Open city admin position gets $5-10K pay increase

Sep 1, 2017 By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer

The City of Riverton recently adjusted the salary for the open city administrator position.

The move was intended to attract more applicants for the job, Mayor Lars Baker said.

The advertisement for the job printed Wednesday in The Ranger shows the pay range is $100,000-$130,000, a slight shift from the original $95,000-$120,000 pay range advertised April 26 in The Ranger.

"We have people out there that are in that (salary) range already," Baker said. "So there's no reason for them to leave where they're at."

In July of 2016, the city reported former city administrator Steven Weaver's yearly salary at roughly $114,000. His last day on the job was March 1, 2017.

Baker said the search has been "a real challenge," but he remains hopeful about this new round of potential candidates.

"We have some really good applicants this time," he said. "We will see different people."

"The time of year" could have something to do with the slow pace of the city administrator search, he suggested.

"It is interesting," Baker said.

On Monday, interim city administrator Courtney Bohlender said the city had eight applicants on file so far.

Applicants must submit their paperwork by 5 p.m. Friday at City Hall.

The job opening description has not changed and still states a requirement of five to seven years of experience in city management or a similar public administration-related field in conjunction with a bachelor's degree in public administration, although a master's degree is preferred.

The advertisement states the salary comes with a "generous benefit package" and that the contract can be negotiated depending on experience and qualifications.

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