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The City of Huntington provides work opportunities in a variety of fields, including public works, public safety, administration, administrative support and community development.

The Division of Human Resources accepts applications for open public works and administrative positions.

Current Job Postings:

Public Works Clerk

SALARY RANGE:  $27,077.23-$30,600.34

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS: Submit applications/resumes in City Hall, Room 14, Human Resources, or via an online application by clicking here. Deadline is the close of business on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018.

NATURE OF WORK: This is office and clerical work performed under supervision and following well-established procedures within the Department of Public Works. The employee is responsible for the performance of clerical tasks, which can be readily learned by training on the job and require limited judgment in their execution. Work involving varied tasks is normally given closer supervision than that which is repetitive in nature. Instructions are given on new assignments, but as the employee becomes familiar with particular procedures, he/she may work with independence of action on the more routine aspects of the work. Advice is given to the employee on unusual work problems. Duties may involve public contact where non-technical information is obtained or given. The employee reports to the Public Works Director.


  • Performs various clerical duties for all divisions within the Public Works Department.
  • Prepares all purchase orders and requisitions on the computer system.
  • Makes mathematical calculations manually or by the use of a calculator.
  • Maintains files of correspondence, forms, books, reports or other material; files material by predetermined classification; may check material in and out.
  • Maintains and orders office supplies and materials.
  • Performs simple posting to vouchers, forms or reports.
  • Processes all invoices for Sanitation and Trash Divisions.
  • Inputs work orders into the computer for Motor Pool Division.
  • Orders fuel cards and inputs employee data into the computer.
  • Communicates with the public on routine information; answers the telephone.
  • Operates standard office equipment.
  • Promotes courtesy and professionalism throughout the City of Huntington.
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or GED, supplemented by business courses; some experience in general office and clerical work; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Knowledge of business English and basic mathematics.
  • Some knowledge of office procedures, practices and equipment.
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to write legibly and operate standard office equipment, including a computer and calculator.
  • Ability to make mathematical computations with accuracy.
  • Ability to learn assigned clerical tasks readily, to adhere to prescribed routines and to develop some skill in the operation of standard office equipment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, officials and the general public.
  • Ability to handle confidential information and matters in a discreet and professional manner.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED: Telephone, radio, computer, calculator and copy machine.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects and to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, talk, see, hear and smell. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.

SUMMARY: The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the City of Huntington and the employee and is subject to change by the City as the need arises.