Extra-Help Election worker

  • Merced County, CA
  • Merced, California
  • Jul 11, 2020
Variable Shift Clerical and Administrative Support Municipal or County Clerk Political or Public Affairs
  • Salary: $2,253.33 - $2,600.00 Monthly USD

Job Description

Examples of Duties
Please note:Extra-Help employees are not entitled to County benefits and are limited to a maximum of 25 hours per week.

Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Process voter registration and statewide petitions, including filing affidavits of registration in the Elections Information Management System (EIMS)
  • Issue ballots to eligible voters at various Vote Center locations
  • Process Vote by Mail material, issue voter ballots, and collate voter ballot material
  • Prepare, assemble, and distribute publications, notices, sample ballots and other election materials
  • Data entry, review documents for completeness, and operation of extraction machine
  • Maintain an inventory of elections supplies and materials; prepares supplies for set-up and storage during an election period
  • Assist the public with basic questions and general information related to voting and registration
  • May deliver or retrieve ballot boxes, Vote Center supplies, and other election materials
  • May assist with the translation of voting information as needed
If assigned to Voter Services may also:
  • Assist the public with inquiries related to voter ballots and the voting process
  • Perform data entry of voting information
  • Process/resolve electronic record issues
  • Perform other clerical duties as assigned
If assigned to Warehouse (Clerical) may also:
  • Operate extraction machines to open and extract ballots for processing
  • Perform other clerical duties as assigned
If assigned to Warehouse (Stocking) may also:
  • Drive trucks to deliver and retrieve ballot boxes and polling place supplies
  • Clean and inventory election materials
  • Surveys polling places
  • Assignment in this section will be trained on usage of warehouse equipment and must possess a valid driver's license
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications
Experience:
Six (6) months of clerical, warehouse, or delivery experience.

Education:
Equivalent to graduation from high school.

License:
Possess a valid California driver's license at time of appointment and maintain.
Essential Functions
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Frequent operation of a personal computer and other office equipment
  • Communicate effectively with others in person and over the telephone
  • Meet deadlines under stressful conditions
  • Interpret directions, policies, procedures, regulations, and develop appropriate conclusions and responses
  • Complete multiple priority projects with conflicting deadlines
  • Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations
  • Frequent public contact
  • Frequent use of depth perception, peripheral vision, and color perception
  • Frequently stand, walk, lift, carry, reach, push, pull, twist and manipulate large and small objects
  • Occasionally kneel, bend, twist, squat, balance, and crawl
  • Frequent use of hand-eye coordination
  • Frequently lift and carry up to 40 pounds
  • Some assignments may require working weekends, nights, and/or occasional overtime
  • Occasional exposure to noise; occasional contact with dirt, dust, indoor/outdoor cold and heat;
  • Occasional exposure to varied weather conditions
  • Regular attendance is an essential function.
KNOWLEDGE OF:
  • Basic clerical skills and record keeping practices
  • Basic math, correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation
  • Alphabetical and numerical filing methods
  • Principles and practices of effective customer service
ABILITY TO:
  • Learn new work processes, procedures, and the equipment/applications used in voter registration and election activities
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action Learn, understand and apply laws, rules, policies, and procedures governing California elections
  • Read and follow maps
  • Organize work effectively
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions, and accurately decipher or compare handwriting signatures
  • Work with people from diverse backgrounds/cultures
  • Work overtime, weekends, and holidays as needed
  • Safely operate a County motor vehicle


FAMILY CARE LEAVE

Family Care Leave applies to all employees who work 1250 or more hours in any twelve month period.

HEALTH PLANS AND LIFE INSURANCE

Extra-help employees are not entitled to County-paid medical, dental, vision, life insurance, Employee Assistance Program benefits and are not eligible to participate in the Deferred Compensation Plan.

JURY DUTY

Extra-help employees are not entitled to pay or receive reimbursement from the County for Jury Duty.

PAID TIME BENEFITS

Extra-help employees are not entitled to paid bereavement, vacation, or holidays.

PAID SICK LEAVE
Extra-help employees are entitled to accrue up to three (3) paid sick days (24 hours) in a 12-month period.

SOCIAL SECURITY

Extra-help employment earnings are not covered under Social Security. Merced County provides an alternate plan - Public Agency Retirement Services (PARS) - for extra-help employees who are otherwise not eligible for participation in the County's retirement system.

COMPENSATION/UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE:

The County does provide benefits to those eligible under the State Workers Compensation and Unemployment Insurance statutes.

THIS BULLETIN IS NOT A CONTRACT AND DOES NOT CREATE CONTRACTUAL OR LEGAL RIGHTS ON BEHALF OF ANY EMPLOYEE. THIS BULLETIN IS SUBJECT OF BEING SUPPLEMENTED, MODIFIED, WITHDRAWN OR OTHERWISE CHANGED PENDING LABOR AGREEMENTS AND/OR AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER OR AS THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DEEM NECESSARY.

For answers to specific questions regarding employee benefits, please call Human Resources at 209.385.7682.


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Can you effectively communicate in any of the following languages: Spanish, Hmong, Punjabi, Chinese or Mien? If so, specify which one.
  • Spanish
  • Hmong
  • Punjabi
  • Chinese
  • Mien
  • None of the Above


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Describe your computer experience using various software applications and the types of documents you have created using these applications.

Required Question

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