Posting Date:  01/13/2022
Job Title:  Clerk Treasurer
Salary:  Beginning at $6,653.95 DOQ
Entity:  City of White Salmon
Closing Date:  02/15/2022 (First Review)


The City of White Salmon, located in the Columbia River Gorge, is actively seeking a City Clerk Treasurer to fill a key community leadership position within a small, progressive city. This position is tailor-made for a professional with an interest in translating their excellent technical and customer service skills into an opportunity to assume an influential role in shaping a sustainable future for one of the most beautiful locations in the State.

About White Salmon
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Position Details
The City Clerk-Treasurer reports to and works closely with the City Administrator and Mayor as a member of the City management team and supervises the finance and administration staff of 2.5 FTE. Responsibilities include planning, organizing, control and direction of all activities related to the city’s official records, documents and financial transactions, including preparation and management of the City budget, financial reports and records, investment of funds; assures compliance with state, federal and local laws pertaining to records, municipal funds, open public meetings, and public notices and is often entrusted by elected officials, other staff and volunteers to provide guidance and insight on city operations.

Primary Duties

Essential Duties
• Responsible for accounting of all city funds and accounts
• Responsible for preparation of the city operating budget, monitors budget compliance during the year
• Prepares financial reports for administration and council, tracks and bills bonds, lids, etc.
• Determines cash needs and invests all surplus cash, prepares investment reports
• Prepares reports, correspondence, city documents, ordinances and resolutions, and conducts research
• Prepares Council agendas and furnishes all back up data
• Attends City Council and other meetings and records proceedings, takes minutes
• Supervises the issuance of all municipal licenses
• Keeper of the City seal and attests the signatures of all city officials
• Authenticates and records all ordinances and resolutions
• Responsible for overseeing maintenance of city municipal code
• Responsible for conformance to state laws, city ordinances and policies pertaining to accounting and city records
• Prepares annual reports to the State Auditor and other agencies as required
• Oversees payroll, accounts receivable & payable, utility billing
• Acts as city auditing officer
• Prepares and publishes legal notices
• Responds to citizen inquiries and correspondence
• Supervises internal support services such as phone & utility services, office cleaning, governmental memberships, equipment inventories, etc.
• Administers oaths of office for elected and appointed officials and police officers, keeps records of oaths, elections, and terms of office
• Publishes calls for bids and attends bid openings to ensure statutory compliance
• Keeps all official city records (deeds, contracts, leases, easements, minutes, ordinances, etc.)
• Responsible for grant accounting, records and billing
• Prepares job descriptions, employment ads, requests for board positions, screens applicants
• Reviews department staff work performance at least annually
• Answers phones, issues licenses, filing and other clerical duties


Previous municipal/governmental experience in finance and administration preferred. A bachelor’s or advanced degree in Finance, Public Administration, or related field, Certification as a Public Accountant (CPA), as well as previous public sector finance management experience is strongly desirable. Must be proficient with computer applications, have excellent communication skills, and ability to develop and recommend goals and objectives to guide processes. Thorough knowledge in any or all of the following areas is preferable:
• the principles and techniques of governmental administration;
• fundamentals of financial and personnel administration;
• intergovernmental relations and the functions of the various jurisdictions;
• legislative and administrative source materials;
• municipal law and municipal codes.

Must able to work in a fast-paced environment, effectively multi-task, delegate responsibilities, and work independently and as a team member. Satisfactory and equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the described duties of the position will be considered.

Contact Information

Jan Brending, Clerk Treasurer
509-493-1133 #205


Other Information

To Apply
Qualification requirements aside, if it appeals to you to play a lead role in an innovative city government in a picturesque community where everyone will know your name, then the City of White Salmon would love to hear from you. Please submit a cover letter and resume to:

Jan Brending, City Clerk-Treasurer
PO Box 2139
White Salmon WA 98672
(509) 493-1133 #205

Or email:

Position open until filled. First review will take place February 15, 2022.

The City of White Salmon is an equal opportunity employer.