Full-Time Deputy Recorder 

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Date Posted: 7/22/2022

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Starting Salary Range

  • Starting Salary: $19.89 per hour
  • After 6 months:  $20.59 per hour upon successful completion of a six-month probationary period
  •   At 1 Year of employment:  $21.28 per hour   


  • Associates degree or a (2) year college or technical school certificate;
  •  1-3 years of related work experience preferably in Paralegal, Legal Assistant or Real Estate or an equivalent combination of education and experience; 
  • Ability to be bonded;
  • Valid Driver’s license;
  • Applicant must successfully complete a background investigation.

Application Information

  • If you are an eligible military veteran and wish to claim Veteran’s Preference, you must present a legible photocopy of your DD214 form to the Office of Human Resources. All veterans who are certified will be considered for appointment

Duties and Essential Functions

    • The listed examples may not include all the duties performed by all positions in this class.


      • Provide customer service through effective verbal and written communication to a wide audience
      • Issue state certified birth and death certificates, marriage licenses and marriage certificates per state regulations
      • File notary commissions, ministerial credentials and military discharge records
      • Examine real estate documents for recordability according to Minnesota State Statutes
      • Document scanning, data entry and general clerical duties
      • Performs technical duties such as interpreting legal descriptions

      • You would be great for this role if you:
      • Are comfortable with change and continuous improvement in your daily work
      • Have an intermediate or higher level of expertise with Adobe Professional as well as accurate cash handling skills
      • Can coordinate a high volume of diverse assignments and multiple competing priorities with a strong attention to detail
      • Have excellent communication and customer service skills
      • Have patience and adaptability in handling workloads

Clay County provides all eligible employees these great benefits:

  • Paid Vacation Time  - 12 days per year (increases with longevity)
  • Paid Sick Leave – 12 days per year
  • Paid Holidays – 10 per year
  • Paid Single Health Insurance Plans
  • Paid Single Dental Insurance
  • Paid Life Insurance
  • County Contribution into the Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA)

Additional benefits offered to eligible Clay County employees:

  • Family Health Insurance Plans
  • Vision Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance   
  • Supplemental Life Insurance for Spouse
  • Life Insurance for Dependents
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Accident Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Wellness Plans
  • Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Some positions offer remote and flexible work schedules