City Clerk

City of Phoenix, AZ

Job Details

  • Job Function: Chief Administrator (City/County Manager)
  • Credential: No preference
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 1,445,632
  • Where: 200 W Washington St FL 12n, Phoenix, AZ
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: Jul 30 2018


The City of Phoenix seeks a dynamic, analytical professional to fill the position of City Clerk.  The City Clerk Department upholds public trust and protects local democracy by providing access to services and information on matters of public interest to residents, elected officials, city departments, and other customers. 

This executive-level position directs and manages all functions and activities of approximately 55 staff and a $6.7 million budget, working with a wide spectrum of stakeholders and groups; including city administrators, elected officials, employees, employee unions, other city departments, and members of the public.

This is a tremendous opportunity for a seasoned leader to join a well-respected city government in America’s fifth largest city.  Phoenix was one of the first cities in the nation to adopt the council-manager form of government in 1913 through a public vote approving a new City Charter.  Phoenix is also the largest city in the country with the council-manager form of government. The City Council of the City of Phoenix consists of a Mayor elected at-large to a four-year term and eight Council Members elected by districts to four-year overlapping terms. The Mayor may serve two four-year terms, and Council Members may serve three consecutive four-year terms.


Under the general supervision and direction of the City Manager’s Office, the City Clerk is a visible and vocal presence in City Council meetings.

Responsibilities include serving as Clerk to the City Council, administering City elections and petitions, managing the city’s records system and warehouse center, issuing regulatory business licenses, processing annexations, coordinating open meeting law and Boards and Commissions, managing the agenda system for City Council meetings, and providing internal support to all city departments on the management of electronic and hard copy records, printing, graphic design, and mail services, and distribution of US and interoffice mail.  Adheres to the highest ethical and moral standards and works with steadfast transparency.


First review of applications will occur the week of August 13, 2018 and continue through August 31, 2018. Recruitment may close when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applications. 


$96,450 - $163,987 annually.  Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

In addition, city contributes 8.5% of salary into 457/401 plans with no matching required. $5,220/annual car allowance and $1,200/annual cell phone allowance.

Comprehensive Executive benefits package includes:

Traditional pension with employer and employee contributions, 11.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, 15 sick days, free bus/light rail pass, tuition reimbursement upon hire, medical includes a Post Employment Health Plan contribution with choice of an HMO, PPO, or HSA.. Relocation assistance may be available. For more details, visit:


To meet the minimum qualifications for this recruitment, you must have:

Five years of progressively responsible managerial experience involving services provided by the City Clerk such as City Council meeting, agenda, open meeting law support; elections; licensing; printing and design services; and records management.
A bachelor’s degree in business or public administration or a related field.
A well-qualified candidate will possess the minimum qualifications plus experience:

A master’s degree in business or public administration or a related field.
Experience working in a large municipal government or other large government agency.
Demonstrated experience applying innovative approaches or technology to achieve more efficient service delivery and improved customer service.

Apply online at by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above.

YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT.  Only online applications are accepted for this position.  The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.


In general, City of Phoenix residency is required within 24 months after the date of hire for newly hired executives, however exceptions apply for current employees. For more details, visit:
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If you need assistance applying for this job, please contact our HR Connection Center at (602) 495-5700.
City of Phoenix is an equal opportunity employer; our employees demonstrate superior seamless customer service, integrity, and commitment to innovation, efficiency, and fiscally responsible activity.

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni who meet the required qualifications are encouraged to apply.