1402 Junior Clerk Ballot Distribution-Processing Adjudication
|Department||Department of Elections|
|Date Opened||1/14/2020 1:40:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||2/14/2020 11:00:00 AM|
|Job Type||Temporary Exempt|
The mission of the San Francisco Department of Elections (Department) is to provide access to election-related services and voting and to conduct elections that are free, fair, and functional. In carrying out its mission, the Department must comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, including the Voting Rights Act, the Help America Vote Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the City’s Language Access and Sunshine Ordinances.
Serving approximately 500,000 registered voters, the Department operates in an open and transparent manner and invites community members to observe elections processes and to provide feedback on these processes, making a concerted effort at all times to inspire public confidence in the integrity of elections in the City.
The Department is comprised of eight divisions, most of which are located at City Hall. Each division manages one of the fundamental tasks necessary to plan and administer elections. Personnel from multiple divisions routinely collaborate on projects and work together to consider new approaches to improve the Department’s services.
The Department is currently preparing for the Consolidated Municipal Election on March 3, 2020, and is hiring temporary employees to assist with various election tasks.
The Ballot Distribution division is responsible for processing return vote-by-mail and ballots for each election. When the voted vote-by-mail ballots are returned to the Department, the staff of this division are tasked with reviewing and adjudicating ballots, and, when necessary, assist with other election related duties in City Hall.
Under the supervision of the division Manager, this position will be tasked with reviewing ballots that are set aside for interpreting voter’s intent and making decisions based on the training and assisting with other tasks on as-needed basis.
Candidates must be willing to work flexible working hours. Hours will vary from 40 - 60 hours a week. Position may require mandatory evening and weekend work. Position requires sitting for prolonged periods and working in teams of two.
Temporary exempt as-needed appointment not to exceed six months or 1040 hours. Exempt employees are considered "at will” and serve at the discretion of the appointing officer.
Duration of Work
The position has an estimated start date of February 17, 2020. This is a temporary job with an estimated end date of March 15, 2020.
- Attention to detail
- Possess a high level of computer literacy
- Work efficiently
- Commit to a flexible schedule with evening and weekend hours
- Ability to work in a team setting
These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification. Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.
Six (6) months of clerical experience including preparing and maintaining a variety of records and/or documents, filing, use of office equipment, public contact and processing of incoming and outgoing mail.
License and Certification:
Any one of the following may substitute for the required experience:
Completion of 15 semester units (or equivalent quarter units) of coursework from an accredited college or university; OR
Completion of a clerical training program (240 hours); OR
Completion of an approved City and County of San Francisco Clerical Administrative training program (as designated on the job announcement).
How To Apply
Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.
- Select the desired job announcement
- Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
- Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
- Follow instructions on the screen
Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.
Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu).
Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.
All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.
Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.
If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Michael.Cerles@sfgov.org.
As a selected candidate for a job, 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 (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. 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, such as:
- Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
- Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.
Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.
If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.
Disaster Service Workers
All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.