‘Dearth of applicants’ stalls Maine municipalities’ attempts to fill top government jobs

Nelita Collins

After Blue Hill town administrator Shawna Ambrose decided to step away from her position in January, the Select Board put out a call for a replacement. Four months later, they still haven’t found someone to take up the reins.

The board decided to recently repost the job ad.

It’s a struggle that municipal officials across Maine have become all too familiar with. While many professions have had trouble finding workers, people in the public administration field say that it’s been especially challenging the last few years to fill high-ranking public manager jobs in the Pine Tree State.

‘Dearth of applicants’ stalls Maine municipalities’ attempts to fill top government jobs

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