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Deputy Clerk Position

posted Mar 23, 2021, 8:49 AM by Town Office

Nature of Work:
This is a clerical position assisting the Town Clerk in the collection and record-keeping of various taxes, fees and licenses.

Employee of this class assists in the issuance of various licenses and permits, recording various documents and vital statistics, and the maintenance of a variety of records. Work is normally carried out with independence subject only to general instructions and standard operating procedures. Employee has considerable contact with the general public.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Participates in the billing, receipt and recording of payment of property or excise taxes.
Waits on counter, answers questions, and gives out information requested on property or excise taxes or motor vehicle registration.
Serves as registration agent for the State of Maine and handles new vehicle registrations and re-registrations; facilitates transfer of plates or issues new plates and stickers.
Issues various licenses such as marriage, hunting, fishing, and dog licenses, and maintains related records.
May be assigned a special area of responsibility for report preparation and record-keeping.
Performs related typing, clerical, and record keeping duties.
May assist in the preparation of recording of tax liens, and maintenance of list of uncollected taxes and liens.
Answers routine telephone inquiries and assists at counter with other transactions.
Assists in voter registration and vote tabulation on election day.
Performs related work as required.

Requirements of Work:

Good computer skills and comfortable with Microsoft Office

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Town officials, employees and general public.

Previous experience is preferred, but not necessary.

 To apply send a cover letter, resume and application to Palermo Town Office, 45 N Palermo Rd, Palermo, ME 04354 or email to

 Deadline for Applications is April 2, 2021. Applications are available at the Town Office and on the website under forms: