City of Portland - Vital Records Clerk


City Clerk – Part-Time - Schedule is Monday-Friday, 12:15 PM4:45 PM - Position involves complex and confidential duties issuing birth, marriage, and death certificates, fishing and hunting licenses, marriage licenses, dog licenses, while handling high volume of telephone calls and mail-in requests.  Applicant must be energetic, detail oriented, organized, customer friendly, computer literate and have the ability to juggle multiple tasks.  Must also have excellent written and oral communication skills.  Must be a U.S. citizen; must be able to climb a step ladder and retrieve heavy (up to 20 lbs.) volumes of records from vault; must be able to work with a diverse population, including language diversity; must be able to qualify as a Notary Public within 60 days of hire.  Full time hours, that may include evening and weekend work, are required during petition verification and elections.  Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal conviction background check.  Pay rate starting at $18.02/hour.


City Benefits - 

Permanent, full-time employees receive a generous benefits package which includes 12 ½ paid holidays; employee health insurance; sick and vacation leave; optional life, dental, vision and income protection insurances; choice of retirement plans; and tuition reduction program with the University of Southern Maine.  Part-time employees may receive a pro-rated benefits package which may include some, but not all, of the benefits listed above.


The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its workforce.

Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.


For more information or to apply online visit the Job Opportunities page of the City’s website at

Send cover letter and resume to the

City of Portland, Maine

Human Resources Office

389 Congress St., Room 115

 Portland, ME 04101

Email to / Fax to (207) 874-8937


Deadline for applications is Thursday, December 3, 2020.

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