State of Maryland

ELECTION CLERK II (#001479)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $27,199.00-$42,204.00 Yearly


GRADE

9990

NATURE OF WORK

An Election Clerk II is the intermediate level of specialized clerical work in a local election office. Employees process and maintain voter records and apply election laws, rules and procedures to work problems. An employee in this classification does not supervise.

Employees receive moderate supervision from an Election Supervisor, Election Deputy Director or Election Director. The work may require travel to schools, nursing homes or other facilities to register voters or provide related services. Employees may be required to work evenings and weekends, particularly prior to and following an election.

The Election Clerk I, Election Clerk II and Election Clerk III are differentiated on the basis of degree of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over these employees. An Election Clerk I learns to perform duties under close supervision. An Election Clerk II performs duties under close supervision at times and under general supervision at other times depending on the complexity of the specific duty being performed. An Election Clerk III performs the full range of duties under general supervision.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Registers voters at local office and outside facilities, completes registration forms and assigns voter district and precinct;

Checks voters’ records for possible duplication and maintains records by updating addresses and names, districts and precincts;

Notifies voters of changes;

Enters voter information into automated and manual records;

Maintains filing systems;

Compiles and maintains statistics;

Answers inquiries regarding election laws, rules and procedures in person, by telephone, U.S. mail and electronic mail;

Proofreads, counts and disseminates elections forms;

May inventory supplies;

May receive, sort and distribute mail or material for processing;

May provide general clerical support to supervisors;

May process absentee ballot applications, issue ballots to qualified voters, receive completed ballots and secure ballots;

In large offices, may specialize in one area, such as absentee ballots or new registrations;

Performs other duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of State election laws, statutes and ordinances; Knowledge of general office practices and procedures; Ability to enter data into a data entry device with accuracy; Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with the general public, State officials, candidates and co-workers; Ability to use independent judgment in applying and explaining election laws, rules, and procedures.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Six months of experience applying election laws, rules and procedures in a local election office.

Notes:

1. One year of specialized clerical experience may substitute for the required experience applying election laws, rules and procedures in a local election office. Specialized clerical experience is defined as work in an office which requires reviewing, verifying and interpreting information in order to make determinations and resolve work problems in accordance with policies, regulations, guidelines and procedures.

2. Two years of general clerical experience may substitute for the required experience applying election laws, rules and procedures in a local election office. General clerical experience

3. Fifteen college credits from an accredited college or university may be substituted for the required experience.

4. Additional experience applying election laws, rules and procedures in a local election office may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

None.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Employees in this classification are required to be registered voters in the State of Maryland in accordance with the Election Law Article, Section 2-207(d).

2. Employees in this classification may not hold or be a candidate for any elective public or political party office or any other office created under the Constitution or laws of this State in accordance with the Election Law Article, Section 2-301(b).

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Class specifications are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

Date Revised

May 15 2003 12:00AM

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 001479; EST: ; REV: 5/15/2003;

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