WILLIAMSON – The City of Williamson will be accepting applications until November 15, for a full time city clerk position.
The salary for this position is 36,000 a year. The City Clerk’s Office provides administrative support to the Williamson Mayor and Williamson City Council.
The city clerk serves as a record keeper for the city council. The duties associated with this position include keeping a record of meetings, minutes, deeds, ordinances, resolutions and the history of the city.
Other duties associated with this position include serving as city treasurer, city assessor, city collector, treasurer of the Williamson Board of Parks and Recreation, Treasurer of the Williamson Police Pension Board, and Treasurer of the Williamson Firemen’s Pension Board. The city clerk will also serve as the City Election Official for Williamson City Council Elections.
To apply for this position, a resume, cover letter, and copy of a degree may be mailed or dropped off in person at City Hall 142 East Fourth Avenue in Williamson W.Va. 25661 or emailed to [email protected] Applicants must submit application packets by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15. Interviews will be scheduled immediately.
A Bachelor’s degree is preferred for this position with at least 24 credit hours or 36 quarter hours in accounting, but an associate’s degree in accounting with five years equivalent part time accounting experience will be considered.
Currently, Larry Brown serves as Williamson City Clerk. However, the position will soon be vacant. Brown recently accepted a position with the West Virginia Bureau of Public Health. Brown explained that the decision to accept the position was difficult but presented him with an opportunity that he could not allow to pass him by.
“I have accepted an accountant/auditor position with the West Virginia Bureau of Public Health. I love Williamson and always will. I attended Williamson Elementary, Williamson Junior High School, and graduated from Williamson High School in 1999. I attended Southern WV Community College where I obtained an Associate Degree and continued my education at Marshall University where I earned a Bachelor Degree. I came back to Williamson, my hometown, and began working for the City in the Library. I eventually moved over to City Hall under the then Mayor Darrin McCormick to do bookkeeping for the City. I was appointed City Clerk during Steve Knopp’s Administration once Frances Frye left the position,” Brown stated.
Brown explained that the position of city clerk is both challenging and rewarding. “It has been a lot of hard work, but worth every minute of it. It has been a very difficult decision to leave the position of City Clerk. This, however, was an opportunity that I could not turn down,” Brown said.
“ I wish the City nothing but the best, and look forward to hearing about great things coming from the City. I will not be that far away so you will still see me around town in the evenings and weekends,” Brown said in conclusion.
More information about the city clerk position may be obtained by calling the City Clerk’s Office at 304-235-1510.
(Courtney Harrison is a news reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be contacted at [email protected] or at 304-235-4242 ext. 2279.)