The Clerk Department serves as a liaison between the public and the Town Council, ensures transparency to the public, access to Town records, and administers democratic processes such as election and local legislative actions. The Town Clerk follows federal, state and local statues including the Public Records Act, the Political Reform Act, and the Brown Act (opening meeting laws), ensures that Council actions follow all statues and regulations, and are properly executed, recorded, and archived.
The Deputy Clerk performs a variety of technical, analytical, and administrative tasks in support of the Town Clerk’s function and is responsible for acting as Town Clerk in her/his absence. This includes but is not limited to attendance at Council and/or Committee meetings, agenda preparation, records management, coordinating public records act requests, preparing and editing minutes, implementing research and accumulation of information for reports, and assisting in special projects. May be responsible for noticing, advertising, and calendaring public hearings and for updating brochures for referendum, initiatives, recalls, and municipal code amendments. The Deputy Clerk works closely with staff from the offices of the Town Manager and Town Attorney, Town Council, and the general public, as well as other local governments and outside agencies.
Education and Experience
Any combination of training and experience equivalent to:
♦ Two (2) years of college or an AA Degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Public Administration, Political Science or related field and; ♦ (3) years of increasingly responsible administrative support experience with varied assignments, projects, and public contact or; ♦ Five (5) years of increasingly responsible administrative support experience.
License and Certification
Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) designation,highly desirable Must obtain within three (3) years from time of hire. Certification in Records Management, highly desirable Must obtain with in two (2) years from time of hire.
About Town of Los Gatos
Nestled in the base of the majestic Santa Cruz mountains, located about 60 miles south of San Francisco, Los Gatos offrs a small town charm with a high level of community pride. With an approximate population of 34,000, Los Gatos is a unique community offering natural beauty that inspires a healthy lifestyle. Los Gatos has a strong economic presence, with an award-winning downtown that offers unique shopping and dining as well as local and regional favorites.