Dec. 21 is the deadline for submitting applications.

The first attempt to find a new director failed as the applicants did not meet the minimum requirements.

Sigitas Žutautas, a financial manager, was appointed as acting head of LNOBT after Gintautas Kėvišas was last June fired from the job of director general, which he had held for 15 years, for placing himself in conflict of interest situations.