The City of Palos Verdes Estates is seeking an experienced, thoughtful and strategic decision-maker, who is personable, friendly, and a hands-on team player. The successful candidate will be someone of high ethics who is knowledgeable of systems and procedures and will help the organization and department seek continuous improvement and efficiency. The ideal candidate will possess proven leadership and management experience within a local government agency, preferably at the level of a manager or above.
Under direction of the City Manager, the City Clerk/Executive Assistant to the City Manager maintains official City documents and records which include specialized filing and records systems, and computerized databases. The City Clerk types, prepares and manages the proofing, posting and publication of the City Council agendas; prepares action minutes for all City Council meetings, provides information to City staff and the public regarding City records, ordinances, resolutions, laws, and procedures; processes City contracts including the monitoring of insurance policies; organizes and conducts City elections; acts as Official Filing Officer for economic interest and political campaign statements; maintains a roster of City staff, elected officials, City commissions and committees; manages and produces all Public Records Act requests within the City and does related work as needed.
Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities could be considered qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and ability includes:
Any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge and skills, and abilities necessary for satisfactory job performance. Example combinations include four years of increasingly responsible secretarial duties including frequent public contact. Graduation from high school; some college courses; two years of highly skilled secretarial experience preferred. Prior experience in a City Clerk’s office or municipal setting is highly desirable. Being certified as a municipal clerk (CMC or MMC) and Public Notary is preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent benefits package, please visit the City's website for more information at www.pvestates.org
About City of Palos Verdes Estates
With over four miles of beautiful coastline, gently winding roadways and paths, green hillsides, and an international reputation for scenic beauty, it’s not surprising that Palos Verdes Estates has been likened to Shangri La or Camelot. One of Southern California’s most exquisite communities, Palos Verdes Estates is a semi-rural community, with a small-town atmosphere, tree-lined streets, breathtaking ocean and pastoral views, with no traffic lights nor street lights. The City of Palos Verdes Estates is a community of 13,500 residents that desires to protect and maintain its current character and history.
Incorporated in 1939, Palos Verdes Estates is the oldest of the four cities on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The Palos Verdes Project was laid out and landscaped by the famous Olmsted Brothers, sons of Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr., who designed Central Park in New York City. The City features two small business areas, Malaga Cove Plaza and Lunada Bay Plaza, and 28% of the City is designated as parklands. The planned community aspect, coupled with the substantial parklands and magnificent ocean views, gives the City its unique rural character and picturesque charm.