Deadline: Open until filled. The application review process will begin Friday February 7, 2014.
Vacancies: (Attorneys are encouraged to apply as the Commission is required to have a minimum of 6 and up to 8 Attorneys within their Commissioners)
- Seat 1: Mayor appointment, to start in an existing term to start immediately - 12/31/2014;
- Seat 10: Mayor appointment, to start in an existing term to start immediately - 12/31/2015
· Minneapolis residency is required.
· References provided. References will be checked.
All commission members must:
· Be known to favor the principles of equal opportunity, non-discrimination and the objectives of the Minneapolis Civil Rights Ordinance;
· Be able to serve on standing committees and hearing panels that review/adjudicate investigative determinations regarding allegations of civil rights violations;
· Not have a pending civil rights complaint or have filed a complaint within the past 5 years;
· Have unimpeachable ethics;
· Be known for civility, objectivity and patience;
· Have an ability to communicate with all levels of people and all levels of education, as well as different genders, races, religions and ages.
Non-Attorneys (or non-presiding attorneys) must:
· Be willing to contribute 8-10 hours per month on commission-related duties and meetings and
· Have the ability to read, apply logic and evaluate complex information and compare it to existing rules, laws or procedures.
Attorneys (presiding attorneys) must:
· Be willing serve as a presiding commissioner in public hearings;
· Be willing to contribute 12-14 hours per month on commission-related duties and meetings;
· Have excellent writing skills to create hearing documents, orders and settlement agreements;
· Be able to listen, read and analyze to process and assess a large amount of information quickly;
· Be able to analyze complex scenarios;
· Have knowledge of the Rules of Civil Procedure; and
· Have 3-5 years litigation experience.
Applications are available by clicking on the application links;
or by contacting the Office of the City Clerk at email@example.com or 612-673-3358. Persons may apply on their own behalf, nominate others for consideration or inform the Office of the City Clerk of persons to whom they wish application materials be sent.
Applications must be submitted to the Office of the City Clerk.
· Email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
· Mail or deliver your application to:
City Clerk Appointments
Room 304, 350 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis MN 55415-1382
· Fax your application to: 612-673-3812
Applications are forwarded from the City Clerk to the Mayor and to the Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Health Committee. Applicants are then scheduled to speak at a public hearing in front of Committee of the Whole. Applications are then reviewed by the Mayor, Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Health Committee Chair, and Civil Rights Staff for recommendation to the full City Council.
Monthly meetings generally take place on the third Monday of each month, at 6:00 pm in Room 241 of City Hall. Hearings and Reviews are conducted in the evening and on weekends. Commission members are compensated $35.00 per monthly meeting and each date they participate in hearings. Attorneys receive $50.00 per hearing, in which they are the presiding commissioner. The commission has 21 members appointed by the Mayor and Council in staggered years (year 1: Mayor appoints three, Council appoints four; year 2: Mayor appoints four, Council appoints three; year 3: Mayor appoints seven). A minimum of six and a maximum of eight members must be lawyers.
Last updated Jan. 24, 2014