Deputy City Clerk

City of Des Moines, Iowa
November 23, 2022
Des Moines, IA
Job Type


Distinguishing Features of the Class

Provides technical assistance and support to the City Clerk office; performs directly related work as required.

Acceptable Experience and Training

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Public or Business Administration or a related field; and
  • Considerable related office administration experience; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.
  • Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) accreditation completed within (6) years of appointment.

Required Special Qualifications

  • Candidates for positions in this class must pass a post-employment offer physical examination and drug screen;

Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only)

  • Provides technical assistance and support to the City Clerk and Chief Deputy City Clerk and acts in the absence of both the City Clerk and the Chief Deputy City Clerk ;
  • Assists in preparation and coordination of Council meeting agendas;
  • Coordinates all aspects of the Licensing Division of the office and coordinates related user training.
  • Upon request, certifies City Council documents and accepts service on behalf of the City.
  • Attends council meetings in absence of City Clerk or Chief Deputy City Clerk and provides support in taking minutes and recording votes;
  • Assists in preparation and coordination of agenda summary minutes ;
  • May prepare and monitor Department budgets and prepare requisitions and purchase orders;
  • May prepare and track ordinance items for Council agenda;
  • May maintain City Council Minutes Index and retrieve related digital documents;
  • May maintain Clerk and Mayor web sites;
  • May submit biweekly payroll;
  • Answers inquiry calls from public and may receive payments;
  • Supervises License Division personnel, and provides direction to City Clerk office staff;
  • Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions;
  • Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems;
  • Attends meetings, conferences, workshops and training sessions and reviews publications and audio-visual materials to become and remain current on the principles, practices and new developments in assigned work areas;
  • Responds to citizens' questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner;
  • Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities;
  • Performs other directly related duties consistent with the role and function of the classification.

Closing Date/Time: 12/2/2022 4:00 PM Central

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