• Township Municipal Clerk

    Township of Montclair
    Job Description
    Summary:
    Under the administrative direction of and as secretary to the Governing Body, the Township Municipal Clerk is responsible for maintaining the official records and archives of the Township, including Ordinances, Resolutions, contracts, and minutes. Critical to the Township's effort to ensure accessibility of residents to their government, the Township Municipal Clerk exercises a high level of expertise and independent judgement in ensuring statutory compliance and overall efficiency.

    Duties:
    The Township Municipal Clerk will perform all statutory duties set forth under N.J.S.A.. 40A:9-133, et seq., including, subject to Title 19 of the Revised Statutes, serving as chief administrative officer in all elections held in the Township, and serving as chief registrar of voters in the Township. Responsible for acceptance and processing of license and permit applications, preparing agendas, minutes, and other associated documents. Directs the maintenance of Township Code and develops, implements and recommends policies regarding records management and retention. Assists in relaying Governing Body actions and decisions to Department Heads and to the public and drafts legal advertisements and meeting notices for publication. Prepares and administers Department budget, evaluates needs and recommends staffing, equipment, and capital improvements. Uses technology to efficiently perform all tasks. Plans, assigns, supervises, and evaluates staff and works collaboratively with Boards, Commissions, and Advisory Committees.

    Requirements:
    The successful candidate will have a bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university; master's degree preferred; possess a registered Municipal Clerk certificate; be a forward-thinking business minded leader with demonstrated success in administrative skills and strategic planning; and have a proven knowledge of and passion for the Township and its municipal government. A clear ability to effectively communicate complex information succinctly to elected officials, executive level staff, and to the public, and advanced writing skills are are an imperative. Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in a Municipal Clerk's office or related municipal operation, in mentoring staff and in managing resources, as well as the flexibility to work non-traditional hours are required.

    Salary:
    Starting salary $85,827.00, per Township Ordinance

    Apply:
    Please apply online through the Employment/Human Resources section of the Township of Montclair website at: www.montclairnjusa.org.
     
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