Okanagan-Similkameen regional district in the market for management staff

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PENTICTON - The regional district is looking for new personnel as two managers prepare to leave their jobs.

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen chief administrative officer Bill Newell says finance manager Sandy Croteau resigned at the end of November 2016. The regional district continues to employ Croteau on a contract basis as the district works its way through the 2017 budget process.

Croteau was hired to replace finance manager Warren Everto, who left the regional district in February 2013.

More recently, public works manager Roger Huston announced his intention to resign Jan. 31 as he takes a position with the Township of Spallumcheen. Huston joined the regional district on March 30, 2015, after holding a similar position with the City of Grand Forks and prior to that with the Village of Lumby.

Huston replaced retiring public works manager Doug French.

Newell says different managers have had different reasons for leaving positions at the regional district, noting a recent market study performed indicated the district pays below the 25th percentile against market for management positions.

“This may be a factor in our recruitment to fill vacancies,” he says in an email.

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