Scandals no secret to administrator applicants (DOCUMENT)

Published: Friday, March 1, 2013 at 10:50 AM.

He and his team are screening the applicants.

“We’re making sure they are who they say they are and checking references and just trying to decide who we’re ultimately going to recommend as a finalist,” Baenzinger said.

The screening includes checking criminal and civil records, credit and bankruptcy records, performing Internet checks and verifying academic degrees, he said.

The brochure advertising the position also reminds potential candidates that a large part of the job will be to mend fences with taxpayers.

“While many of the recent scandals have little or nothing to do with the Board of County Commissioners, the public does not always understand the finer points of governmental organizational lines,” the brochure said. “Consequently, the county is looking for someone whose integrity is above reproach, who is comfortable being extremely open with the public and press, and who will help restore the public’s trust in the county.”

Baenzinger said his team will cull the candidates to a pool of five to eight people by March 18. He then will review the finalists and alternates with county commissioners.

Those candidates will visit the county March 28 and 29 for one-on-one and group interviews with the commissioners.

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