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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CLERK - City of Gig Harbor ( Job # 19-0018)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $22.14 per hour
Maximum Salary: $27.68 per hour
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Planning
Open until filled.. Applications first reviewed on: Monday, July 1, 2019
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


THE CITY OF GIG HARBOR is currently hiring for a Community Development Clerk.  This position primarily performs clerical and office administration functions for the Community Development Department.  Under limited supervision, work is performed quickly and accurately.  Must be able to maintain confidentiality.

Under the direct supervision of the  Director, the Clerk performs clerical and office administration functions in support of the Department.  Under general direction, and within city policies and procedures, the Community Development Clerk exercises independent judgment and initiative.

Hiring Salary Range:  $22.14/hour - $24.91/hour

To be considered for the first review of applications, applications must be in by 8:00 AM on Monday, July 1, 2019.

  • Greets the public by telephone and personal inquiries, makes referrals and obtains routine information for all City departments.
  • Assists the public by checking routine records and files for requested information.
  • Processes invoices, performs some accounting and inventory, and shows a knowledge of the BARS system.
  • Develops and maintains records and files, including computerized databases.
  • Assists in administering Departments’ office functions, including mail processing, permit submittals/routing/issuance, permit counter documents maintenance, ordering and maintenance of office supplies and equipment, copying, scheduling and schedule coordination.
  • Types routine correspondence, including letters, memoranda, reports and other material from clear copy or rough draft.
  • Sorts, processes, and files correspondence, checks, invoices, index cards, and other documents. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director.
  • Knowledge of business English, spelling, and basic business math.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word processing software.
  • Knowledge or ability to learn spreadsheet software.
  • Knowledge of general office procedures and general office equipment.
  • Ability to operate a standard office calculator.
  • Ability to perform routine mathematical computations and tabulations accurately and with reasonable speed.
  • Ability to be effective, tactful, sincere, and diplomatic in explaining City policies and procedures to the public and to effectively handle dissatisfied citizens.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with the public, elected officials and other City staff.
  • Ability to carry out oral and written instructions with minimal supervision or guidance.
  • Ability to maintain regular and reliable attendance and punctuality.

Work is performed in an office environment.  Walking, sitting, standing, bending and reaching are required.  Exposure to adverse weather conditions is minimal.

  • High school diploma or GED and;
  • One (1) year of related office experience or satisfactory completion of a business or clerical/secretarial curriculum.


The City of Gig Harbor has a generous employee leave benefit, which includes vacation, sick leave, 10 paid or pro-rated holidays annually and 2 paid or pro-rated floating holidays. The City also provides medical, vision, dental, life insurance, Employee Assistance Program participation to qualifying employees. The City of Gig Harbor is a member of the Washington Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). The City of Gig Harbor also falls under Social Security’s Windfall Elimination Provision and earnings from this position will not be covered under Social Security.  This position is also a part of a collective bargaining agreement with the Employee Guild, for more information click here.

How to Apply:

  • To apply for this position and future positions, please visit and select the City of Gig Harbor to find our current openings. Select the position you are applying for and select “Apply Now.” We will only be accepting online applications for this position.
  • Should you need an accommodation and/or assistance with the application process prior to the closing date, please email
  • First review of this position will be on 07/01/2019. This position will be open until filled.


City of Gig Harbor Civic Center
3510 Grandview Street
Gig Harbor, WA 98335