Interim Coconino County Manager Mike Townsend is among five finalists for the permanent job.
Townsend has served as interim county manager since November 2011.
He has worked 13 years for the county, including as deputy county manager and as chief fiscal officer.
From 1995 to 2000, Townsend worked as the finance and budget manager for Flagstaff.
The other four finalists are Gila County interim finance director Dana Paul Hlavac, Morgan County, Ga. manager Michael Lamar, ex-deputy Phoenix city manager Cynthia Seelhammer and Humboldt County, Calif. administrative officer Phillip Smith-Hanes.
Prior to moving to Gila County, Hlavac worked four years as deputy county manager for Mohave County in Kingman.
Seelhammer has been Globe's interim city manager and an interim manager at the City of Maricopa and the Town of Tusayan.
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