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60 line up for new administrative job at Routt County

Dozens apply for role as county manager’s assistant

Routt County Board of Commissioners

— Routt County Manager Tom Sullivan told the Board of County Commissioners March 14 that 60 candidates have applied for the newly created role of assistant county manager.

The new position, with a salary range beginning at $99,341, is intended to take some of the burden of supervising county department heads off Sullivan's shoulders while providing more direct supervision of those same county employees.

Initially, the new hire would be assigned a supervisory role over the Department of Environmental Health, the Regional Building Department and Planning departments.

There was a touch of irony in Sullivan's voice Monday when he told the county commissioners that the chore of screening 60 job applications has been difficult to keep up with.

"Three (candidates) got back to me by phone, one called me from vacation on Sunday," Sullivan said. "I used (the calls) to determine how much managerial experience they have."

In the meantime, he acknowledged to the commissioners, he's a little behind schedule writing his annual self review.

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Sullivan is probably wondering where all the applicants were in late 2013 and early 2014 when he was looking for a new chief building department official.

His first job advertisement only attracted three applicants, none of them deemed suitable. He wound up advertising the opening three times before landing current chief building official Ben Grush.

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In other business

What: The Routt County Board of Commissioners will consider whether or not to undertake a formal review of the year-old conditional use permit enabling Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports — STARS — to build a new campus on land set back from U.S. Highway 40, just outside the city limits of Steamboat Springs. No public comment will be taken at the hearing.

When: 2 p.m., March 15

Where: Commissioners’ Hearing Room, 522 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat Springs