City Clerk

City of Petaluma, CA

City Clerk
City of Petaluma, CA

Located 40 miles north of San Francisco, Petaluma is a full-service charter city with eight departments overseeing police, fire, infrastructure, water utilities, development review and administrative and support services.  In addition to standard services, the city has a marina, airport, and transit service.  Petaluma is led by six Council Members and the Mayor in a Council-Manager form of Government.  Petaluma employs over 340 employees who serve a population of 62,000 people.

The City Clerk’s Office is staffed by the City Clerk and Deputy City Clerk and is responsible for ensuring transparency and open government to the community.  As one of three City Council appointees, the City Clerk will work collaboratively with the City Attorney and City Manager and will be a creative and thoughtful contributing member of the City’s Executive Team.

As the City Clerk, you will join an organization where you can see the results of your work. You will bring the knowledge and proven experience to assess current operations of the City Clerk’s Office and institute innovative processes, modifications, and technological efficiencies where necessary.

A minimum of five years’ experience supporting an elected or appointed body within a local government agency is required.  A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree is highly desirable.  Certification as a Municipal Clerk (CMC) or Master Municipal Clerk (MMC) is highly desirable.

To apply for this exciting career opportunity, please visit our website:

Peckham & McKenney

Please do not hesitate to contact Bobbi Peckham toll-free at (866) 912-1919 if you have any questions regarding this position or recruitment process.

Filing deadline is June 29, 2020.