City of Sausalito

Position: City Clerk
Salary: $6,803 - $9,700 Monthly
Application Filing Deadline: September 20, 2019

Posted: 8/20/19

DEFINITION:  Under administrative direction, plans, organizes, manages, and provides administrative direction and oversight for all functions and activities of the Office of the City Clerk, including administration, election management, the legislative function, archiving of public records and public information, municipal code and filing officer services; coordinates assigned activities and works collegially with other City departments, officials, outside agencies, and the public; fosters  cooperative working relationships among City departments  and with  State and  Local intergovernmental and regulatory agencies and various public and private groups; provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Manager and the City Council; and performs related work as required. 

JOB CHARACTERISTICS:  This is a single-position classification that is responsible for the administration and daily operations of the City Clerk’s Office functions and activities, including short- and long-term planning and development and administration of departmental policies, procedures, and services.  This class works closely with the City Manager and City Council in a variety of administrative, coordinative, analytical, and liaison capacities.  Successful performance of the work requires extensive knowledge of public policy, and municipal functions and activities, including the role of an elected City Council, and the ability to develop, oversee, and implement projects and programs in a variety of areas.  Responsibilities include coordinating the activities of the Office of the City Clerk with those of other departments and outside agencies and managing and overseeing the complex and varied functions of the department.  The incumbent is accountable for accomplishing departmental planning and operational goals and objectives and for furthering City goals and objectives within general policy guidelines.

REQUIREMENTS:  Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Education and Experience:  Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in pubic or business administration, or a related field, and five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in a City Clerk’s or Deputy City Clerk’s office, including three (3) years of experience providing administrative support to executive-level managers.


Visit the City of Sausalito website to apply online.  For questions about job openings or any topic related to Human Resources, please contact Susan S. Paterson, Human Resources Manager, at [email protected] or (415) 289-4130.