“Our City and Court Clerk, Rhonda Johnston, plans to retire in the spring of 2014,” Riverside Mayor Rusty Jessup said.
Jessup said several people have shown interest in the position.
“We hope to conduct interviews around the first of the year and have a replacement shortly thereafter,” he said. “The exact hire date for a new city clerk is not known at this time.”
Jessup said the city clerk is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the City Hall facility and operations and direct supervision of all administrative personnel. He/she is also responsible for personnel management, financial management and custodian of city records, investments and budgets. The city clerk also administers grants, conducts elections and is court magistrate, as well as other appointments made.
According to the job description, qualifications include an associate or bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, administration, business or some combination of experience; valid driver’s license; Municipal Clerk certification or the ability to be come certified and maintain certification and Court Magistrate certification or ability to become Court Magistrate.
Necessary knowledge, skills and abilities include:
• Have an extensive knowledge of the legal requirements relating to the operation of municipal government including finance, administration and accounting.
• Ability to prepare accurate and complete accounting reports and statements.
• Ability to speak and write effectively.
• Ability to develop and install administrative procedures and operations and to evaluate their efficiency and effectiveness.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials.
• Possess operating skills with computers and various software, copiers, postage machines, recording devices and various office machines and technological equipment.