Placer Employment Opportunities

Elections Aide - Senior

Extra Help

Recruitment #2020-11805-01



Become a Placer County Senior Elections Aide Today!

The Placer County Elections Office is seeking temporary/extra help Senior Elections Aides for the November 3, 2020 election.

Application materials will be screened on a weekly basis. To be considered for the next round of interviews, application materials must be submitted by Noon on Fridays.

Senior Elections Aides are responsible for performing a wide variety of tasks including, but not limited to, providing lead direction and oversee election aide staff, volunteers, and the public at polling places and/or voter service centers; assigning daily breaks and meal periods to elections aide staff; responding to public inquiries by telephone, email, or in person regarding general voting information; analyzing, troubleshooting and resolving issues or concerns which arise at the polling places and or/voter service centers; and overseeing the issuance of ballots to voters at polling places and/or voter service centers.

Senior Elections Aides will be required to attend a two-week mandatory training in October. In addition, Senior Elections Aides will be required to work from Saturday, October 31, 2020 through Tuesday, November 3, 2020. You must be able to work all four days.


To work the election, you must meet the following criteria: 

  • Be at least 18 years of age (or a minimum of 16 years of age if participating in the Student Poll Worker Program)
  • Be a registered voter in the State of California OR a permanent legal resident of the United States
  • Be able to read and write in fluent English
  • Be able to attend a mandatory two-week training prior to the election.

Are you bilingual?

The County of Placer is actively recruiting bilingual Elections Aides to serve their communities. We need your help if you are fluent in English and any of the following languages:

  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Korean
  • Punjabi



Under supervision, performs a variety of higher-level manual and clerical tasks preparing elections materials; issues ballots, checks and verifies signatures and records precinct petitions; prepares for election vote counting; and performs other work as required.


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

Experience and Training: Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience:  Some paid work or voluntary experience assisting with elections, including public contact which provides the abilities required above.  Experience working with the public at a lead or supervisory level is desirable.

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 of:

  • English usage, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Basic office methods and equipment.
  • Basic mathematical calculations.
  • Customer service principles and practices.
  • 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.
  • Provide technical and functional supervision over assigned staff and volunteers.
  • Perform routine mathematical calculations.
  • Operate, adjust, and maintain duplicating, bindery and postage equipment.
  • Proofread documents for correctness and consistency.
  • Verify and check data.
  • Establish effective working relationships with the public to explain and interpret forms and procedures.
  • Understand and carry out both oral and written directions.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

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