Clerk of the Board of Supervisors is an at-will department head position appointed by the Board of Supervisors and, pursuant to County Charter, is evaluated by the Chief Administrative Officer for submittal to the Board of Supervisors. This class provides assistance to the Board in a variety of administrative, coordinative, analytical, and liaison capacities and performs duties consistent with the provisions of the California Government Code and County ordinances. Successful performance of the work requires knowledge of public policy, municipal functions and activities, including the role of an elected Board. Responsibilities include coordinating the activities of the Board with those of other departments and outside agencies, and managing and overseeing the complex and varied functions of the assignment. The incumbent is accountable for accomplishing operational goals and objectives.
The ideal candidate will:
· Have a proven ability to initiate and sustain excellent working relationships with executive leadership, elected officials, line staff, and the general public, by demonstrating, at all times, preparedness, tact, respect, integrity, and neutrality.
· Possess knowledge of government recordkeeping requirements, electronic agenda management and content management systems, Brown Act provisions, and Fair Political Practices regulations.
· Have the ability to supervise and lead staff by constantly learning and teaching.
· Be articulate, thorough, and direct while communicating in person and writing.
· Have a sense of calm in the face of adversity and successes alike, while possessing the adaptability to adjust quickly to changing priorities.
· Possess the ability, knowledge, and judgment to anticipate needs of others and diplomatically guide toward quality outcomes.
· Be approachable, genuine, humorous, and kind.
Minimum Qualifications Any combination of the required experience, education, and training that would provide the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.
Equivalent to graduation from high school, supplemented by college-level coursework in business or public administration, general management, or government;
Two (2) years of experience providing administrative and clerical support to a public board, council, or commission, preparing public meeting agendas and ensuring compliance with the Ralph M. Brown Act.