Clerk 1 - Housing Stability (Limited Duration)
Full-Time Clerk 1 - Housing Stability (Limited Duration) at Ramsey County
Available Openings: 1
Industry: Administrative, Government
Pay Type: Salary
Compensation: $31,604.28 - $43,703.18 Annually
Education Preferred: Yes
Education Level: High School
E-Verify: Yes
Criminal Background: Yes

Basic Function

The current vacancies are located in the Housing Stability department.  

This is a limited duration position, that is currently funded through the end of 2025. An employee in an unclassified position shall not have tenure but shall be entitled to all benefits associated with tenure such as vacation leave, sick leave, health insurance, and other benefits as determined by the county board. 

The hours for this position are 8am-4:30pm, Monday - Friday. 

To perform clerical support functions relating to the activities of the work unit to which assigned to include records maintenance, public contact and general office services; and to perform related duties as assigned. (This is the entry-level class in the Clerk series. It provides an opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills that are needed to function at the higher levels of the Clerk series.)

If you have questions about your application you may contact Patrick Lemmon at

Exam/Screening Process Information

This position will remain open for application until filled.  Applicants should respond promptly as initial screening of resumes and letters of interest will occur on June 17th, 2024. 
This is an unclassified, at-will position, holding a confidential relation to the department head or elected official.  This position requires an open screening and selection process. There is no exam for this unclassified, at-will, position.   All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be forwarded to the department for consideration.  Please read below for further instructions.
Definition of Unclassified from the Ramsey County Personnel Act:
Subdivision 1. General. "The appointing authority may discharge employees in the unclassified service with or without cause. Employees in the unclassified service have no right to a grievance appeal from discharge or other disciplinary action under sections 383A.281 to 383A.301. An employee in an unclassified position shall not have tenure but shall be entitled to all benefits associated with tenure such as vacation leave, sick leave, health insurance, and other benefits as determined by the county board."
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Veteran's Preference:  This is a classified position requiring an open, competitive selection process.  Veteran's Preference points will be applied after a candidate passes the examination process.  Applicants who are eligible for veteran's preference should update their veteran's DD214, and other supporting documents, and submit them as an attachment at the time of application.
Criminal Background Checks:  All employment offers are conditioned upon the applicant passing a criminal background check. Convictions are not an automatic bar to employment. Each case is considered on its individual merits and the type of work sought. However, making false statements or withholding information will cause you to be barred from employment, or removed from employment.

E-Verify Participation:  Ramsey County participates in the federal E-Verify program. This means that Ramsey County will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, Ramsey County is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact DHS and/or the SSA before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers may not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants and may not limit or influence the choice of documents you present for use on the Form I-9.
Equal Opportunity Employer:  Ramsey County provides equal access to employment, programs, and services without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex (except when sex is a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification), disability, familial or marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, public assistance status, place of residence, political affiliation, or national origin.
Ramsey County is deeply committed to advancing racial equity and promoting diversity and inclusion within all areas of its workforce. The county strives being equitable, inclusive, transparent, respectful, and impactful in how we serve and engage with residents, as well as Ramsey County employees. Advancing racial equity ensures all people who need access to opportunities and services we provide, will receive them. Racial equity is achieved when race can no longer be used to predict life outcomes, and outcomes for all are improved.


Examples of Work Performed

  1. Perform duties relating to forms and records maintenance such as gathering documents and information to establish, maintain and update files; searching files for information; maintaining departmental records and statistics; opening, maintaining and closing case files; and recommending new forms or other revision of existing forms. Depending on assignment, duties may involve the maintenance of or retrieval of information from electronic data files by operating computer terminals.
  2. Perform public contact duties such as receiving and routing phone calls; responding to complaints, inquiries and service requests by phone and in person; directing clients or visitors to proper locations; assisting the public in completing forms; scheduling appointments for clients or staff; and assigning service requests to program units or staff in accordance with established guidelines.
  3. Perform general office services to include opening, sorting and distributing mail and preparing outgoing mail; preparing and sending form letters and composing routine letters; photocopying documents; and related duties.
  4. Perform budget maintenance or payroll duties such as preparing or verifying timesheets or payrolls; maintaining inventories of office supplies; preparing, checking or processing reimbursements, requisitions, purchase orders and accounts payable forms; preparing, checking or processing bills to patients, clients or other agencies; receiving and receipting for cash; and maintaining and balancing accounts in accordance with office bookkeeping practices.
  5. Perform clerical functions peculiar to the unit to which assigned which may involve duties relating to checking, verifying, processing or distributing forms, records, computer print-outs, documents, and payments.
  6. May receive, sort and distribute mail and perform other messenger work as required.
  7. May perform typing assignments incidental to the primary clerical functions performed.
  8. Perform duties relating to the production of correspondence and other written materials, such as gathering, collating and packaging items for distribution.

(The work assigned to a position in this classification may not include all possible tasks in this description and does not limit the assignment of any additional tasks in this classification.  Regular attendance according to the position's management approved work schedule is required.)



Minimum Qualifications

Education: High school graduation or equivalent.

Experience: None.

Substitution: None.

Certifications/Licensure: None.

Ramsey County

Contact: Patrick Lemmon
Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota 55101
Transit: On bus line