Consultant to help find Wauconda's next community development director

  • Wauconda officials are searching for a new community development director.

    Wauconda officials are searching for a new community development director. Daily Herald File Photo 2008

 
 
Posted12/5/2018 5:30 AM

Wauconda officials on Tuesday hired a consultant to help find a new community development director for the village.

GovHR USA, a Northbrook firm, will conduct the search. It will be paid up to $18,000 for the task.

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The director will oversee building, permitting, zoning and development activity in Wauconda. An interim community development director was hired this summer following longtime Building, Planning and Zoning Director Chris Miller's retirement.

The job title was changed to community development director for simplicity, Village Administrator Kevin Timony said. Additionally, many towns are rebranding building and zoning departments as community development departments, he said.

The starting annual salary for the new director will be about $105,000, Timony said.

Officials hope to have a candidate ready for hire by January or February.

Wauconda has used GovHR USA to find key administrators before. It brought Timony to Wauconda last year and recruited Police Chief David Wermes in 2015.

The company's sister company, GovTempsUSA, supplied the village's interim community development director this summer.

"(We have) a good relationship with GovHR," Trustee Ken Arnswald said. "They've had very good success in the past."

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