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A tremendous career opportunity awaits the next City Clerk for the City of Richland, Washington. Located in the heart of Washington Wine Country, Richland is a safe, high-quality city with educated and engaged residents. In addition, the City has great schools, abundant sunshine, and incredible recreational opportunities.
The City offers an outstanding benefits package which includes retirement benefits provided by the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems (DRS), supplemented by the opportunity for deferred compensation in the City's 457/401(a) plans with a employer-provided match of up to 4%. This position also receives a 1% non-match contribution into the City's 401(a) plan and 1% match into a Retirement Health Savings (RHS) plan.
The City Clerk is expected to perform difficult administrative work managing the City Clerk's Office, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the general direction of the City Attorney. Continuous supervision is exercised over assigned personnel. The position frequently encounters new and varied work situations involving a high degree of complexity. Carelessness, lack of good judgment, or missed deadlines may cause significant liability, embarrassment, or financial loss to the City. This position has extensive contact with City Council, the City Manager's Office, department heads, staff and the public. The person in this position works under pressure to meet daily deadlines and requires exceptional attention to detail in order to prevent errors. The workload is often in excess of 40 hours per week and may require an extended schedule to include evenings and weekends in order to meet critical deadlines.
Obtain Notary Public Certification within six (6) months of hire and maintain throughout employment.
Valid driver's license.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE High school diploma and six (6) or more years of experience in records management, including three (3) years processing complex public records requests.
Bachelor's degree in records management, public administration, business management, or a closely related field.
International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) designation as a Certified Municipal Clerk.
Washington Association of Public Records Officers (WAPRO) Certification.
Additional Salary Information: Summary of City of Richland benefits for unaffiliated staff (non-represented employees):
Regular Full-Time (35 to 40 hr/week) Employee Benefits:
* Excellent preferred provider medical plan with
substantial City-paid contribution
* City-paid dental and vision plans
* City-paid Life and Accidental Death &
Dismemberment Insurance (equals two times the
employees annual salary
* City-paid Long-Term Disability Insurance
* Participation in the State of Washington's
* Paid Time Off (PTO)
* 10 Paid Holidays
* 4% City-match deferred compensation with ICMA-
RC 457 and 401(a) plan options
* Supervisors or Exempt Level = additional 1%
City-paid into the 401(a) Plan
* Extended Sick Leave (ESL)
* Section 125 - Flexible Benefits Plan
* City Paid and Employee Paid Retirement Health
* Employee Assistance Program
* Annual Performance Assessment System
Internal Number: 2019-00000
About City of Richland, Washington
Charmingly located along the Columbia River, a vibrant, educated and family-friendly community welcomes you! Richland offers miles of riverfront trail, vast blue skies, and an inspiring compilation of national history.
Richland, now a town of over 55,000, began as a small, World War II era town born of comradery, determination and perseverance.
Richland is home to the Manhattan Project National Historical Park. This park includes several thousand acres of land that have remained largely inaccessible to the general public for nearly a century. The National Park will educate visitors of the impressive history of the B Reactor Museum, the original homestead of White Bluffs, and the many square miles of wildlife- rich land. Visit the existing REACH Interpretive Center which marks the entryway into this fascinating journey through antiquity.
There’s more! Would you enjoy visiting a community that also boasts unlimited recreational opportunities? With direct access to the largest river in the Northwest, Richland offers fishing, boating, water skiing, and kayaking. Explore the expansive geocaching network and miles of hiking trails. How about a vacation destination with a lar...ge outdoor amphitheater, symphony, ballet and community theater troupes? If any of these appeal to your sense of leisure-time fun, sports, or entertainment, you’ll want to plan your next road trip to Richland.
Richland’s waterfront district boasts fantastic restaurants and hotels with remarkable riverfront views. Tee off at one of three public golf courses, enjoy a weekend of award winning wine tasting, or shop at one of our many unique retailers. Our popular seasonal farmers market is open June – October and boasts a variety of local produce, specialty foods and much more. Richland and the many adventures here await you – visit today! You can find us online at www.ci.richland.wa.us or richlandroadtrip.com.