County commissioners didn't advertise the job opening.
By LAURE CIOFFI
VINDICATOR PENNSYLVANIA STAFF
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- The quiet search for a new Lawrence County chief clerk/administrator could be over by the end of this week.
Charleen Micco will retire Sept. 12 after 21 years as chief clerk/administrator and 29 years total as a county employee. Her duties include preparing the county budget, compiling items for the commissioners meeting agendas and administering the operations of the commissioners office.
Lawrence County Commissioner Dan Vogler said he hopes to announce her replacement this week.
"We have been meeting with people who work in the courthouse as well as others in the community," Vogler said of the search for Micco's replacement.
Micco, 55, said she has been considering retirement for some time and notified commissioners of her decision July 12.
"I love the job and I like the challenges, but I'm ready to move on," she said Monday.
Didn't advertise job
Vogler said county commissioners quietly started the job search after receiving Micco's notice. They did not formally advertise the job opening.
"One approach we could have taken was to cast a very wide net and list the job with the county commissioners association and the newspapers," Vogler said. But they decided against it in hopes of finding a local candidate.
Vogler said Micco has indicated she will be available to help her replacement even after her retirement.
Micco said she has no immediate plans after retirement.