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Become A Town Clerk

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Working As A Town Clerk

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Performing Administrative Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $33,779

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Town Clerk does

  • Perform data entry with government software modules.
  • Maintain resident information in the State's Voter Registration Information System and register new voters.
  • Manage Utility Billing Clerk and process.
  • Issue New York State Marriage Licenses.
  • Helped to modestly reduce town property taxes in 2015.
  • Completed the weekly motor vehicle report and filed it with the State of Maine.
  • Send vital records to Boston.
  • Reviewed all retention schedules and monitored the disposition of all Town records.
  • Perform payroll tasks, pay payroll taxes, maintain accounts receivable and reconcile multiple bank accounts.
  • Researched and written Real Estate Tax refunds.
  • Serve as Deputy Registrar of Vital Statistics.
  • Prepared bank deposits, collected hospitality taxes payment, permit fees, business license payments and entered into the system.
  • Acted as a governmentnotary for the town.
  • -Advised the public regarding codes, ordinances and approval procedures.
  • Prepare agendas for Town Board meetings.
  • Issue dog licenses, record, file and research birth, death and marriage records.
  • Supply Town Council with monthly financial statements.
  • Provide customer service to town residents.
  • Assisted with maintenance of Town website.
  • Generated death and birth certificates.

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How To Become A Town Clerk

General office clerks typically need a high school diploma or equivalent and learn their skills on the job.

Education

General office clerks usually need a high school diploma or equivalent.

Courses in using computer applications, such as word processing and spreadsheet software, may be particularly helpful.

Training

General office clerks usually learn their skills while on the job. Their training typically lasts up to 1 month and may include instructions on office procedures, proper phone etiquette, and the use of office equipment.

Advancement

General office clerks may advance to other administrative positions with more responsibility, such as executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants.

Advancement opportunities often depend on work experience and the knowledge of computer applications, such as word processing and spreadsheet software.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. Clerks often provide general information to company staff, customers, or the public. They should be courteous and prompt with their responses.

Detail oriented. Clerks perform many clerical tasks, such as preparing bills that require attention to detail.

Organizational skills. Office clerks file and retrieve records. They need to keep records organized to be able to access them quickly and efficiently.

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Town Clerk Demographics

Gender

  • Female

    86.0%
  • Male

    13.2%
  • Unknown

    0.8%

Ethnicity

  • White

    85.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    7.6%
  • Asian

    5.0%
  • Unknown

    1.1%
  • Black or African American

    0.4%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    71.4%
  • French

    14.3%
  • Portuguese

    7.1%
  • Hindi

    7.1%
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Top Skills for A Town Clerk

PayrollTaxesDogLicensesFinancialStatementsCustomerServiceDeathCertificatesOrdinancesBirthCertificatesVehicleTownRecordsVoterRegistrationTownBoardMeetingsVitalRecordsTownWebsiteNotaryVitalStatisticsMarriageLicensesDataEntryGeneralLedgerBusinessLicensesQuickbooks

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Top Town Clerk Skills

  1. Payroll Taxes
  2. Dog Licenses
  3. Financial Statements
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Perform payroll tasks, pay payroll taxes, maintain accounts receivable and reconcile multiple bank accounts.
  • Issue dog licenses, record, file and research birth, death and marriage records.
  • Processed all payments, deposits, reconciliations, financial statements, reports, petty cash and cash drawer.
  • Appointed administrative, clerical, and customer service position under the supervision of the Town Clerk.
  • Provided verification and issuance of birth and death certificates, the issuance of various licenses and property tax collection.

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