WOODSTOCK – With the new fiscal year approaching, the city of Woodstock will move quickly to fill a couple of department director positions.
Woodstock’s Finance Director Roscoe Stelford will take over as city manager May 1, leaving his position open.
The city also will hire a new public works director to replace John Isbell, who retired in November. Jeff Van Landuyt, formerly assistant public works director, has been serving as the interim director.
The Public Works Department consists of the streets, parks, sewer and water maintenance, water treatment, wastewater treatment, fleet maintenance, engineering and administration divisions.
“There’s a whole team of excellent supervisors to help lead that department,” Stelford said.
The city is looking for candidates who have shown a dedication to their past jobs, work well with the community and are dedicated to customer service. The deadline to submit résumés for the public works position is April 17.
Candidates have until the end of the month to submit their résumés for finance director, a position that takes “a good communicator who can express very complex issues in a clear and concise manner,” Stelford said.
These two hires are Stelford’s first as city manager. The city’s finance director for 13 years, Stelford had more recently taken on the role of deputy city manager.
But he said that position isn’t necessarily tied to the finance director and potentially could go to the director of a different department.
“We have a lot of skilled department heads here in the city of Woodstock,” Stelford said.