18 seeking Minden town manager job
Tribune news service
CARSON CITY, Nev. – So far 18 people have applied for the position of Minden town manager.
Douglas County Human Resources Manager Darcy Worms said applications will be accepted until Sept. 23.
Worms told Minden Town Board members last week that her plan was to rank the applications by how close they come to meeting the qualifications for town board.
She said the applications would be filed in a binder during the week of Sept. 26 so board members could go look at them.
She said each board member could pick five people they wanted to interview.
“That way you’ll have five to 25 people you want to interview,” she said.
She said the board will be provided with a list of questions. She encouraged board members to come up with their own questions for inclusion in the list.
Interviews for the town manager are scheduled for Oct. 24. Three interview panels would be set up consisting of town board members and a human resources staffer.
After the interviews, board members must deliberate and make their decision on a new town manager in open session.
Minden board members approved the process for seeking a new manager, which pays up to $99,756 a year. The opening was created with the resignation in July of the town’s first manager, Roger Van Alyne.
Van Alyne was hired in March 2010 at a salary of $81,000. He resigned in July with an $8,000 severance package.
He said he wished to return to engineering.
Requirements for the job include a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, finance, accounting or other related field with at least five years experience in a municipal setting.
A master’s degree and experience working with an elected council or board and a strong financial and water background are desirable, or a combination of education and experience.
Details and an application are available on the county’s Web site.
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