Are you extraordinary? Want to join a team which prides itself on providing top notch services to its constituents?   If you are a seasoned administrative professional that has supported a top level executives or a Board of Directors and you’re excited by the idea of making a real impact, a career with the town might be just what you have been looking for!  The town of Bridgewater is the place where exceptional people with a passion for public service gravitate in order to do their best work.

Responsibilities of the Town Council Clerk include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide clerical support to the nine-member Town Council.
  • Respond to all councilor requests in a positive, professional manner.
  • Schedule and post Council and sub-committee meetings in accordance with the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law.
  • Ensure legislation to be included in meeting materials is in proper format.
  • Collect and prepare meeting materials and schedule Town Council meetings (currently conducted via Zoom) and prepare accurate, formal meeting minutes.
  • Attend all Town Council meetings (generally two Tuesday evenings per month, 7–10 p.m. and occasional sub-committee meetings, as necessary.
  • Assume “Host” role for Zoom transmission of Town Council and occasional sub-committee meetings.
  • Arrange for publication of public advertisement for required legislation.
  • Track and facilitate actions in legislative process.
  • Maintain Town Council webpage.
  • Certify legislation enacted by Town Council.
  • Ensure that all minutes and legislation are filed with the Town Clerk.
  • Facilitate other legislative processes between the Town Council and town departments.
  • Act as liaison between Town Manager’s office and the Town Council.
  • Ensure that citizen inquiries are responded to in a timely and courteous manner.

The ideal candidate must be capable of working independently and possess the ability to multi-task in a fast paced, high-profile environment. Demonstrated superior computer skills are required, specifically with Microsoft Office products. A commissioned Notary Public (or the ability to become commissioned) is preferred. Website management experience is preferred (current site management through CivicPlus).

Special Requirements

Experience and proficiency in the use of Excel and Microsoft Word required. Ability to communicate effectively in writing, orally and electronically. Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member. Adaptability is critical. Superior customer service skills handling internal and external customers is a must. Ability to handle a multitude of issues/responsibilities with attention to detail and minimal supervision. Strong organizational skills and ability to meet required deadlines. Ability to lift up to 20 lbs is required,

This is a non-union, non-exempt position. The position is a forty (40) hrs per week and benefit eligible. Salary range for this position is $49,569.00 – $65,039.00. Salary expectation must be included with submission.

Please submit your letter of interest and resume via our application portal or via email at hr@bridgewaterma.org

The town of Bridgewater is an Equal Opportunity Employer who embraces diversity, All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

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