Election Worker I - Extra Help

  • San Jose, California
  • Jul 01, 2020
Variable Shift Clerical and Administrative Support Municipal or County Clerk Political or Public Affairs
  • Salary: $44,561.92 - $53,639.04 Annually USD

Job Description

Under supervision of permanent Registrar of Voters' staff, prepares election materials, recruits volunteers, supports election functions and performs related tasks as required.

Assignments in this classification are temporary part-time assignments, plus overtime as needed, normally during election season.

This recruitment is to establish an Extra-Help eligible list for the Registrar of Voters. 

Typical Tasks
  • Coordinates with locations for polling places, training classes, distribution and return centers, ballot drop-off sites, and voting centers; 
  • Recruits and train Election Volunteers; 
  • Participates in voter education and outreach events; 
  • Prepares, distributes, and picks-up supplies for polling places, outreach events, training classes, and other election events; 
  • Drives vehicles to outreach events, training classes, and to pick-up and deliver ballots and election supplies; 
  • Processes voted ballots, includes opening and flattening, damaged ballot duplication, sorting, manual ballot tallying, and machine tabulation; 
  • Sorts, batches, and prepares voter registration forms and other election related documents for data entry and processing; 
  • Prepares, verifies, and processes Vote by Mail and Provisional Ballots; 
  • Prepares, verifies, and processes Petitions, including nominations, initiative, and recall; 
  • Issues ballots to qualified voters in person and by mail; 
  • Scans materials in to tracking system, package and prepare materials for storage, move and stage materials at each step of the process; 
  • Answers inquiries and provides information to the public about elections and voter registration in person, in writing, and by telephone; 
  • Performs data entry of voter registration and election information in to the election management system and looks up information as needed; 
  • May offer orientation or answer procedural questions; 
  • Performs related work as required.

Employment Standards
Sufficient education and experience, which demonstrates possession of the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Training and Experience:  The knowledge and abilities required to perform this function are normally attained through training and experience equivalent to possession of a high school diploma
One (1) year of work experience performing a wide variety of clerical duties, or one (1) year work experience equivalent to that of a Santa Clara County Office Specialist I.
Possession of a valid California Driver's license prior to appointment and the ability to qualify for and maintain a County Driver's Permit is required for some assignments.
Knowledge of
  • Office practices and procedures, including filing systems, financial record keeping, reference sources and preparation of correspondence and reports; 
  • English vocabulary, grammar, spelling, punctuation and style/format; 
  • Customer services principles, including the handling of irate and distressed people; 
  • Computer applications, such as word processing, spreadsheet and/or database; 
  • Basic mathematics to perform simple calculations and statistical reports; 
  • Telephone procedures and etiquette.
Ability to
  • Deal tactfully with members of the public often under stressful conditions; 
  • Communicate effectively in providing information and assisting callers and visitors; 
  • Use a keyboard with moderate speed and a high level of accuracy; 
  • Interpret and apply specific laws and ordinances, office policies and procedures; 
  • Effectively organize activities and prioritize to meet deadlines;
  • Operate standard office equipment; 
  • Work evenings, weekends, and holidays, as needed due to the workload.

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Job Address

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