Placer Employment Opportunities

Elections Aide

Drivers Needed!

Recruitment #2019-12105-01

Introduction

We're seeking Elections Aides (Driver)!

POSITION INFORMATION

We're seeking Drivers! We're hiring temporary/extra-help Elections Aides to assist the Elections Division with driving County vehicles (vans and box cars) in order to locate polling places and pick up ballots and other supplies. This recruitment may be used to fill general/clerical vacancies as they occur but at this time we are primarily looking for drivers.

To learn more about the Placer County Elections Division click here.

This is a temporary/extra-help assignment limited to 999 hours (or 960 hours for CalPERS retired annuitants) in a fiscal year.

DEFINITION

Under supervision, performs a variety of manual and clerical tasks in the preparation of elections materials; assist in checking and verifying signatures and recording precinct numbers on petitions; assists in preparations for election vote counting; and does other work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Incumbents of this class work on an extra-help only basis and are limited to 999 hours (or 960 hours for CalPERS retired annuitants) in a fiscal year.  They are not eligible to be transitioned into a permanent full-time position.  Assigned tasks are performed on an as-needed basis, usually during peak work periods generated by preparatory and subsequent activities related to elections.  Task assignments are generally routine, may be easily learned with training and do not require continuous supervision.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives general supervision from higher level Elections staff.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:  
  • Respond to public inquiries by telephone or at the counter concerning general information, such as location of precinct polling places, absentee voter applications and ballots, and other routine information.
  • Assist the public by providing requested forms and with completing forms.
  • Verify signature on voter registration affidavit forms.
  • Proofread sample ballots, official ballots and other elections material.
  • Perform routine tasks such as filing, sorting, filling envelopes with voting material and batching.
  • Perform a variety of assigned tasks in preparation for election vote counting.
  • Prepare precinct supplies by packing boxes of materials.
  • Locate polling places and pick up ballots and other supplies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below.

Experience: Some work or voluntary experience including public contact which provides the abilities required above.

Training:  Formal or informal education or training which ensures the ability to read and write at a level necessary for successful job performance.

License or Certificate:
May need to possess a valid driver’s license as required by the position.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:

  • English usage, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Basic office methods and equipment.
  • Basic mathematical calculations.
  • Procedures for maintaining inventory records.
  • Methods for the care and operation of common duplicating bindery and postage equipment.

Ability to:
  • On continuous basis, sit at desk and/or stand at counter for long periods of time.  Intermittently twist and reach office equipment; bend, squat, climb, kneel and twist when operating equipment; write or use keyboard; occasionally run errands, lift light to moderate weight Intermittently review and verify documents related to election operations to include verification of authenticity of signatures.
  • Establish effective working relationships with the public in order to explain and interpret forms and procedures.
  • Understand and carry out both oral and written directions.
  • Perform routine mathematical calculations.
  • Operate, adjust and maintain duplicating, bindery and postage equipment.
  • Proofread documents for correctness and consistency.
  • Verify and check data.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT

Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S.  For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph) and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications, and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn.

EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES

Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please click here.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.


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