City of Redwood City

The Community

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Redwood City (pop. 86,754) is the third largest City in San Mateo County. Incorporated in 1867, it serves as the county seat and home to the San Mateo County History Museum located in the county’s old courthouse. With an average of 255 sunny days each year, Redwood City enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate (as the City slogan proclaims, “Climate Best by Government Test”) and a one-of-a-kind waterfront that includes the Redwood Shores neighborhood, numerous bayfront residential options, ample recreation opportunities (including a yacht harbor), and the only deepwater port south of San Francisco.

The Office of the City Clerk

The City Clerk’s Office is a service department within the City upon which the City Council, all City departments, and the public rely for information regarding the operations and legislative history of the City. The mission of the City Clerk’s Office is to be a steward and protector of democratic processes, including administration of municipal elections, access to official records, participation in City Council meetings, and compliance with federal, state and local statutes. The Office is also responsible for legislative services/records management, elections, and City Council support.

The Office of the City Clerk is supported by an annual budget of $1.51 million and it is staffed by the City Clerk, Assistant City Clerk, Management Analyst, and Administrative Secretary. This office collaborates closely with the City Manager’s Office and City Attorney’s Offices, and the City Manager is seeking a dynamic City Clerk who will champion innovative approaches to enhance collaboration, driving efficiency and excellence in municipal operations.

The City Clerk’s Office is currently part of an organizational assessment underway, as the City continues to reimagine how to best provide services to meet the needs of a diverse community, while being fiscally responsible. This project will be conducted over the next several months, requiring the newly appointed City Clerk to closely coordinate and collaborate with an internal staff team, as well as external consultants.

The Position

This career opportunity is available with the recent retirement of Pamela Aguilar who served as City Clerk since 2017. The City Clerk is responsible for facilitating the business proceedings of the City Council, fulfilling legal requirements set forth in the City Charter, City Codes and State Law. The City Clerk acts as the City’s Local Elections Official, Custodian of Records, Legislative Recorder, liaison to Council-appointed Boards, Commissions, and Committees, and local campaign finance filing officer. Click on the job announcement pdf within to see detailed recruitment brochure.

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Please do not hesitate to contact Letty Juárez at or (650) 780-7267 if you have any questions regarding this position or recruitment process.

Ideal Candidate

Will possess a minimum of five years of increasingly responsible and complex administrative experience within a City Clerk’s office or similar, including at least three years of supervisory experience. Experience working with public records, hybrid meetings, elections and City Councils/Boards or Commissions is highly desired. Education equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required. Certification as a Municipal Clerk (CMC) or Master Municipal Clerk (MMC), is highly desired


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Special Instructions


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  • Final Filing Deadline: October 6, 2023
  • Preliminary Interviews: October 18, 2023
  • Finalist Departmental Interviews: October 20, 2023
  • Anticipated Appointment: November 2023

These dates have been confirmed, and it is recommended that you plan your calendar accordingly.

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