South Portland officials have picked a Kaplan University administrator to become city clerk and registrar of voters when Susan Mooney retires from the post in November.

The City Council will vote on the appointment of Emily Carrington during a special meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the South Portland Community Center, Mayor Linda Cohen said Tuesday in a news release.

Carrington was selected from 38 applicants and four finalists who were interviewed by a council subcommittee made up of Cohen, Tom Blake and Maxine Beecher. Carrington was their top choice.

“We are thrilled to have Emily Carrington join the South Portland team,” Cohen said. “Her background, education, technical capabilities and professionalism are all strong assets she brings to the position.”

Carrington, who is 29 and lives in Portland, is campus operations administrator and assistant to the president of Kaplan University in South Portland. As a member of the senior management team, she oversees human resources for more than 120 staffers across three Kaplan campuses in Maine.

She also handles staff communications and development, campus operations and the university’s social media. Previously, she was Kaplan’s academic coordinator and assistant to the campus academic dean.

Carrington has a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from the University of New England and a master’s degree in human resources management from Kaplan.

“I am so thrilled for this opportunity to serve the people of South Portland,” Carrington said. “There is a lot of work to do, and big shoes to fill. I’m eager to get started.”

Carrington’s annual salary will be $65,000, said City Manager Jim Gailey. Mooney, who has worked for the city for 39 years, makes $89,555 per year.

Carrington’s first day on the job will be Oct. 28, so she’ll be able to shadow Mooney for several days through the Nov. 3 election.