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September 19, 2012

Claremore city manager search continues

CLAREMORE — The search for a new city manger hits another milestone as the application process was closed last week.

More than 50 applications were received including a few applications right before the deadline, Mayor Mickey Perry said.
“The last minute applicants have slowed the review process, but we are happy to have them,” Perry said.
The city council was set to meet in executive session Monday to start reviewing the applicants that were selected for second interviews.
The late applicants delayed that meeting, as those applications will be fully reviewed to determine if they meet qualifications.
Of the original applicants, 26 were eliminated based on qualifications alone.
Phone interviews were conducted and several qualified candidates are being considered, according to officials.
The city council will likely begin reviewing applicants at the next meeting.
To this point, a committee has been reviewing the information and conducting phone interviews.
The human resources department is conducting background checks as well, according to city officials.
The search for a new city manager began in June, after Daryl Golbek elected to return to his previous position with the city.
As the search started, city officials were dealing with a variety of new issues including changes to the city charter.
Charter requirements for the position were recently changed for the position by the council.
“The city manager is required to have a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration or related field, and at least three years of progressively responsible senior management experience.  A Master’s degree in Public Administration or related field and at least five years of progressively responsible senior management experience within a complex municipal government setting is preferred.  A combination of related experience and formal education will also be considered on a year-for-year basis,” according to the Claremore City Charter.
The general purpose of the city manager is to plan, organize, integrate fiscal controls, direct, administer, review and evaluate the activities of operations, programs and services of the city, under the general policy guidance of the council.

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