• Pontiac, MI
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Pontiac, MI (pop. 60,984) – Located in Oakland County, Michigan at the crossroads of Woodward Ave., M-59 and Telegraph Road, a short distance from Detroit and Flint, Pontiac is the Heart of Oakland County! The first settlers arrived in what is now the City of Pontiac in 1818 at the crossroads of the Saginaw Indian Trail (now Woodward/Dixie Highway) and the Clinton River. Pontiac offers affordable housing, easy access to major roads, fine dining and entertainment, and outdoor events. 
The Chief Assistant City Clerk reports to the City Clerk and with the other members of the Clerk’s team will provide exemplary public service to the citizens of Pontiac. This position provides management-level leadership and guidance to the city of Pontiac’s Office of the Clerk. The Chief Assistant is the designated Election Administrator for the City and responsible for the successful facilitation of all city elections. This position oversees the positions of a Deputy City Clerk and Election Specialist.
The Chief Assistant Clerk is a professional position responsible for planning and directing the work of staff (office management). The position assists with the supervision and coordination of all elections as required by statue, including pre-election preparation, day of management, and post-election reporting (Election Division). The Chief Assistant Clerk will also assist with the work of the Marihuana Regulation Division and serve as a Notary Public.
The City is seeking candidates that possess a high degree of sensitivity to the public and who will provide exemplary service to all constituencies of the City.  Strong writing and analytical skills are important to be successful in this position. The top candidates will have the ability to think strategically, anticipate problems, and bring innovative solutions. Working a flexible schedule (days and evenings) to accommodate public meetings, election activities, and deadlines is required.
Minimum Qualifications, Education, and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with major course work in business administration, public administration or a closely related field;
  • A minimum of 3-years of local government management experience; and
  • Previous experience serving in elections for a municipality, including conducting training of poll workers. 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in public administration, business administration or a closely related field.
  • Previous experience administering elections using the Hart Voting Systems.
  • 3 years of supervisory experience in a City Clerk’s Office.
  • Designation as Michigan Professional Municipal Clerk (MiPMC) from the Michigan Association of Municipal Clerks or designation as a Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC).
Wage range is $81,000 to $95,000 (DOQE), with excellent benefits.
Apply online immediately with a resume, cover letter, and contact information for five professional references. Questions regarding the position may be directed to the attention of Jaymes Vettraino, Vice President, GovHR USA, Tel: 847-380-3240 x 126. Candidates will be reviewed upon receipt of application, with preliminary reviews to be completed by April 4, 2024. Pontiac is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Deadline: April 4, 2024

Posted: 2024-03-29