Town Clerk Job Opening

Date Posted: Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

The TOWN OF TOWNSEND is accepting applications for the position of  TOWN CLERK.


This position is responsible for preparation and maintenance of fiscal, Administrative and regulatory records for the Town. Work is performed in accordance with the Town Charter, ordinances, and general law, and requires initiative and the ability to work effectively and independently with the public and other officials.


Under limited supervision, reporting to the Town Manager, serves as liaison between Mayor and Council and the public; serves as custodian of Council’s legislative history and official records; attends and prepares minutes of Council meetings; prepares and manages Council’s meeting agendas and meeting calendar; issues public notice of Council and organizational meetings; provides administrative support to Council.

Serves as Election Officer on behalf of Town and as liaison to the Municipal Election Commission; coordinates election activities with County Election Commission and organizes election related events.

Manages receipts of Freedom of Information Act requests, manages records retention schedules for all municipal documents as required by Delaware law, schedules meetings and prepares of projects/documents and all other duties as maybe assigned by Town Manager or Council. Prepares ordinances, resolutions and proclamations so they can be executed, recorded, distributed, and archived.

Responsible for the issuance of building permits, contractor licenses, utility bills, tax bills, and all other licenses and permits required by the Town.  Monitors monthly lien and collections report and coordinates activity with Town Attorney’s office. 


The ideal candidate will have three to five years municipal experience including records management, accounting/bookkeeping experience and have completed the Municipal Clerks Certificate Training Program offered by the Institute For Public Administration or equivalent. Candidates with comparable experience are encouraged to apply.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office, good organizational and communication skills, and the ability to deal effectively with the public are a must.

The successful candidate must pass a background check and drug test. Salary is dependent upon education and experience. An excellent benefit package is provided.  Applications must be received by September 10, 2019.


Cover letter and resume may be sent electronically to or by mail to:


        Town of Townsend

        Attn:  Town Manager

        141 Main Street, P.O. Box 223

        Townsend, DE   19734