Principal Clerk

Posting Date: October 17, 2023

Department: Department of Public Works
Job Title: Principal Clerk
Vacancies: One (1) Permanent Full-time
Union Eligible: Yes, AFSCME Local 193
Hours: City Hall Hours


1st Year: $43,852.88
2nd Year: $45,653.98
3rd Year: $49,546,46

Performs, according to standard office procedures, a variety of routine through complex clerical duties requiring a considerable degree of decision and thorough knowledge of the functions of the department or section. Examines documents for correctness; prepares forms and other documents. Compiles various types of statistics and posts and maintains general records. Maintains double-entry books of account; may work with payrolls and pay computation. Receives receipts for municipal services and maintains any number of files and provides information to the public. Requisitions office supplies, does sorting and mailing. Provides moderate to complex working supervision over a small number of employees, transcribes (not to include taking dictation, steno typing, closed microphone, shorthand or speed writing) and provides secretary duties.

Basic knowledge and understanding of Massachusetts General Laws regarding DPW; the ability to respectfully interact with the general public in addressing their business with the department. Proficiency with Word, Excel, and other programs in the Microsoft Office suite. Experience with MUNIS software preferred.

to perform all of the above functions in both English and Spanish. Provide language assistance as necessary, specifically for Spanish-speaking constituents.
When applicants are substantially similar in terms of qualifications, preference will be given to candidates who have resided in the City of Lynn for a continuous twelve-month period prior to the date of posting.
Employee will perform all duties required of the DPW administration within the Principal Clerk classification.

How To Apply
A completed application, can be submitted via:

- Email ([email protected])
- Regular Post
- In-Person at the Personnel Department, Room 307 in Lynn City Hall

If submitting via e-mail, please include the “JOB TITLE” in the subject line. Applications must be submitted by the deadline below, or you will not be considered.

Job Title: “DPW Principal Clerk"


The City of Lynn is an Equal Opportunity Employer!

All applicants shall receive equal consideration and treatment in employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, military status, marital status, familial status, genetic information, or any other status prohibited by law.
If you have any questions about the application process or need assistance, please call (781) 586-6884 or email us at [email protected].