City of Milpitas

Position: City Clerk
Salary: $130,165 - $182,251
Application Filing Deadline: December 4, 2020
Posted: 11/17/20

Incorporated in 1954, Milpitas is a general-law city under a council-manager form of government.

The Milpitas City Council is the decision-making body that appoints members to many commissions that serve in advisory capacities. The Mayor is an elected position, as are the four council seats. Mayors serve two-year terms; council members have four-year seats.

The City of Milpitas is a full-service City with water utility, sewer utility, police and fire services. The City Council makes the ultimate planning and policy decisions for residents and oversees the City’s budget in excess of $220.3 million with 439.25 budgeted full-time employees and approximately 250 seasonal/part-time employees. There are 14 advisory commissions on which residents can participate – the Planning Commission, Arts Commission, Veterans’ Commission, Library Advisory Commission and Senior Advisory Commission to name a few. Some of the main issues challenging the City Council and Commissions are development impacts, affordable housing, quality of life, and traffic/parking.

The City of Milpitas is seeking an experienced candidate with exceptional records management skills and attention to detail to serve as City Clerk. The individual selected will have solid leadership, management, and organizational ability. The City Clerk will be a committed, innovative professional that works closely with the City Manager, City Attorney, and elected officials.

The City Clerk will assume leadership of a department that has built a solid reputation for professionalism, customer service, and respect, which meet the City’s Strategic Plan Values.

The City Clerk will be an experienced professional with significant leadership experience, working in a diverse and complex organization. The City is looking for an executive with outstanding communication, interpersonal and managerial skills, who is willing to work collaboratively to find common interests and develop effective solutions. The City Clerk will liaise in an open and communicative relationship with the City Manager, City Council, community, and staff.

The City Clerk should possess a Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, or related field, or possess equivalent City Clerk experience. In addition, the City Clerk will possess at least 5 years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a City Clerk’s office. Experience as a City Clerk and/or Deputy City Clerk preferred. Municipal Clerk Certification is highly desirable. Requires skills in agenda reporting, minutes recording, and managing resolutions, ordinances, and agreements. The City Clerk will maintain a Notary Public Commission throughout employment.

If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please visit our website at  to apply online. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Ms. Jenah Bielza at (408) 586-3090.