Published: Dec 13, 2011 6:01 PM EST

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The City of Cape Coral has begun the search for a replacement for former City Manager Gary King.

The city will pay a recruiter $20,000 for the nationwide search, which could begin as early as next week.

The position will pay between $130 and $150,000 per year.

City officials expect to have a list of candidates by March of 2012. City Parks and Rec director Steve Poulhman is filling in on an interim basis.