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City of Stonecrest, Georgia

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In November 2016, an Act of the Georgia General Assembly established the City of Stonecrest with distinct executive and legislative authority. Located 11 miles east of Atlanta in DeKalb County (the state’s fourth largest county) Stonecrest has a population of 59,194. Stonecrest is solidifying its identity after almost five years as a city.  

The City of Stonecrest operates under a Council-Manager form of government. The Mayor and City Council appoint a manager to carry out policies and ensure effective, efficient, and responsive professional service to the entire community.  The City Manager selects department directors to lead council directed programs and initiatives.

Under the general administrative direction of the Mayor and City Council, the City Clerk performs duties as set forth by the City Charter and serves as Records Manager for the City of Stonecrest. The City Clerk’s Office will record the official minutes of the City Council meetings and prepare agendas and supporting materials. The City Clerk’s Office coordinates with liaisons within the city organization to ensure that agendas, minutes and records retention requirement are met. The City Clerk’s Office coordinates the city’s elections by ensuring that they are conducted in accordance with the Georgia State Election Board Election Code. The City Clerk also works with other departments and the City Attorney to ensure that requests for public information are fulfilled in a manner consistent with the Georgia Open Records Act. The City Council has directed that the City Clerk’s Office will address all Open Records Request for the entire City. The City Clerk therefore serves as the custodian of all official records of the City and oversees the Records Management Program for the City.

The ideal candidate should have proven experience in public sector records retention policies and procedures. Demonstrated knowledge and familiarity of municipal laws and operating procedures is essential. The City Clerk should be able to utilize a variety of advisory data and information including the Georgia Local Government Code, Election Law Manual, Georgia Open Meetings and Records Act Handbook, and the City Code of Ordinances.

A Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, political science or a closely related field, from an accredited college or university and a minimum of five (5) years related professional experience is highly desirable.  Selected candidate must possess or secure a valid Georgia Notary Public Certificate within 60 days. Additionally the successful candidate must attend a 15-hour mandatory orientation training presented by the Georgia Municipal Association, and Carl Vinson Institute of Government. Certification by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) as a Certified Clerk is preferred.  The City of Stonecrest offers a competitive benefits package that includes a salary range of $75,000 - $100,000 depending on experience and qualifications.

This position is open until filled; however, interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply no later than Friday, November 15, 2021 by submitting a cover letter and resume online at For more information, please email Edward Williams at or call (214) 842-6478.


The City of Stonecrest, GA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, genetic information, national origin, religion, gender, marital status, disability, or age in its programs and activities.

Under The Georgia Open Records Act, information from your application, resume or related materials may be subject to disclosure or release to the public at any time during the process.  Baker Tilly Public Sector Executive Recruiters will endeavor to maintain confidentiality of all applicant information as long as possible and to the extent allowable by local or state laws.

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