City Clerk

City of Lomita, CA

Job Details

  • Job Function: Other Department Head/Director
  • Salary: $8,242 - $10,248.
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 20,256
  • Where: 24300 Narbonne Ave , Lomita, CA 90717
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: Oct 10 2018

If you are interested in pursuing this exciting career opportunity, please submit a cover letter, resume and City job application via mail or in person to: City of Lomita, Human Resources, 24300 Narbonne Avenue, Lomita, CA 90717. Emailed or faxed applications are not accepted. This position will remain open until filled, with the first review of applications occurring by October 31, 2018. For additional information, please contact Deborah Dixon, Human Resources Analyst, at (310) 325-7110, extension 144 or The City job application and recruitment brochure are available online at:


Located just 26 miles south of downtown Los Angeles and only five miles from the California coast, the City of Lomita (pop. 20,693) is a vibrant and engaged urban South Bay community that is proud of its history and its friendly hometown charm.

The Position:
Under the direction of the Assistant City manager, the City Clerk oversees the day-to-day operations of the City Clerk’s Office. The City Clerk’s Office is tasked with preparing and maintaining the city’s legislative actions and proceedings, assuring compliance with Open Meeting laws, conducting local elections, providing administrative support to the City Manager and City Council, maintaining official City records and overseeing the City’s Dial-A-Ride program. The City Clerk also acts as the City’s Filing Officer for conflict of interest statements and local campaign statements. The City Clerk supervises two staff members who assist with the aforementioned tasks and provide customer service at the public counter and on the phone.

The new City Clerk will have the opportunity to work with a cohesive and supportive management team in an environment where bureaucracy is non-existent and things get done. Given the size of the organization, the professional selected will not only develop a close working relationship with the City Manager, department heads and with the members of the City Clerk’s Office, he/she will also come to know all city employees. The City values promoting work-life balance. Employees work a 9/80 schedule and members of the management team are given generous flexibility in managing their schedules.

Ideal Candidate:
The ideal candidate will desire to be an active, collaborative member of the City’s management team. He/she will have a solid understanding of the laws that regulate public records retention, public meetings, and local elections. The successful candidate will also place a high level of importance on customer service and encourage a culture of superior customer service within the City Clerk’s Office. He/she should have a high level understanding of the goals of the City Council and the management team while also remaining detail oriented and deadline focused. The ideal candidate will possess political acuity and will be comfortable communicating with members of the City Council, Commissions, and the general public. He/she will have the initiative and technical savvy to improve processes and procedures within the City Clerk’s office.

A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible supervisory or lead administrative/management experience in a City Clerk’s Office, a Bachelor’s degree in public administration or a closely related field, and a valid California Class C driver’s license are required. Possession of a Certified Municipal Clerk’s Certificate (CMC) is preferred, and if not certified, is required within two years of hire.

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