Assistant City Clerk

Assistant City Clerk

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The City of Watertown seeks a highly qualified, skilled professional to serve as the Assistant City Clerk. The City Clerk’s Office is the official record keeper for the City of Watertown and is an office of five that is responsible for, among other items, vital records, business licenses, public records requests, and elections. This position would serve as Acting City Clerk in the absence of the City Clerk. This position is responsible for the routine complex administrative and technical support and function of City Clerk, Elections, and Licensing.


Required Minimum Qualifications


·         Associates degree in a relevant field.

·         4 to 6 years of increasing responsibility in a Clerk’s Office, including staff management; and

·         Certified Massachusetts Municipal Clerk or ability to gain certification within three years.

·         Or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


Excellent interpersonal, customer service, organizational, planning, and problem-solving skills. Extensive knowledge of applicable Massachusetts General Laws. Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office.


Hours: This is a 37.5 hour/week position and the hours for this position are Monday through Friday 8:30 – 5:00 pm. The City Clerk’s Office is open until 7:00 pm on Tuesday evenings and the office staff rotate who will stay late each week.


Expected Starting Hiring Range:  The hiring range is $79,701 to $87,528 dependent upon qualifications and education, plus an excellent benefit package which includes pension; deferred compensation; health insurance (80% City paid premium); paid vacation, sick, personal, and holidays; flexible spending accounts; education assistance; and more.


To Apply: Candidates must submit a City Application with a resume and cover letter to  The City application is available on the City Employment Opportunities page and we encourage applicants to review other opportunities at


Application Deadline: Open until filled.



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