The Parker County Commissioners Court establish procedures for filling the vacancy in the position of Parker County Treasurer. At their meeting on April 1, while in executive session, the commissioners came to the decision following the sudden death of treasurer Jim Thorp, who passed away on March 26.Those interested in being considered must submit a resume by e-mail to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Resumes must be emailed to the designated email address. Do not send resumes to individual members of Commissioner’s Court.A person wanting to be considered must be a Parker County resident and must be eligible by state law to serve in an elected position. In addition, the person appointed must be bondable at a bond amount determined by Commissioner’s Court as set by statute.The deadline for submitting resumes is noon on Friday.The county treasurer is the chief custodian of all county funds. The treasurer is also responsible for disbursing county funds as directed by Commissioner’s Court consistent with the law.In this capacity, he or she maintains records of all deposits and withdrawals and reconciles all bank statements, thus assuring their accuracy and the safety of county funds. The county treasurer, who may be designated as the county’s investment officer, is required to submit regular reports to the Commissioner’s Court about the county finances.Upon appointment, the county treasurer must successfully complete an introductory course of instruction in the performance of the duties of county treasurer. After completion of the first year of office, a county treasurer must successfully complete in each 12 month period at least 20 hours of continuing education in the performance of the duties of county treasurer.In addition, treasurers must meet the education requirements of the Public Funds Investment Act found in Government Code 2256.008.For more information on the job duties of treasurer, visit the Parker County Treasurers page on the Parker County web site at www.co.parker.tx.us. Click on the Treasurer link under county offices to get to the treasurer’s page.The person appointed by Commissioner’s Court to fill the vacancy will serve until the results of the November 2014 General Election are canvassed by Commissioner’s Court.