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Notice of Vacancies in State Boards, Councils and Committees

May 15, 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 500 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.…/h…/how-to-apply-for-a-position/


Below is a list of agencies with new vacancies.
Please visit our website for complete descriptions.

Advisory Council On Workers' Compensation
Vacancies: 4 Seats -- Business Representative
Vacancies: 1 Seat -- Employee Rep (Senate Appt)
Vacancies: 2 Seats -- Labor Representative
Vacancies: 2 Seats -- Organized Labor Rep

Agriculture Research, Education, Extension, And Technology Transfer Advisory Panel
Vacancies: 1 Seat -- Agriculture Industry Statewide
Vacancies: 1 Seat -- Assn Of Primary Manufacturers Of Forest Products
Vacancies: 1 Seat -- Organic Or Sustainable Agriculture
Vacancies: 1 Seat -- Statewide Env. & Natural Resource Conservation Org

Minnesota Security Hospital - HRB
Vacancies: 1 Seat -- Attorney
Vacancies: 1 Seat -- Public

Mn Comprehensive Health Association Board Of Directors
Vacancies: 2 Seats -- Public Member

Special Review Board
Vacancies: 2 Seats -- Other Experience


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: 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.