Junior Clerk

City of Somerville - Somerville, MA (30+ days ago)4.4

Somerville is a city that upholds progressive principles for both employees and residents alike. If you are looking for a culture that embraces innovation, empowerment, and collaborative involvement, Somerville not only embraces these talents, but encourages them. Creative, hands on collaboration with passionate dedication are at the core of the City’s workplace culture. Challenging and fast paced, Somerville also offers a generous benefits package that embodies a strong work life balance. Not only is it a “Model City”, as termed by _The Boston Globe_, but it is also a model employer.

Statement of Duties:

Performs a variety of complex clerical duties according to departmental procedures. Operates own customer service window; handles cash/credit transactions, as well as provides email and telephone customer service on a regular basis. Assists customers in all matters relating to the Department, including permitting and the ticket processing systems. Inputs all data entry into the Ticket Information Management System. Handles cash, check and credit card transactions. Performs a variety of other clerical duties as assigned by the Head Clerk or Parking Clerk using various software programs.


  • Must have experience handling cash and payment processing transactions.
  • Must possess excellent computer skills, including email (OutLook) and Microsoft Excel and Word and willingness to be trained in MUNIS.
  • Superior customer services skills and the ability to work pleasantly and efficiently with the general public, in person, on the telephone and by email.
  • Basic working knowledge of the functions of the Department and Municipal Government.
  • Ability to refer customer inquiries to appropriate personnel for response, as well as follow through on customer service requests in a timely and courteous manner.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy with figures essential.
  • Must demonstrate ability to write clearly and grammatically; correct letters and other types of business correspondence.
  • Performs well under stress and meets deadlines on time.
  • Spanish/Portuguese/Creole speaking ability not required, but a plus.

Application Procedure:

Send resume along with a cover letter by April 24, 2018

The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request.

Salary: $36,498.80 per year plus benefits.

Job Type: Full-time