Temporary Social Services Principal Clerk

EMPLOYER: City of Lewiston



Accepting applicants for a TEMPORARY PRINCIPAL CLERK with the City of Lewiston’s Social Services Department. Applications are available at the Human Resources Department or online at www.lewistonmaine.gov.


GENERAL INFORMATION:        Department:    Social Services/General Assistance

Barg. Unit:      Non-union

Status:             Full-Time/Temporary

Hours:             37.5 hours/week; 8:00a-4:30p Mon-Fri

Grade:             Starting pay $18.12 hourly

SUMMARY: The Principal Clerk is the first point of contact for most clients who have questions about programs and benefits available through the municipal social services and general assistance programs.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Must have a high school diploma, or equivalent and one year of clerical experience. Multi-lingual applicants (especially those with knowledge of French, Lingala and/or Portuguese) are strongly preferred.

WORK ACTIVITIES: Receives, evaluates and directs all incoming calls, takes messages and gives out information, as needed. Greets, directs, and provides information to clients and vendors. Schedules client appointments; inputs data for the compilation and maintenance of confidential files and records relating to workfare, state disqualification reports, monthly statistical reports and various other records. Orders supplies, makes copies, sends faxes, files records; trains for and performs other related duties, as required.

Submit City of Lewiston Employment Application, cover letter and complete resume via email, fax, postal mail or in person directly to the Department of Human Resources, City Hall, 27 Pine Street, Lewiston, ME 04240. Contact information for email and fax submissions is available at lewistonmaine.gov > Human Resources > Terri-Lynn Bechard

Applicants reviewed as received.  Only interviewed candidates will be notified. Prospective candidates MUST submit all required documents at time of application. Incomplete position inquiries, including those without accurate contact information, will be rejected.

How to Apply:

Contact: Terri-Lynn Bechard
Phone: (207) 513-3128

To apply for this job email your details to: tbechard@lewistonmaine.gov