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Municipal Clerks

Also called: City Clerk, Town Clerk, Clerk, Municipal 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:
  • Participate in the administration of municipal elections, such as preparation or distribution of ballots, appointment or training of election officers, or tabulation or certification of results.
  • Record and edit the minutes of meetings and distribute to appropriate officials or staff members.
  • Plan and direct the maintenance, filing, safekeeping, and computerization of all municipal documents.

Knowledge

Business
  • administrative services
  • management
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Safety and Government
  • law and government
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills

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

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • order or arrange things
  • notice when problems happen

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
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology

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Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
high school diploma/GED 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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