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Elections Technician Supervisor

Recruitment #0418-RO4720-01


The San Joaquin County Registrar of Voter's Office is looking to fill two vital Elections Technician Supervisor positions within the department. 

One of the positions will be used to fill the vacancy as the Precinct Operations Supervisor. This position will oversee precinct supplies and logistics, poll workers, polling places and Election Day field operations.  This position will be responsible to:

  • Hire, train evaluate and retain seasonal clerical employees, and trainers for poll worker classes
  • Inspect and select polling places and vote centers in compliance with accessibility and usability requirements;
  • Recruit, assign, evaluate and retain poll workers, including processing payroll;
  • Organize and conduct training class for Election Day workers;
  • Prepare for and supervise Election Day field operations;
  • Design and update poll worker training materials and precinct supplies;
  • Supervise staff who prepares and coordinates distribution and delivery of polling place materials;
  • Prepare statistical reports and provide analysis;
  • Update precinct operations-related webpages and procedures

The second position will be for the vacancy of Vote-by-Mail Supervisor.  This position oversees all aspects of the County's Vote-by-Mail voting program. This position will be responsible to:

  • Design, update, order and manage Vote-by-Mail materials such as envelopes, inserts, ballot request forms and signature disqualification notifications;
  • Monitor and evaluate data entry workflows and procedures;
  • Work with vendors related to postal service, mail sorter machinery, ballot and envelope printing, office machines, mailing vendors, software companies, etc.
  • Hire, train, evaluate and retain seasonal elections employees;
  • Supervise envelope sorting and qualification;
  • Supervise ballot removal and inspection;
  • Monitor and evaluate proper chain-of-custody procedures, inventory and security controls;
  • Prepare statistical reports and provide analysis;
  • Update Vote-by-Mail related webpages and procedures

This examination is being given to fill the two vacancies and to establish an eligible list which may be used to fill future vacancies. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline.

NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.



  • 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.

    Either PATTERN I

    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.


    Employees hired into this classification are members of a bargaining unit which is represented by SEIU Local 1021

    Health Insurance:  San Joaquin County provides employees with a choice of three health plans:  a Kaiser Plan, a Select Plan, and a Premier Plan.  Employees pay a portion of the cost of the premium. Dependent coverage is also available. 

    Dental Insurance:  The County provides employees with a choice of two dental plans:  Delta Dental and United Health Care-Select Managed Care Direct Compensation Plan.  There is no cost for employee only coverage in either plan; dependent coverage is available at the employee’s expense.

    Vision Insurance:  The County provides vision coverage through Vision Service Plan (VSP).  There is no cost for employee only coverage; dependent coverage is available at the employee’s expense.

    For more detailed information on the County’s benefits program, visit our website at under Human Resources/Employee Benefits. 

    Life Insurance:  The County provides eligible employees with life insurance coverage as follows: 

     1 but less than 3 years of continuous service:                   $1,000
     3 but less than 5 years of continuous service:                   $3,000
     5 but less than 10 years of continuous service:                 $5,000
    10 years of continuous service or more:                           $10,000

    Employee may purchase additional term life insurance at the group rate.

    125 Flexible Benefits Plan:  This is a voluntary program that allows employees to use pre-tax dollars to pay for health-related expenses that are not paid by a medical, dental or vision plan (Health Flexible Spending Account $2550 annual limit with a $500 carry over); and dependent care costs (Dependent Care Assistance Plan $5000 annual limit). 

    Retirement Plan:  Employees of the County are covered by the County Retirement Law of 1937.  Please visit the San Joaquin County Employees’ Retirement Association (SJCERA) at for more information.  NOTE:  If you are receiving a retirement allowance from another California county covered by the County Employees’ Retirement Act of 1937 or from any governmental agency covered by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS), you are advised to contact the Retirement Officer of the Retirement Plan from which you retired to determine what effect employment in San Joaquin County would have on your retirement allowance.

    Deferred Compensation:  The County maintains a deferred compensation plan under Section 457 of the IRS code. You may annually contribute $18,000 or 100% of your includible compensation, whichever is less.  Individuals age 50 or older may contribute to their plan, up to $24,000. The Roth IRA (after tax) is also now available.

    Vacation:  Maximum earned vacation is 10 days each year up to 3 years; 15 days after 3 years; 20 days after 10 years; and 23 days after 20 years.

    Holidays Effective July 1, 2017, all civil service status employees earn 14 paid holidays each year.  Please see the appopriate MOU for details regarding holidays, accruals, use, and cashability of accrued time.

    Sick Leave:  12 working days of sick leave annually with unlimited accumulation.  Sick leave incentive:  An employee is eligible to receive eight hours administrative leave if the leave balance equals at least one- half of the cumulative amount that the employee is eligible to accrue.  The employee must also be on payroll during the entire calendar year.

    Bereavement Leave3 days of paid leave for the death of an immediate family member, 2 additional days of accrued leave for death of employee’s spouse, domestic partner, parent or child.

    Merit Salary Increase:  New employees will receive the starting salary, which is the first step of the salary range.  After employees serve 52 weeks (2080 hours) on each step of the range, they are eligible for a merit increase to the next step.

    Job Sharing:  Employees may agree to job-share a position, subject to approval by a Department Head and the Director of Human Resources.

    Educational Reimbursement Program:  Eligible employees may be reimbursed for career-related course work up to a maximum of $850 per fiscal year.  Eligible employees enrolled in an approved four (4) year College or University academic program may be reimbursed up to $800 per semester for a maximum of $1600 per fiscal year.

    Parking Supplemental Downtown Stockton:  The County contributes up to $17 per pay period for employees who pay for parking and are assigned to work in the Downtown Core Area.

    School Activities:  Employees may take up to 40 hours per year, but not more than eight (8) hours per month, to participate in their children’s school activities.


    Apply Online:   

    By mail or in person:  

    San Joaquin County Human Resources

    44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330

    Stockton, Ca 95202                                  


    Office hours:               
    Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.

    Phone:  (209) 468-3370 


    Job Line:

    For current employment opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377. 

    When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).  

    San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy: San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.

    Equal Opportunity Employer:  San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to

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