Miller submits resume for clerk position

PARKERSBURG – A second resume has been received from a candidate interested in the Wood County clerk’s job.

Paul Eugene Miller of 1342 Avery St. has filed for the post.

According to Miller’s resume, he has bachelor’s degrees in political science and English from West Virginia University, a master’s degree in public administration and completed graduate coursework in the public policy program.

Miller’s work experience includes serving as policy outreach director at the West Virginia Center on Budget & Policy, being chief financial officer for West Virginia Capitol Mortgage Inc. in South Charleston and serving as a public policy research analyst in the West Virginia House of Delegates.

According to Miller’s resume, he has computer skills as well as experience and knowledge in real estate and legal research and writing; budget analysis; oral and written legislative summaries; technical writing and also served as a WVU-Parkersburg adjunct political science professor.

The commissioners have scheduled a special session for 10 a.m. Friday at which time they will interview Miller and deputy clerk Mark Rhodes, who has also submitted a resume for the job.

The commissioners said they expect to make an appointment July 15 to be effective Aug. 1.

Clerk Jamie Six announced earlier he was resigning effective July 31. The commissioners, by statute, have the responsibility of naming a temporary replacement. The appointee would serve until the results of the 2014 general election are certified.

Six, a Democrat, has recommended Rhodes for the job, and clerk’s office staffers also urged the commission last week to name Rhodes.

Rhodes has 29 years of county government experience. He listed computer skills and training in government accounting, financing and grant management and 14 years of supervisory experience on his resume. Rhodes is the administrative assistant in the clerk’s office. His other job experience includes work with the Complete System Support Inc., information systems coordinator for the county; home confinement officer; Wood County Jail administrator and Wood County correctional officer.

Six has urged the commission to make a decision as soon as possible to “alleviate employees’ anxiety” and give him time to work with his replacement before he leaves.

In January anyone interested in running could file as a candidate for the office. Once that election is certified, whoever wins would become clerk for the next two years, filling out the unexpired remainder of Six’s term in office. In 2016 the office will be on the ballot again for a six-year term.

If a quorum of the county commission cannot agree on a replacement for Six within 30 days of the vacancy, the Democratic Party county executive committee would name a person to fill the vacancy.