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Search is on for Jerome City Administrator
Jerome, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV )
Jerome officials are looking for a new city administrator.
Mayor John Shine says the process has begun.
Shine explains, "we started yesterday advertising for a new administrator. As you know we've been without an administrator for about a month now. It took us a little bit of time to create a new brochure to advertise the position as well as review the job description to make sure it’s right."
The job description includes the desire for a candidate with experience as a city administrator, among other things.
According to Shine, these include, “a track record of excellent service to the community, a strong background in budgeting strategic planning, motivational skills and ability to lead by example. Those are the kinds of qualities that we're looking for. They are very important for us.”
Former city administrator Polly Hulsey resigned in September, and since then officials have been trying to fill her void.
Says Shine, "we're excited about the opportunity. We certainly don't like being without a city administrator. It puts an extra burden on everyone; everyone has a lot of extra work to do so everyone is looking forward to this process."
But just because they are anxious to have an administrator doesn't mean they are rushing the process.
The Mayor notes, "Since it’s a national search we’ll post the job until December 5th and then we'll start narrowing the candidate field."
This would mean the city could have the position filled by as early as next year.
For information on how to apply for the job, visit www.ci.jerome.id.us.