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Closes: May 24, 2019

            The City of Buckhannon will accept letters of interest that may include resumes, references, and recommendation letters from candidates interested in the office and position of City Recorder. 

            Pursuant to municipal charter or state statute, candidates must be: (1) residents of the State of West Virginia for at least one year, and of the City of Buckhannon for at least 60 days; (2) at least eighteen (18) years old; (3) legally entitled to vote in the city election for member of the common council; (4) not delinquent for payment of any city tax; and (5) bondable in the amount of $50,000.00.

            The successful candidate shall serve as an appointed and voting member of Buckhannon’s City Council through the date of certification of the May 2020 municipal election, and may file at the appropriate time for the unexpired portion, i.e., approximately two years, of the elected office and position of City Recorder which will be determined during the May 2020 City election.  Ideally, the successful candidate will possess demonstrated leadership skills and be an effective oral and written communicator.  Additionally, the successful applicant will possess qualities necessary in working positively with the public, other municipal officials, and other governmental officials and agencies throughout the community, State, and region.

            Specific duties of the City Recorder include but are not limited to: (1) the keeping of all records and the taking and maintenance of all minutes respecting all proceedings and meetings of the City Council, the four Utility Boards of the City, and all other boards, commissions, and authorities established by the City of Buckhannon, specifically requiring the attendance of all such City meetings; (2) certain financial matters not undertaken by the City Treasurer as are set forth pursuant to Section 41 of the City’s Charter or otherwise by state statute; (3) service as the Mayor of the City of Buckhannon in any event of the Mayor’s absence, sickness, or vacancy in office of the Mayor for whatever reason; (4) the charge of all bond issues, assessments and printing; (5) purchasing agent for the City subject to the direction of the Council; (6) preparation, execution, and service of all notices required to be given to any person;

(7) maintenance of all correspondence carried on by the City and any department or board thereof; (8) custodian of all of the City’s books and records; (9) custodian and affixer of the City’s corporate seal; (10) compliance with the West Virginia Freedom of Information Act; (11) primary conductor and overseer of City elections; (12) preparation and publication of the City’s annual financial statement; and (13) such other duties as are currently or may hereafter be prescribed by municipal ordinance, state statute, or the directive of the City Council.

            Candidates are subject to being thoroughly investigated, including the verification of references and the conducting of a national Criminal Identification Bureau (C.I.B.) screening. 

            The annual compensation for the office and position of City Recorder is $9,000.  The only fringe benefit available for this position is state retirement.

            The City shall consider all application materials without regard to any applicant’s race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, handicap, familial status, sexual orientation, or any other protected class status in the appointment of the City Recorder.

           Letters of interest and supporting materials shall be submitted by hand delivery to City Hall by Friday, May 24, 2019, or by mail, but postmarked by no later than Saturday, May 25, 2019, addressed to:  Mayor of The City of Buckhannon, 70 East Main Street, Buckhannon, WV  26201.  The City Council anticipates interviewing select applicants on Tuesday, June 4, 2019.  It is anticipated that the appointment of the new City Recorder will occur at the outset of the regularly scheduled City Council meeting on Thursday, June 6, 2019, with duties to commence immediately thereafter.  Any requests for further information about this position should be directed either to Mayor David McCauley or Assistant City Recorder and Director of Finance and Administration, Amberle Jenkins via the mail or by phone at Buckhannon City Hall at (304) 472-1651, during regular business hours.  Dated May 9, 2019.  

David W. McCauley, Mayor

Equal Employment Opportunity

The City provides equal opportunity to all applicants for employment and administers hiring, conditions and privileges of employment, compensation, training, promotions, transfer, and discipline without discrimination regardless as to race, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, familial status, sexual orientation or political affiliation. The City also prohibits retaliation against employees who have alleged discriminatory conduct. Any employee who believes that they have been discriminated against in violation of this policy should report the matter immediately to their Department Supervisor.  Our City fully subscribes to the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Act and the West Virginia Human Rights Act.