New job Principal Clerk in Michigan

Principal Clerk
Principal Clerk

Principal Clerk

Company : City of Detroit
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Michigan

Full Description


Under general supervision, supervises a small group of employees or assists in supervising a large group engaged in a specialized office or clerical process; or handles the office routine of a small central office of a division or section of a large organization including the supervision of a few subordinates; or, individually performs difficult and responsible general clerical work.

Examples of Duties

1. Exercises immediate supervision by assigning and distributing work and checking and recording work done.
2. Instructs and advises new and less experienced office clerical staff on work details and routine methods and procedures.
3. Supervises a small office clerical staff engaged in specialized and/or moderately difficult activities including, but not limited to, the preparation and checking of routine financial, personnel, materials and municipal government records.
4. Initiates actions for the settlement of problems falling outside of routine procedures.
5. Relieves superior in a large section of the more routine office support supervisory duties and acts as the supervisory head of the section in the absence of superior.
6. Handles the office routine of a small but general central office of a division or section of a large organization by handling details pertaining to personnel matters, and requisitioning and handling of materials.
7. Performs routine correspondence, handles routine contacts with other divisions or sections of the organization and performs non-technical research.
8. Performs, individually, any of the work involved in the activities supervised as conditions require and the more difficult and/or responsible clerical or office tasks including, but not limited to, those involved in billing activities, the recording of cost data in the preparation of work schedules for field employees and the coordinating of activity records for the preparation of periodic or special reports.
9. Receives complaints from the public concerning service delivery, initiates steps for the investigation and redress of issues, and, when possible, provides follow-up correspondence as to the disposition of complaints.
10. Collects and accounts for cash receipts in a public service activity.
11. Maintains important municipal government records.
12. Provides information to the public, either through correspondence or personal contacts regarding departmental policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

Qualifications (required):
  • High school graduation or G.E.D (General Educational Development) equivalent.
  • Two (2) years of recent experience performing semi-specialized and non-routine clerical and office work.

Qualifications (preferred):
  • Completion of two (2) years of college coursework in business, public administration, or a related field.
  • One (1) year of supervisory or team leadership experience.

Supplemental Information

Evaluation Plan

  • Interview: 70%
  • Evaluation of Training, Experience & Personal Qualifications: 30%
  • Total of Interview and Evaluation T.E.P: 100%
Additional points may be awarded for:
  • Veteran Points: 0 – 15 points
  • Detroit Residency Credit: 15 point