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Morgan interviews applicants for director of human resources

By Sheryl Marsh
smarsh@decaturdaily.com · 340-2437

Morgan County officials will choose a human resources director from among six candidates they interviewed this week.

County Commission Chairman John Glasscock, who is on a committee to hire a director, said five applicants live in Morgan County and one lives in Lawrence County. Four applicants are men and two are women.

The committee interviewed three applicants Wednesday and three Thursday, Glasscock said.

Glasscock got commission approval in April to hire someone to fill the position vacated when the governing body fired Jack Underwood in November.

The commission voted unanimously to fire Underwood after a television reporter exposed him and Glasscock for having e-mails that showed naked women on their computers.

As District 2 commissioner, Glasscock served on the committee that hired Underwood in 2004. Creating the human resources position was Glasscock’s idea.

The committee to hire a new director includes County Administrator Syble Atkins who works for Glasscock, Sheriff Greg Bartlett, Probate Judge Greg Cain, Revenue Commissioner Amanda Scott and District 1 Commissioner Jeff Clark who is president pro tem.

The job description requires applicants to have a college degree in business, communications or a related field.

Also, the description states that the human resources director must have the “ability to work on a computer for long periods of time.”

Glasscock said the committee will make a decision from the six applicants. The process will not move into selecting finalists.

He said if the committee needs to talk with certain candidates more than once, he has arranged for them to do so Monday.

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