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Elizabethton taking applications for finance director/city clerk

John Thompson • Updated Oct 18, 2019 at 10:38 AM

ELIZABETHTON — The city of Elizabethton is advertising for a new director of finance and city clerk.

City Manager Daniel Estes said he hopes to have the process completed in about three to four weeks. He said the city has just recently placed advertisements in local newspapers and in other announcements of job openings.

Nikki Nidiffer has been serving in the position on an interim basis since July. She succeeded Debbie Kessler, who was finance director and city clerk for six years. She had worked the city for 13 years. In August, Kessler became town recorder of Unicoi.

The Elizabethton vacancy is posted in indeed.com. That posting indicates “The City of Elizabethton is accepting applications for a fnance director/city clerk. This position manages and supervises the Finance Department and serves as chief financial officer/city clerk for the City.”

The City of Elizabethton is a full-service city, with a General Fund Budget of $19 million, 250 full-time employees, and a population of 14,200.

The minimum requirement for the job are a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university, majoring in finance or a related field; four to six years related experience or training.

Preferred qualifications for the job include being a certified public accountant and/or a master’s degree; a certified municipal finance officer or government accounting/finance experience; and municipal clerk certification.

The salary range is $62,500 to $77,000. The city is on the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System.

To apply, go to www.elizabethton.org — Job Openings or to the Director of Human Resources, 136 S. Sycamore Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Applications/resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

Estes said he will select a panel to assist him In assessing applicants. The process should begin in a couple of weeks.

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