Judge/Executive Stan Humphries said that Tinsley had been a “very good treasurer.” He expressed his thanks for her service to the county.
Magistrate Doug Taylor proposed that the county advertise in local media and in area universities to find “the best candidate at the best price,” to hire as Tinsley’s replacement. He presented the court with a draft of the job description and qualifications he proposed as requirements for the position.
Humphries said that the treasurer’s position was a four-year appointment and not an at-will position.
Taylor’s original draft called for an applicant to have at least a bachelor’s degree in a business field or five years of experience in government accounting and budget making. The draft required familiarity with Microsoft Office and Intuit software packages, and for the applicant to be a resident of Trigg County or willing to relocate.
The draft also required applicants to meet requirements within the Kentucky Revised Statutes, and to receive a bond from two reputable guarantors.
Magistrate Kevin Terrell suggested reducing the educational requirement. “Maybe they have a degree but not in business. I don’t think it would hurt to say that a bachelor’s degree was recommended but not required. We could cast a broader net that way.”
The court agreed to broaden the software qualifications from Intuit only to any accounting software.
Read about the search for a new treasurer and other county business in your new Cadiz Record.