Town Names Temporary Town Clerk, Seeks Full-Time Candidates

Town Administrator Greg Johnson announces that the Town of Maynard is seeking qualified and experienced applicants for the Town Clerk position after the previous Town Clerk accepted a new role in another municipality.

For personal reasons, Town Clerk Michelle Jenkins has accepted another position and her last day in Maynard was Thursday, Oct. 8. Joanna Bilotta-Simeone was appointed by the Board of Selectmen to serve as the Temporary Town Clerk and will oversee the upcoming presidential election. Bilotta-Simeone is the Department Assistant in the town’s Office of Municipal Services (OMS), and will be able to return to that position when she finishes working as the temporary Town Clerk.

Town staff from other departments are being deployed to support the Town Clerk’s Office and ensure that the high volume of mail-in ballots are being distributed in a timely manner, and that early voting and Election Day are executed seamlessly.

“We wish Michelle the best of luck in her new role and thank her for all the work she’s done for our town and it’s residents,” Town Administrator Johnson said. “In the coming weeks, we ask for the public’s patience and understanding, and emphasize that we’re taking the necessary steps to ensure that the upcoming election is handled effectively and efficiently.”

The full-time Town Clerk’s duties include administrative and supervisory responsibility for the administration of federal, state and local statutes; maintenance of official municipal records; and the administration of fair and accurate federal, state and local elections; as well as training and direct supervision of the Assistant Town Clerk. Other responsibilities include recording and certifying the proceedings of all town meetings, overseeing the annual town census, voter registration, vital records, issuance of various licenses and permits, preparing annual budgets for the Town Clerk’s office.

Qualifications include a high school diploma or equivalent; considerable experience in office management, staff supervision and record keeping; ability to plan, organize and supervise the activities of the Town Clerk’s Office; considerable knowledge of the laws and regulations governing the operation of the Town Clerk’s Office; and considerable knowledge of the administration and functions of town government.

Preference will be given to those who have previous experience as a Town/City Clerk or Assistant Clerk, a college degree in business, public administration or liberal arts; and three to five years of experience in records management.

The job posting, full job description and application instructions can be found on our Careers in Town Government page.

The position will remain open until filled. The Town of Maynard is an equal opportunity employer.