Assistant County Registrar-exempt

  • Contra Costa County, CA
  • Martinez, California
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Records Management
  • Salary: $124,316.40 - $166,595.88 Annually USD

Job Description

The Position

Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder Building, 555 Escobar St. Martinez, CA 94553


Contra Costa County is recruiting for an experienced Assistant County Registrar, with a proven track record, to join our exceptional elections team. This at-will position reports to the elected County Clerk-Recorder-Registrar through the Chief Operating Officer and directs the Elections Division's day-to-day operations, under general direction from the elected Department Head and the Chief Operating Officer.

This position is responsible for managing the processes of registering county voters, maintaining voting precincts and voter files, and conducting Federal, State, County, and local elections on behalf of the County's residents. The Assistant Registrar administers local provisions of campaign finance requirements and monitors and analyzes the impact of legislation on the election process. Candidates must be familiar with election law and code, initiative, referendum, and recall petition processes as well as assure compliance with all election laws and timelines.

The Assistant Registrar position handles the administration of the Elections Division, including budget development and adherence, personnel development, supervision, and performance management. The position will ensure that all electoral processes are conducted in a fair and transparent manner, consistently demonstrating integrity, neutrality, and non-partisan decision-making to uphold public trust in elections. In addition to a customer service focus, demonstrating, promoting, and developing leadership values and skills are core responsibilities, as department staff are key assets of the organization.

The Elections Division operates with a ~$16 million annual budget, has approximately 30 full-time staff, and can include up to 100 temporary staff and 2,000 volunteers during peak election cycles.

The ideal candidate will be a reliable, dedicated, results-driven professional who enjoys working in a fast-paced, complex, and collaborative environment. The ideal candidate should have a reputation for being flexible, detail-oriented, and hard-working.

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Minimum Qualifications
License Required: Possession of a Valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Out of state valid motor vehicle operator's license will be accepted during the application process.

Education: Possession of a bachelor degree from an accredited college or university with a major in business, public administration, or a closely related field.

Experience: Five (5) years of full-time, or its equivalent, managerial or administrative experience in a governmental agency overseeing elections work. At least two (2) years of experience must have included supervisory responsibility.

Substitution: Additional experience of the type described above may be substituted for the required education on a year for year basis, up to a maximum of four (4) years. No substitution for the supervisory or administrative experience is permitted.
Selection Process
To be considered, candidates must submit a compelling cover letter and comprehensive resume to .

References will not be contacted until mutual interest has been established and will be requested from the top tier of candidates at a later date.

Should you have any questions regarding this position or the recruitment process, please call Ms. Heather Renschler at (916) 630-4900.

Confidential inquiries are always welcomed.

Job Address

Martinez, California United States View Map