The municipal clerk is perhaps the key local government job in Maine, because every town and city has one – or more. The municipal clerk is often the human face of town or city hall, working at the counter, renewing auto registrations and dog licenses, and running elections.
Town or city manager, or the select board or council.
Organizational skills and attention to detail are musts, as this position supervises and Computer competence is required. Oral and written communication skills often come into play.
A two- or four-year college degree is preferred, but not always required. New clerks typically are expected to attain certification through the clerks’ professional association.
Not super-strenuous, but night meeting attendance is expected and long hours are the norm during elections.
Virtually all 490 municipalities in Maine employ a full- or part-time clerk. Clerks’ offices in larger municipalities have several people on staff.