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The City of Boulder is a great place to live, work, grow and play.

With over 300 miles of dedicated bikeways and more than 150 miles of hiking trails, Boulder values active lifestyles and access to nature. Forty-five thousand acres of land provide open space for parks, a green belt around the city and a cap on urban growth.  With world class restaurants and art and music venues, the City of Boulder values diverse culture.

Respect is one of our five City Values (including Customer Service, Collaboration, Integrity and Innovation) and we are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. We celebrate and support our differences across all spectrums, including but not limited to ethnicity, gender, age, disability and sexuality. Through our focus on Racial Equity, our employee benefits, and the many programs resources we offer our staff, we continually strive to weave respect for one another into the fabric of our organization. 

Add your voice and talents to the City of Boulder and help us grow in service excellence for an inspired future.

This job posting is "continuous" or "open until filled." It will remain open for a minimum of 5 days from 9/21/2020 after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

Overview of Role:
Boulder’s next City Clerk will be responsible for the leadership, operations, and continuous improvement of the City Clerk’s Office team, to support the proceedings of City Council, and serve as the designated election official for the administration of all municipal elections. This person will have the opportunity to establish and maintain a team culture rooted in service and innovation to make the city’s public processes more accessible and responsive for our dynamic community. The City Clerk is responsible for support of all City Council proceedings; elections, petitioning and campaign finance administration, Sister Cities program administration, and domestic partnership registration.

Highlights of the job:

  • Serves as the City Clerk, supporting all city council proceedings, including meetings, records, and minutes. Convenes council committees including the Charter Committee and Council Retreat committee and public working groups or task forces as required.
  • Coordinates and manages the council agenda process, including memos, information packets, and agenda item submissions. Develops, evaluates, and continuously improves operating policies and procedures. Provides clear information regarding public process to the community and responds to public inquiries.
  • Conducts all municipal elections; establishes election calendar; manages, coordinates, schedules, and trains election staff, including part-time election judges; orders and maintains election supplies and equipment.  Serves as designated election official and secretary of the City’s General Election Canvassing Board.  Administers Campaign Finance regulations. 
  • Manages, supervises, and directs the activities of the Clerk’s Office team. Coaches, trains, and develops employees in the accomplishment of their duties and professional growth. Develops and implements the clerk’s office team goals, objectives, and procedures.
  • Administers the annual Boards and Commissions recruitment, interviews, and orientation.

Core Competencies:

  • Team leadership
  • Flexibility
  • Understanding of city governance
  • Change management and process improvement
  • Customer Service and Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Self-Motivation and Initiative
  • Discretion, Diplomacy and Political Acumen

Minimum requirements (anything minimum- need to lift 30 pounds, excel skills, etc):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, business, or a related field
  • Five years of increasingly responsible experience in local government administration, including familiarity with supporting public decision-making bodies and 3 years in a supervisory capacity, or the equivalent combination of education and/or experience
  • Possession of the International Certified Municipal Clerk designation
  • Ability to enter the Master Municipal Clerk Academy within one year of employment (unless currently possesses certification)
  • Willingness to work regular evening meetings and occasional weekends

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in the administration of elections.
  • The ability to read, understand and interpret City Codes.  
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state and municipal laws, ordinances, and/or procedures
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of public administration, organization, management, supervision, finance, budgeting, training, performance management, and evaluation
  • Master Municipal Clerk certification

What you will learn and accomplish:
Boulder’s next City Clerk has opportunity to continue transformative change. From implementing one of the nation’s first online petitioning systems to reimagining accessibility to public proceedings in the post-COVID-19 world, the successful candidate will be encouraged to be creative and future-focused. As part of the City Manager’s Office, the City Clerk team helps to set the cadence and culture of the entire city organization.

The City of Boulder provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

Overview of Role:
Boulder’s next City Clerk will be responsible for the leadership, operations, and continuous improvement of the City Clerk’s Office team, to support the proceedings of City Council, and serve as the designated election official for the administration of all municipal elections. This person will have the opportunity to establish and maintain a team culture rooted in service and innovation to make the city’s public processes more accessible and responsive for our dynamic community. The City Clerk is responsible for support of all City Council proceedings; elections, petitioning and campaign finance administration, Sister Cities program administration, and domestic partnership registration.

Highlights of the job:

  • Serves as the City Clerk, supporting all city council proceedings, including meetings, records, and minutes. Convenes council committees including the Charter Committee and Council Retreat committee and public working groups or task forces as required.
  • Coordinates and manages the council agenda process, including memos, information packets, and agenda item submissions. Develops, evaluates, and continuously improves operating policies and procedures. Provides clear information regarding public process to the community and responds to public inquiries.
  • Conducts all municipal elections; establishes election calendar; manages, coordinates, schedules, and trains election staff, including part-time election judges; orders and maintains election supplies and equipment.  Serves as designated election official and secretary of the City’s General Election Canvassing Board.  Administers Campaign Finance regulations. 
  • Manages, supervises, and directs the activities of the Clerk’s Office team. Coaches, trains, and develops employees in the accomplishment of their duties and professional growth. Develops and implements the clerk’s office team goals, objectives, and procedures.
  • Administers the annual Boards and Commissions recruitment, interviews, and orientation.

Core Competencies:

  • Team leadership
  • Flexibility
  • Understanding of city governance
  • Change management and process improvement
  • Customer Service and Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Self-Motivation and Initiative
  • Discretion, Diplomacy and Political Acumen

Minimum requirements (anything minimum- need to lift 30 pounds, excel skills, etc):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, business, or a related field
  • Five years of increasingly responsible experience in local government administration, including familiarity with supporting public decision-making bodies and 3 years in a supervisory capacity, or the equivalent combination of education and/or experience
  • Possession of the International Certified Municipal Clerk designation
  • Ability to enter the Master Municipal Clerk Academy within one year of employment (unless currently possesses certification)
  • Willingness to work regular evening meetings and occasional weekends

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in the administration of elections.
  • The ability to read, understand and interpret City Codes.  
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state and municipal laws, ordinances, and/or procedures
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of public administration, organization, management, supervision, finance, budgeting, training, performance management, and evaluation
  • Master Municipal Clerk certification

What you will learn and accomplish:
Boulder’s next City Clerk has opportunity to continue transformative change. From implementing one of the nation’s first online petitioning systems to reimagining accessibility to public proceedings in the post-COVID-19 world, the successful candidate will be encouraged to be creative and future-focused. As part of the City Manager’s Office, the City Clerk team helps to set the cadence and culture of the entire city organization.

The City of Boulder provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

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