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Town Clerk- The Town of Rutherfordton is looking for a hardworking and energetic team player with exceptional customer service skills for the performance of multifaceted administrative duties as well as financial tasks for the Town. Responsibilities include, accounts payable, payroll, and keeping accurate up to date financial records. Requires the accurate maintenance of town contracts, ordinances and resolutions, along with preparing Town Council agendas and keeping minutes of Town meetings. The Clerk is a vital part of the operations of the Town and works closely with the Town Manager in the performance of administrative duties including, policy formation, data gathering & analysis, website upkeep, social media, & meeting with the citizens. Work is performed in accordance with N.C. General Statutes, Town ordinances, codes & policies. An Associate’s degree with a concentration in business, accounting or related area and experience in an accounting & local government setting preferred with preference given to Bachelor’s degree, or significant work experience. Work schedule requires attendance at various monthly, and evening meetings. Required (or the ability to obtain upon hiring) Certifications are a Notary Public certification and North Carolina Certified Municipal Clerk. Requires drug testing and background check prior to employment. Hiring Salary range $15-$18 hour depending on qualifications & experience. Rutherfordton provides an excellent benefits package.  Please submit a completed Town of Rutherfordton job application along with a cover letter, resume, salary history and expected salary requirements to Town Clerk Search, c/o Doug Barrick at 129 North Main Street, Rutherfordton, NC 28139. First review of resumes begins January 27, 2017, Interviews tentatively scheduled for the week of February 6th.  Position is open until filled. Applications available at www.rutherfordton.net EOE

Town Clerk Job Application & Description