Four candidates interviewed for public works director

CNJ staff

The city of Clovis expects to name its new public works director next week.

Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas said the city is looking at four candidates for the position, which became available when longtime director Harry Wang left for a similar job in Las Vegas, Nev.

The four candidates interviewed are:

• Danny Barrows, a Clovis engineer

• Clint Bunch, interim public works director

• Justin Howalt, a Jacksonville, Fla., engineer

• Bill Kshir, the city’s interim utilities director.

The position, based on experience and education, pays in a range of $48,048 to $68,078 annually, Thomas said.

“Although it was not an absolute requirement,” Thomas said, “we had said it was preferred (applicants have) certification as a professional engineer.”

Other determining factors, Thomas said, would be experience and operating knowledge of public works.

Barrows and Howalt are certified engineers.