Hilton Head’s longtime town manager is once again looking for another job.
Steve Riley, the town manager since 1994, is one of five finalists for a city manager position in San Marcos, Texas, according to an online report from the Austin American-Statesman in Austin, Texas.
The story said 55 candidates from 21 states applied for the position. The city manager stepped down in January; an interim manager currently holds the position, according to the story.
Riley is the only applicant not currently working in Texas, the story said. Interviews with the San Marcos City Council are scheduled for July 13 and 14.
San Marcos has a population of about 62,000, according to the most recent U.S. Census data. Hilton Head’s population is about 40,000.
In 2015, San Marcos was named the fastest growing city in the U.S., based on census data.
At that time, he cited conflicts with mayor David Bennett as the reason for his job search.
Riley has been Hilton Head’s manager since 1994 and has worked for the town since 1991. Previously, he was a planner for the city of Beaufort and Beaufort County, along with a private consulting firm in the Midwest, according to the town’s website.
The town manager for Hilton Head is responsible for the daily operations of government. Nancy Gasen, Hilton Head’s director of human resources, said Riley’s annual salary is $175,203.
Lisa Stauffer, the town’s senior human resources administrator, said in addition to his salary, Riley also receives benefits that amount to 38 percent of his salary.
Riley did not respond to a request for comment on Friday.