Washburn searching for new city clerk

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Grillone leaves position after 7 years with city

The city of Washburn is accepting applications for the position of city clerk.

Mayor John Tiedeman said that the city clerk, Julie Grillone, will vacate her position, leaving it open.

Grillone served as the city's clerk, court clerk, and finance director for about seven years. Tiedeman said her leaving came as a shock, and she will be missed.

"Hopefully, we can get someone in here and I can get them trained," he said.

The city clerk will also serve as court clerk and finance director in their position.

"It's basically a 40-hour-per-week job," Tiedeman said. "And on the third Thursday of each month, we have a council meeting, and once every two months, we have court on the second Monday of the month."

Tiedeman said he is looking for someone who is willing to take charge of the office and get things done.

"I'm not a micromanager and chances are, if they are doing their job, they won't hear from me," he said. "We also prefer someone with computer experience. Our current financial system is on Quick Books Premier software, and our water and sewer billing system is through RVS software."

Basic duties include taking utility payments, answering phones, banking, balancing accounts, payroll, clerk of court duties and other general office duties. Candidates do not have to be Washburn residents to apply.

Salary will be determined by the council based on experience and knowledge, Tiedeman said.

A vacant aldermen seat in the city was filled by resident Ken West.

For more information about the position or to apply, applicants may mail a resume and cover letter to P.O. Box 110, Washburn, MO 65772, or call 417-826-5242, or the utilities supervisor at 417-846-3203.

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