Are you extraordinary? Want to join a team which prides itself on providing top notch services to its constituents?   

Your Key Responsibilities 
Responsibilities of the Town Council Clerk include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide clerical support to the nine-member Town Council.
  • Respond to all councilor requests in a positive, professional manner.
  • Schedule and post Council and sub-committee meetings in accordance with the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law.
  • Ensure legislation to be included in meeting materials is in proper format.
  • Collect and prepare meeting materials and schedule Town Council meetings (currently conducted via Zoom) and prepare accurate, formal meeting minutes.
  • Attend all Town Council meetings (generally two Tuesday evenings per month, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. and occasional sub-committee meetings, as necessary.
  • Assume “Host” role for Zoom transmission of Town Council and occasional sub-committee meetings.
  • Arrange for publication of public advertisement for required legislation.
  • Track and facilitate actions in legislative process.
  • Maintain Town Council webpage.
  • Certify legislation enacted by Town Council.
  • Ensure that all minutes and legislation are filed with the Town Clerk.
  • Facilitate other legislative processes between the Town Council and Town Departments.
  • Act as liaison between Town Manager’s office and the Town Council.
  • Ensure that citizen inquiries are responded to in a timely and courteous manner.

The ideal candidate must be capable of working independently and possess the ability to multi-task in a fast paced, high-profile environment. Demonstrated superior computer skills are required, specifically with Microsoft Office products. A commissioned Notary Public (or the ability to become commissioned) is preferred. Website management experience is preferred (current site management through CivicPlus).

  • Required employment applications can be found by clicking the “APPLY ONLINE” tab on this page.  In addition, please submit your letter of interest and resume via our application portal or via email at hr@bridgewaterma.org.
  • All submissions are reviewed when received.
  • Only candidates being offered an interview will be contacted.
  • As to not disqualify your candidacy, no phone calls to the department or Town Council please. (Please our Hiring Process FAQs webpage for details on the town’s hiring practices).

No Phone Calls (Open Until Filled)

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates should possess an associate’s degree in business or a related field, together with five years’ experience of progressively responsible high level administrative experience; office management experience is strongly preferred; or any equivalent combination of education or experience. Municipal experience is a plus but not required.

Special Requirements

Experience and proficiency in the use of Excel and Microsoft Word required. Ability to communicate effectively in writing, orally and electronically. Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member. Adaptability is critical. Superior customer service skills handling internal and external customers is a must. Ability to handle a multitude of issues/responsibilities with attention to detail and minimal supervision. Strong organizational skills and ability to meet required deadlines. Ability to lift up to 20 lbs is required,

Miscellaneous Information

The town of Bridgewater is an Equal Opportunity Employer who embraces diversity, All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.