SUNBURY - Budget director Jeff McClintock, who has served as Northumberland County's chief financial officer for 4 1/2 years, plans to resign by the end of the month.

Commissioners Vinny Clausi and Stephen Bridy, who lauded McClintock for his efforts in directing the county's budget and other financial matters, said McClintock has accepted a position outside of Northumberland County government.

McClintock began his duties as chief financial officer Aug. 10, 2009, at a salary of $71,483.88. He was later named budget director and is currently earning $75,058.

In a press release issued Tuesday announcing McClintock's pending resignation, Clausi stated, "Jeff is a great employee and we will miss him. I hate to see him leave. He works hard every day to save the taxpayers money. Jeff worked hand-in-hand with me and Commissioner Bridy to develop the strategy for our five-year financial plan."

Bridy added, "He will be deeply missed. He was always an honest employee who worked to save every dime of taxpayer money."