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Kids participating in the Anderson Parks Department’s summer youth program in 2016 run laps around the basketball court to warm up before they start basketball fundamental drills.

ANDERSON – The city of Anderson is looking to fill seven jobs over the next few weeks, including a new superintendent of the Parks & Recreation Department and a deputy director in the Economic Development Department.

The park superintendent’s job has been vacant since Rodney Chamberlain retired at the end of April. The position requires a master’s degree, and the salary range is $53,359 to $78,465.

The deputy director’s position in economic development has been vacant for almost two years since Michael Frischkorn resigned to take a position in the city of Carmel.

The position requires a degree in urban planning or public administration and five years of experience. The job has a pay range of $47,910 to $63,410.

Economic development is also seeking to hire a brownfields specialist to replace Gary McKinney, who retired at the end of 2017.

The job requires a degree in earth science and two years of experience and has a salary range of $44,189 to $63,351.

The city has also posted a deputy position -- salary range of $49,626 to $77,062 -- in the controller’s office. The position requires a degree in accounting.

The Community Development Department is seeking a contract specialist to fill the vacancy created when Kim Townsend accepted the job as executive director of the Anderson Housing Authority in January.

The salary range is $44,189 to $66,351, and the position requires a degree in urban planning.

The Anderson Water Pollution Control Department is seeking to hire a chief chemist with a degree in biology or chemistry. The position carries a maximum salary of $63,410 and requires state certification as a Class 3 operator with the ability to obtain a Class 4 certification in two years.

The department is also seeking a secretary/receptionist with a salary range beginning at $25,302.

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