Municipal Clerks

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What do they do?

Draft agendas and bylaws for town or city council; record minutes of council meetings; answer official correspondence; keep fiscal records and accounts; and prepare reports on civic needs.

Also known as:

City Clerk, City Recorder, City Secretary, Clerk, Deputy City Clerk, Deputy Clerk, Deputy Recorder, Municipal Clerk, Recorder, Town Clerk, Township Clerk

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Court, Municipal, and License Clerks is projected to grow 2 percent from 2018 to 2028, more slowly than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 2%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #15 in job growth rate
  • 260

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #19 in net job growth
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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (2.1%)
  • Master's degree (4.4%)
  • Bachelor's degree (19.4%)
  • Associate's degree (13.8%)
  • Some college, no degree (31.1%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (27%)
  • Less than high school diploma (2.2%)

Percent of workers in this field

★ You’re seeing education information for Court, municipal, and license clerks because we don’t have information for Municipal Clerks. Please note the information may not be the same for both occupations.

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Economics and Accounting - Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Record information from meetings or other formal proceedings.
  • Distribute materials to employees or customers.
  • Prepare documentation for contracts, transactions, or regulatory compliance.
  • Maintain financial or account records.
  • Prepare informational or reference materials.
  • Coordinate operational activities.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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