Extra-Help Election Specialist

  • Merced County, CA
  • Merced, California
  • Jul 11, 2020
Variable Shift Clerical and Administrative Support Municipal or County Clerk Political or Public Affairs
  • Salary: $2,778.53 - $3,381.73 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:
  • Checks and reviews a variety of information and documents for completeness and conformance with established regulations and procedures.
  • Perform civil marriage ceremonies.
  • Administer oaths, file bonds, and maintain indexes of public officials.
  • Determines, collects, and record various fees for services, and makes deposits.
  • Perform a variety of duties in connection with general and special elections.
  • Check initiative and referendum petitions for conformance to legal requirements.
  • Sorts, files and records voting information on affidavits of registration.
  • Assists with preparation of publications for newspaper.
  • Process absentee voter applications.
  • May issue certificates of election results to local jurisdictions and Board of Supervisors.
  • Assists with the printing of all election notices, ballots and voter indexes.
  • Answers inquiries in person and over the phone regarding Registrar of Voters, and Elections procedures.
  • Coordinates polling locations and precinct worker selection and training, processes payroll for precinct workers.
  • Coordinates annexation, redistricting and precinct mapping.
  • Conducts legal research, and gather statistics for a variety reports.
  • Provides lead direction and training to other staff assigned to the County Clerk Registrar of Voters office.

Minimum Qualifications

Election Specialist I

Experience:

Two (2) years of complex clerical experience in a professional office setting.

Education:
None Required.

Desirable:
Experience involving elections functions.

Election Specialist II

Experience:

Three (3) years of experience performing duties comparable to an Election Specialist I in Merced County.

Education:
None required.

Essential Functions
Essential Functions:
  • Frequent operation ofa personal computer and other modern office equipment.
  • Communicate effectively with others in person and over the telephone.
  • Analyze data, interpret directions, policies, procedures, regulations anddevelop appropriate conclusions and responses.
  • Meet deadlines under stressful conditions.
  • Resolve conflicts and respond appropriately to complaints.
  • Complete multiple priority projects with conflicting deadlines.
  • Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations.
  • Frequent use of depth perception, peripheral vision and color perception.
  • Frequently lift, carry, reach, push, pull, twist and manipulate large and small objects.
  • Kneel, bend, twist, squat, balance and crawl.
  • Frequent use of hand-eye coordination.
  • Frequent use of data entry device including repetitive hand and arm motion.
  • Occasionally lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
  • Regular attendance is an essential function.
Knowledge of:
  • Familiarity with State and County laws governing the Registrar of Voters office, and holding of elections.
  • Modern office methods, procedures and equipment.
  • Election procedures and records required of Registrar of Voters office.
  • Automated voting methods and computerization of election returns.
Ability to:
  • Learn/Perform responsible legal clerical work with accuracy, and minimal supervision.
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others in the course of work.
  • Interpret and appropriately apply laws and regulations relating to voter registration, conducting elections.
  • Gather data, analyze information, and prepare reports.
  • Perform clerical support work of above average difficulty involving the use of independent judgment with limited supervision.


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.


01

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


02

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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