July 9, 2024, 3:02 pm

Senior Clerk
The City of Rensselaer is seeking applications and resumes for the position of Senior Clerk (full-time). The salary or rate of pay for this position is $40,052.48
This is moderately difficult and varied clerical work requiring a general understanding of specific law, office rules, procedures and policies. It calls for the exercise of independent judgment in the application of prescribed procedures and methods of routine cases. For the most part, work is performed under general supervision. Supervision may be exercised over the work of one or more clerical assistants.
Assigns work, reviews and records work done and instructs new employees in specialized clerical work of a unit;
Sets up time schedules and is responsible for discipline in a unit;
Conducts reports and records for clerical accuracy, completeness and proper extension;

Collects and compiles statistics and other related information;
Processes checks, codes and files requisitions, claims, vouchers, bills and receipts;
Answers telephone and gives out general information or relieves at switchboard;
Collects fees and accounts for moneys received;
Issues and records applications, licenses and permits;
Processes, sorts, indexes, records and files a variety of control records and reports;
Occasionally operates addressograph, mimeograph, computing, calculating or other office machines;
Prepares and maintains a variety of records and reports;
Performs related duties as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Good knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment; good knowledge of business arithmetic and English, ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions; ability to get along well with others, clerical aptitude; mental alertness; accuracy; good judgment; neatness; tact and courtesy; integrity; good physical condition.
(a) Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma and two (2) years of clerical experience; or
(b) Completion of 60 semester credit hours at a regionally accredited or New York State registered college, university or business school; or
(c) Three (3) years of clerical experience.
The selected qualified candidate will be required to take an exam administered by the NYS Department of Civil Service and become reachable on the resulting eligible list to secure permanent status in the title.
The Senior Clerk position is covered under the Teamsters Local 294, affiliated with International Brotherhood of Teamsters collective bargaining agreement. Vacation and other accruals are subject to the collective bargaining agreement.
The City of Rensselaer is an Affirmative Action / Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Hiring and promotion decisions in the City service are based solely upon qualifications and ability, and the City does not discriminate on any other basis. Minorities are encouraged to apply.
Please forward applications and resumes to:
Irene Sorriento – Human Resources Office
City of Rensselaer - 62 Washington Street, Rensselaer, NY 12144
You may also submit your application and resume by email to
[email protected]
For additional information regarding the position, you may visit the City of Rensselaer website at: www.rensselaerny.gov