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The City of Dixon is currently accepting applications for the position of City Clerk.
The City Clerk plans, organizes, and directs a variety of duties associated with the management and operations of the City Clerk’s Office; serves as Clerk of the City Council, may act as Clerk for allied City operations such as the City Planning Commission, Dixon Public Financing Authority, and Dixon Public Improvement Corporation; is the City Election Official for municipal elections, maintains official City records, and performs other duties required by the City Clerk as prescribed by State Law.
The final filing date has been established as November 25, 2018.
This is a confidential mid-management (FLSA exempt) position reporting to the City Manager. The position works independently. Exercises direct and functional supervision and coordinate work of City staff in conjunction with various clerical, technical and professional related projects.
Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of pertinent guidelines and procedures of Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations as it relates to the office of the City Clerk and operations and organization of municipal government; principles and practices of budget preparation and administration, personnel management, supervision, training, and performance evaluations, records management; English usage including grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation; modern office practices and equipment including computer hardware and software.
Ability to plan, organize, direct and coordinate the work of assigned staff; to select, supervise, train and evaluate staff; to delegate authority and responsibility; to organize and direct the operations, services and activities of the City Clerk functions; to interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations; interpret and apply City policies, rules, and regulations; make decisions in accordance with laws, regulations, and policies; to develop and administer the Office budget, goals, objectives and procedures; to work within a sensitive and complex political environment; to exercise a high degree of independent judgment; to identify and respond to the City Manager’s, City Council’s and community’s concerns, issues, and needs; to deal tactfully and diplomatically with various government officials and the general public; to resolve conflicts and controversial situations; to analyze problems, and identify alternative solutions; project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals; to research, analyze and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques; work effectively under the pressure of deadlines with frequent interruptions; to handle multiple tasks and priorities at the same time; to perform complex, confidential, administrative tasks with speed and accuracy; to operate office equipment, prepare and maintain clear, concise and accurate records and reports; to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; and to establish and maintain effective work relationships with a variety of people contacted in the course of work.
Education and Experience:
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field.
Experience: Five years of increasingly responsible experience in complex administrative office work in a City Clerk’s Office, including some supervisory experience.
Other Requirements: Certification as a Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC), is highly desirable.
This position requires possession of a valid California Class “C” Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record as a condition of initial and continued employment.
To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity with excellent benefits, please complete the on-line application, a detailed supplemental questionnaire and submit a copy of your DMV Driving Record (obtained from an official California DMV Office (within 6 mos.)) www.DMV.ca.gov to your application.
Exam Process: A limited number of candidates whose applications indicate that they, among those competing, are better qualified in terms of related education, training and experience will be invited to participate in an interview process scheduled with the City Manager/Council. The most qualified candidates from this process will be placed on an employment eligibility list. Note: the examination process may be changed as deemed necessary.
Employment Processing: Those selected are subject to a 12-month probation period, and may be subject to pre-employment drug testing and fingerprinting. In accordance with Federal law, an employee must provide proof of identity and legal right to work in the United States.
Veteran’s Preference Points: Veteran’s Preference points will be applied. A copy of the DD214 form must be filed at the time of application. Please submit any and all documents as one (1) PDF.
The City of Dixon is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / FEDERAL AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. Reasonable Accommodation in the application, examination and selection process will be made upon request by calling (707) 678-7000.