Hello Jamie- You are wise to examine a community carefully prior to making an application. Once you have determined that you are interested, you might want to discuss the same with your current manager or close colleagues if at all possible. Applications can become a very public process, and you should make certain that any key people around you know what is happening. They may also prove to be a good resource regarding the new community in which you have an interest. If you are relatively new to the profession, you may also want to collaborate with more senior members of the state association. They often know a great deal about cities and towns in many places, and they might point you to managers near your place of interest that could confidentially assist you. Since you would be working with them were you successful, it is also a great way to meet them.Best of luck in having an enjoyable and successful career.