Assistant Town Clerk - Town of Scarborough


The Town of Scarborough is seeking an Assistant Town Clerk to support and assist the Town Clerk with the varied activities of the Clerk’s office. Responsibilities include the validation of official documents, issuance of licenses and permits, fee collection, recording documents and vital statistics, supervision of elections within the Town, and preparing Town Council agendas and informational packets. This position also assists in the supervision of the Deputy Town Clerks and acts for the Town Clerk in his or her absence.

The Town is seeking to hire the eventual successor to the current Town Clerk.  As such, the Assistant Town Clerk will work closely with the Town Clerk and will be trained with the intention of succeeding the current Town Clerk as they transition into another role with the organization or into retirement. 

Position Requirements: Thorough knowledge and understanding of the State Statutes relating to the duties and responsibilities of Town and City Clerks. Ability to rapidly acquire and assimilate knowledge of the provisions of the Town Charter, Town ordinances and State regulations relating to the operation of the office and Town government, and the ability to communicate this to office staff, other Town officials and the public. Excellent customer service skills, the ability to prepare and maintain complete clerical records, and the ability to work effectively and independently with the public, Town officials and colleagues. 

Experience/Education: Considerable experience in clerical work in a responsible nature, including public-facing. High school graduate supplemented by post-secondary courses in accounting, business, and computer technology preferred. Prior experience in a municipal environment and Notary Public preferred. Should be a certified Assistant Town Clerk or capable of being certified.

All job applicants are required to apply online:

Online application, resume and cover letter must be received by Sunday, December 18, 2022. For additional information call 207.730.4025 or email 

-Equal Opportunity Employer-
Scarborough is a diverse community with a commitment to the quality of life and the environment. Scarborough offers lovely sandy beaches and the rocky coastline made famous by a local artist, Winslow Homer. The largest saltwater marsh in Maine is located within our boundaries along with Rachel Carson Wildlife lands. We also have a balance with our commercial businesses. The newest area for businesses to locate in Scarborough is along the Haigis Parkway, located right at Exit 42 off the Maine Turnpike. We are a suburban community that offers open spaces, parks and recreational areas for our residents and visitors.
Scarborough is conveniently located in Cumberland County in southern Maine, approximately 7 miles south of the City of Portland. It is just a short drive to Portland and the Maine Mall with easy access to the Maine Turnpike, Portland Jetport and now passenger rail service to Boston and points south. The Scarborough Town Hall is located at 259 U.S. Route 1, just south of the junction of Rt. 1 and Black Point Road/Gorham Road.

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