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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.
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.
Knowledge of public administration, including management, supervision, purchasing, and budgeting procedures.
Knowledge of city codes, policies, and procedures.
Knowledge of parliamentary procedure.
Knowledge of state and federal laws governing municipal operations.
Knowledge of state and federal laws governing the elections process.
Skill in operating such office equipment as a computer, calculator, typewriter, copier, and facsimile machine.
Skill in operating election equipment, such as a voting booth and vote tabulating machine.
Skill in report preparation and records maintenance.
Skill in election administration.
Skill in public and interpersonal relations.
Skill in oral and written communication.
Internal Number: 1605322
About City of Savannah
Behind Savannah’s historic facade are vibrant, forward-thinking residents, a progressive government, and an innovative business community. Underneath those cobble-stoned streets lie 38 miles of fiber optic cable. Those jaw-dropping container ships that lumber past our picture post card waterfront? They’re headed to the fastest growing and fourth busiest port in the nation.
Savannah’s got a history of technological innovation - we built the first cotton gin, and the first steamship that crossed the ocean - so we’ve got it in our veins. We’re headquarters to a host of technology-related business, everything from giant Gulfstream Aerospace to smaller graphic design and software development pioneers.
We’ve become a magnet for creative talent, and why not? Art galleries are everywhere. One of the world’s most respected design schools - the Savannah College of Art and Design - calls us home. The Savannah Music Festival has grown into one of the largest and most diverse music festivals on the East Coast. The Times of London placed it on its list of “The best events around the world in 2009” - the only event in the United States to make the cut.
Artists, musicians and writers have... long been a fan of our jewel box squares and seductive coastline, serving as the muse for many accomplished creative practitioners. Johnny Mercer, of “Moon River” fame, was a native and is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery surrounded by his lyrics engraved in stone. Writers Conrad Aiken and Flannery O’Conner both hailed from here. Fascinating artists discover the Savannah muse each year.
Savannah’s charm is something out of a fairytale - it’s the most beautiful city in the nation. We’re not just saying that - we’ve actually earned the bragging rights on this one. USA Weekend Magazine declared Savannah one of the “top 10 Most Beautiful Places in America.” The New York Times named us one of the “World’s Top Ten Trendy Travel Hot Spots.” Conde Nast Traveler picked us as a “Top 10 U.S City to Visit.” Southern Living placed us as second on its “Best Southern City” list. And Outlook Magazine called us one of the “Top 25 Places to Live and Work.”
When you’re in Savannah, you know it. The City’s character has ripened over time by looking to our heritage - honoring and loving it - then driving change to realize dreams. Our gnarled, twisting trees - some hundreds of years old - have witnessed this change, but remain firmly rooted in our community’s history. If they could talk, these trees would spin remarkable tales of Savannah’s past. But they would tell even better stories about what lies ahead.