City of Colfax
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(530) 346-2313
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City Clerk
City of Colfax, California
Annual Salary: $60,881 - $78,020 DOE/DOQ
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The City of Colfax, California, is seeking a City Clerk with exceptional organizational skills, excellent communication, and a passion for public service. The City Clerk will direct the daily operations of the City Clerk’s Office, manage the Record Retention Program, and attend all City Council meetings. This multifaceted position requires meticulous attention to detail, organizational prowess, and a deep understanding of local government processes and regulations. They are responsible for maintaining and archiving essential records such as meeting minutes, ordinances, resolutions, and contracts. Additionally, they play a crucial role in facilitating democratic processes by overseeing elections, ensuring transparency, and providing public access to records in compliance with freedom of information laws. Beyond administrative duties, this role serves as a vital link between elected officials and the public, managing public inquiries, preparing agendas for council meetings, and assisting with the execution of municipal policies and procedures. The next City Clerk will ensure that the wheels of local government turn smoothly, transparently, and in the best interest of the community we serve – apply today! 


The City Clerk will play a vital role as a liaison, ensuring that the directives from the City Manager are effectively implemented. Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively are desired for this role. The ideal candidate is a personable and easygoing professional who works well with others – strong customer service skills are paramount, coupled with an ability to cultivate relationships built on trust and mutual respect! There are numerous opportunities for professional development in this position – including paid CMC certification, on-the-job training, and a supportive and knowledgeable City Council.  While experience in a similar role within California is advantageous, it is most essential to bring familiarity with record management to this role.