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April 25, 2013

City administrator search entering final stretch

New hire could be in place by end of May

CLINTON — Seven candidates remain in the running for the city of Clinton’s next city administrator, who could be selected by the end of May.

Human resources consultant Paul Greufe updated Clinton City Council members on the search process during the Committee of the Whole meeting Tuesday night.  

Search committee members are currently reviewing the seven applicants they interviewed. Greufe said that of the 10 committee members, nine have returned their choices.

They have yet to determine how many applicants they will move forward to be interviewed by the council and community, but two of the applicants have made it into each search committee member’s top choices. The council will have the final list of candidates by the end of this week or the beginning of next, Greufe said.  

Council members agreed the candidate should be willing to live in Clinton and have a community presence.  

“Our citizens expect it. When it’s tax dollars paying their wages, they expect to have that person also be a taxpayer,” At-large Councilwoman Jennifer Graf said.  

To ensure the applicants’ commitment to staying in Clinton in the city administrator capacity, they were asked what excited them about the position and why they would be willing to locate their families in Clinton. Greufe assured council members that the search committee was comfortable with the seven candidates’ commitment to meeting this requirement.    

“The search committee, based on the interviews and the background information we received, we’re very confident that the people that have applied and made it this far are very interested in being the city administrator for the city of Clinton,” Greufe said.  

The candidates selected for in-person interviews will undergo an exhaustive day-long process that includes meetings with business leaders and city staff, an evaluation, a tour, a community forum and ends with an interview with the City Council.

While At-large Councilman John Rowland questioned interviewing a candidate at the end of a long day, other council members suggested the day-long process would show how the candidate operates under stress and introduce them to the area before meeting with council members.  

“After a day like this, there is going to be a lot of adrenaline in this person and that might be a good time for the council interview really because everything that they’ve seen, all the people they’ve talked to all day long are fresh in their minds,” Ward 3 Councilwoman Bev Hermann said.  

Interviewees will also be subject to professional evaluations and a thorough background check. The candidate that is chosen will also be required to take a pre-employment drug test.  

Greufe advised council members to have an idea of what the appropriate salary and benefits package would be as they head into negotiations with the final candidate.

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