• Full Time
  • Redwood City, CA
  • $140,856 - $190,174 Annually USD / Year

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City Clerk

The Organization/City Government

Redwood City is a charter City with a council-manager form of government. The seven-member City Council is elected to four-year staggered terms and the Mayor serves a two-year term based on a rotation policy. The City has district-based elections with seven City Council districts.

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 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. The City Clerk will be expected to lead the Office through independent judgment and initiative in establishing effective and efficient operations consistent with applicable laws, City policies, and administrative guidelines to represent a transparent and open government. The successful candidate must be a polished professional with the highest level of integrity, outstanding judgment, and established leadership skills. The City Clerk will be collaborative, inclusive, tech savvy, committed to exceptional customer service, and able to motivate and maximize the skills of others in the Office.

The 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.

Ready to apply?

To apply for this outstanding career opportunity, please submit your application, resume and cover letter via CalOpps.org here: https://www.calopps.org/redwood-city/job-20421117


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

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