Elections Technician Supervisor (#RO4720)
$25.49-$30.98 Hourly / $4,418.12-$5,370.26 Monthly / $53,017.53-$64,443.14 Yearly


Under direction, organizes, directs, and supervises a section of the Elections Services office in the Information Systems Division; performs advanced clerical, technical and quasi-administrative/analytical duties of substantial difficulty and complexity related to the election process; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


This is the supervisory level in the Elections Technician series. An incumbent of this class supervises a medium to large-sized group of clerical and/or technical employees and participates in the work of a unit within the Elections Services office.  Incumbents are expected to apply a significant level of initiative and independent judgment to their work.


  • Plans, organizes, directs and supervises the work of subordinate staff; assesses workloads and establishes priorities; selects, assigns, trains and evaluates staff; makes recommendations on disciplinary matters; monitors the flow and quality of work; assures timely completion of work to meet deadlines as required by federal and state laws, codes and regulations.
  • Oversees the processing of voter registration documents, the layout of ballots, the verification of signatures on candidate nomination petitions, the processing of absentee voter applications and ballots, the maintenance and updating of voter registration files, the development and maintenance of district and precinct maps, and/or the processing and verification of various other elections related documents; ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements.
  • Responds to routine and complex inquires from staff, candidates, representatives of candidates, office holders, voters, election officials, and the general public regarding candidate filing requirements, financial disclosures, voting regulations, district and precinct boundaries, and other information related to the election process; responds to and resolves citizen complaints.
  • Researches and applies election laws, regulations, codes and guidelines as they apply to the assignment; maintains knowledge of and implements new and existing departmental policies, procedures, and applicable laws, regulations and guidelines; recommends changes to departmental policies and procedures.
  • Selects and arranges for the use of polling places; evaluates sites for accessibility in compliance with federal and state guidelines and other related laws and regulations.
  • Oversees, coordinates and participates in the receiving, distribution, recovery, repair, and storage of election materials and equipment; maintains inventory of supplies and equipment; ensures that polling places are provided necessary elections materials and equipment; assures that staff are properly trained on the use of materials and equipment.
  • Coordinates and participates in election outreach; develops trainings and course materials for use in outreach programs.
  • May collect and analyze data; performs research as it relates to the assignment; prepares a variety of reports, correspondence, forms and other written communication and ensures accuracy; prepares and reviews statistical summaries of unit activity.



Experience: Two years of work experience in a California Elections Office at a level equal to or higher than Elections Technician in San Joaquin County service. 


Experience: Four years of responsible general clerical or office technical work, two years of which must have been in an Elections Office functioning at the journey level.


Substitutions: One year of business training in an approved vocational training program may substitute for one year of the above-required general clerical or office technical experience; OR b) Completion of 30 semester/45 quarter units at an accredited college or university may substitute for one year of the above-required general clerical or office technical experience; OR c) Completion of 60 semester/90 quarter units at an accredited college or university may substitute for two years of the above-required general clerical or office technical experience.  


License: Possession of a valid California driver’s license.


Special Requirement: Most positions require the ability to use computers and/or word processing equipment.  If required by the nature of the position, demonstrated general or software-specific computer proficiency may be required prior to appointment.


Provisions of federal and state registration-elections law, codes, procedures and regulations; highly advanced office practices and procedures; advanced principles and practices of prioritizing, planning and organizing work; advanced clerical methods of researching, gathering, organizing and reporting data; standard analytical principles and processes; personal computer systems and general office computer software; public relations techniques; advanced filing and record keeping systems; complex correspondence and report formats; principals and techniques of supervision and training; basic principles of staff planning and utilization.


Research, interpret, and apply basic provisions of various federal and state codes and regulations relating to the administration of elections and registration of voters; perform quasi-administrative/analytical work related to various specialized office activities; review and compare documents for completeness and accuracy; evaluate and establish priorities; gather, organize, input and maintain complex information, including program-specific data; provide/obtain detailed information to/from others as appropriate, including confidential and/or otherwise sensitive information; utilize advanced office procedures and equipment; follow complex oral and written procedures and directions; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others, even in difficult situations; communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing; perform advanced arithmetical operations; supervise others.


Mobility-Frequent operation of a data entry device, repetitive motion, sitting for long periods, walking; occasional standing, pushing, pulling, bending, squatting, climbing, driving; Lifting-Frequently 5 pounds or less; occasionally 5 to 30 pounds; Visual-Constant good overall vision and reading/close-up work; frequent color perception and use of eye/hand coordination; occasional use of depth perception and peripheral vision; Hearing/Talking-Frequent hearing of normal speech, hearing/talking on the telephone, talking in person; Emotional/Psychological-Frequent decision making, concentration, and public contact; Special Requirements-Some assignments may require working weekends, nights, and/or occasional overtime; Environmental-Occasional exposure to varied weather conditions.

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RO4720; EST: 1/10/2007; REV: 11/12/2015;