Greater than a 12 months after Portland’s metropolis supervisor left the job, the town is lastly prepared to start out promoting for the place.
The Metropolis Council’s metropolis supervisor search subcommittee on Thursday voted 3-0 to approve a job description and brochure, and the town plans to publish the job late subsequent week. Councilors and the search guide, Baker Tilly, agreed to evaluation just a few closing edits earlier than the posting goes stay.
“There are some issues which are going to be modified … some language that talks about how various Portland is and the character of that variety as a result of that’s vital,” mentioned Mayor Kate Snyder throughout Thursday’s assembly.
“Numerous our time is spent speaking about asylum seekers coming to Maine and specifically Portland, so a point out of that’s vital. A point out of our dedication to justice and fairness is essential.”
Town supervisor is the highest non-elected job in Portland authorities, charged with working day-to-day operations, managing a workers of 1,400 workers and making ready and administering the annual price range.
The publish has been stuffed on an interim foundation by Danielle West, who beforehand served as the town’s company counsel, for the reason that November 2021 departure of former metropolis supervisor Jon Jennings.
West earns a wage of $186,511 and councilors agreed Thursday that the job posting will record a wage vary of $190,000 to $225,000. West mentioned Thursday she plans to guage whether or not she is going to apply for the everlasting job as soon as it has been posted.
Hiring a metropolis supervisor was placed on maintain for months due to the work of the town’s Constitution Fee, which final 12 months proposed vital modifications to the town supervisor and mayor’s roles. Voters in November rejected the proposed modifications.
The search comes as the town is making an attempt to fill plenty of high jobs, together with police chief, which the town is hoping to publish by the tip of the month.