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Clerk to County Council

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:Depending on Experience and Qualifications
  • Announcement Date:09/12/2019



 CLOSING DATE:  Open until filled

TITLE:  Clerk to County Council

LOCATION:  Administrative Services

SALARY:  Depending on Experience & Qualifications

POSITION SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for serving as custodian of all legal documents for the county and providing administrative support to the County Council.


  • Serves as official secretary for the County Council; prepares meeting agendas and packets; issues meeting notices and advertisements of public hearings; records and transcribes official meeting minutes; provides background information and history to council members as necessary; receives legal service of papers; ensures that ordinances are codified, properly filed, and accessible.

  • Maintains custody of the County Seal, Code of Ordinances, and minute books.

  • Signs, certifies, and preserves county ordinances, resolutions, contracts, reports and other documents on behalf of the County Council; maintains files.

  • Provides administrative support to council members; prepares reports, correspondence, and other documents requested; maintains calendars; responds to routine telephone calls and mail; makes travel arrangements; schedules speaking engagements.

  • Serves as clerk for the County Council; ensures that elected officials attend mandatory training programs.

  • Conducts research regarding pending issues before the Council.

  • Responds to citizen requests.

  • Monitors statues of contracts, easements, leases, bonds, ordinances and resolutions.

  • Maintains records of board appointments, including date of appointment, term of office, expiration of term, personal data, contact information, appointment letter, and other information as required.

  • Interprets and applies rules, regulations, policies and procedures pertaining to Council activities.

  • Responds to Freedom of Information Act requests or forwards to appropriate personnel.

  • Schedules meeting rooms; sets up and prepares rooms.

  • Maintains office supplies inventory.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of county codes, policies and procedures.

  • Knowledge of parliamentary procedure.

  • Knowledge of state and federal laws governing municipal operations

  • Knowledge of accounting and budgeting principles and practices.

  • Skill in operating such office equipment as a computer, calculator, typewriter, copier and facsimile machine.

  • Skill in interpreting and applying rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

  • Skill in report preparation and records maintenance.

  • Skill in public and interpersonal relations.

  • Skill in oral and written communication.


  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.

  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems.

  • Three to Five years of experience in a related field or scope of work.

Application Procedure:  Only applicants submitting an application, resume and 3 letters of references (professional references only, please) to Jasper County Human Resources, PO Box 150, Ridgeland, SC  29936 will be considered.  Applications are available on line at www.jaspercountysc.org  or, may be obtained in person at the Clementa C. Pinckney Government Building, 358 Third Avenue, Ridgeland, SC  29936.  APPLICANTS WILL BE DRUG TESTED AND MUST SUCCESSFULLY PASS A CRIMIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK.   APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Open until filled.

 If an accommodation is needed in order to participate in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Office.  


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