The County Clerks' office located in West Bend, WI, is hiring a full time Legislative Clerk. The County Clerk provides service to the County Board of Supervisors and the general public and acts as an agent and representative for the State of Wisconsin through clerical assistance, issuance and distribution of licenses, election coordination, and maintaining records. Under the routine supervision of the County Clerk and the County Board Chair, the Legislative Clerk is responsible for researching and interpreting legislation and provides support to the County Board and ensures programs functions are met.
Qualified candidates must possess:
High School Diploma/GED. Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred.
Two (2) years of post-high school education with courses in political science, business or related field OR a minimum of five years of legislative and/or office experience required.
Extensive Microsoft Office Professional experience required.
Starting hourly rate is $23.89 – $29.41, based on experience. Washington County offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes: Health, Dental, and Life Insurance; Short and Long Term Disability; Wisconsin Retirement System and Wisconsin Deferred Compensation (IRS 457); Holidays and Paid Time Off (PTO); fitness center and tuition reimbursement.
Our Mission: We create an environment for residents and businesses to enjoy our authentic quality of life through a well governed and administered county dedicated to safe and secure communities; economic growth and vitality; effective mobility and reliable infrastructure; and access to basic needs.
Our Vision: Washington County strives to cultivate its rich heritage, vibrant economy and attractive communities through the distinct values that define us.
Our Values: Respect, Optimism, Integrity, Innovation, Compassion, and Collaboration.
Please visit our website at www.washcowisco.gov to complete our online application. Applications will be accepted until the needs of the Department are met. If you have any questions, please call (262) 335-4633. Thank you for considering Washington County.
Washington County is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities
Under the routine supervision of the County Clerk and the County Board Chair, responsible for researching and interpreting legislation and provides support to the County Board and ensures programs functions are met.
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all‑inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Research and recommend legislative items to pursue, serving as a liaison to the state for the County Board.
Drafts advisory resolutions while working with the County Attorney’s Office.
Drafts County Board reports, reviewing with the County Board Chair.
Determine and compile agendas for meetings with the County Executive team and the County Board Chair.
Ensuring availability of morning and/or evening committee and County Board meetings per the discretion of the Chairperson.
Compiles and prepares committee agendas, while working with county departments and/or external entities.
Directs cameras for committee meetings, takes minutes, and runs the mic/voting system when applicable.
Maintains files, and files documents appropriately.
Assists in planning employee appreciation events.
Under general instructions, drafts correspondence and other material on a variety of general and technical topics of a confidential nature.
Uphold a strict level of confidentiality.
Develop and sustain a level of professionalism and positivity among staff and the public.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Work Direction Received:
Works under the routine supervision of the County Clerk.
Decisions are made independently concerning prioritizing work, answering inquiries from other departments or the public, managing the daily flow of office operations and other daily activities.
There is interaction with other County Departments, County Board Supervisors, elected officials, the public, and others outside of the organization.
Essential Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of general office practices and procedures, business English and spelling, departmental policies and procedures, specific departmental responsibilities. Ability to type documents accurately, process documents appropriately, and interact effectively with co‑workers. Strong written and oral communication skills. Positive attitude and works well in a team environment. Innovative thinker. Able to fulfill physical demands of job, sensory demands (seeing and hearing) and cognitive demands (concentration, conceptualization, memorization).
Training and Experience:
High School Diploma/GED and two years of post-high school education with courses in political science, business or related field, or a minimum of five years of legislative and/or office experience required. Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred. Extensive Microsoft Office Professional experience required.