Bexley News

Application deadline for two city director jobs nears


The city of Bexley is looking to fill a newly created job of deputy director of development and communications and is also seeking candidates to fill the role of service director.

The service director position became vacant at the beginning of the year when Bill Harvey left that post and began serving as city auditor. Harvey was elected auditor in November; he replaces former auditor Gary Qualmann.

The Service Department manages the operation and maintenance of the city's infrastructure, including streets, street lights, sanitation and sewers, trees in the public rights of way, medians and parks.

According to the job description, the service director works under the mayor's direction to plan and administer the department's operations and staff. The salary range for the position is listed as $75,000 to $87,750.

During City Council meetings late last year, Mayor Ben Kessler and council members discussed creating a deputy director of development and communications position to assist the mayor in maintaining existing businesses and bringing new ones to the city and in getting the word out about city initiatives to residents.

According to the position's job description, the deputy director of development and communications will be responsible for assisting the mayor with business development, community development and grant writing, marketing and communications, public relations, maintaining the city's online presence, outreach and volunteer recruitment. The salary range is listed as $45,000 to $55,000.

Those interested in applying for either job should email a resume and cover letter to The application deadline for both jobs is Wednesday, Jan. 15.