19 line up to become tax chief

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A total of 19 people have applied for the vacant post of the State Revenue Service's director general, State Chancellery Director Martins Krievins told the press Monday.

The commission that evaluates the applications will meet October 14, to decide which of the applicants will be shortlisted for interviews, while interviews with the candidates will most probably begin next week.

According to Krievins, applicants include businessmen, public servants, and academicians. In total, about one hundred potential candidates were offered to submit their applications, but most declined the offer for various reasons, including Revenue Service chief's comparatively small salary, increased media attention, and the political taint associated with the job.

October 7 was the last day candidates cold submit their applications.

As reported, the State Chancellery hired Eiro Personals company to help analyze the labor market situation, select the best-suited candidates, and speak to prospective candidates.

During the first round of the competition, the commission for assessment of the candidates will evaluate documents submitted and whether they meet the requirements. During the second round, the commission will have individual meetings with the candidates to assess their motivation, professionalism, language skills, and every candidate's vision of further development of the Revenue Service. During the third round, personnel management specialists will evaluate the candidates' strategic vision, team management and other skills.

LETA also reported, the previous competition for the Revenue Service's director general failed as the commission decided that none of the candidates was eligible for the third round.

Finance Minister Dana Reizniece-Ozola (Greens/Farmers) then offered the job to the State Environmental Service's Director General Inga Kolegova, who accepted the offer but later withdrew her candidacy after the Revenue Service found that she had failed to provide full and accurate information about large transactions in her declaration of assets and income.

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