MAYNARD — Town Administrator Greg Johnson announces that the Town of Maynard is seeking applicants for the Town Clerk position after the previous Town Clerk accepted a new role in another municipality.
Town Clerk Michelle Jenkins’ has accepted a job offer in another town closer to her home and her last day in Maynard was Thursday, Oct. 8. Joanna Bilotta-Simeone was appointed by the Board of Selectmen to serve as the Temporary Town Clerk and will oversee the upcoming presidential election. Bilotta-Simeone is the Department Assistant in the town’s Office of Municipal Services (OMS), and will be able to return to that position when she finishes working as the temporary Town Clerk.
Town staff from other departments are being deployed to support the Town Clerk’s Office and ensure that the high volume of mail-in ballots are being distributed in a timely manner, and that early voting and Election Day are executed seamlessly.
“We wish Michelle the best of luck in her new role and thank her for the incredible work she’s done for our town and it’s residents,” Town Administrator Johnson said. “In the coming weeks, we ask for the public’s patience and understanding, and emphasize that we’re taking the steps we need to in order to ensure that the upcoming election is handled as effectively and efficiently as it can be.”
The full-time Town Clerk’s duties include administrative and supervisory responsibility for the administration of federal, state and local statutes; maintenance of official municipal records; and the administration of fair and accurate federal, state and local elections; as well as training and direct supervision of the Assistant Town Clerk. Other responsibilities include recording and certifying the proceedings of all town meetings, overseeing the annual town census, voter registration, vital records, issuance of various licenses and permits, preparing annual budgets for the Town Clerk’s office.
Qualifications include a high school diploma or equivalent; considerable experience in office management, staff supervision and record keeping; ability to plan, organize and supervise the activities of the Town Clerk’s Office; considerable knowledge of the laws and regulations governing the operation of the Town Clerk’s Office; and considerable knowledge of the administration and functions of town government.
Additional considerations will be given to those who have a college degree in business, public administration or liberal arts; who have previous experience as an Assistant Town Clerk; or who have three to five years years of experience in records management.
A full job description can be found here.
Those interested in applying for the position can send their resume and letter of interest to: HR Coordinator, Town of Maynard, 195 Main Street, Maynard, MA 01754 or email PDF versions to [email protected].
The position will remain open until filled. The Town of Maynard is an equal opportunity employer.
More information is available on the Town’s website here.