So I am about 9 months in at my current job, an assistant planner in a rapidly growing suburb in the Midwest. The community I am in now has a small staff and little room to advance. I am fairly happy here, but am not really getting to use a lot of my skills, plus the pay isn't that great. I took the job to get my foot in the door professionally.
Luckly, several weeks ago a position opened up in a exurb of the metro area. The position pays quite a bit more and features a lot more duties that align with my concentration from school (historic and downtown revitialization). The community and department are a bit larger, which would mean more opportunities to advance. I have an interview with the community this week and have a very good feeling about my chances from reviewing the job posting.
The problem with this position is my current position. I have been here long enough (actually the longest assistant planner), that I am beginning to have a trust built up with my PC, BZA, Council and Town Manager. We just recently hired a new Planning Director and I have been his trainer and have built up a great working relationship with him. I am worried about screwing over my small department and the new director. At the same time I need to look out for myself and my career. I beleive this would be a great opportunity to advance my skills and my financial position (at least a little bit). I am obviously going to the interview but am I just being selfish? Am I caring too much about my current position? Any advice would be greatly welcomed!