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Senior Clerk

Company: City of Somerville
Location: Somerville
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionPerforms a variety of complex clerical duties according to departmental procedures. Operates own customer service window; handles cash/credit transactions, as well as provides email and telephone customer service on a regular basis. Assists customers in all matters relating to the Department, including permitting and the ticket processing systems. Inputs all data entry into the Ticket Information Management System. Handles cash, check and credit card transactions. Performs a variety of other clerical duties as assigned by the Head Clerk or Parking Clerk using various software programs.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must have experience handling cash and payment processing transactions. Must possess excellent computer skills, including email (Outlook) and Microsoft Excel and Word and willingness to be trained in MUNIS. Superior customer services skills and the ability to work pleasantly and efficiently with the general public, in person, on the telephone and by email. Basic working knowledge of the functions of the Department and Municipal Government. Ability to refer customer inquiries to appropriate personnel for response, as well as follow through on customer service requests in a timely and courteous manner. Attention to detail and accuracy with figures essential. Must demonstrate ability to write clearly and grammatically; correct letters and other types of business correspondence. P Performs well under stress and meets deadlines on time. Spanish/Portuguese/Creole speaking ability not required, but a plus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:The work environment involves everyday discomforts typical of offices, with occasional exposure to outside elements. Noise or physical surroundings may be distracting, but conditions are generally not unpleasant.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the position's essential functions.

Physical Skills Little or no physical demands are required to perform the work. Work effort principally involves sitting to perform work tasks, with intermittent periods of stooping, walking, and standing. There may also be some occasional lifting of objects such as books, office equipment and computer paper (up to 30 lbs.)

Motor Skills Duties are largely mental rather than physical, but the job may occasionally require minimal motor skills for activities such as moving objects, operating a telephone system, computer and/or most other office equipment, typing and/or word processing, filing, and sorting.

Visual Skills Visual demands include constantly reading documents for general understanding and for analytical purposes.

Hours: Monday-Wednesday 8:30am-4:30pm; Thursday 8:30am-7:30pm; Friday 8:30am-12:30pmSalary: $855.35 paid weekly (SMEA B Union)City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request.Persons with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication (i.e., CART, ASL), written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures in order to access the programs, activities, and meetings of the City of Somerville should please contact Adrienne Pomeroy at 617-625-6600 x 2059 or Somerville Offers

  • 4 weeks of Paid Vacation to start (for non-union classified positions)
  • Health Insurance
  • Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Wellness Release & Cancer Screening Paid Time Off
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Retirement
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • MBTA Pass Program
  • FREE BlueBikes membership!
  • Eligible employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)Benefits listed are for benefits-eligible positions and the above information is meant to be a general overview of the benefit programs offered by the City of Somerville. This is not a binding contract, please reach out to with any questions relating to benefits for specific union and non-union positions.COVID-19 Vaccination RequiredTo better protect the health and safety of staff and the public, all City of Somerville employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of November 1, 2021. Exemptions and/or reasonable accommodations are not guaranteed and will be reviewed by the City of Somerville Human Resources Department on a case-by-case basis. Learn more at by JazzHR87qDoSNUGN

Keywords: City of Somerville, Somerville , Senior Clerk, Other , Somerville, Massachusetts

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