City of Madera

Position: City Clerk
Salary: $69,026 - $88,110 Annually
Application Filing Deadline: May 24, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.
Posted: 5/2/19

THE COMMUNITY & Organization

The City of Madera is located in the heart of California’s Central Valley.  Madera encompasses 15 square miles and has a population of nearly 66,000. Madera is a general law city and operates under the Council-Manager form of government. The City Council consists of an elected Mayor and six (6) members elected by district.  Councilmembers serve 4-year terms, with elections on alternating 2-year cycles in even numbered years. The City Manager, City Attorney, and City Clerk are direct reports of the City Council and work collaboratively to support the Council and community. The City strives for superior service delivery through a dedicated workforce of over 375 full and part time employees and a budget of $93 million. The City is a fiscally sound organization that is focused on those moments that make us #maderaproud.


The City Clerk is a City Council appointed, at-will management level class which oversees all functions and operations of the City Clerk’s Office, including records management and retention, production and publication of agendas and minutes for the City Council and a variety of commissions and boards, and elections related activities. The position serves as a collaborative member of the City’s management team. The City is seeking an individual with a strong work ethic, a high degree of integrity and one who provides exemplary customer service. The City Clerk must have the ability to:

  • Effectively manage the responsibilities of the City Clerk’s office, including supervision of the Deputy City Clerk
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, to various audiences
  • Maintain thorough and accurate records on behalf of the City
  • Support the City Council in carrying out official duties
  • Support City operations in a positive, productive, and flexible manner
  • Work effectively with modern technology to manage public records and support City processes


Those individuals who meet the following requirements will be given first consideration in the selection process:

Education: A high school diploma, or equivalent. College-level study in secretarial science, business or public administration is a plus

Experience: Minimum of 5 years of increasingly responsible experience providing executive secretarial support or management of complex records.

Licenses: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid class C California driver’s license, and possession of, or ability to obtain, a California Notary Public certification.


Application Filing Deadline: 3:00pm, Friday, May 24, 2019

Candidate Interviews with City Council: Saturday, June 22, 2019

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