Election Worker - Office Assistant (Extra-Help, Seasonal)

  • County of San Mateo, CA
  • Redwood City, California
  • Nov 01, 2019
Full Time Clerical and Administrative Support Municipal or County Clerk Political or Public Affairs
  • Salary: See Position Description

Job Description


PEOPLE FIRST - Conduct fair, accurate and transparent elections to increase public participation and confidence

The San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division is seeking seasonalElection Worker Office Assistantsto assist in the upcoming March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election. The Elections Division is a fast-paced environment; this is an excellent opportunity to work with a group of dynamic, well-organized and highly efficient individuals committed to the democratic process.

We are currently seeking dedicated and hard-working individuals for the temporary, full-time position of office assistant to be hired into one of five areas:

Clerical Support/Vote by Mail
  • Data entry
  • Assembling election supplies
  • Assembling and processing of Vote by Mail ballot packets
  • Counting ballots
  • Operating voting equipment

Customer Service/Phone Bank
  • Assisting voters in finding election material and understanding their voting opportunities over the phone

Outreach Services
  • Demonstrating voting equipment
  • Registering voters
  • Presenting information about the upcoming election

Voting Equipment
  • Helping function test voting equipment
  • Assisting in delivery and pickup of voting equipment at Vote Centers

  • Inventorying and packing/unpacking Vote Center supplies
  • May also help with delivering supplies to Vote Centers

Fluency in Spanish, Mandarin and/or Cantonese, Tagalog/Filipino, or Korean preferred in areas 1 - 3 but not required.

The election worker is classified as an office assistant. The hourly wage for the election worker is $19.88.

NOTE: This is an extra-help, at-will assignment, paid on an hourly basis. Extra help employees are not guaranteed permanent status at the end of the assignment. Overtime is expected.

Ideal clerical support and customer service candidates will have a minimum of one year of general clerical, office assistant, phone services, or computer experience. Outreach services candidates will have strong public speaking abilities and are bilingual in at least one of the above listed languages. Voting equipment candidates will have attention to detail and be able to lift and carry materials weighing more than 50 pounds. Office assistants able to work multiple elections are preferred. Office hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. These positions may require weekend and evening work assignments.

Critical skills for all election worker office assistant positions include the ability to prioritize work, coordinate several activities, organize and maintain accurate files and records, and understand and carry out oral and written directions.
Anyone may apply for these important positions. The examination process will consist of an application screening (weight: pass/fail) based on the candidates' application, followed by a departmental interview (weight: 100%).

This is a continuous recruitment.The Elections Division will screen applications as they are received and will contact qualified candidates for department interviews.The positions could be filled at any time.

PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE ELECTIONS DIVISION OR THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT. The Elections Division will contact you by phone or email if your qualifications meet the current needs.

Because these are full-time (temporary) positions, candidates whose applications indicate they are currently employed in a full-time capacity will not be contacted. However, if you are currently employed and would like to be considered, please indicate in your resume how you could meet the required work schedule given your current employment.

IMPORTANT:Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the"Apply Online"button above or below. If you are not on the County's website, please go tohttp://jobs.smcgov.orgto apply.

(Computer access is available for free at any San Mateo County Library. Computer stations are also located at various County locations including 455 County Center, in the lobby of the first floor.)

Apply immediately. This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and selections may be made at any time within the process.
Tentative Interview Dates:
Starting December 2, 2019

At the County of San Mateo, we take pride in the way our employees bring together their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to serve our community's needs. The County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Analyst: Chet Overstreet (Office Assistant I - E334)

Registration & Elections Division
40 Tower Road San Mateo, CA 94402