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League Letter


The City of Durham has an opening for City Clerk. Under general supervision of the City Council, City Clerk performs all duties as required by law to include Council preparing minutes, assisting with Council meeting agenda, maintaining official City records, and providing administrative support to the Mayor, City Council, and other staff leadership team members. Candidates must be well-grounded in current issues impacting the role and be willing to advance change to increase efficiency and effectiveness.  The successful candidate for City Clerk has extensive senior level office administration experience and must have a track record of significant initiative, independent judgment, problem solving and discretion.  The City Clerk oversees all functions of the City Clerk’s office with the assistance of a staff of six.  Example functions include the appointment process for boards, committees and commissions, notification of meetings, serving as the custodian of all permanent and non-permanent records subject to State and Federal regulations, preparing minutes, processing ordinances and other official documents, executing legal documents affirming proper signatures, and handling public records requests among others. Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, or a related field and extensive experience in office management work; including nine or more years of responsible administrative experience; preferably including some experience in safekeeping and care of records and/or high level administrative duties in municipal government. Must have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record. Notary Public Certification is required as well as certification as a Certified Municipal Clerk or a NC Certified Municipal Clerk or the ability to obtain certification within two years of hire. The Clerk must attend various monthly meetings; including evening meetings.  There is a residency requirement to live within the corporate city limits of Durham within six months of appointment to the position. Hiring range is $83,000-$124,000 annually. Starting salary will depend on experience and qualifications. The City provides an excellent benefits package. Visit to learn more. To apply, you must complete an online application via Developmental Associates’ online system at Applications will NOT be accepted through the City’s system. Resumes and digital portfolios may be uploaded to the system but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application.  All inquiries should be emailed to The ad closes and application review begins November 25, 2017 and an assessment center will be held in Durham for selected finalists January 4-5, 2018. The City of Durham is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The recruitment and selection process is being managed by Developmental Associates, LLC