City of Murrieta

Position: City Clerk
Salary: $95,217 to $216,403 annually
Application Filing Deadline: Open until filled
Posted: 11/09/20

The City of Murrieta is recruiting for the position of City Clerk to manage the operations of the City Clerk's Office. Applications will be accepted until the needs of the City have been met. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. 

The Community

The City of Murrieta is centrally located in Western Riverside County, sitting just 76 miles from Central Los Angeles and 64 miles from Central San Diego. In June 2021, Murrieta will celebrate its 30th year as an incorporated City. With an average age of 34.2, 29% of Murrieta residents hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. And with 52 parks, over 20 miles of hiking and running trails, a police department that continuously ranks as one of the safest cities in the nation, and a California Exemplary School District, Murrieta is a great place to live and raise a family.

The Organization

Serving a population of approximately 115,000, Murrieta is a full-service City governed by a City Council and operated under a Council-Manager form of government. Murrieta has an elected five-member City Council. Members are elected to two-year terms with district elections held in November of each odd numbered year. The positions of Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem are rotated each year. Under the City Manager, City departments include Administrative Services, Development Services, Finance, Fire, Police, Public Works/Engineering and the Office of the City Clerk.

Created by employees and the executive team, Murrieta’s organizational values are Integrity, Public Service, Professionalism, Teamwork and Leadership. Invested in our residents, Murrieta conducts a Citizens Academy as well as Fire and Police Academies; and is committed to transparency, using such methods as an electronic newsletter, an open data platform and an annual report of Citywide accomplishments. Valuing employees, Murrieta has several active employee led committees including Diversity, Happiness and Safety Committees.

The Position

Appointed by and reporting to the City Manager, the City Clerk manages a high performing team that includes an Assistant City Clerk. Under general and policy direction, the City Clerk organizes, oversees, coordinates, and manages staff and operations including records management, election management, filing officer services, and passport services; manages the effective use of resources to improve organizational productivity and customer service; and provides responsible and complex administrative support to the City Manager and the City Council. The City Clerk must possess skills in leadership, emotional intelligence, political acumen; and a firm knowledge of the principals, practices and laws governing municipal clerk functions.

Education and Experience

Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business or public administration, records management, or a related field.

Five years of increasingly responsible experience in a City Clerk’s Office, two years of which should be in a management position at a level equivalent to Deputy or Assistant City Clerk.

Licenses and Certifications

Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, a valid California Driver’s License or other means that would allow for the ability to commute to meetings, conduct site visits, and attend other special events throughout the county may be required at the time of hire.

Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Notary Public certification within six months or appointment.

Possession of, or ability to obtain; a Certified Municipal Clerk certification is highly desirable.

The Compensation

The annual salary range for this position is $95,217 to $216,403. The City Clerk is an exempt position within the Management and Confidential Employee Group (M&C). The appointment will be made as either a department director or manager within M&C subject to qualifications and negotiation.

Application Procedure

A City application form, cover letter and resume must be submitted on line. Applicants can apply on line at This is a continuous recruitment; applications will be reviewed until the City’s needs are met.