Elections Temporary Assignment

  • Contra Costa County, CA
  • Martinez, California
  • Oct 25, 2019
Temporary Municipal or County Clerk Parks and Recreation Political or Public Affairs
  • Salary: $46,987.20 Annually

Job Description

The Position
**Bargaining Unit: Local 2700

Do you want to take part in our democracy in 2020? Do you enjoy public service? If you answered yes, we would like you to be a part of our nationally recognized elections team!

We are seeking temporary staff to join us in conducting elections throughout 2020 in Contra Costa County where we have more than 630,000 registered voters and a population of 1.1 million. If you enjoy a fast-paced work environment, learning new things, and being a part of a team, this job is for you!

We are looking for a candidate that is:
  • flexible and willing to work on a variety of assignments as needed
  • interested in serving the public
  • open to feedback and committed to continuous improvement
  • a team player
  • willing to learn new things
  • dependable and detail oriented
  • able to follow instructions

You will typically be responsible for:
  • entering voter registration applications, processing Vote by Mail requests and returns, and updating voter information
  • helping to find volunteers to work at the polls on Election Day
  • assisting in the assembly of polling place supplies and testing voting equipment in a Warehouse environment
  • providing in-person and phone customer service
  • serving as a representative at a Regional Early Voting location offering voters the opportunity to vote in-person before Election Day
  • retrieving and securing ballots from Vote by Mail drop off sites located throughout the County
  • conducting poll worker trainings and giving instruction in a group setting
  • reviewing and proofreading voting materials in English or one of the following languages: Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, or Vietnamese
  • assisting with pre-press layout and design

A few reasons you might love this job:
  • learn about the elections process
  • gain experience working for the County
  • gain experience serving the public
  • opportunity to work in a collaborative team environment
  • be a part of the historic 2020 Presidential election

A few challenges you might face:
  • team work expectations requires tasks to change often
  • quickly learning new processes and procedures
  • work can be repetitive
  • occasional long hours and overtime

Desirable Qualifications are:
  • experience performing data entry tasks
  • experience providing customer service in-person and/or on the phone
  • fluency in English and Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, or Vietnamese
  • elections administration experience
  • experience as a poll worker

Voter Services Support
Processes voter registration transactions, petitions, performs data entry, and basic customer service. Assists in vote by mail, tally, canvassing, and other election related tasks.

Candidate Services Support
Provides assistance to candidates and participates in the layout, translation, and proofing of the Voter Information Guide. Assists with voter services duties, vote by mail, tally, canvassing, and other election related tasks.

Language Support
Primarily reviews, proofreads, and translates voting materials from English to one of the following languages: Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, or Vietnamese. When not performing language support tasks, candidates will perform voter support or candidate support functions.

Warehouse Support
Prepares, dispatches, and distributes voting equipment, polling place supplies, and Election Day emergency equipment. Provides support for equipment/supplies.

Classroom Instructor
Instructors are responsible for conducting the training for all Election Day Poll Workers.Incumbents will be required to learn and then teach Polling Place and equipment procedures to Poll workers.

Typical Tasks
  • Assists with:
    • data entry of voter registration information
    • design and presentation of training programs to elections division employees, volunteer workers and members of the public
    • maintenance of election equipment inventory, forms, and materials inventory
    • Military/Overseas Absentee Voter Program
    • operation of absentee and other equipment
    • orderly return and organization of materials to be used in the official canvass
    • processing of possible duplicates generated by both election management software and state databases
    • processing provisional ballots for each election
    • signature verification procedure
    • state and local petition filing and reporting requirements
    • the proper assembly of precinct supplies and ballot packages for distribution to the election boards
    • training programs for various election processes
Answers questions from the public regarding election issues, including election laws and regulations governing the conduct of elections As needed, assist other functional units in election processing duties assists Elections Outreach Coordinator to identify, recruit, train and evaluate poll workers Assures correct ballots are mailed to absentee voters in a timely manner, election procedures are strictly followed, and facility/ballot security is maintained at all times Enters data in database system follows procedures for various election processes monitors and strictly controls voter secrecy and access to ballots Performs routine maintenance on elections machines Uses computer-based programs to perform a variety of election services
Minimum Qualifications
Education:Possession of a high school diploma, G.E.D. equivalency, or high school proficiency certificate.

Other: Some assignments may require the candidate to drive a county vehicle or their own personal vehicle.
Selection Process

1. Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line atwww.cccounty.us/hrand submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date.
2. Application Evaluation: AnApplication Evaluation Board will convene to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to a hiring interview.

Tentative Application Screening and Interview Schedule
  • Qualifying candidates that submit applications between October 25, 2019 and November 13, 2019 will receive an invitation for interview onNovember 19, 2019 or November 20, 2019.
  • Qualifying candidates that submit applications between November 14, 2019 and December 11, 2019 will receive an invitation for interview onDecember 17, 2019 or December 19, 2019.
  • Qualifying candidates that submit applications between December 12, 2019 and January 8, 2020 will receive an invitation for interview onJanuary 14, 2020 or January 16, 2020.

After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.