The York City Council is seeking applications and resumes for the vacancy in the controller's office.

The city is starting 2017 without a controller, with Robert Lambert leaving the office effective midnight on Jan. 1. Lambert, who served in the part-time elected city position since 2008, has been named head of the York County Library System.

Applicants are required to submit a letter of interest and resume to city clerk Dianna Thompson-Mitchell’s office by noon on Jan. 11, according to a news release.

To be considered, applicants must be at least 21 years old and a competent accountant. Applicants must have lived in York City for at least a year and must live in the city for the duration of their time in office if appointed, according to the release.

The York City Council will hold public interviews for selected applicants at its Jan. 25 committee meeting and will appoint the new controller shortly after the interviews. The new controller will serve until Jan. 1, 2018.

The new controller must give the city a $10,000 bond in order to take the oath of office, according to the release.

The York City controller is tasked with performing internal audits and reviews of all city purchase orders, contracts, warrants and agreements to comply with the Third Class City Code, state laws and city policies. The controller also assists in all audits by independent auditors, issues subpoenas and protects city tax dollars from waste, fraud and abuse, according to the controller’s website.

For more information on the vacancy and how to apply, visit

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