The screening committee assisting in the search for a new parks and recreation director is interviewing candidates. The position has been vacant since Don Lorinovich resigned effective Sept. 5, according to Joanne Faust, the town’s director of human resources. More than 50 people applied for the opening. The screening committee began interviews last week and planned to continue them this week. Faust said the panel will forward the names of finalists to the Recreation Commission, which will then interview those candidates in public session and consider an appointment. Whoever is selected will oversee Burlington’s parks and recreational programming. The town had separate directors of parks and recreation until it combined the posts when Lorinovich was hired about 4½ years ago, according to Faust. Don Roberts, who retired then as recreation director, returned temporarily on Oct. 7 to serve as interim director.