Morenci administrator interviews set 2013.04.03

Written by David Green.

Interviews are scheduled today, Wednesday, for Morenci's new administrator/city clerk to take over in January for Renée Schroeder.

City council member Tracy Schell will be interviewed at 1 p.m., followed by Morenci mayor Keith Pennington at 3 p.m. At 5 p.m., Kathryn Slusher of Adrian is scheduled to meet with the interviewing committee. The three were selected from a pool of 27 applicants.

Desired qualifications include a background of business-related courses and a willingness to undertake continued training through seminars and workshops.

Candidates are expected to have considerable knowledge of public administration and the operation of government agencies, knowledge of city code and ordinances, experience with financial management and knowledge of personnel administration. Office skills, analytical abilities and leadership qualities are also preferred.

Responsibilities include the preparation of reports and policies to keep city council aware of community needs; to seek grants; prepare and monitor an annual operating budget; insure the fiscal integrity of the city through the maintenance of sound financial records and programs, and to maintain city records.

The person should also supervise elections, maintain employee records, supervise the day recreation program, support the town festival committee, oversee cemetery records, solicit competitive bids and maintain a complex record-keeping system of the entire city business.

Following the interviews, council's Finance and Legal committee will bring a recommendation to the April 8 council study session. The committee will meet with the recommended candidate and discuss pay. If the applicant is satisfied with the offer, the recommendation would be taken to city council at the April 22 meeting.

Council will decide when the new employee should begin working with Schroeder, the existing administrator/clerk, to learn the job.

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