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Ligonier Township to add new position

| Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

After bringing a manager onto its staff, Ligonier Township is seeking a financial clerk and administrative assistant.

During the supervisors' Aug. 19 work session, manager Terry Carcella received the go-ahead from the board to look into advertising for the new position in local newspapers.

“It's going to improve operations because it's going to be a dual position,” Carcella said. “It's not just finance — they're also going to be my administrative assistant. We have a lot of plans, a lot of work that has to be done, so it's going to be involved.”

In addition to assisting Carcella, the job description states that responsibilities will include preparing monthly financial statements, monitoring finances using QuickBooks, documenting employee leave and deductions, preparing finances for audits and helping with the annual budget.

Solicitor Michael Korns explained that the township decided to add the position because it is “looking to professionalize a lot of the areas of township management.”

The township is looking for someone with five years' experience working in an office environment, and a degree in accounting or finance is preferred but not required. Municipal government experience would be a plus, Carcella said.

The salary for the permanent, full-time position would be commensurate with experience, Korns said.

Currently subcontractor Rae Ann Tronetti is serving as interim financial director for the township. Carcella said she works between 20 to 25 hours a week for approximately $50 an hour.

“Because she's an outside contractor, we don't have that position filled,” Carcella said, adding that the new position would expand on the work Tronetti does for the township.

“We need somebody in that position,” he said. “It's a key position to the township.”

Nicole Chynoweth is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-850-2862 or