Batavia is looking for a new assistant city administrator.
Jason Bajor, who had held the job since June 2011, quit several weeks ago, Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke said. The city advertised the job opening Wednesday.
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Schielke said Bajor left for personal reasons. He had taken time off the last few months to deal with a serious, ongoing family matter.
Schielke stressed the departure was voluntary.
"I would speak very highly of him" if asked for a job reference, Schielke said.
Before working in Batavia, Bajor worked for Des Plaines from 2000 to 2010, including three years as city manager.
The city is seeking a replacement with experience in collective- and interest-based labor negotiations, because the assistant city administrator is the head of the city's labor negotiations team. The job pays $96,000 to $133,000, depending on skills, aptitude and experience, according to the advertisement.
Applications are due Aug. 15.