Job Opening – City Clerk

Job Opening – City Clerk

Department/Agency of Position: City of Brownsville, Tennessee

Location of Position: Brownsville, Tennessee

Wage/Salary: $55,000.00 Minimum

Date Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Closing Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Job Description: City of Brownsville, Tennessee

The City Clerk’s position is responsible for the financial activities of the City related to budgeting, accounting, purchasing, tax collections, etc. They are also responsible for a broad range of administrative and support-related functions such as human resources management under the general administrative direction of the City Mayor.

The City Clerk must be able to record minutes and maintain records of the proceedings of the governing body and other meetings. They also need extensive education or background in accounting, budgeting, and reconciliation of bank statements; must be knowledgeable in preparing and overseeing annual budgets. The City Clerk is responsible for issuance of licenses and maintaining records related to such; must have extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and modern municipal accounting, budgeting and finance.

Education & Certifications:

· Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Finance, or closely related field required

· Master’s Degree is a plus, but not required

· CPA and/or Certified Municipal Finance Officer designation is highly preferred


· Five (5) to seven (7) years of progressively responsible managerial positions in accounting and financial management required

· Prior municipal experience highly preferred

· A letter of recommendation from a reputable CPA/auditing firm is a plus


Modern principles, practices, and techniques of municipal records management and elections; applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, and regulations; public agency risk management requirements and best practices; public agency purchasing requirements and best practices; methods and techniques for records management and report preparation and writing; methods and techniques of scheduling work assignments; methods and techniques of supervision, training, and motivation; basic principles of mathematics; standard office procedures, practices, and equipment; modern office equipment, including a computer and applicable software; proper English, spelling, and grammar; occupational hazards and standard safety practices.


Plan, organize, direct, and perform the duties of the Office of City Clerk; develop and administer sound departmental goals, objectives, policies, and methods for evaluating achievement and performance levels; execute the statutory responsibilities of a city clerk; plan, organize, train, evaluate, and direct work of assigned staff; perform mathematical calculations quickly and accurately; interpret, explain and apply applicable laws, codes, and regulations; read, interpret, and record data accurately; organize, prioritize, and follow-up on work assignments; work independently and as part of a team; meet the public in situations requiring diplomacy and tact; deal constructively with conflict and develop effective resolutions; make sound decisions within established guidelines; analyze a complex issue and develop and implement an appropriate response; follow written and oral directions; observe safety principles and work in a safe manner; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships.


Operate an office computer and a variety of word processing and other software applications; operate a variety of records management systems, including Local Government Corporation Software.

Please send cover letter and résumé (showing years and months of current and prior employment dates), indication of current salary and six work-related references to: [email protected].

For additional information, contact:

Shalondria Shaw
Brownsville City Hall
Executive Assistant to the Mayor
Ph: 731-772-1212
Fx: 731-772-1275
City of Brownsville:

The City of Brownsville is an equal opportunity employer.