Employment Opportunity – City Clerk

Employment Opportunity

City Clerk – City of Stanton


Join our team! The City of Stanton is seeking applicants for a City Clerk.


Position Summary

Under the general supervision of the City Manager, oversees elections and serves as official custodian of all City records and documents. Also performs all tasks related to utility billing, is responsible for accounts receivable, and oversees functions of the city owned cemetery. Maintains the City’s website and social media.


About the City of Stanton

Stanton is a full-service, commission-manager city with approximately 1,400 residents. Nestled between small lakes and public recreation areas in west-central lower Michigan, the city of Stanton offers a small town environment with agricultural roots, a low cost of living and a high quality of life. Conveniently located within an hour drive of more populated areas (Grand Rapids, Lansing, Mt. Pleasant, Big Rapids) and two major airports (Lansing and Grand Rapids), the city also serves as a gateway to northern lower Michigan via M-66. The residents of Stanton appreciate the small town, rural feel of their community, knowing that the “bright lights” of urban areas are an hour’s drive away for entertainment, education, cultural, and work opportunities. As the county seat of Montcalm County, Stanton has several county facilities and office buildings within its boundaries, which adds to the vitality of the business community. Its classic downtown hosts parades and an annual festival each year.



The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and minimum qualifications necessary to perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job.

Education / Experience : Associates degree or High school diploma or equivalent with experience including two years as an office assistant or secretary, preferably in a municipal setting.

Skill : Skill in maintaining and updating records and documents. Ability to establish effective working relationships and use good judgment, initiative and resourcefulness when dealing with employees, City Commissioners, voters, and the public; to communicate effectively and present ideas orally and in writing; to oversee and supervise the work of others, when necessary; to operate voting equipment; to maintain attention to detail and work effectively under stress and changes in work priorities; and to record meeting minutes and type 40-60 words per minute.

License / Certifications : Successful completion of the Elections Officials’ Accreditation Program preferred or ability to complete. Established as a notary or have ability to become a notary preferred.


Work Schedule

40 hour work week during normal Monday – Friday business hours, with the exception of 2 evenings per month for City Commission meetings and extended hours during elections.


Pay and Benefits

The compensation range for this position is $16.00 – $19.00 per hour, dependent on qualifications and experience. The City of Stanton offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a up to a 6% employer retirement plan contribution, 13 paid holidays, and 48 personal hours. After the first year of employment,  an additional benefit of 10 vacation days are added.

We also offer competitive medical insurance at no cost to the employee and additional insurance is available to the employee’s family with a low-cost share. Additionally, we provide employer-paid life insurance, and short-term disability coverage at no cost to employees.

We cover the cost of job-related training, certifications, and licenses to help our team members excel in their positions.


To apply

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to the City Manager at:

Email: citymanager@stantononline.com

Mail: PO BOX 449 Stanton, MI 48888

In person: City Hall, 225 S Camburn St. Stanton, MI 48888

All resumes must be submitted by Monday, May 15, 2023 at 5 PM.