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City Clerk

City of Washington

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JOB TITLE: City Clerk

DEPARTMENT: Administration, City of Washington

JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for managing and supervising the receipt of all municipal funds and for serving as custodian of all legal documents for the city.


  • Serves as custodian to maintain files of all legal documents for the city. Signs, certifies, and preserves all city ordinances, resolutions, contracts, reports, and other documents.
  • Receives monies and reconciles cash receipts for bank deposits collected at drive-through window and night deposit box; balances cash drawer against monies collected; reconciles bank statements; monitors accounting records of the General Administration departmental budget.
  • Processes payroll and prepares ACH for overall withholding, insurance, personal deductions, garnishments, and others; prepares state/federal tax and payroll reports; coordinates insurance and workers compensation claims.
  • Supervises Billing Coordinator and Customer Service Clerks.
  • Supervises the collection of business license fees, preparation of tax digest, issuance of tax bills, collection of taxes, and execution of delinquent taxes.
  • Assists City Administrator in personnel matters such as advertising job openings, onboarding new hires (drug screen, insurance enrollment, retirement plan enrollment); maintaining records of employee leave balance; administering city retirement plan; overseeing preparation of required federal and state tax payments and reports.
  • Serves as official secretary for City Council; prepares meeting agendas, records, and preserves official meeting minutes and other official documents, and receives legal service of papers.
  • Assists in the development of the annual departmental budget.
  • Provides information regarding city government activities to elected officials, other city employees, and the public.
  • Signs checks, requisitions and purchase orders; issues POs and solicits bids.


  • Knowledge of public administration, including management, supervision, and budgeting
  • procedures.
  • Knowledge of public personnel administration.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting.
  • Knowledge of city ordinances, codes, policies, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws governing municipal operations.
  • Skill in operating such office equipment as a computer and copier.
  • Skill in report preparation and records maintenance.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The City Administrator assigns work in terms of departmental goals and
objectives. Work is reviewed through conferences, reports, and observation of departmental

GUIDELINES: Guidelines include city ordinances, relevant state and federal laws, and city policies
and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.

COMPLEXITY: The work consists of varied administrative and supervisory duties.

SCOPE AND EFFECT: The purpose of this position is to coordinate and supervise the maintenance of
records of financial and legal transactions for the city. Successful performance helps ensure a
financially sound and effectively documented city administration.

PERSONAL CONTACTS: Contacts are typically with co-workers, local and state elected officials,
employees from other departments, vendors, and the public.

PURPOSE OF CONTACTS: Contacts are typically to give and exchange information, resolve
problems, provide services, and motivate personnel.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is typically performed with the employee sitting, standing, walking,
or stooping.

SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY: This position has direct supervision over Billing
Coordinator and Customer Service Clerks.


  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of related experience.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

SALARY RANGE: $45,000 – 65,000 depending on experience.


  • Employer provides 3% to 401(b) plus option for additional match. Vested in 5 years.
  • Employer provided health care (Humana)
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Earned personal leave time

TO APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to

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