Havelock is continuing its search to fill the special projects/communications coordinator position once held by Diane Miller.


Havelock is continuing its search to fill the special projects/communications coordinator position once held by Diane Miller.



Miller resigned on March 20 to become town manager of Oriental, and the position has been vacant since. The city is taking applications for the job until Thursday.



Frank Bottorff, city manager, said the position is being advertised on the city website. He said a major part of the job is informing residents and media of happenings around the city.



“That’s clearly a good part of what the position is going to be,” Bottorff said. “That’s not an area we want to degrade in any way.”



Angie Fahnestock, personnel director for the city, said that the position Miller once held included grant writing but the job description was changed last year. The job pays $34,642 per year.



“Grants aren’t as plentiful as they once were, so while some duties have come off there have been some added duties to make up for that,” Fahnestock said. “We’ve added some duties to it but kept it at the same salary level.”



According to the job description, the employee “plans, organizes, and oversees the city’s special projects, including grants, safety program, contracted programs, and coordinates the city’s communication program including public information, media relations and other duties assigned by the city manager.”



Job duties include helping the city manager prepare correspondence and reports, and gathering information from city departments for distribution in media releases and advisories. Also included are updates to the city’s Facebook and Twitter pages as well as its website.



Interviews will be scheduled once the applications have been reviewed. Bottorff will make a recommendation to the Board of Commissioners, which must approve the hiring.



More information is available at www.havelocknc.us or by calling 444-6400.