About 50 people applied for the job which pays about $115,000 per year.
The search committee has been working for four months to recruit and advertise the position. They have narrowed down the number of candidates and done a first round of interviews.
On August 28, the committee will present the candidates to the board of selectmen.
Jay Coburn, chairman of the Truro Board of Selectmen, said the number of applicants speaks to the opportunity the job represents for the right person.
“There are a lot of dynamite and exciting things going on in the community and a lot of folks looked at this as a good opportunity and applied,” he said.
Coburn said that while the town doesn’t require its administrator to be a resident, he would prefer the right candidate to be a local.
“My personal feeling is that someone who is either going to live in town or lives in town or in a neighboring community that that is really the best situation. I also think it’s really helpful to live in the community or live in the region and understand the unique challenges our town faces,” he said.
Former Town Administrator Rex Peterson died unexpectedly in February.