Stoughton posted a notice of vacancy for a full-time clerk on the town's website on Wednesday.
town is looking for a candidate with a Bachelors Degree and three years
experience as a municipal clerk or an equivalent combination of
education and experience. Applicants need to have the ability to be
bonded and ability to be commissioned as a Notary Public.
advertised salary range is between $79,530 and $99,334, plus full
benefits. Mooney made around $91,000, according to the most recent town
Mooney served as Stoughton's Town Clerk since
2009. Her last day was July 5. Prior to coming to Stoughton, she was
Town Clerk in Reading from 1996-2009.
The Town Clerk's office is one of the more visible in Town Hall.
In addition to handling elections, "the office also issues birth, death and marriage certificates, registers
voters, handles the annual census, and issues dog licenses, among many
other tasks," as reported in a recent About Town column. The Town Clerk "also serves as clerk at Town Meeting, recording each
vote taken, and swears in town officials, elected or appointed town
board members, and town employees like police officers and
Human Resources Director James Kelley has been serving as Acting Town Clerk until Stoughton finds a permanent replacement for Mooney.