Now Hiring: City Clerk Position

Carlsbad seeks applicants for the part time position which pays $1,070 a month plus a car allowance.

The Carlsbad City Council is seeking applications from residents interested in fulfilling the current term of the city clerk, which expires in November 2014. The city clerk position became vacant Dec. 11 when current City Clerk Lorraine Wood was sworn in as a City Council member, following November’s election. 

The city clerk's office is responsible for:

  • serving as the custodian of records
  • election administration
  • minutes preparation and indexing
  • agenda preparation
  • legal noticing and publishing
  • administering campaign disclosures of economic interest
  • coordinating public records requests
  • providing certified copies of city documents
  • receiving appeals to the City Council
  • administering oaths, receiving and recording petitions, claims against the city and lawsuits
  • providing research and information services to the public and city personnel

To be considered for appointment as city clerk, applicants must live in Carlsbad, be registered to vote and either hold the designation of a certified municipal clerk from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks or have two years of full-time, salaried work experience in either business administration or public administration and possesses a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

The city clerk is a part time position paid $1,070 a month plus a car allowance. Applications are available at the city clerk’s office, 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive, or click here to access the application for the position. 

The deadline for submitting an application to the city clerk’s office is 5 p.m., Jan. 2, 2013. Qualified applicants will be asked to make a five minute presentation at the Jan. 8, 2013, City Council meeting to assist the Council in making a selection.

–City of Carlsbad


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