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updated: 7/9/2014 12:49 PM

Batavia seeks new assistant administrator

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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.

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.

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