The city is now accepting applications for its vacant public health administrator job. You can see the posting here. The job is open until the end of the month.
The Board of Health discussed who would review the applicants for the position at its meeting Tuesday. Among the members on the selection committee include two City Council members, the city administrator, program directors and a public health administrator from another community.
The Board of Health may add two or three members to the committee, which will interview the candidates.
Marcia Fernholz is filling in as interim public health administrator until a replacement is hired. She can't apply for the job because she doesn't have a master's degree.
Fernholz took over the department after Janelle Grammer, the previous public health administrator, was fired by the City Council.
The department head is one of at least four openings in the city's Health Department. The city is also looking for a sanitarian, nurse and dietitian. They'll also post in the next month for someone to run the city's Healthy Births, Healthy Outcomes program.
The city appears committed to filling the vacancies. Fernholz told the Board of Health she submitted the department's 2010 budget, which included no lost positions.