City of Lynn - Personnel Department
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Posting Date May 20, 2022
Department Department of Public Works
Job Title Principal Clerk
Union Eligible AFSCME Local 193
Work Hours City Hall Hours

1st Year: $40,937.11
2nd Year: $42,618.49
3rd Year: $46,252.15

Duties - Performs, according to standard office procedures, a variety of routine through complex clerical duties requiring a considerable degree of decision and thorough knowledge of the functions of the department or section.
- Examines documents for correctness; prepares forms and other documents.
- Compiles various types of statistics and posts and maintains general records.
- Maintains double-entry books of account; may work with payrolls and pay computation.
- Receives receipts for municipal services and maintains any number of files and provides information to the public.
- Requisitions office supplies, does sorting and mailing.
- Provides moderate to complex working supervision over a small number of employees, transcribes (not to include taking dictation, steno typing, closed microphone, shorthand or speed writing) and provides secretary duties.

Basic knowledge and understanding of Massachusetts General Laws regarding DPW; the ability to respectfully interact with the general public in addressing their business with the department. Proficiency with Word, Excel, and other programs in the Microsoft Office suite. Experience with MUNIS software preferred.

Ability to perform all of the above functions in both English and Spanish. Provide language assistance as necessary, specifically for Spanish-speaking constituents. 

Employee will perform all duties required of the DPW administration within the Principal Clerk classification.

*City residency required within six months of hire.

How To Apply

A completed application, can be submitted via:

- Email (personnel@lynnma.gov)
- Regular Post
- The Lynn City Hall Dropbox at the Johnson Street City Hall Entrance
- In-Person at the Personnel Department, Room 307 in Lynn City Hall

If submitting via e-mail, please include the “JOB TITLE” in the subject line.
Applications must be submitted by the deadline below, or you will not be considered.

Email Subject
Job Title
“DPW Principal Clerk"
Closing Date

Friday, June 3, 2022

* The Lynn City Council has approved a home rule petition to the Massachusetts Legislature that would amend the Lynn City Charter to remove this residency requirement but affirm preference in hiring for Lynn residents.
The City of Lynn is an Equal Opportunity Employer
If you have any questions about the application process or need assistance,
please call (781) 586-6884 or email us at personnel@lynnma.gov.

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