Section 16-60-111.9

Vacancy in position of executive officer.

(a) For the purposes of this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

(1) BOARD. The Board of Trustees of the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind; the Alabama Youth Services Department School Board in its capacity as the Board of Education for the Youth Services School District; the Board of Directors of the Alabama School of Fine Arts; the Board of Trustees of the Alabama High School of Mathematics and Science; and the Board of Trustees of the Alabama Community College System as applied to two-year postsecondary education institutions.

(2) EXECUTIVE OFFICER. The President of the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind; the president of any community or technical college under the auspices of the Board of Trustees of the Alabama Community College System; the Executive Director of the Alabama School of Fine Arts; the Superintendent of the Department of Youth Services School District; and the Executive Director of the Alabama High School of Mathematics and Science.

(b) Notice of a vacancy in the position of executive officer shall be posted by the applicable board. The notice shall be posted on the Internet and in a conspicuous place at each school campus and worksite at least 30 calendar days before the position is to be filled. The notice shall remain posted until the position is filled and shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, all of the following:

(1) Job description and title.

(2) Required qualifications.

(3) Salary range.

(4) Information on where to submit an application.

(5) Information on any deadlines for applying.

(6) Any other relevant information.

(c) The board may adopt or continue policies which are not inconsistent with this section. The position shall not be filled during the required posting period, except as herein provided. The posting of a vacancy notice as required in this section shall not be abridged or delayed except in emergency circumstances and then delayed only temporarily in order to reasonably meet the conditions of the emergency. The adoption of additional policies shall comply with the requirements and procedures of Section 16-1-30.

(d)(1) Except as otherwise provided in subdivision (2), a vacancy in the position of executive officer shall be filled by the board within 120 days after such vacancy occurs, except in the case of a financial emergency. The board may temporarily fill the position on an interim basis for not more than two six-month periods.

(2) The Chancellor of the Alabama Community College System, subject to the rules and procedures of the board, may appoint an interim executive officer to serve as the president of any two-year school or college under the auspices of the board for such terms as the Chancellor determines to be in the best interests of the community or technical college.

(3) A duly appointed interim or emergency executive officer shall not be prohibited from consideration for selection to fill an executive officer vacancy.

(e) Violation of the notice requirements of this section by the board shall void any related employment action taken by the board.

(Act 2010-210, p. 332, §3; Act 2014-448, p. 1673, §1; Act 2015-125, §4.)