The city has narrowed the list of candidates for its new human resources coordinator position and what would be its third building inspector in two years.

City administrator Jeff Mikorski told the Press in emails last week the Personnel committee planned to interview all five HR candidates and one building inspector applicant this week.

The HR finalists are: Allisa Brown, an HR specialist at the state Department of Veterans Affairs for the past three years; Char Horsfall, who spent the past two years doing HR at UW-Madison and eight years before that at the Verona Area School District; Mitchell Weckerly, an HR specialist at the state Department of Transportation for the past five years; Melissa Kitelinger, an HR generalist for the past 15 years at Stoughton Hospital; and Jacob Haupt, an HR manager at Acacia Hospitality, a Wisconsin Dells-based resort company.

The city received 37 applicants for the position, which closed July 16. The job, which was added to the 2018 budget after being discussed but passed on for several years, will pay between $60,417 and $75,061.

The city narrowed its four building inspector applicants to two that were qualified, and one has withdrawn from consideration. The remaining candidate is Larry Turner, a senior engineer for PFS Corporation for the past 17 years. The was vacated by longtime inspector Brian Flannery two years ago, when he took a similar position in Sun Prairie, and then again by Ken Robers in July, after he left to take a position in Greendale.

The job posting closed July 30. It will pay between $60,417 and $75,061.