Job Opportunity: City Clerk - City of Yazoo City

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Job Opportunity: City Clerk - City of Yazoo City

Job Opportunity: City Clerk - City of Yazoo City

March 25, 2021

Duties:    Under the administrative direction of the Mayor, the City Clerk manages, directs, supervises and coordinates all activities and operations of the City Clerk’s Office including preparation and recording of all activities and decisions of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, and the Public Service Commission.  The City Clerk maintains official City records; administers municipal elections; coordinates assigned activities with other department directors, outside agencies and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen.  This staff member manages the Accounts Receivable Deputy Clerk, the Accounts Payable Deputy Clerk, and the Human Resources Deputy Clerk and performs extensive word processing, data entry & record maintenance; accounts receivable and accounts payable; help to handle website & document updates; respond to telephone and email requests from the public; assist City employees, as needed; and other duties as assigned. Manage the City’s records management program including developing procedures for records management, retrieval and disposal; maintain, dispose and preserve official city documents and records including resolutions, ordinances, deeds, Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting minutes, agreements, and reports in accordance with legal requirements; supervise the storage and protection of the City’s permanent records. Provide responsible staff assistance to the Mayor, the Board of Aldermen, the City Attorney; conduct a variety of organizations investigations and operational studies; recommend modification to the City Clerk’s office programs, policies and procedures as appropriate. Attend and participate in professional group meetings; maintain awareness of new trends and development in the field related to the City Clerk’s Office including municipal records management and election administration; incorporate new developments as appropriate. Maintain the City’s records management system.  Develop and publish the City of Yazoo City Human Resources Manual. Correspond with other governmental agencies and internal management staff, employees and general public. City Clerk assists in maintaining an awareness of constantly changing laws, rules, and regulations governing all aspects of city administrative and financial operations, including pay, employment, bonding, budgeting requirements and other changes that the Board of Mayor and Aldermen can be alerted to problems and the city’s operations carried out in a lawful manner.


This is a full-time permanent position in the Office of the City Clerk; the immediate supervisor for this position is the Mayor. The City Clerk is expected to develop effective methods & routines for accomplishing job responsibilities.


Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Public Administration or a closely related field and three (3) years’ experience in a human resource related, financial or municipal government administrative position with computer operations experience or any other relevant experience. Skill in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, automated office equipment and standard office software, which includes databases and presentation programs, and analysis of standard Microsoft Office products. Minimum three years’ experience in related work experience with progressive responsibilities. Must be computer literate and a proficient typist; must possess excellent communication skills. Extensive knowledge of the overall operations of the City of Yazoo including policies, procedures, and ordinances. Working knowledge of office management procedures, record management, filing systems, office correspondence. Any combination of experience & training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is required.


Pre-Employment Requirements: If accepted, a criminal background check and a pre- employment drug screening by a physician designated by the City of Yazoo City will be conducted.


How to apply:  Download application at and submit with resume to


**The City of Yazoo City is an equal opportunity employer**


Mayor Diane Delaware