After nine months on the job, Herb Rowland has resigned his position as a judicial commissioner.
In a letter written to Warren County Commissioner Ken Martin, who is chairman of the county’s Policy and Personnel Committee, Rowland said, “This has been a tough decision for me, however I find that even though I am retired I am working almost full time with my duties at the courthouse.”
Rowland is a former sheriff’s investigator who presently works as a security officer at the Warren County Courthouse, a position he started in September.
When contacted by the Standard, Rowland said, “I retired from the sheriff’s office in March of 2011. I really didn’t mean to start working full time again. I had too many irons in the fire. I was within eight hours a month working full time. I had to give up one.”
“I have no complaints about the job itself. It was a good job. I really enjoyed doing it but I didn’t have time to take care of my other interests. I couldn’t spend time with my family. I also do some farming. I wasn’t able to do that. I was on call 12 hours every Saturday and eight hours every other Monday. Every Saturday was tied up,” Rowland said.
Applicants for the vacant judicial commissioner position must possess a high school diploma or equivalent, possess basic computer skills, and must be willing to complete required training. All applicants will be subject to a pre-employment drug test and complete background check. Additional information will be available at the Labor and Workforce Development office.
Applications will be accepted at the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development office, 107 Lyon Street, until noon this Friday, Dec. 14.