Clerk of the Council; MII

Montgomery County Government - Rockville, MD3.8

The Montgomery County Council is in search of a self-motivated, highly organized individual to serve as the Clerk of the Council. The Clerk is a member of the Council management team and works closely with the Executive Director, Council President and other Council staff to ensure that the Council's policy, fiscal, and statutory goals and objectives are met. The Clerk position is an executive level Management Leadership Series (MLS) MII position appointed by the Council and generally supervised by the Executive Director of the Council.

The Clerk is responsible for formulating and managing the Council's work program. This individual allocates staff and resources to ensure that the Council's official activities, including land use decisions, policy making, governmental operations oversight, and legislative action, are completed in a timely and efficient manner. The Clerk routinely gives advice and makes recommendations to advance the implementation of the Council's workplan, provides technical assistance to ensure the Council's compliance with State, local and federal laws, and makes operational decisions related to the Council's public meetings and the maintenance and dissemination of the official record of the proceedings of the legislative body.

The Clerk has frequent contact with elected officials, their staff, department directors, and local community and business leaders.

Primary Responsibilities include:
Designing, managing, monitoring and modifying as needed, all facets of the Council's work program;
Developing operating procedures that support the Council's legislative, budgetary, and planning and zoning objectives;
Making judgements and decisions driven by and in accordance with state, federal and local legal or regulatory standards;
Formulating policies related to the conduct of Council business including the creation and maintenance of the official records, public engagement, and training of staff;
Supervising and directing the work of staff within the Clerk's Office including the preparation of the official minutes of the Council, conformance with legal advertising requirements, execution of the appointments processes, management of the legislative information system, and design and support of web-based legislative services;
Directing and consulting with staff throughout the Council offices to advance operational objectives; and
Providing advice and guidance on the Council's legislative and administrative processes to elected officials, analysts, department directors, staff, and residents and community leaders.

Additional Employment Information
OHR reviews the minimum qualifications of all applicants, irrespective of whether the candidate has previously been found to have met the minimum requirements for the job or been temporarily promoted to the same position. This evaluation is based solely on the information contained in the application/resume submitted for this specific position/IRC.

Montgomery County Government is an equal opportunity employer, committed to workforce diversity. Accordingly, as it relates to employment opportunities, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, in accordance with the law. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email to Individual determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made in accordance with all applicable laws.

Montgomery County Government also provides hiring preference to certain categories of veterans and veterans/persons with a disability. For more information and to claim employment preference, please refer to the Careers webpage on Hiring Preference .

All applicants will respond to a series of questions related to their education, relevant experience, knowledge, skills and abilities required to minimally perform the job. The applicant's responses in conjunction with his/her resume and all other information provided in the employment application process will be evaluated to determine the minimum qualifications and preferred criteria status. Based on the results, the highest qualified applicants will be placed on an Eligible List and may be considered for an interview. Employees meeting minimum qualifications who are the same grade will be placed on Eligible List as a "Lateral Transfer" candidate and may be considered for interview.

If selected for consideration for this position, you may be required to provide evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated on your resume.

Minimum Qualifications
Experience : Seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in a field related to organizational policy and operations management, three years of which were in a supervisory or executive capacity. Note: The term "executive" is further defined as a high echelon or high level position in an organization that is assigned technical research, management advisory services responsibilities, or policy-making duties and responsibilities that exerts considerable influence on organizational policy, plans, and operations through technical research, management advisory services, and/or policy-making duties and responsibilities (e.g., County positions at Grade 30 or above).

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree.

Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

Preferred Criteria
The applications of those individuals meeting the minimum qualifications will be reviewed to determine the extent, relevancy of training, and experience in the following areas :

Experience improving business processes;
Experience interpreting, applying and ensuring compliance with laws, regulations and policies;
Experience leading and supervising staff;
Experience developing and interpreting policies;
Decision Making & Problem-Solving skills;
Strategic Planning; and
Evaluating Work Processes
Applicants selected for an interview may be asked to submit a writing sample.

Minimum Salary 90156 Maximum Salary 163663 Currency USD