Coordinator’s wife hired to fill HR position

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Less than a month after Faribault County’s coordinator was able to convince commissioners to create a Human Resource generalist position, his wife has been picked for the job.

At the Dec. 19 County Board meeting, commissioners voted 4-1 to hire an HR generalist. Commissioner Tom Loveall voted no.

County coordinator Brian Hov says the vacancy was posted internally for 10 days and the only applicant was Sarah Van Moer.

David Drown Associates Human Resources, Inc., assisted in developing a job description and classification at no cost, according to Hov.

She was interviewed by the Personnel Committee, County Board chairman Bill Groskreutz and vice chairman John Roper, and Amy Wachlin, license bureau supervisor,” Hov says.

Van Moer has served as the Central Services assistant for nearly three years. She began her new duties on Jan. 8 and will be paid an hourly rate of $28.18.

Applications are currently being accepted for the Central Services assistant vacancy and the posting closes on Friday, Feb. 2, at 4:30 p.m.

The county also had been seeking applications for a Human Services director with Jan. 2 being the deadline to apply.

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