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Applicants sought for interim engineer

While the Republican Central Committee will appoint the successor of Lawrence County Engineer Doug Cade, the county commission will name an acting engineer until that appointment is made.

Cade announced his decision last week to take the post of deputy engineer in Hancock County. He expects to start that job by the end of May.

The central committee can make the appointment not less than five nor more than 45 days after Cade leaves.

Because the commission will name the acting engineer, commission president Les Boggs is now accepting resumes for the post.

Qualifications for the county job are an individual must be a licensed civil engineer and a licensed surveyor. A degree in civil engineering with a minor in surveying is required. Before licenses in either discipline can be obtained, an individual must practice under the direction of a licensed civil engineer for four years and under the direction of a licensed surveyor for the same amount of time. This must be done concurrently.

The individual must be licensed in the state he or she practices, renew the license annually and take approximately 30 hours of continuing education each year.

Cade was appointed county engineer in February 2011 following the retirement of David Lynd.