They are reading through résumés at the Brownsburg-Chatham town hall.

The deadline to apply for the municipal clerk’s job was January 8.

The position has been vacant for nearly a year since former clerk René Tousignant left the job in spring, 2018.

Hervé Rivet was hired as the new director-general in August, and he has acted as clerk for municipal council meetings since that time.

In addition to a minimum of three years of municipal government experience, Brownsburg-Chatham is also requiring applicants to have a law degree and to be members of the Québec bar.

The reason for those requirements is because the clerk will also be responsible for coordinating the town’s legal affairs.

No possible salary for the role has been advertised.  Remuneration will be according to existing municipal salary policies.