The City of Lake Forest is recruiting for a dynamic and talented individual for City Clerk. The City Clerk, under general direction, plans, organizes, and oversees the operations of the City Clerk’s Office, serving the City Council, City Manager, and the general public; coordinates legislative actions, elections, contracts, agendas, notices, and public records administration functions; coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, outside agencies, and the general public; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Manager.
The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the operations, services, and activities of a City Clerk’s Office; policies, standards, and practices of pertinent federal, state, and local law laws, codes, and regulations. This will also include the ability to manage and direct the comprehensive programs of a City Clerk’s Office; oversee, direct, and coordinate the work of department staff; analyze problems, identify alternate solutions, and implement appropriate actions; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills, and abilities outlined above is graduation from a four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, or a closely related field and five years of increasingly responsible experience in a City Clerk’s Office. The candidate should also be able to attain a certification as a Certified Municipal Clerk or equivalent designation within one year of assignment to the position.
Additional Salary Information: The City of Lake Forest utilizes a Pay-for-Performance Compensation Plan which awards merit increases on the basis of work results achieved against performance targets that are equitably established, fully communicated and consistent with the City's high expectations.