Principal Clerk, City of Worcester

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Principal Clerk
City of Worcester
The office of the City Clerk seeks a qualified individual for the position of Principal Clerk. The incumbent must possess exemplary customer service skills in an office setting and have considerable clerical experience. This skilled individual must be able to multi-task in a fast paced environment and have the ability to prepare correspondence and provide general office support. This employee must show good judgment in making decisions concerning the laws and policies governing vital records and record keeping. The successful candidate will have thorough knowledge of business English, spelling and arithmetic; considerable knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment; the ability to make arithmetical computations with speed and accuracy; the ability to lift and handle materials and equipment up to 40 pounds; the ability to type from clear copy at high rate of speed; the ability to maintain complex clerical records and to prepare reports; the ability to exercise good judgment in making decisions in accordance with laws, ordinances, regulations and established policies; possess excellent organizational, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills; demonstrate proficiency with personal computers; the ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse populations; and the ability to work independently and in a group setting. Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent and minimum two years of experience of customer service skills and clerical experience in an office setting; Or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Preferred Qualifications: Associate’s degree in business administration, political science, history, public administration or related discipline. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. Starting Salary: $16.27 - $22.17 hourly, full-time, excellent benefits. To apply, please visit: or send resume and cover letter to Human Resources Department, Room 109, 455 Main St., Worcester, MA 01608 by July 20. The city of Worcester is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Preference is given to Worcester residents. (posted 7/10 exp. 7/20)