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Recruiting and Selecting Professional Personnel

Reference Number: MTAS-1224
Reviewed Date: 08/14/2023

The purpose of this section is to provide Tennessee local governments with basic information and a general framework for recruiting and selecting managerial and professional personnel. Because a community’s success and growth depend on its having competent managers and department heads, selecting the right candidate can be extremely challenging. Following the basic suggestions and guidelines in this section can help ensure that hiring decisions are made only after weighing the possible alternatives and outcomes. While this section focuses on hiring a public works director, similar processes can be used for hiring city attorneys, city managers, department heads and other key personnel.

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