The City Clerk serves as the Custodian of Records for the City of Saratoga and the City’s Election Official responsible for all General Municipal and Special Elections. The City Clerk’s primary responsibility is to accurately record the actions and proceedings of City Council meetings, administer the City’s Record Management Program, maintain the Saratoga Municipal Code, administer regulations relating to the Fair Political Practices Commission, and provide research and information services to the public and City personnel. The City Clerk is appointed by the City Manager and reports to the Deputy City Manager. View the complete job posting at http://www.saratoga.ca.us/cityhall/hr/eoe/default.asp Final filing deadline has been extended to Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 5:00 pm.
Education and Experience: Bachelor's Degree in Business, Political Studies, Information Technology, Communications, or a related field, with four (4) or more years of experience in a municipal Clerk's office.
Licenses or Certificates: Possession of a valid Class C California driver’s license with an acceptable driving record is required. Public Notary Certification and Certified Municipal Clerk designation are highly desirable.
Knowledge of: Municipal form of government, its operations, and public administration principles, practices, and operating requirements of the assigned area of responsibility; Applicable federal, state and municipal laws and procedures, including election laws and procedures involved in preparing for and conducting municipal elections, Brown Act, Political Reform Act, and Public Records Act; Standard procedures and rules for the conduct of meetings; State legislative procedures; Pertinent City codes, resolutions, ordinances, agreements, and policies; Principles, practices, and methods of contract administration, records management and retention laws, effective supervision, and budgeting; Effective planning, organizing, and program management methods; and, English grammar and punctuation and report writing.
Additional Salary Information: A summary of benefits may be obtained online at http://www.saratoga.ca.us/cityhall/hr/eoe/benefits.asp
Tucked away in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains of California, Saratoga is an attractive residential community with a population of approximately 30,000 known for its excellent schools and prestigious neighborhoods. The community’s historic downtown district, known as "The Village", has distinctive dining, unique shops, and numerous buildings
dating back to the late 1800’s and early 190...0’s. The Village is an attraction for resident and visitors alike wishing to enjoy excellent food, spa experiences, and unique shops. Saratoga also serves as a respite from the hustle and bustle of Silicon Valley and is home to Montalvo Arts Center, the Mountain Winery, and Hakone Gardens, the oldest Japanese-style residential garden in the Western Hemisphere.