The application period for the City and Borough of Juneau’s search for a new city manager is coming to a close June 22. So far the city has seen more than 10 applicants, officials say. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire File)

The application period for the City and Borough of Juneau’s search for a new city manager is coming to a close June 22. So far the city has seen more than 10 applicants, officials say. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire File)

City receives more than 10 manager applicants ahead of deadline

The position has a starting salary of $175,000, according to the city website.

Three weeks since the City and Borough of Juneau began soliciting across the country for applicants to fill the role of city manager — a position that needs to be filled by September as Rorie Watt departs from his role — more than 10 applicants have expressed interest.

According to Christine Woll, an Assembly member who is part of the Manager Recruitment Committee, the application period for the position closes on June 22, following a 30-day period.

Woll said the city has seen applicants not only from Juneau, but across the state and country. The position — as outlined on the CBJ website — has a starting salary of $175,000, which is negotiable.

Deputy City Manager Robert Barr told the Empire he has not applied for the position and does not plan to.

“I like my current job and I want to keep doing it,” he said.

Woll said the committee is interested in applicants with multiple years of experience in a government or public sector organization.

According to previous City Manager Recruitment Committee meetings, once the solicitation period closes city Human Resources and Risk Management Director Dallas Hargrave will conduct an initial screening of the candidates. Six to 10 semifinalists will be presented to the committee for further consideration and a video conference interview.

The committee will then select up to four candidate finalists who will be brought in for site visits before a final selection vote will be conducted by the Assembly, anticipated in late August.

• Contact reporter Clarise Larson at or (651)-528-1807.

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