HANNIBAL | A total of 19 applicants are seeking to become the next general manager of the Hannibal Board of Public Works.
According to Beverly Watson Stewart, the HBPW's human resource administrator, 18 are applicants from outside the city utility. The lone internal applicant for the position, which has a salary range of between $120,000 and $170,000, is believed to be Mathew Munzlinger. He has served as the HBPW's interim general manager since Aug. 16, 2019, after the resignation of Heath Hall who served in that role for 15 months. Munzlinger has worked for the HBPW since 2007.
According to Stewart, the job vacancy was posted on Jan. 9. It was taken off the HBPW's website on Feb. 17, which also was the application deadline.
In addition to the HBPW's website Stewart said last month that the job would be also advertised on the national and state levels. She added that most national and state postings expire after 30 days.
HBPW Board Member Stephan Franke said during the Jan. 21 meeting of the HBPW Board that it had chosen “not to go with the headhunting group because the cost was prohibitive.”
The next order of business in the selection process, according to Stewart, is for the board to review all the applications and to schedule interviews. She added that process has already begun.
A date when the next general manager might be named has not been set.
“The board is working through the process and hopes to have it completed as soon as possible,” Stewart said.