Fulton searching for new director of administration

The City of Fulton is searching for a new director of administration after the position has remained vacant since July.

Renee Tyler, former director of administration, was fired during a closed session in July. The city appointed her to the position March 2022.

The city appointed Courtney Doyle as interim director of administration during the same meeting.

The city has not said why Tyler was fired.

Mayor Steve Myers formed a "special hiring committee" for the search, a City of Fulton release states.

The committee will review submitted applications.

"The selection process is designed to be thorough and transparent, with a focus on identifying a candidate who not only possesses the necessary qualifications and experience but also shares the city's values and dedication to community well-being," Myers said in a release.

To apply for the position, submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected].

Applications are due by Dec. 1.

According to the director of administration job listing on simplyhired.com, the estimated salary is $76,000-$96,200 a year.

The listing indicates the city is "urgently hiring" for this position.

Listed qualifications include five years of city management experience and a bachelor's degree in public administration or business, although a master's degree is preferred.

After six months of appointment, the director of administration must be a resident within Fulton city limits.

The listing states the director of administration is "responsible for the safe and efficient operation of all aspects and elements of each of the city departments."

The mayor appoints the director of administration. The Fulton City Council approves the appointment.

According to the job listing, essential functions of the position include: supervisory activities, 15 percent of time; budget (capital and operating) activities, 10 percent of time; planning activities, 25 percent of time; internal and external PR activities, 15 percent of time; coordination activities, 20 percent of time; and council-related activities, 15 percent of time.

The director of administration's immediate supervisor is the mayor.