Minnesota Secretary of State February Open Appointments


Steve Simon

Notice of Vacancies in State Boards, Councils and Committees

February 7, 2017 — The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State today released notice of vacancies for various state boards, councils and committees that are accepting applications. Minnesotans are encouraged to apply and serve in demonstration of public service. The newest vacancies are listed below, and the full list of 556 vacancies can be found on our website Open Positions.

Applications may be submitted online, and must be submitted within 21 days of the “Publish Date” listed on our Open Positions page, to be assured of full consideration by the appointing authority. Appointing authorities may choose to review applications received by the Secretary of State after the 21 day application period.

See our new instructions on HOW TO APPLY at the end of the message.


Below is a list of agencies with new vacancies.

Please visit our website for complete descriptions.

Advisory Council On Wells & Borings

Vacancies: 1 Seat — Bored Geothermal Heat Exchanger Contractor

Board Of Accountancy

Vacancies: 1 Seat — Certified Public Accountant

Board Of Water And Soil Resources

Vacancies: 1 Seat — Chair

Vacancies: 1 Seat — County Commissioner

Vacancies: 1 Seat — Elected City Official – Non Metro

Commission Of Deaf, Deafblind And Hard Of Hearing Minnesotans

Vacancies: 1 Seat — West Central Rep

Environmental Health Specialist/Sanitarian Advisory Council

Vacancies: 1 Seat — Industry Member

Vacancies: 1 Seat — Public Member

Licensed Genetic Counselor Advisory Council

Vacancies: 3 Seats — Genetic Counselor

Vacancies: 1 Seat — Licensed Physician with Experience in Genetics

Vacancies: 1 Seat — Public Member

Medical Services Review Board

Vacancies: 1 Seat — Occupational Therapist

Minnesota Biodiesel Task Force

Vacancies: 1 Seat — Environmental Org. Rep.

Ombudsman Committee For Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities

Vacancies: 2 Seats — Advocate

Vacancies: 1 Seat — Consumer Member

Plumbing Board

Vacancies: 1 Seat — Commercial/Industrial Journeyman Plumber

Statewide Independent Living Council

Vacancies: 1 Seat — Councils and Service Providers



Visit the Open Positions page.

Scroll down to find the correct Agency/Board/Council.

Choose the correct seat type, and click button that says APPLY

The system will walk you through creating an application profile.

Page 2 of the application will now allow you to attach the following documents:

• Letter of Interest

• Resume or Biography

Applicants are encouraged to use the online application as the Appointing Authority will have access to your information as soon as it is submitted.

Applications submitted via downloadable application may experience some delay in reaching the Appointing Authority.

Paper applications may be submitted 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

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.

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