With the departure of two longtime town employees this fall, Edgartown is in the market for a new highway superintendent and town clerk.

The search began with the appointment of selection committees for both positions by the selectmen this week.

Town administrator James Hagerty, human resources director Kim Lucas and former town clerk Wanda Williams, who retired after 31 years on the job on Nov. 30, will sit on the town clerk selection committee.

Assistant town clerk Karen Medeiros will serve as the interim town clerk during the hiring process.

The town clerk handles birth, death, and marriage certificates for the town, as well as various other legal documents, and also presides over elections for the town.

The highway superintendent selection committee will include Mr. Hagerty, Ms. Lucas, town facilities manager David Thompson, parks administrator Jessica McGroarty and water department superintendent William Chapman.

Longtime highway superintendent Stuart Fuller will be leaving after 10 years on the job. Mr. Fuller also served as the Edgartown tree warden. According to Mr. Hagerty, the next highway superintendent would also serve in that capacity.

The highway superintendent is responsible for maintaining all roads in the town, including pothole repair, road resurfacing and snow removal.

In both selection processes the committees will go through applications and choose the three most qualified candidates for a public interview.

The town clerk applications closed Nov. 30, while the highway superintendent applications close Dec. 10.

The highway superintendent position requires residency in Edgartown six months after hiring for on-call purposes.

Also on Monday, the selectmen appointed Katherine Buck as acting animal control officer.