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Candidates reviewed for city position

WORTHINGTON -- Up to six candidates for the vacant city administrator position will be interviewed later this month, the Worthington City Council decided Monday.

WORTHINGTON -- Up to six candidates for the vacant city administrator position will be interviewed later this month, the Worthington City Council decided Monday.

The Brimeyer Group Inc., Hopkins, is working with the council to assist with the recruitment of a new administrator to replace Bob Filson, who died in May. Jim Brimeyer, the group's president, said he would extend invitations for interviews, scheduled for Sept. 29-30.

During Monday afternoon's special council meeting, Brimeyer and councilmen reviewed two-page summaries on seven candidates who sent resumés to his firm. The council opted not to interview one of the seven candidates.

Brimeyer said a total of 23 resumés were received by his firm for the city administrator post. That total was subsequently narrowed down, he added, noting two candidates included in his packet of two-page summaries for council members withdrew for separate reasons on Friday and Monday, respectively.

In June, Brimeyer predicted about 30 applicants for the Worthington job.

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"Number one, the pool is not what it was 10 to 12 years ago," Brimeyer said. "Number two, the care and feeding of candidates is becoming more of a challenge."

The hiring process has continued to remain on schedule, with the next stage being an approximately week-long period for credential and reference checks.

On Sept. 29, candidates who accept interview invitations will be in Worthington for group activities such as a city tour, meetings with staff, school district representatives and realtors, and a community coffee event. A dinner reception with council members will be in the evening.

On Sept. 30, candidates will rotate between each council member for one-on-one meetings of approximately 45 minutes each in the morning. Council will conduct group interviews with each candidate in the afternoon.

It's hoped that Worthington's new city administrator will have a start date between October and November. The salary range for the job is between the "eighties and nineties," for an approximately $20,000 range depending on candidates.

Ryan McGaughey arrived in Worthington in April 2001 as sports editor of The Daily Globe, and first joined Forum Communications Co. upon his hiring as a sports reporter at The Dickinson (North Dakota) Press in November 1998. McGaughey became news editor in Worthington in November 2002 and editor in August 2006.
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