San Mateo County

Election Warehouse Technician / Field Technician (20019168)

County Administration
San Francisco/Peninsula
10/5/2020 at 11:59pm
$19.88-$19.88 Hourly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


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 - Warehouse Technicians/Field Technicians to assist in the upcoming November 3, 2020 Presidential Election. The Elections Division is a fast-paced environment and 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 the following areas:
Warehouse Technician 

  • Testing functions of electronic voting equipment 
  • Staging heavy equipment containers for delivery 
  • Inventorying and moving voting equipment and Vote Center supplies 
  • Assisting in delivery and pickup of voting equipment at Vote Centers 
  • Assisting in delivery of spare equipment and supplies to Vote Centers  

Field Technician 

  • Testing functions of electronic voting equipment 
  • Assisting in delivery, connection, and testing of voting equipment at Vote Centers 
  • Troubleshooting voting equipment at Vote Centers 
  • Assisting in delivery of spare equipment and supplies to Vote Centers 
  • Driving regularly to each Vote Center on an assigned route to make sure that all equipment is properly functioning 

Warehouse Technicians and Field Technicians are classified as Office Assistants. The starting hourly wage for Warehouse Technicians and Field Technicians 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 especially as the Election approaches. 

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 Candidate

Ideal Election Worker - Warehouse Technicians/Field Technicians will have a minimum of one year of computer experience or education and experience in fast-paced manual labor. Preferred candidates will have attention to detail and be able to lift and carry materials weighing more than 50 pounds. All candidates should be comfortable driving for assignments as necessary. Drivers will either use county vehicles or be reimbursed for their mileage. Office hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. These positions may require some weekend and evening work assignments and will require overtime as the Election approaches.

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.

The ability to work multiple elections is preferred.

Special Instructions

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 application or 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. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply.
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 July 13, 2020
Interviews will be conducted via Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or by telephone if necessary.

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 – 07 05 2020)

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

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