PEOPLE FIRST – Conduct fair, accurate and transparent elections to increase public participation and confidence
The San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division is seeking seasonal Election Worker - Office Specialists to assist in the upcoming November 3, 2020 Presidential General 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 Specialist to be hired into:
- Vote Center Trainer
- Vote Center Tech Support
Vote Center Trainer
- Training Vote Center Representatives on how to use voting equipment to assist voters
- Supervising Vote Center staff and communicating with headquarters
- Identifying uniquely skilled staff for special assignments
Vote Center Tech Support
- Helping to test equipment that will be used at Vote Centers
- Visiting Vote Centers and testing connections
- Troubleshooting equipment issues in the field
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. The hourly wage starts at $25.23.
IMPORTANT: The County of San Mateo has implemented best-practice guidelines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure safety of the general public and staff. Such measures include, but are not limited to, enforcing social distancing and providing staff with personal protective equipment, such as gloves, hand sanitizer, face masks, and sneeze guards.
Ideal Vote Center Tech Support candidates will have computer experience and have attention to detail. Vote Center Trainer candidates will have strong public speaking abilities, computer proficiency, and previous knowledge of vote center procedures and the live vote center application.
Critical skills for all election worker office specialist positions include the ability to prioritize work, learn new jobs tasks quickly, and understand and carry out oral and written directions.
Office hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. These positions may require weekend and evening work assignments. The selected individuals must be available for entire employment period until the completion of their assignment.
The Elections Division is an exciting, fast-paced environment, especially as elections approach. This is an excellent opportunity to work with a group of dynamic, well-organized, and highly efficient individuals committed to the democratic process. More information about the organization is available on the Elections Division website www.smcacre.org.
Anyone may apply. To apply you must complete the San Mateo County Application Form.
Based on the information in the application a screening committee from the Elections Office will select those applicants whose education, experience, training and knowledge most closely match the needs of the department.
IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply" button. If you are not on the County's website, please go to https://jobs.smcgov.org/ to apply.
Please Note: This recruitment will remain open until the positions are filled. Apply immediately. You do not want to miss out on this opportunity to contribute to the democratic process!!
Tentative Interview Dates: Starting June 8, 2020
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 (05 22 2020) (Election Worker - Office Specialist - E337)
Registration & Elections Division
40 Tower Road San Mateo, CA 94402