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Deadline April 5 to apply for public works director job

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Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 12:00 pm

For those wishing to apply for the job of Public Services and Works Director, applications are  are due by 4 p.m., on Friday, April 5.

Sherry Lynn Van Allen, with the City’s Human Resource Department, said, “Applicants can get a copy of the city application and actual job description from our city website.”

“It is an extremely difficult position to fill due to the qualifications required,” she told the Range News.

“The candidates must be well versed in so many different areas.”

To see a detailed job description, go to the City’s website, of, or contact Human Resources at (520) 384-4271, ext. 4204; 101 S. Railroad Ave., Willcox, Ariz. 85643.

The position is being advertised at a salary between $47,000 and $66,373, depending on experience.

“A reminder to anyone applying – all City applications must have an attached resume and a letter of intent,” Van Allen said.

The position has also been posted  on the League of Arizona Cities and Towns website,” which lists municipality openings for all positions in Cities and Towns throughout Arizona,” she told the Range News.

“Whoever is selected for the Director position will be working with a great group of people,” said Van Allen, adding, “The staff at Public Works is terrific.”

Willcox City Manager Pat McCourt announced Dave Bonner’s resignation at the Willcox City Council’s March 3 work session.

Bonner is leaving the City to pursue a career with a previous employer in his home state of Indiana.

In his resignation letter addressed to McCourt, Bonner said that his past eight years of employment with the City has given him the opportunity to develop professionally.

He listed one of those opportunities “to provide a safer more consistent inspection program for construction as Administrator of Development Services.”

“At the time, there was a lot of activity in construction and development,” said Bonner, adding,

“I was able to hire a building inspector and a code enforcement officer to enhance the department’s effectiveness.”

After two years as the Administrator of Development Services, Bonner applied for the opening in the Public Works and Services Director position.

After an interim period of one month, he was instated in the position.

“I believe that my six years as the Director have improved the overall operations of the department,” he said.

“Through training and and equipment purchases, there have been improvements in efficiencies and quality,” said Bonner, adding, “That being said, there is still a long way to go.”

“We have a young utilities crew. Provided with the proper training, they will soon be more productive and efficient,” he said in his letter to McCourt.

“The Streets section is better equipped to maintain the streets,” Bonner said. “Parks and Facilities look better than when I moved to Willcox.”

Wife Connie Bonner works at the Willcox Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, both as an accountant and as Wings Over Willcox Coordinator.

“I will continue to work in Willcox at the Chamber and the City of Willcox through the first of September to aid in the transition of my replacements,” she told the Range News.

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