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Career and Education Opportunities for Municipal Clerks

In general, municipal clerks draft agendas and bylaws for town or city council; record minutes of council meetings; answer official correspondence; keep fiscal records and accounts; and prepare reports on civic needs.

Select a state from the map below to find education opportunities to begin your Municipal Clerk career.

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Municipal Clerk

Municipal Clerk video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Municipal clerks record and edit the minutes of meetings and distribute to appropriate officials and staff members. They also research data in the municipal archives upon request of public officials and private citizens. Equally important, municipal clerks have to respond to requests for data from the public and state and federal legislative offices. They are often called upon to perform general office duties, such as taking and transcribing dictation, typing and proofreading correspondence, distributing and filing official forms, and scheduling appointments. They are expected to issue public notification of all official efforts and meetings. Finally, municipal clerks formulate and direct the maintenance and computerization of all municipal documents.

Every day, municipal clerks are expected to be able to articulate ideas and problems. They need to listen to and understand others in meetings. It is also important that they read and understand documents and reports.