Jefferson County commissioners Tuesday postponed a vote on hiring the county’s first manager.

The panel had an interview last week with Tony Petelos, who is currently mayor of Hoover, located 11 miles south of Birmingham in Jefferson County.

After the interview, two commissioners expressed concern about whether they were moving too quickly to hire Petelos, so the scheduled vote was delayed.

Petelos’ name came up suddenly last week when he announced that he was interested in the $240,000-a-year job. He is an 11-year former state representative.

In 2009, the Legislature passed a bill mandating that the county hire a manager to help the commission move forward with resolving its financial problems.

Earlier this year, a national search firm found three candidates for the commission to consider but all three withdrew from the job search.

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