CASPER — Wyoming is resuming its search for a new oil and gas supervisor.
The top candidate for the job so far turned down an offer to accept the job on Tuesday. Interim supervisor Bob King said he had been told that the unidentified candidate had already chosen “to take a different career direction” before getting the offer.
Forty-one people applied for the job and seven applicants were interviewed. A state statute requiring that the person hired for the job must be a geologist or engineer licensed in Wyoming has limited the number of qualified applicants. Legislation is in the works to change that.
The state has been looking for a new supervisor since Tom Doll resigned in June over comments he made about residents in Pavillion.