Miami Springs is searching to fill its city clerk seat.
Twenty-nine people have applied, as of Oct. 7, for the Miami Springs city clerk seat that has a salary range of $71,850 to $99,014 per year.
The search has picked up steam since former city clerk Magali Valls resigned on July 5 from her $104,463-per-year post. Valls, who filled in as an interim clerk for the last two months earning $50 an hour, has officially left.
City leaders honored Valls, who will receive a $4,065.25 monthly pension, with a plaque at the Sept. 23 council meeting.
“You define what a professional is,” said City Manager Ron Gorland, who handed Valls a vase at the Sept. 23 meeting. “It can only hold a fraction of the tears that have already been shed for you.”
Deputy city clerk Suzanne Hitaffer, who earns $67,167 annually, has applied for the seat. However, she only has two years left as an employee. Records show that Hitaffer is in the DROP and has an exit date of April 30, 2016.
Some of the requirements for the city clerk position include: the ability to speak Spanish, hold a valid driver’s license, be a U.S. citizen and have a bachelor’s degree in public administration.
The city clerk conducts city elections, handles legal advertising and processes public-records requests.
To apply for the position, please send a résumé to Loretta M. Boucher, Human Resources Director, 201 Westward Dr., Miami Springs, FL 33166.