If an emer­gency exists, the Sher­iff may make tem­po­rary appoint­ments not to exceed six­ty (60) days when nec­es­sary and if funds are avail­able, with such actions to be report­ed to the Mer­it Com­mis­sion and the appoint­ment to be made when prac­ti­ca­ble from lists of eli­gi­bles main­tained by the Mer­it Commission.