This position is appointed annually by the City Commission and serves under an employment agreement with the City. This is responsible professional and supervisory duties over the City Clerk's office.
The City Clerk is responsible for the administration and oversight of all functions performed by the office staff, including the City Commission meetings; all notice functions and record keeping responsibilities of the City; supervision of staff (full time, seasonal, and supplemental employees); and providing direction and guidance for all election processes required of the City. The work of this position is performed under direction of the City Commission. The employee is expected to demonstrate considerable independent knowledge and judgment in the performance of the duties. The employee is also responsible for assigning and coordinating work of a large clerical staff, and assuring that work is completed according to applicable federal and state laws and guidelines and according to established standards.
Possession of a bachelor's degree in public or business administration; and a minimum of 5 years experience in the election process or the legal field along with considerable supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
Possession of the Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) designation is desirable.
Possession of a valid Michigan driver's license.
ALL CANDIDATES MUST INCLUDE A RESUME AND COVER LETTER* WITH THEIR APPLICATION FOR CONSIDERATION. A PORTFOLIO SUBMITTAL WILL BE REQUESTED, AT A LATER DATE, OF THOSE WHO ADVANCE IN THE PROCESS. THE FOLLOWING WILL BE REQUESTED:
•3 PROFESSIONAL LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION •WRITTEN EXERCISE ASSIGNMENT
TENTATIVE TIMELINE: •FIRST INTERVIEW: MARCH 8, 2018 •SECOND INTERVIEW: MARCH 29, 2018 •START OF EMPLOYMENT: LATE APRIL 2018
*ALL CANDIDATES DESIRING CONFIDENTIALITY OF THEIR INTEREST, OR FOR REVIEW OF THEIR EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION, AS ALLOWED FOR AND PROVIDED BY MICHIGAN LAW, MUST INDICATE SUCH IN A SEPARATE SUBJECT LINE ABOVE THE BODY OF THEIR COVER LETTER.
Additional Salary Information: EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2018 THE SALARY RANGE WILL INCREASE BY 2% TO $104,052 - $132,004
About City of Grand Rapids
The City of Grand Rapids is a vibrant, exciting and diverse community. It is the second largest city in the State of Michigan with a population of just under 200,000.
Grand Rapids is located in west central Michigan, roughly 30 miles east of Lake Michigan, and is considered the urban center for the region. The Grand River, a major state waterway, runs through the center of downtown.
The city is the county seat with a population over 600,000 and is the core city of a metropolitan area exceeding 1,000,000 in population. The city's population increased
4.1 % from 1980 to 1990 and 4.59% from
1990 to 2000 and was one of the few large Midwestern cities to record such growth. The city encompasses 45 square miles.