SOUTH THOMASTON, Maine — Selectmen have hired a St. George woman to be its next town administrator.

The board voted unanimously Tuesday night to hire Ann Matlack, who will begin her job on April 30. She succeeds John Spear, who announced in January that he would be retiring.

Matlack will be paid $44,000 per year, which will increase to $45,000 upon the successful completion of a six-month probationary period, the town stated in a news release. She also will serve as town clerk, town treasurer, tax collector, registrar of voters, general assistance administrator and freedom of information officer.

Matlack earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Southern Maine Muskie School. She worked as an assistant to the Rockland city manager from 2006 to 2013.

She is a member of the Knox County Budget Committee and is a former member of the School Administrative District 50 Board and St. George Budget Committee.