Elections Clerk

Department of Elections Graphic Designer and Outreach Coordinator

Recruitment #TEX-1403-904459


Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this announcement may close at any time but not before June 23, 2021 at 5:00PM.

About the Department of Elections  

The mission of the Department of Elections (Department) is to provide equitable access to voting and election-related services and to conduct free, fair, and functional elections for the City and County of San Francisco.  

Serving more than half a million registered voters, the Department maintains open and transparent operations in order to inspire public confidence in the integrity of San Francisco’s elections. The Department is committed to maintaining an inclusive workplace by providing the training, resources and tools necessary for all employees to succeed in delivering equitable services to City residents. (To learn more about the Department’s internal racial equity goals, please read our 2021-23 Racial Equity Action Plan.) 


Position Overview and Schedule  

The Department is currently seeking a Graphic Designer and Outreach Coordinator to join the Department’s Outreach Division. The person in this position will help design outreach materials and deliver nonpartisan election-related information to the public. Work hours will generally be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, with overtime (15 or more hours) likely required in the weeks surrounding each Election Day. The Graphic Designer and Outreach Coordinator may need to occasionally lift and move materials weighing up to 25 pounds. 

Position Responsibilities   

While working with personnel in the Department’s Outreach Division, the person in this position will:  

  • Develop consistent design for flyers, brochures, forms, newsletters, signs, etc. 
  • Develop outreach materials for a wide range of voter and potential registrant populations 
  • Create engaging, accurate, and consistent slideshow presentations for in-person and recorded delivery  
  • Produce clear digital content and attractive design elements to be featured on the Department’s website and social media 
  • Help publicize upcoming election dates and deadlines and election-specific news for each election 
  • Find creative ways to advertise opportunities to get involved in election work and processes 
  • Plan and conduct voter education presentations for local audiences, including vulnerable or hard-to-reach voter populations 
  • Provide answers to common election-related questions from voters and members of the media 
  • Provide general clerical support and perform other election-related functions, as necessary 

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications 

Two (2) years (equivalent of 4000 hours) of verifiable clerical experience including preparing and maintaining a variety of records and documents, public contact and gathering information.

Substitution:  Completion of a clerical training program (240 hours) or the equivalent of 15 units of coursework from an accredited college or university may substitute for up to 6 months of clerical experience

Desirable Qualifications   

The ideal candidate for this position will possess most or all of the following qualifications:  

  • Advanced InDesign, PhotoShop, Illustrator, PowerPoint, and web content management system skills 
  • Experience successfully deploying graphic design tools and strategies in public, multilingual settings  
  • Ability to conceive and produce creative educational or outreach materials within established timelines  
  • Strong desire to educate and inspire voters and to encourage potential registrants to participate in elections 
  • Excellent public speaking and interpersonal skills 
  • Community outreach experience  
  • A valid California Driver’s License to be able to drive to various outreach events 

How To Apply

If you are interested in applying for this job, please go to Smart Recruiters at the following link and apply: https://smrtr.io/5PPrb

Conviction History

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 City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City 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.


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.

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