The city’s mayor has been trying to fill the post of city administrator since the retirement of Jack Dill in June.
Mayor Bill Vansuch said this week that he is limited in whom he can hire because the administrator must be a city resident.
He said he asked four people who have experience in government if they want the post, but all declined.
He said he asked another candidate, but that person said he did not want to take a job that he might lose in four months. Vansuch is running against former Councilman Lew Jackson, who also was a former city administrator. If Jackson wins the November election, he has the right to choose his own administrator.
Vansuch hired Dill as administrator after he became mayor in January 2011, stepping in when former Mayor George Krinos stepped down.
Dill replaced Jackson, who had been administrator under Krinos.
Dill, who had been the city’s mayor for 10 years before he lost to Krinos in 2009, retired June 7.
“He said he wanted to spend more time with his grandkids, and he likes to fish,” Vansuch said.
He said his search to fill the $30,000-a-year position is still active.