Performs varied and responsible duties requiring a general knowledge of Historical Commission operations and jurisdiction and the exercise of good judgment and initiative to perform duties, complete assigned tasks, and analyze the facts or circumstances surrounding individual problems with little daily supervision. The Administrative Assistant is the initial and sole point of public contact for Commission matters.

Performs all clerical and secretarial duties for the Historical Commission; attends meetings; takes, types and distributes meeting minutes; maintains files and records; types correspondence; prepares and posts notices; contacts other town departments and staff to relay instructions or information; prepares informational packets; schedules meetings; types meeting agenda. Provides periodic budget updates to the Commission.

High school education required; minimum of three years of office experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Associate’s degree or additional office training strongly preferred. Thorough knowledge of office practices and procedures. Working knowledge of municipal board/commission operations and functions helpful. Ability to learn historic commission related laws and rules to advise or direct the public as needed. Ability to deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner. Ability to understand and follow instructions. Ability to perform shorthand, speed writing or operate a tape recorder in order to take meeting minutes. Minimum starting hourly rate: $21.47.

Hours: Variable depending on Commission activity. Please email townhall@carlislema.gov if interested.