Tusayan town marshal hire put on hold

In meantime, town staff to draft job description

TUSAYAN, Ariz. - Even though the town of Tusayan is still under contractual obligation with the Coconino County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) for law enforcement services until June 30, 2012, the Tusayan Town Council discussed hiring a town marshall during their May 4 meeting.

Council member Blasi said he placed the item on the agenda, in order to move forward with the process as much as possible.

"Obviously we are in no position to open an advertisement for this position," he said. "It was I that requested this item, and the next two on this action list. It was my intention to begin the process of creating a job description for this position."

Blasi motioned for the council to direct staff to begin drafting a job description for a marshall.

"For when the day comes we will be prepared, and there will be nothing to stall us, nothing to delay us," he said.

Ochoa said that he would begin drafting the job description for the council. He said it would take about 15 or 20 minutes of his time.

Reuter added a salary would be needed for a job description of Marshall, and suggested it might require another 15 minutes of Ochoa's time. Ochoa answered he was able to do that as well.

The time it would take for Ochoa to draft a job description for the future marshall was also questioned by Blasi.

"Mr. Ochoa, I'm assuming you must have some experience in having written these types of announcements and job descriptions?" Blasi asked. "Do you think you can accomplish it in under thirty minutes?"

Addressing the entire council, Ochoa said he has drafted job descriptions for police chiefs, police officers and code enforcement officers, and he has no problem with the task.

Mayor Bryan asked council members to work with Ochoa in drafting the job description and said it was a unique situation that needs to bring into account real-life experiences of community members.

Vice-Mayor Cecily Maniaci volunteered to work with Ochoa, as well as Blasi.


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