City of Simi Valley

Position: City Clerk
Salary: $106,896 - $130,441 Annually
Application Filing Deadline: July 8, 2019 or first 75 applications

Posted: 6/6/19

The Position

Under general direction, administers, manages, supervises and coordinates the programs and activities of the City Clerk’s Office including maintaining responsibility for the City’s Seal, City Council agendas, meetings and minutes, ensuring adherence to the Brown Act, municipal elections and municipal codes; provides information regarding local and state laws; and keeps an accurate record of all proceedings of the City Council and other City boards and commissions.  Attends City Council meetings and administers the City’s Records Management program. Provides professional and technical assistance to the City Manager, City Council, and City Departments relating to the above. Fosters cooperative working relationships among City departments.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • At minimum, an Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university in business administration, public administration, or a closely related field. Educational requirement may be substituted by substantial experience in a City Clerk’s office and completion of certified technical training courses in the City Clerk field.
  • Five (5) plus years of experience in public records management. 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of State and local regulations related operations and activities of a City Clerk’s office.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Brown Act, Public Records Act, Political Reform Act, and the California Elections Code.
  • Ability to effectively direct City staff to ensure proper application of laws relating to City Council responsibilities and duties and the operations of a City Council meeting.
  • Minimum achievement of 50% work towards a Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) program.  Successful applicant will be expected to reach CMC status within four years of hire date.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, or a related field.  Specialized workshops/training specific to the municipal clerk field are highly desirable. 

Experience: Four years of administrative experience and a minimum of three years of increasingly responsible experience in a City Clerk’s office, including two years of supervisory or lead experience and records management responsibility.

Additional Requirements: Possession of a California Class C driver’s license is required.  Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a Notary Public Commission is also required within one year of hire.  Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) certification within one year of employment or earnestly working to obtain in a reasonable period of time. 

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