The Personnel Committee and the full Jury voted last night to remove the Engineer requirement from the Job Description of Parish Administrator for the Lincoln Parish Police Jury. The description title is now Parish Administrator instead of Administrator/Engineer. The Training and Experience paragraph was modified to read:
Graduated from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a major in business administration and/or business management and/or public administration, and five (5) years of progressively responsible supervisory experience.
Under License, the requirement for “Registered Professional Engineer in State of LA” was deleted.
The committee also set the entry level salary at $60 thousand, depending on experience. Final salary would be negotiated between the applicant and the Jury.
The committee voted to advertise for thirty days for the position, starting November 1, 2009. The ads would run in local newspapers and on government job websites. Personnel Committee Chair and District Nine Juror Joe Henderson will oversee the process.
District One Juror Theresa Moore Wyatt said the process would not exclude anyone and that the position was not promised to any potential applicant. Henderson added that among jurors there had been prior “discussions about dropping the engineering requirement” for the job.
Next, the committee authorized additional signatures on the checking account to take effect after present administrator Dennis Woodward leaves at the end of this month.
The full Jury added a couple of items to the agenda – a resolution of appreciation for outgoing Administrator Dennis Woodward and a request to hire a contract Engineer to oversee capital projects.
District Twelve Juror R. D. “Mickey” Mays moved to hire an Engineer. During the discussion about what the Engineer’s duties would be, it was decided that much of the work had already been done by Woodard, who is a PE. The work consists of surveying the parish roads, classifying priorities and reporting to the State. Woodward said he would work toward completing the report before he leaves his position. The motion was then tabled.
The Jury also adopted the committee reports from earlier in the evening and from last week, where the Personnel Committee had recommended appointing Courtney Hall as Interim Administrator.
After reports and travel, the Jury adjourned at about 6:30 pm.