City of Solvang, California
SALARY: $89,835 - $112,257
The City of Solvang, California seeks an experienced and knowledgeable City Clerk to provide oversight, planning, and direction of the operations and services of the City Clerk’s Office. This position will prepare, post, record, and maintain the agendas, minutes, and records for the City Council in accordance with statute. The ideal candidate will demonstrate knowledge of municipal government operations and procedures, as well as knowledge of State and municipal laws related to official records maintenance, public disclosure and elections. The ideal candidate will establish professional working relationships with all levels of the organization, remain apolitical, and work effectively with the City Manager. These winning technical and interpersonal strengths combined with the ability to communicate effectively, produce accurate and transparent records, possess strong customer service skills and the desire to learn, will ensure efficient management of the day-to-day Clerk’s Office needs.
The City Clerk (Clerk) reports directly to the City Manager, working closely with the City Council and City Attorney. The Clerk provides administration of the statutory functions of the office of the City Clerk in maintaining transparency to the public and City staff. This position may supervise other clerical staff and will enable the public to have assurance that the democratic processes of elections, access to city records, and all legislative actions are transparent, comply with federal, state and local regulations, and are properly recorded.
The Clerk will also coordinate the codification of the City’s Municipal Code; ensure compliance with conflict-of-interest laws and Fair Political Practices Commission regulations; schedule mandated training for City staff and work on program activities with other City officials, departments, outside agencies, organizations, and the public; assist with bid openings; and provide responsible and complex staff support to City Manager.
The Clerk will demonstrate competence with digital processes and think innovatively with a vision geared towards improvements and efficiencies. The Clerk will improve workflows and continue to flourish our recently implemented online system for public information requests. The candidate selected will be required to work an extended work schedule to attend legislative, commission, and council meetings and demonstrate experience using word processing and spreadsheet applications to prepare reports, correspondence, charts, and other office related documents.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The ideal candidate will be professional, dedicated, and will understand the importance of managing highly confidential information. The candidate will develop positive relationships with both internal and external stakeholders and the general public and have the ability to maintain sophisticated records and filing systems with a high-level of detail and accuracy.
The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and demonstrate calmness under pressure. Because of the nature of the job, this candidate will be apolitical, and demonstrate a high-level of emotional intelligence. Ideally, we would like an administrative professional who has experience working in a City Manager or City Clerk’s office, and is well versed in applicable laws and regulations. A team oriented, flexible candidate who will champion the organization’s goals will fit well in this role!
For more information and to apply, please see the full recruitment brochure: https://indd.adobe.com/view/262a20b4-5761-433b-a735-a2d3bba86c8e
HOW TO APPLY: for first consideration APPLY by May 18th at:
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The City of Solvang is an equal opportunity employer encouraging workforce diversity.
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