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Under direction of the Town Manager, this position assists in coordinating, directing, and evaluating the Town’s departmental activities and operations; provides relief to the Town Manager of day-to-day duties associated with Town responsibilities. Envisions and oversees civic engagement and communication strategies. Under legislative authority and executive policy direction, performs department head-level duties for all functions of the Office of the Town Clerk prescribed in the Town’s Municipal Code, State Constitution, Government Code, Elections Code, and the Fair Political Practices Commission Regulations. Initiates, develops, and implements policies and procedures to effect efficiencies and compliance to a variety of mandates. Conducts elections, administers campaign disclosure and economic interest filings required by the Fair Political Practices  Commission; maintains and disseminates records of actions of the Town Council via adopted ordinances, resolutions, policies, or contracts/agreements.


This single-position class serves in a variety of administrative, coordinative, analytical and liaison capacities, as required by the changing needs of the Town and as directed by the Town Manager. As a department head-level team member, assisting the Town Manager in the day-to-day administration of the Town is a primary responsibility. The position is also responsible for managing the Town in the absence of the Town Manager. Serves as the principal Town staff in the Office of the Town Clerk. Scope of responsibilities is analytical and complex in nature, involving highly specialized technical knowledge related to the administration of local
government. The incumbent has functional authority/responsibility for overseeing activities that have a Town-wide day-to-day operation of the Office.


The position receives administrative direction from the Town Manager. Project direction may be provided for other staff, depending upon the needs of the Town and direction from the Town Manager.


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for Town-wide government.
  • Serve as Acting Town Manager when assigned.
  • Establish department goals, objectives, policies, and priorities and identify resource
  • Supervise the conduct of studies, surveys, and the collection of information on difficult operational and administrative problems; analyze findings and prepare reports of practical solutions for review by the Town Manager.
  • Direct, prepare, and oversee the preparation of a wide variety of reports, analyses, recommendations, and presentations for the Town Council, Town management, and outside agencies.
  • Confer with department heads, Town Attorney, and employees regarding policy and procedure changes of significant impact.
  • Acting in consultation with the Town Manager, provide input on operational considerations during budget discussions, assist with developing and managing Town’s communication efforts, focusing on staffing requests and proposing alternative methods of achieving departmental and/or Town service needs.
  • Assist the Town Council and the Town Manager in intergovernmental relations and act as liaison with other governmental jurisdictions; track state and federal legislation and assist in the evaluation of proposed legislation to determine the potential impact on the Town; prepare various related statements and responses, and coordinate and perform other lobbying efforts.
  • Manage Town IT activities and functions, as required.
  • Develop and monitor the Town Clerk’s Office budget.
  • Manage the Town Council meeting agenda process ensuring compliance with all transparency laws to provide access to meeting materials to the public within the mandated timelines.
  • Serve as the Elections Official, coordinating the even-year consolidated general municipal election with the Marin County Registrar of Voters and managing any special election necessitated by a qualified filing of an initiative petition, a recall petition or a referendum petition.
  • Serve as custodian of official Town records and public documents; perform attestation or certification for the Town as required on legal documents and other records requiring such certification and/or affixing of the Town seal. Attend regular and special Town Council meetings including running, managing, and establishing the procedures for virtual meetings.
  • Produce summary action minutes for Council meetings.
  • Act as filing officer for monitoring campaign statements and economic disclosure filings of Town officials covered in the Conflict of Interest Code.
  • Administer the provisions of the Political Reform Act and the Public Record Act (PRA) including responding to all PRA requests.
  • Direct the posting and publication of required legal notices, in accordance with applicable laws.
  • Coordinate the codification of adopted municipal ordinances with the codifier to update the Fairfax Municipal Code.
  • Administer Oath of Office to elected officials, Town officials, and appointees to Town Boards, Commissions and Committees.
  • Coordinate the biennial update to the Town’s Conflict of Interest Code and the annual appointments of Council Members to other agency boards.
  • Attend conferences and regional meetings to keep updated on new policies, laws, and/or mandates affecting the scope of responsibilities of a Town Clerk.
  • Assist the Town Council as needed.
  • Attend Town meetings on evenings, weekends, and/or holiday as required.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

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