Valley Grande hires clerk

Published 10:13 pm Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The city has hired its next clerk after nearly two months of searching.

The city council unanimously voted during its meeting this week to hire Janet Frasier.

Frasier stood out among a slate of nine candidates, Mayor Tom Lee said, because of her versatility and a set of skills suited to the job.

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“This particular job is not a CEO job,” Lee said. “The kind of person we were looking for would work in support of upper level management. This job is really 80 percent secretary and 90 percent municipal clerk. Janet had experience at that level.”

Frasier, 45, worked for Southern Linc before joining the city’s staff. She worked for Selma Waterworks four years prior to that.

“I’m just looking forward to being a part of the growth of Valley Grande,” Frasier said.

Her responsibilities will include clerical work, maintaining the city’s Web site and serving as the chief election official.

Frasier replaces Virginia Webb, who resigned the position on Aug. 29, three days after the city’s election.

The city clerk is one of only two full-time positons for Valley Grande, the other the public safety director.

Frasier will enter the position at Step 5 of Valley Grande’s pay scale, making her annual salary $32,105, the maximum entry-level salary for the job.

Lee said Frasier’s experience allowed the council to start her at that level.