Juneau begins search for new city manager

Assembly OKs plan to find replacement for Rod Swope

Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Juneau Assembly approved a plan from its human resources department Monday to find a new city manager, who is responsible for running the city's bureaucracy and answers to the elected officials of the Assembly.

The search began Tuesday with job postings online and next week, direct mailings to city managers working in similarly sized cities will be sent out, said human resources director Mila Cosgrove.

The new city manager will replace Rod Swope, who announced Nov. 7 that he'd be leaving the post effective April 30 to avoid burnout and to take a break before finding something new to do. Swope was hired in 2003 and earns an annual salary of $133,420.

The postings advertise a negotiable salary that begins at a minimum of $110,000. Applications will be accepted through Jan. 5, then Cosgrove's department will forward the top 10 to 15 candidates on to a screening committee made up of Assembly members.

The target date for a final selection is March 2.

See the job posting online at juneau.org/human_resources/jobs.php.

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