Tahoe Township Justice of the Peace Richard Glasson takes the oath of office administered by outgoing East Fork Justice of the Peace Tom Perkins on Jan. 4, 2019.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.
Applications are open for the unexpired term of Tahoe Township Justice of the Peace Richard Glasson in anticipation of his Oct. 5 retirement.
Glasson is the longest sitting judge in Douglas County, having been in office since the beginning of the 21st Century.
Applications will be accepted until 4 p.m. Aug. 8.
Details regarding the selection process will be dependent upon the number of qualified interested parties who apply during the period identified in the posting. This appointment is a public process and screening of applicants will take place in a public meeting before commissioners.
County commissioners directed staff to create a selection process in June to fill the vacancy, including the preparation of a questionnaire for interested applicants, creating a selection committee, defining the selection process timeline, and the date the selection will occur.
The current term will expire in December 2024.
Candidates who wish to serve in future terms will need to file as a candidate for election with the Douglas County Clerk-Treasurer.
To be qualified for the position, someone has to be a qualified elector, who has never been removed or retired from any judicial office by the Commission on Judicial Discipline.
A justice of the peace must have a high school diploma or its equivalent. In addition, a justice of the peace who is not licensed or admitted to practice law in Nevada at the time of appointment must pass an examination prescribed by the Nevada Supreme Court within 18 months after taking the official oath.
Visit www.governmentjobs.com/careers/douglasconv/jobs/4106778/justice-of-the-peace for the job posting and application, or call Douglas County Human Resources at 775-782-9860 for further information.