Search For an Assistant Town Administrator to Begin Soon

The Hudson Board of Selectmen were asked to allow the town to move forward with finding an Assistant Town Administrator during the April 9 meeting.

“Funding for the Assistant Town Administrator position was included as part of the Fiscal Year 2025 budget, which begins July 1, 2024,” Town Administrator, Steve Malizia, wrote in a memo to the Board of Selectmen. “I am seeking the Board of Selectmen’s approval to start the process to fill this position.” Malizia said they had the position from 2009 to 2011, and they want to be able to have someone in place for the position beginning July 1.

“July 1, it would be nice to hit the ground running, if possible,” he said.

Selectman, Kara Roy, asked about having something about human resource duties in the job description noting that they discussed it previously.

Malizia explained that a HR type position is usually on its own and noted that it’s not something they have had since he has worked for the town. “We haven’t had one since I’ve been here,” he said.

Selectman, David Morin, agreed with the importance of finding a HR professional for Town Hall, but said they should try to get an Assistant Town Administrator and hope they have experience in that area and if not, they can re-examine looking for a HR position next year, or in the future. “At least we should give it a shot,” he said.

Vice Chair, Dillon Dumont, said it could be added to the knowledge and skills section of the job posting. “I think as a Board we should still move forward with this,” he said.

Selectman, Heidi Jakoby, said they could have it added as a preferred skill, as part of the job posting. It was agreed to allow Malizia to begin looking for applicants, but add to the posting to include human resources under the preferred skills portion of the job posting.

The Board of Selectmen also agreed to have Jakoby and Dumont on the hiring committee for the position.

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