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April 5, 2013

‘Best Possible Person’: Nearly 100 apply for city position

NEW CASTLE — The city of New Castle has received 93 applications for the position of economic development director.

Mayor Anthony Mastrangelo said the deadline for submission was Monday, but some applications and resumes are still trickling in.

He said he has received applications from Georgia, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Ohio as well as the Lawrence County area for the $70,000-a-year position.

“I didn’t expect 93,” Mastrangelo admitted. “That’s quite a bit.”

“I’m very pleased,” he added.

Candidates need to meet a minimum requirement of a bachelor’s degree in marketing, economics, public administration, public policy or closely related field and at least three years experience in economic or community development, including administrative responsibility.

Mastrangelo said some of the candidates who have expressed interest have master’s degrees.

He plans to have a four-member search committee begin reviewing the applications next week. In addition to the mayor, the committee consists of Councilman Ed Yerage, business administrator Stephanie Dean and community representative James Haas, who is retired from Penn Power.

Mastrangelo said he will stop accepting applications when the committee convenes next week.

“I want to get the best possible person,” he said.

The mayor’s goal is to hire someone by July 1.

Qualifications and duties for the director have been set by the city’s Act 47 recovery plan, which was amended last year.

The successful applicant will head a restructured department that includes zoning, planning and code enforcement as well as economic and community development.


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