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CHNEP recruiting for new director

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The Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program (CHNEP), through the City of Punta Gorda, is recruiting for the position of CHNEP Director. This position reports directly to the CHNEP Policy Committee. It is a high-level executive position responsible for managing and directing all activities related to the CHNEP.

Applications and all required documents must be received by City of Punta Gorda Human Resources no later than 4:30 PM, Monday, June 13, 2016. No later than June 30, 2016, the City of Punta Gorda Human Resources Department will screen for minimum qualifications all applications that were received by the deadline specified above. The CHNEP Policy Committee will then screen pre-qualified candidates' application submittals at a public meeting on July 14, 2016 in order to select candidates for interview.

Interviews are planned for Thursday, August 11, 2016. Interviews will be conducted by the CHNEP Policy Committee during a public meeting. The ranking of candidates is likely to be made the day of the interviews. Once the ranking has been completed, the CHNEP Policy Committee will notify the candidates.

A Policy Committee representative will enter into negotiations with the highest ranked candidate. If negotiations are unsuccessful with the first candidate, the representative will either enter into negotiations with the next ranked candidate(s), or notify the Policy Committee who may choose to begin the process over if there is no consensus to move forward with the existing slate of candidates.

Start date of the successful candidate is expected to be October 3, 2016. An earlier start date may be negotiated, depending on the circumstances of the successful candidate.

A complete job description and links to online employment applications may be found at the link below.

Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, June 13, 2016.