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Municipal Clerks

Also called: City Clerk, Deputy City Clerk, Municipal Clerk, Town Clerk

What they do:
Draft agendas and bylaws for town or city council; record minutes of council meetings; answer official correspondence; keep fiscal records and accounts; and prepare reports on civic needs.
On the job, you would:
  • Record and edit the minutes of meetings and distribute to appropriate officials or staff members.
  • Issue public notification of all official activities or meetings.
  • Record and maintain all vital and fiscal records and accounts.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • administrative services
  • customer service
Safety and Government
  • law and government
  • public safety and security
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
Ideas and Logic
  • order or arrange things
  • use rules to solve problems

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Initiative
  • Independence

Technology

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Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
some college or
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$35,130
per year, on average
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