Former Waltham City Councilor Thomas Curtin, who resigned from his council seat mid-May, has been unanimously approved by council members to take the assistant clerk job at Waltham City Hall.
Curtin was nominated and voted in to the job unanimously by City Council in late June, and started work this week, said Waltham City Clerk Russ Malone. No one else was nominated for the position.
The job opening comes as the former assistant city clerk, Kevin Ritcey, retired at the end of June.
The assistant clerk position pays around $80,000 for the first year, Malone said, and then increases according to city law. The job's final compensation could also eventually include certain bonuses like longevity pay.
The assistant clerk serves under Malone, who was recently unanimously reaffirmed by the council to serve for another three years.
Curtin gave up his council seat over a month ago to better position himself as a candidate for the job, as he would need to be off City Council for at least 30 days before the council could then nominate him.
Curtin's former council seat, which represents Ward 4 of Waltham, will remain empty until the city-wide general election this fall. Residents can contact other councilors in the meantime with any issues or concerns.
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