, 3rd. Fl., Mpls.

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CHICANO LATINO AFFAIRS COUNCIL
60 EMPIRE DRIVE, #203
ST. PAUL, MN 55103
651-296-9587
MN LAWS OF 1996, CHAPTER 420

Appointing: Governor
Compensation: $55 per diem plus travel
Vacancies: One (1) - Congressional District 4 Representative

Advise the Governor and the Legislature on the nature of issues confronting Chicano/Latino people in the state including the unique problems encountered by Chicano/Latino migrant agricultural workers. Membership includes one member from each congressional district plus three at-large members. Membership must accurately reflect the demographic composition of Minnesota's Chicano/Latino community, including migrant workers. Quarterly meetings are held in St. Paul, MN.

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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) - Citizen Member

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. Quarterly meetings are held in St. Paul, MN.

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SPECIAL REVIEW BOARD
DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES
PO BOX 64992
ST PAUL, MN 55164-0992
651-431-5800
M.S. 253B.18 sub 4c & 253B.185 sub 9

Appointing: Commissioner of Human Services
Compensation: $250.00 + mileage
Vacancies: Twenty-Four (24)
- Eight (8) Attorneys
- Eight (8) Psychiatrists
- Eight (8) Persons experienced in the field of mental health

The Special Review Board is established by and operates under Minnesota Statutes sections 253B.18 subdivision 4c, and 253B.185, subdivision 9. The board hears reduction in custody petitions involving individuals civilly committed as Mentally Ill and Dangerous,m as a Sexually Dangerous Person, or as a Sexual Psychopathic Personality. The Special Review Board meets and acts in three-member panels comprised of an attorney, a psychiatrist, and another person experienced in the field of mental health. Board members review documents from the patient’s treatment records and hear testimony presented by the patient, treatment program facility staff, interested persons, and the county of commitment. Following a hearing, board members deliberate and determine their recommendation on the appropriateness of the proposed reduction in custody. A written report of the panel’s Findings and Recommendations is prepared by the panel chair and submitted to the Commissioner of Human Services or a judicial appeal panel, depending on the patient’s civil commitment category. Special Review Board membership consists of attorneys, psychiatrists and persons experienced in the field of mental health. No member shall be affiliated with the Depatment of Human Services. Meeting schedules vary. All candidates must meet the following
Minimum Qualifications:
- Possess a basic understanding of the Commitment Act, particularly those provisions relating to the commitment of individuals as Mentally Ill and Dangerous, as Sexually Dangerous Persons, or as Sexual Psychopathic Personalities.
- Have at least two years’ experience in the field of mental health
- Have access to and be able to use contemporary electronic communication technology such as electronic mail and the Internet
- Able to participate in initial and ongoing training related to service on the Special Review Board
Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience working with persons with a major mental illness and general knowledge of diagnosis and treatment
- Experience working with sexual abusers and general knowledge of sex offender diagnosis and treatment
Specific Qualifications:
Attorneys
- Two years’ experience related to civil commitment in Minnesota
- Licensed (and in good standing) to practice law in the state of Minnesota
- Ability to preside over hearings and over deliberations
- Writing skills to summarize information presented at hearings and articulate the SRB’s Findings & Recommendations
Psychiatrists
- Licensed to practice psychiatry in the state of Minnesota
- Be in good standing with the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice

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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) - Public Member (shall be either a hearing instrument user or an advocate of one)

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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URBAN INITIATIVE BOARD
DEED, 1st NATL BK BLDG
332 MINNESOTA ST., #E-200
ST. PAUL, MN 55101-1351
651-259-7424
M.S. 116M.15.

Appointing: Governor
Compensation: $55 per diem plus expenses
Vacancies: One (1) - Public Member that is a representative of minority business enterprise

The board shall investigate and evaluate methods to enhance urban development, particularly methods relating to economic diversification through minority business enterprises and job creation for minority and other persons in low-income areas. The Board oversees the Urban Initiative Program. The ten members include eight public members with six being from minority business enterprises. No more than four of the public members may be of one gender and all must be experienced in business or economic development. The Commissioners of Employment and Economic Development and the chair of the Metropolitan Council also serve as members. Meetings are held as needed, and there is no set meeting location.