The Plumas County Board of Supervisors is looking for a new clerk to prepare agendas and take minutes at its meetings.
Whoever is hired will report directly to County Administrative Officer Debra Lucero as an executive assistant, the supervisors decided Aug. 8.
The full-time position has been vacant since former Clerk Heidi White’s resignation effective July 30. During her three-year tenure White operated independent of other county departments, reporting directly to the board of supervisors. Previously the board clerk was part of the Plumas County Clerk’s office.
Moving the board of supervisors’ clerk to the County Administrative Office (CAO) will be more efficient and relieve some of the conflicts within the job description, said Board Chairman Greg Hagwood.
“That’s not just important to the board of supervisors but it will also impact other county departments,” he said.
Since White’s resignation the clerk position has been filled by Marcy DeMartile, County Clerk-Recorder-Registrar. Her fulltime temporary duties left management of the Clerk Recorder office to one employee, Hagwood said.
Establishing the position as part of the CAO’s office required adjusting the language in the job description and in the contract held by White to jibe with the county ordinance that established the position.
The motion, made by District 3 supervisor Tom McGowan, also endorses Lucero’s authority to move the clerk of the board position to her office. The supervisors hired a CAO to identify discrepancies in the county’s organizational structure, McGowan said: “This does that.”
In addition to serving as clerk to the supervisors, the position includes recording claims against the count; acting as custodian of county policies, resolutions and ordinances; and coordinating regular and special meetings of the Board of Equalization and Special Districts.
The application for the position of Plumas County Clerk to the Board is available here.