SWAMPSCOTT — Selectmen are interviewing candidates for the town administrator job this week and have scheduled a vote to hire one of three finalists on March 14.
Former Town Administrator Andrew Maylor left his post in December to become North Andover's town manager. Dave Castellarin, Swampscott's assistant town administrator and town accountant, temporarily stepped into the town administrator role this winter.
This week, selectmen have scheduled interviews with Gerard Perry, a Swampscott resident and director of bureau accounts for the Massachusetts Department of Revenue; New York resident Christopher Senior, the deputy town supervisor of North Hempstead, N.Y.; and Thomas Younger, interim town manager in Ipswich.
Ipswich selectmen hired Younger in the first week of January with the understanding that the position would last three to five months, while the board searches for a permanent town manager.
Younger, the former town manager of Belmont, was also named a finalist this month for the town manager job in Hanover. Selectmen in the South Shore town are expected to make a hire in early March.
Younger resigned in November 2011 from his post in Belmont, where he had been town manager since 2005. Previously, he was town manager in North Reading for 10 years and also worked in Norton and Oak Bluffs.
Over the fall and winter, Younger was a finalist for town manager jobs in Winchester, North Andover and Marblehead but was not hired.
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