It appears an important City Hall job will soon be up for grabs.

The City of New Bedford is advertising on its website the position of City Clerk. The city is accepting applications through May 30th, and the job has a salary range of $64,000 to $79,000 a year.

City Clerk Rita Arruda was unavailable for comment on Monday, but its been known for months that she planned to retire in the near future. A call was placed to the city's Retirement Board to see if Arruda filed retirement papers. That call was not returned.

If Arruda is retiring, two former City Councilors have been mentioned as possible candidates. However, former Ward Five Councilor Jane Gonsalves told WBSM News, she had no interest in the position and was not applying. Former At Large Councilor Denis Lawrence did not return our call.