After interviews Tuesday, the Oak Bluffs select board offered jobs to two candidates for local inspector and principal assessor.

The board voted to appoint Kristina West as principal assessor, and Adam Petkus as local inspector.

Ms. West previously served as principal assessor in West Tisbury. In her interview she said after leaving West Tisbury and working as the executive director of the Agricultural Society, she wanted to get back into the public sector.

“I always loved the job that I had in West Tisbury,” she said. “I think my biggest strength is customer service.”

The other candidate was Meghan Montesion, who also has worked in the West Tisbury assessors office, and has worked for the Tisbury police department.

Board members said the decision was difficult.

“I really mean it — it’s really hard to even pick one,” board member Jason Balboni said.

Adam Petkus was the lone finalist for local inspector.

Mr. Petkus grew up on the Vineyard and has been working in construction on the Island for around 10 years, he said. “I’ve gone through everything from being the low man on the totem pole to now I’m running a project in Chilmark,” he said.

Additionally, he is fully certified as an inspector, which board members said was rare.

“You have an applicant that’s just a unicorn,” board member Brian Packish said.

Salary could potentially be a sticking point; Mr. Petkus is seeking some $10,000 more than the position was advertised for. Board members said negotiations will follow.

“Sometimes you can’t keep the line where you want it, and you have to go a little further,” Mr. Balboni said.

Board member Gail Barmakian was absent from the meeting.

— Aidan Pollard