Elections Temporary Assignment

  • Contra Costa County, CA
  • Martinez, California
  • Aug 17, 2022
Temporary Municipal or County Clerk Other Political or Public Affairs
  • Salary: $25.16 Hourly USD

Job Description

The Position


This recruitment will be Open Until Filled

Do you want to take part in our democracy? Do you enjoy public service? Be a part of our nationally recognized elections team! We have several temporary assignments that may last anywhere from 2 - 12 weeks.

We are seeking temporary staff to join us in conducting elections in 2022 in Contra Costa County where we have more than 700,000 registered voters and a population of 1.1 million. If you enjoy a fast-paced work environment, learning new things, and being a part of a team, this job is right for you!

We are looking for a candidate that is:
  • flexible and willing to work on a variety of assignments as needed
  • interested in serving the public
  • open to feedback and committed to continuous improvement
  • a team player
  • willing to learn new things
  • dependable and detail-oriented
  • able to follow instructions

You will typically be responsible for one or more of the following tasks:
  • data entry, including entering voter registration applications, verifying voter signatures, and updating voter information in a database
  • assisting in recruiting volunteers to work at the polls on Election Day
  • assisting in the assembly of polling place supplies and testing voting equipment in a warehouse environment
  • supporting mail processing operations
  • overseeing and supporting volunteers in the processing of Vote-by-Mail ballot extraction
  • providing in-person and phone customer service
  • leading a Regional Early Voting location that offers voters the opportunity to vote in-person before Election Day
  • retrieving and securing ballots from Vote-by-Mail drop boxes located throughout the County
  • assisting with conducting poll worker training and giving instruction in a group setting
  • assisting with pre-press layout, design, and proofing of materials including the Voter Information Guide
  • reviewing and proofreading voting materials in English, Spanish, or Chinese
  • assisting in ballot processing activities

A few reasons you might love this job:
  • you will have a chance to learn about the elections process
  • this will be an opportunity to gain experience working for the County and in public service
  • you will work in a collaborative team environment

A few challenges you might face in this job:
  • teamwork expectations require tasks to change often
  • you will need to quickly learn new processes and procedures
  • work can be somewhat repetitive
  • you may need to work occasional long hours and overtime

Minimum Qualifications
Education: Possession of a high school diploma, G.E.D. equivalency, or high school proficiency certificate.

Other: Some assignments may require the candidate to drive a county vehicle or their own personal vehicle.

Desirable Qualifications:
  • Experience performing data entry tasks
  • Experience providing customer service in person and/or on the phone
  • Fluency in Spanish or Chinese

Selection Process

1. Application Filing: All applicants must apply online at www.cccounty.us/hr and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date.

2. Application Evaluation: An application Evaluation Board will convene to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for an invitation to the next phase of the examination

The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.


Please note that as of August 24, 2021, Contra Costa County enacted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement for employees. Proof of full vaccination will be required of all employees, including new hires. The policy requirements can be found her e: https://www.contracosta.ca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/72164/2021824-Mandatory-Vaccination-Policy-PDF?bidId=


After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.


All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

Job Address

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