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Clerk of Council

City of Savannah

Posted: Sep. 19, 2018

End Date: Oct. 18, 2018

Clerk of Council

Salary:  $77,167.00 Annually
Location:  Savannah, GA
Job Type:  Full-Time Permanent
Department:  Clerk of Council
Job Number:  1605322
Closing:  10/18/2018 11:59 PM Eastern


The Clerk of Council is responsible for providing City Council support services as prescribed by law. This position is responsible for developing and maintaining City Council records to ensure all public information is accessible.

Essential Job Functions

Performs all statutory duties of Clerk of Council as delineated in the Savannah City Code.

Supervises, directs, and develops assigned staff.

Develops and manages the operating budget for the department.

Provides support services to the City Council and staff to assist them in providing excellent customer service.

Establishes and fosters positive working relationships with representatives of community organizations, state/local agencies and associations, City management and staff, and the public.

Serves as election supervisor, coordinating the municipal general and special elections, which includes contracting with the Chatham County Board of Elections, qualifying candidates, receiving campaign disclosure forms, and other related duties.

Assists with the administration of Boards, Commissions, and Authorities.

Stays abreast of current legislative actions, pertinent subjects, and policies and procedures relative to the office of Clerk of Council by attending and participating in professional meetings, training sessions, and conferences as needed.

Maintains an awareness of new trends and developments of program area.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in public administration, business administration, or other related field; with five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in public sector administrative positions, including experience with elected and appointed officials, citizen committees, and governing bodies, with at least 3 years at the program management or administrator level, or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. A valid driver's license is required.

Additional Requirements
Eligible candidates must:

Per Section 2-3004 of Savannah Code of Ordinances, give a bond in the penal sum of $10,000.00.

Have certification or ability to obtain Certified Municipal Clerk designation.

Have certification or ability to be a Notary Public.