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Common Council

City Clerk

Pay Rate:

Pay Frequency:

$76,200 - $114,300


Take charge as the next City Clerk for the City of Albany! In this role you will serve as the chief administrator for the Office of the City Clerk, as well as oversee the Office of Vital Statistics and act as Registrar for the City. Even more exciting: you will serve as the Secretary to the Board of Contract and Supply and the Records Access Officer. 

As City Clerk, you'll be in the know, assisting in confidential internal operations, such as the preparation of local laws, ordinances and resolutions. 

Other responsibilities include:

  • preparing Common Council agenda and calendar;

  • attending and recording minutes of Common Council meetings, caucuses and public hearings;

  • collects, preparing, distributing, and assisting in the acceptance formal bid proposals and specifications to contractors

  • processing all City FOIL (Freedom of Information Law) requests

  • preparing monthly reporting on all licenses and permits issued by the Clerk's Office such as dog, marriage, bingo, etc.;

  • prepping and maintaining budgets;

  • and more!

Don't miss this exciting opportunity - we can't wait to hear from you!


Job Type:


Common Council

Full Time

Albany, NY


*These are the minimum qualifications necessary by law to be considered for this position. If you do not have the needed experience or equivalent experience required for this role, kindly consider applying for another position with us.

  • Graduation from a regionally accredited or NYS registered college or university or one accredited by the NYS Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or related field and five (5) years fulltime paid experience in government, public or business administration; OR an Associate's degree in public administration, business administration or a closely related field and seven (7) years experience; OR a high school diploma or equivalency and nine (9) years experience.

  • Good knowledge of Public Administration theories, practices, and the organization/functions of all City departments

  • Solid understanding of the legislative process and contractual processes

  • Ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism and interact effectively with public and City officials

  • You can supervise the work of others, work independently, and carry out projects with a high degree of initiative

  • Experience analyzing and preparing reports, official statements, and other data

  • Take pride in having tact, courtesy, good judgment, and integrity

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