The deadline for people to submit applications for the Park City manager position is Monday, a key date in a process that is expected to result in a start date in January.
Neither City Hall nor the recruiting firm tapped to assist in the hiring had provided details through the end of the week. It is not known how many people submitted their names by Friday morning.
The process will include a round of preliminary interviews and then a set of final interviews with an undetermined number of candidates. The recruiter, Sacramento, Calif.-based Peckham & McKenney, has outlined a schedule calling for the firm to conduct interviews from Nov. 1 until Nov. 5. Peckham & McKenney would recommend which candidates should advance in the process on Nov. 6 under the timeline.
The finalists would be interviewed by Park City leaders Nov. 11-13. The person selected would start on Jan. 7 if the timeline is followed.
It is unlikely City Hall will release detailed information about the finalists or the wider candidate field.
The person will succeed Tom Bakaly, who departed Park City to become the city manager in Hermosa Beach, Calif., early in the fall. He had been the city manager since 2003. Bakaly, who was the No. 2 staffer at the Marsac Building at the time, emerged from a field of 122 people who sought the position then.
The recruiter who is overseeing the search has said she anticipates fewer candidates applying for the position than did in 2003. Bobbi Peckham has said some people have been less inclined to make a job move in the current economy.