Dear Public Works Director Candidate:
Thank you for applying for the position of public works director for the city of (name), Tennessee. We have received many applications for this position.
Of the applications we received, there are approximately (number) at which we would like to look closer. Your application is one of these. In order to find out more about you and your management style, we have enclosed a list of six questions we would like you to answer and return to us no later than (date). Based on these responses, we will select a small number of applicants whom we would like to bring to (city name) to interview. Simply write or type your responses in the space provided, and please feel free to call if you have any questions.
In the meantime, I want to thank you again for your interest in the position of public works director. We look forward to receiving your responses so that we can learn more about you.
Encl: Public Works Applicant Questionnaire