Milton to interview seven applicants for city administrator position

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Andrea Behling
Monday, July 28, 2014

MILTON—Milton's accelerated recruitment process is underway to fill the soon-to-be vacant city administrator position.

Members of city management will interview seven “very qualified” applicants this week for the position, outgoing City Administrator Jerry Schuetz said.

Schuetz's last official day is Tuesday, Aug. 5. He accepted a job as communications supervisor with the Milton School District in early July, and his first day with the school district is Monday, Aug. 4.

The committee reviewed 19 applications Monday in a closed session meeting lasting about an hour.

“Nineteen great people put their hats in the ring,” Milton Mayor Brett Frazier.

The seven applicants the committee chose to interview are people they could “absolutely see filling this position,” Schuetz said.

The job description was posted for 10 days. The last time the city administrator position was open in 2010, the job description was posted for two months and attracted 29 applicants, Frazier said.

To get 19 applicants this time around for only having the job description posted for 10 days is indicative of the city's financial health and the attractiveness of the position, Frazier said.

The seven applicants to be interviewed have a “diverse set of experiences” and are people who would do a good job, Schuetz said.

The special selection committee hopes to have a list of finalists to present to the city council at a special meeting Aug. 4, Schuetz said.

The city administrator job was open for anyone to apply. There were three “extremely motivated” people who inquired about the job before the description was posted, Frazier had said. Some of those people submitted applications, Frazier said Monday.

The screening committee members present Monday were Frazier, Schuetz, city council President Don Vruwink and council members Dave Adams and Theresa Rusch. Council member Nancy Lader was also in attendance. Invitations to sit in on the committee went out to all city council members.

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