SARTELL -- The city of Sartell is taking applications for a new Finance Director.

City Administrator Mary Degiovanni has been serving in the position for the past four years. She says it's always been the plan to separate the positions and the timing is now in their favor.

"We've got a retirement happening in the administration area and so we are going to use that opportunity to redraft the finance director position and let us add this position back in."

Applicants should have a degree in accounting, business, finance or closely related to those fields. Pay ranges between $68,000 to $94,000 per year.

Degiovanni says the position allows them to take a closer look on some things that was put on the back burner.

"Some of those decisions are going to monitored more closely internally and I think that will help recoup the investment in the finance director by increasing our earnings."

Applications must be completed by 4:00 p.m. July 6th and you don't have to be a Sartell resident. The city hopes to fill the position by August.