City of Kittitas Employment Opportunities


The City of Kittitas is currently recruiting for the following positions:


City of Kittitas Job Position Description


Title: Clerk/Treasurer

Reports to: City Administrator City, Mayor, and Council                                                 
Supervises: None
Salary Range: $30.51/hr - $34.62/hr                                                                           
Union Position: Teamsters local Union #760


Position Summary:

Performs a variety of routine and complex supervisory, clerical, accounting, finance and administrative work involving custody and safekeeping of City funds and monies, accounting records, personnel records, and public records conforming to City and State laws. This is a full-time union position.

Supervision Received:

Works under the direction of the City Administrator, Mayor, and Council.

Works cooperatively with other City personnel.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Prepares agenda for City Administrator and Mayor review.
  •  Distributes City council agendas and agenda material.
  • Oversees the preparation and advertising of council meeting agendas and legal notices of council public hearings and special meetings.
  •  Attends all regular and special City council meetings and study sessions. Performs accurate recording of the proceedings, including equipment setup and removal.
  • Prepares council minutes using proper legislative terminology, grammar and business writing, and updates minute books.
  • Prepares reports for council meetings as directed.
  • Provides support for council committees.
  • Prepares annual budget.
  • Monitors actual revenues and expenditures in accordance with the adopted budget for all funds.
  • Prepares budget amendments as needed.
  • Oversee balancing and accounting of Utility Clerk/Receptionist’s cash drawer, including receipts and cash.
  • Codes receipts, reconciles cash, and keeps records as needed to verify cash balances.
  •  Prepare bank deposits as needed.
  • Reconcile bank statement.
  • Maintain auxiliary cash controls for balancing and other related accounting activities.
  • Reconcile general ledger to various reports.
  • Maintain accounts receivable records and performs necessary follow-up on collections.
  • Oversee account payable procedures.
  • Maintain investments for all funds, purchase and withdraw investments as needed.
  • Reconcile investment statement with investment reports.
  • Prepare monthly payroll and all associated payroll reports.
  • Prepare quarterly financial reports.
  • Prepare periodic financial, statistical or operational reports as assigned.
  • Prepare annual financial report, work with state auditors during periodic audits of City finances, procedures and policies.
  • Administers utility billing procedures and supervises distribution and collection of utility bills, payments and adjustments.
  • Communicates official plans, policies and procedures to staff, mayor/council and the general public.
  • Provides public records and information to citizens, civic groups, the media and other agencies per public disclosure regulations.
  • Provide public information on City codes, ordinances, council meetings and council action taken.
  • Serves as custodian of official City records and public documents.
  • Prepares a variety of studies, reports and related information for decision-making purposes.
  • Administers the issuance of municipal licenses, including business, various regulatory licenses as assigned, etc., in accordance with applicable City ordinances and other regulations.
  • Maintain bond coverage of employees as specified by state law and local codes; obtain signed oaths from Mayor, City Council, City Administrator, Clerk/Treasurer and Utility
  • Administer oath of office to public officials.
  • Prepare surveys and other reports as directed.
  •  Administers contracts and agreements with private and public entities.
  • Develop ordinances, resolutions and proclamations as needed or as directed.
  • Obtain signatures on ordinances and resolutions; publish in newspaper and file originals.
  • Oversee the update of the municipal code.
  • Research issues for compliance with state and local laws and with state auditor.
  • May serve as a notary public.
  • Attend seminars, workshops and meetings related to job duties and responsibilities.
  • Provides clerical and/or technical support to other office staff and City personnel as required or needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of modern public administration.
  • Extensive knowledge of office practices and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of modern records management techniques, including legal requirements of recording, retention and disclosure.
  • Working knowledge of computers.
  • Working knowledge of governmental accounting principles and practices (BARS).
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local law, codes, regulations, policies and procedures and the ability to read, interpret, apply and explain the rules, regulation, policies, and procedures.
  • Skill in operation of listed equipment.
  • Ability to accurately record and maintain records.
  •  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, officials and the public.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of politically sensitive materials and information.
  • Ability to work independently with little direction.
  • Research, analyze, interpret, organize and report on data.
  •  Ability to perform arithmetic computations accurately and quickly.

The above are not inclusive of all tasks required for this position.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Public Administration or a closely related field plus four (4) years of progressively responsible finance or accounting experience, including one year in a lead capacity. Or any equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible experience, with additional work experience substituting for the required education on a year for year basis.

Special Requirements:

A) Must be bondable; B) Have a valid Washington State Driver’s License, or ability to obtain one;

C) obtain notary public certification, if needed.

Equipment Used:

Computer (including printer and scanner), calculator, multi-line phone, copy machine, fax machine.