WARREN, Maine — The town will be looking for a new manager after the announcement by Elaine Clark that she will be leaving by the end of the month.

Clark said she submitted her resignation to selectmen to take a job as an attorney for the Maine Department of Marine Resources.

Clark has been town manager in Warren for 18 months. She began work in November 2013, succeeding interim manager Glenn Aho, who filled in for a year after Grant Watmough retired after 17 years as manager.

The town manager said she would complete the development of the 2015-2016 budget before she left.

Clark said her decision was based on the job opportunity and had nothing to do with anything in town. She graduated from the Western New England College School of Law in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1981. Clark worked as an attorney for the Maine Department of Transportation for many years. Before that, she worked in private practices at Murray, Plumb and Murray in Portland and McSwiney, Jones, Semple and Douglas in Concord, New Hampshire.

Clark was executive director for six years of facilities, real estate and planning for the University of Maine, then served as vice president for real estate, facilities and infrastructure planning for the board of regents for higher education for the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities.