Firm tapped to find next administrator

Published: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 10:09 AM.

After developing a job description, the company will advertise on multiple national platforms. She estimated that the entire search could take 90 days to four months to complete.

“We really want to have a decision by May so that person can come to work and be part of the budget process,” Godwin said.

County Administrator Jim Curry, who will retire by the end of October 2013, has said he would like to walk his successor through the 2013-14 budget development process.

Curry, who has worked for the county for 35 years, entered the Florida Deferred Retirement Option Program, or DROP, in 2008. Under state rules, he must leave his post within five years of entering the program.

Curry was hired as an Okaloosa County corrections officer in 1978. Three years later, he was named director of the Corrections Department and served in that position until 1997. Curry served in the county’s No. 2 position from 1997 until 2005, when he became county administrator.

Contact Daily News Staff Writer Kari Barlow at 850-315-4438 or Follow her on Twitter @KariBnwfdn.

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