Elections Clerk (Extra-Help)

Recruitment #19-78329X-E1



COMMITMENT TO SERVICE: Our mission is to serve the people and to provide a safe and healthy place to live, learn, work and play.

We serve the public in many different ways, including:
• Providing primary medical, dental, alcohol, drug and mental health services to residents, including the uninsured, low-income, and medically underserved
• Providing law enforcement services in the unincorporated area of the county
• Protecting the community from public health threats such as communicable diseases
• Coordinating countywide responses to domestic violence and terrorism or other emergencies
• Managing the criminal justice process after arrest (jail, prosecution, probation)
• Supporting other local governments through efficient property tax collection as mandated by the State, County and local jurisdictions; and,
• Administration and enforcement of Federal, State, and Local laws and policies pertaining to environmental health, building construction, and land use planning

OUR EMPLOYEES: Our diverse workforce is committed to fulfilling this mission and does so by exemplifying our IDEAL Core Values, engaging in our day to day work of serving the public with Integrity, Dignity, Excellence, Accountability, and Leadership.

To learn more about Solano County, please visit: www.solanocounty.com 


Ensuring confidence in the electoral process.

Housed within the Department of Information Technology, the Registrar of Voters conducts federal, state and local elections for the County.  Additionally, the Registrar of Voters is also responsible for:

  • Register voters and maintain voter registration records
  • Develop instructional materials and administer candidate nominations
  • Ensure the timely filing of campaign disclosure statements
  • Act as Filing Officer for statements of economic interests
  • Procure polling places
  • Develop curriculum and train hundreds of poll workers
  • Provide outreach services for voter registration
  • File and verify state and local initiative, referendum and recall petitions
  • Provide voter registration and election information to candidates and campaigns
  • Maintain precinct and district maps
  • Canvass and certify the results of all elections


To learn more about the Registrar of Voters please visit: http://www.solanocounty.com/depts/rov/default.asp

The Position

  The Elections Clerk performs a variety of routine clerical work to support County election practices.  

This is an Extra-Help position.  An employee appointed to an extra help must meet all the requirements of the corresponding regular position. An extra help employee is a person who is employed for the purpose of relieving or augmenting regular staffing in the accomplishment of work.  Extra help employees cannot work more than 999 hours in a fiscal year. Extra help employees are excluded from civil service and shall not have the rights to regular or continued employment.




Education: High school diploma or GED

Experience: Three (3) months of full-time work experience performing clerical tasks that demonstrates possession of and competency in the requisite knowledge and abilities.

To review the complete class specification (job description), please visit:




Extra-help employees who work less than 29 hours per week do not typically receive or accrue benefits of regular employees during their period of employment. All extra-help employees accrue .034 hours of Paid Time Off for every full hour worked.

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Solano County is committed to “Invest In and For the Future” by providing training resources to encourage employee professional development and growth within our organization. While employed with Solano County, employees have the opportunity to pursue their career goals, interests, and develop the competencies on the Solano County Leadership Development Model by participating in the following programs:

• Tuition Reimbursement Program
• Annual Education Fair
• County Mentoring Program
• Leadership Academy
• Supervisory Trainings
• Skill Development Trainings
• Self-paced learning opportunities

Selection Process

First Application Review:

10/16/19 - 5:00 PM Deadline to submit application for first application review

10/30/19 - Tentative date for written exam and hiring blitz


Second Application Review:

11/11/19 - 5:00 PM Deadline to submit application and for second application review

11/21/19 - Tentative date for written exam and hiring blitz


Third Application Review:

12/09/19 - 5:00 PM Deadline to submit application and for third application review

12/19/19 - Tentative date for written exam and hiring blitz


Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants will be invited for further examination. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a written and/or practical exam, an oral interview, or any combination listed. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.  

A minimum scores of 70% is required to continue in the selection process.

All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted.  These provisions are subject to change.  

RETIREES - Solano County invites all qualified candidates to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221(h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.

How to Apply

Please visit the County of Solano website, www.jobsatsolanocounty.com, to apply. Applications must be submitted through the JobAps system. Paper copies of applications are not accepted. All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (degree/transcripts, certificates, DD-214 if applicable, ADA Accommodation Request) must be submitted with the Document Cover Sheet, available on the employment website: https://jobapscloud.com/Solano/sup/doccover.pdf or at the Department of Human Resources’ office,  and are due by the application review date.

Previously submitted application materials (i.e. copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.

Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170 or at 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800 Fairfield 94533. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EOE/AA

Please note that all dates/times listed in the job announcement are Pacific Time.

Supplemental Information

This Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position and whether they will continue in the recruitment process; therefore, applicants are encouraged to answer all questions thoroughly and completely.  Omitted information will not be considered or assumed.  Applicants who have no experience in a specific area are recommended to state "no experience in this area" instead of leaving the space blank.

Although your answers to the supplemental questions will assist in evaluating your application, the answers to the supplemental questions do not replace your work experience in your application.  Please note your responses to these questions should be reflected in your application's work experience.

Positions will begin at various times, please check the month(s) that you are available to begin work. (Check all that apply).

Positions will begin at various times, please check the times(s) that you are available to begin work. (Check all that apply).

 8:00AM - 12:00PM
 10:00AM - 2:00PM - available once training is complete
 1:00PM - 5:00PM

I possess a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent.

 Yes  No

I have the following full-time experience in sorting:

No experience
Less than 3 months
3 months or more

I have the following full-time experience keyboarding/data entry:

No experience
Less than 3 months
3 months or more

I have the following full-time experience customer service:

No experience
Less than 3 months
3 months or more

Americans With Disabilities Act

It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.

APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES:  Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need an accommodation during any phase of the recruitment/testing/examination process (as detailed in the “Selection Process”), must complete the following Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=23215.

This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date of the recruitment.  Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.

Solano County

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Solano County is the ideal place to live, learn, work and play…  The America's Promise Alliance has named Solano County as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People for six straight yearsthe only California community with that distinction.

  • Live – Solano County as well as cities within the County have ranked in the top 15 hottest markets across the country and within the Bay Area due to prime location and affordability.
  • Learn – Higher education abounds! Within the County, education choices include: Solano Community College, CSU Maritime Academy, Brandman University, and Touro University. Bordering our County is the renowned University of California Davis.
  • Work – The blend of agriculture, corporate business and pleasant lifestyle enhance the attraction of Solano County. Blessed with a thriving agricultural economy, the county is also home to biotechnology and other growth industries.
  • Play - Situated midway between San Francisco and Sacramento—the State capitol, Solano County is home to rolling hillsides, waterfronts and fertile farmland. County residents can enjoy day trips to the San Francisco Bay area, Lake Tahoe region and the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.

County Population (2018): 439,793

The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.