County Clerk

Catawba County
July 9, 2021
P.O. Box 389, 25 Government Drive, Newton, NC
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P.O. Box 389, 25 Government Drive
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Catawba County seeks a detail-oriented problem-solving multi-tasker to join its team as County Clerk. This position is the official records custodian for Catawba County and works in the County Manager’s Office to create, coordinate, and maintain a permanent record of Board actions (including historical and current official records), assuring legally-required Board operational processes and procedures are followed. The ideal candidate will have significant and successful local government experience and a demonstrated passion for public service that supports the mission and values of Catawba County.

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  • Prepare and ensure web access to agendas and required legal advertisements for Board meetings, gather information for meeting agenda packets, and notify Commissioners, appropriate County staff, news media, and other interested parties of dates and times of Board meetings;
  • Attend Board meetings, hearings, workshops, etc., and composes full and accurate account of all actions taken by the governing body. May prepare full and accurate minutes for other County boards and committees as required;
  • Serve as official records custodian for Catawba County in accordance with NC General Statutes, producing official copies of documents including ordinances, resolutions, and meeting minutes as adopted by the Board, indexing and preparing minutes as historical account for public inspection, preparing updates to the County code, and certifying legal documents on behalf of the County;
  • Maintain up-to-date information on all County Board and Commission appointments, bringing to the Board’s attention any appointments that need to be made;
  • Schedule and coordinate meetings for Commissioners and staff in the County Manager’s Office as requested, ensuring availability of rooms, equipment, materials, refreshments, etc. Handle scheduling and travel arrangements as directed;
  • Prepare and manage the Board of Commissioners’ annual operating budget, including setting up purchase orders and payment requests, reconciling monthly purchasing cards, and monitoring expenditures throughout the fiscal year;
  • Research, compose, interpret, and analyze various reports and activities, including resolutions, proclamations, ordinances, contracts, legal notices, etc., assuming responsibility for content and format;
  • Respond to information or service requests from elected officials, County Management, community partners, the news media, and the general public



$51,322.54 - $84,682.20 Annually


  • Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, finance, business, or a related field plus 2 years experience in local government or serving a similar function; or
  •  Associate’s Degree in business, paralegal, or a related field with 4 years’ experience in local government or serving a similar function.


  • Independent and self-directed initiative and drive, with the capacity to learn new things and the appetite to take on new challenges over time;
  • Impeccable judgment and ability to maintain confidential information and exercise discretion with sensitive documents and requests;
  • Capacity to work collaboratively and maintain effective relationships with Board of Commissioners, County Management, other county departments, advisory boards and committees, partner municipalities, state and federal regulatory agencies and institutions, vendors, and consultants;
  • Ability to think analytically to prioritize work, meet established deadlines, and attend to details as appropriate;
  • Familiarity with the organization and functions of County government;
  • Exceptional customer service orientation; including strong traits of diplomacy, tact, patience, and empathy;
  • Excellent communication, both written and oral, including strong command of grammar and the ability to communicate concisely;
  • Adaptability in a dynamic and fast-paced environment with changing job requirements and duties as they occur;
  • Must be available for evening and early morning meetings;
  • Must be a certified notary public or have the ability to obtain certification;
  • Must be willing to work towards obtaining NC Certified County Clerk status through UNC-School of Government within a reasonable timeframe;
  • Valid driver’s license with a safe driving record