MBTI® Test ESFP Municipal Clerks

Strong Interest Inventory® General Occupational Theme Code: Conventional, Enterprising (CE) (GOT)

Hammer (1996) writes that Extraverted-Sensing-Feeling-Perceiving (ESFP) Myers-Briggs Personality Types enjoy providing public services to the broader population and enjoy working with people. They also do well as negotiators and are skilled at building consensus. Therefore, ESFP’s do their best in positions that allow them to capitalize on these strengths. Serving as a municipal clerk is one such career option that can help these passions shine.

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Municipal clerks support town or city councils. They record, edit, and distribute minutes of council meetings to attendees and staff members who may need to reference them. They also publicize such meetings and attempt to increase attendance and interest among community members. When more citizens attend city hall meetings, it ensures that their needs and perspectives will be better represented in government decisions. In addition, municipal clerks maintain fiscal records of accounts and expenditures, ensuring that government expenses are allocated in logical and appropriate ways. To determine this, they may conduct surveys, do background research on allocation, and document administrative inefficiencies. Municipal clerks also provide other services, such as a notary of the public, and provide assistance with government sponsored events like police auctions.

Municipal clerks use a range of different tools and technologies to accomplish their daily tasks. These may include electronic voting or vote-counting equipment, photocopiers, calendars, stamps, scanners, hand held computers, and more. They also use many different kinds of clerical and database software, including reporting software, data entry software, email software (e.g., Microsoft Outlook, Google mail), spreadsheet software (e.g., Microsoft Excel), and word processing software (e.g., Microsoft Word).

Municipal clerks generally need a foundation in the English language and customer and personal service in order to meet the needs of their supervisors. Furthermore, they need to have both experience and education in administration and management, and of course in law and government. Because they are also handling money, a basic understanding of finance or accounting can also be beneficial to them. Without this background, achieving their daily goals in a timely and efficient, not to mention accurate, manner is all but impossible.

In general, municipal clerks have either a bachelor’s or associate’s degree, or in some cases, just some college coursework. However, it s uncommon for them to only have a high school diploma. They may also have received a level of training in a vocational school in addition to their on-the-job work experience.

Below are some employment trends for Municipal Clerks:

  • Median wage: $17.05 hourly, $35,460 annually
  • Employment: 130,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2012-2022): Average (8% to 14%)
  • Projected job openings (2012-2022): 33,800

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ESFP Careers

Click on one of these corresponding popular ESFP Careers for detailed information including Career Stats, Income Stats, Daily Tasks and Required Education: Barista, Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks, Dental Hygienist, Mail Clerk and Mail Machine Operator, Medical Assistant, Municipal Clerk, Nanny, Radiation Therapist, Statement Clerk and Surgical Technologists.

 

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References

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections Onetonline.org
  1. MBTI® Type Tables for Occupations, 2nd Edition. Schaubhut, N. & Thompson, R. (CPP, 2008)
  1. Introduction To Type and Careers, Hammer, A. (CPP, 1996)