Deborah DeGenova, the city's former finance commissioner, is returning to City Hall.
This time around, DeGenova, who retired over the summer, initially will work in the development department, Mayor Gary McCarthy said.
"She will be down there working with them, but again I'm looking to have her have a broader engagement than what would be the director's title," McCarthy said.
He said DeGenova, who will return early next week, will be involved in the city's ongoing efforts to fight blight and assist with the its application for state community development block grant funding.
Her appointment comes as Jackie Mancini prepares to step down as the city's development director to take a higher paying job beginning next month as director of Human Resources for Schenectady County.
The mayor said he plans eventually to appoint a development director to succeed Mancini.
Anthony Ferrari was appointed as DeGenova's successor.
DeGenova's part-job time, two or three days a week, will allow her to continue collecting her state pension, the mayor acknowledged.
She retired in July after nearly 3½ years as finance commissioner. At the time, the 60-year-old DeGenova said she she had reached retirement age and had more than 33 years in the state pension system.
She previously worked as the assistant director of the state Bureau of Debt Management for the state Comptroller's Office and also worked for the state Dormitory Authority.
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