City Clerk

City of Lodi

The historic, charming and unique City of Lodi is ideally located 34 miles south of Sacramento, two miles north of Stockton, and 90 miles east of San Francisco. The residents of Lodi take immense pride in their community that is surrounded by lush parks, wineries, museums, a lake and open space.  The city is committed to quality growth while striving to protect its historical, small-town ambiance.  Lodi is also a safe city as crime rates are low and community pride reigns high, reflecting active community involvement and a strong public safety structure.  By all measures, the quality of life in the City of Lodi is exceptional and provides an ideal location in which to live, work and play.

The City Clerk is appointed by and reports to the City Council and oversees the day-to-day functional operations of agenda management, electronic records management, recording of deeds, administering oaths, receipt and processing of liability claims against the City, response to Public Records Act requests, and elections and political compliance programs of the City. The City Clerk is part of the City Management Team. The Clerk also serves the citizens of Lodi as an accessible and responsive representative of transparent and open government. The incumbent is expected to exercise independent judgment and initiative in establishing efficient and effective operations consistent with applicable laws, City policies and administrative guidelines. The Clerk must be well versed with regulatory and statutory election requirements. Providing proactive, accurate and timely advice to both elected officials and potential candidates is an essential aspect of this role.

The successful candidate will have experience performing the full range of administrative duties common to a municipal City Clerk’s Office as a City Clerk or Deputy City Clerk, and will have a combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for the City Clerk position. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess an equivalent to graduation from high school; possession of an AA degree with major coursework in public administration, public policy or a closely related field and three years of administrative support duties in a public agency setting, which has included records management and the interpretation of laws and ordinances. Experience as outlined above may be substituted for the higher education on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of two years. A CMC or MMC is highly desirable. The salary for this position is $114,701 annually. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by December 6, 2019.