City of Solvang

Position: City Clerk
Salary: $89,835 - $112,257 Annually
Application Filing Deadline: May 18, 2021
Posted: 04/29/21

The City of Solvang, California seeks an experienced & knowledgeable City Clerk to provide oversight, planning, & direction of the operations & services of the City Clerk’s Office. This position will prepare, post, record, & maintain the agendas, minutes, & records for the City Council in accordance with statute. The ideal candidate will demonstrate knowledge of municipal government operations & procedures, as well as knowledge of State & municipal laws related to official records maintenance, public disclosure & elections. The ideal candidate will establish professional working relationships with all levels of the organization, remain apolitical, & work effectively with the City Manager. These winning technical & interpersonal strengths combined with the ability to communicate effectively, produce accurate & transparent records, possess strong customer service skills & the desire to learn, will ensure efficient management of the day-to-day Clerk’s Office needs.


The City Clerk reports directly to the City Manager, working closely with the City Council & City Attorney. The Clerk provides administration of the statutory functions of the office of the City Clerk in maintaining transparency to the public & City staff. This position may supervise other clerical staff & will enable the public to have assurance that the democratic processes of elections, access to city records, & all legislative actions are transparent, comply with federal, state & local regulations, & are properly recorded.

The Clerk will also coordinate the codification of the City’s Municipal Code; ensure compliance with conflict-of-interest laws & Fair Political Practices Commission regulations; schedule mandated training for City staff & work on program activities with other City officials, departments, outside agencies, organizations, & the public; assist with bid openings; & provide responsible & complex staff support to City Manager.

The Clerk will demonstrate competence with digital processes & think innovatively with a vision geared towards improvements & efficiencies. The Clerk will improve workflows & 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, & council meetings & demonstrate experience using word processing & spreadsheet applications to prepare reports, correspondence, charts, & other office related documents.


• High school graduation or GED & three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in a City Manager’s &/or City Clerk’s office &/or governmental office, including at least one (1) year directly engaged in municipal records management, OR

• Any combination of training, education & experience that provides the knowledge, skills, & abilities necessary to fulfill the duties of this position.

Notary license required within 6 months of hire.

For more information & to apply, please see the full recruitment brochure:

HOW TO APPLY: for first consideration APPLY by May 18th:


Interviews will be held on June 7th & June 8th (candidates invited to interview will need to be available for both days

Please contact your recruiter, Sam Sackman, with any questions:

 • [email protected]

 • 541-630-0657 (direct)