Yakima County Human Resources

  • T-020-XXX County Worker Elections - Auditor's Office

    Working Title
    Election Worker
    Location
    US-WA-Yakima
    Type
    Extra Help-Intermittent/On-Call
    FLSA Status
    Non-Exempt
    Department
    Auditor's Office
    Required Testing/Exercises
    n/a
    Union
    Non-Bargaining
    Open Date
    6/29/2018
    Close Date
    12/27/2018
    Compensation
    $11.50 per hour
  • Overview

    A recruitment is underway for extra help staff to assist the Yakima County Auditor in processing ballots for the upcoming local and / or national elections.  Work to be available up to 4 times per year with varying work schedules, assignments and hours.  This recruitment may be used to fill future openings which may occur within 90 days of the closing of this posting.

     

    Initial screening of applicants will take place on  July 5, 2018  or when the hiring authority determines a sufficient applicant pool has been established.  Subsequent screenings will take place periodically throughout the recruitment based on the needs of the department.

    Responsibilities

    Essential Job Functions:

     

    Voting Center Staff –

    • Set up and take down the voting center equipment such as portable chairs, table and other office equipment
    • Prepare the voting center with the required signage
    • Assist voters throughout the day in answering questions regarding voted ballots and voter registration
    • Assist voters in using the voting equipment
    • Issue provisional and/or replacement ballots
    • Have knowledge of the voting process in Yakima County and WA State
    • Delivery of the secured voted ballots to the Yakima County Courthouse on Election Night

     

    Ballot Processing Board Staff –

    Responsible for opening and inspecting all mail ballots received by the Elections Division for:

    • Write-in Candidates
    • Torn or damaged ballots
    • Making sure the ballots are placed in the correct precinct groups

     

    Election Office Extra Help -Issuing mail ballots in person, by mail or email; entering such issuance on computer record; inventorying incoming mail ballots; verifying signatures on returned mail ballots against imaged voter registration signatures; prepare ballots for the ballot processing boards; researching provisional ballots, assisting with auditing and balancing totaled ballot return figures; establishing individual voting records; input information into voter registration database; providing customer service in person or by phone; responding to questions and provide information, traveling throughout the County for delivery and set-up of community ballot drop boxes which includes periodic visits during an election cycle, election-night monitoring and closing duties.

     

    Other Job Functions:

    Other duties as required

    Qualifications

    Experience and Training: Any combination of experience or training related to the position which provides the knowledge, skill and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

               

    Required:

    Ability to work up to 12 hours per shift.  Work schedule will vary based on need.

    Ability to communicate, orally and written, sufficient to exchange or convey information regarding voter registration and voting procedures.

    Valid WA State Driver’s license and proof of insurance.

     

    Employment verification and reference checks may be required.

     

    Preferred:      

    Bilingual and bi-literate in English/Spanish language preferred.

     

    Equipment Operated:

    Basic office equipment, personal computer, printer, copier, calculator, cell phone

     

    Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

    Position requires travel throughout the County for delivery of and set-up of community ballot drop boxes.  Periodic visits during an election cycle and election-night monitoring and closing duties are also required;  use of own vehicle. Position is responsible for setting up portable chairs / tables at each election site.  May be exposed to potentially hostile individuals.  Exposure to weather on election night during ballot box monitoring.

     

    This position is considered Sedentary Work and is defined by exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

     

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Knowledge of:

    Customer service techniques

    Complying with laws, codes, ordinances, and regulations regarding election laws at the local, state and federal levels

     

    Skill in:

    Ability to remain neutral and unbiased regarding any political affiliation or social issue.

    Ability to follow instructions and pay attention to detail and accuracy.

    Organization skills and ability to multi-task

    Ability to work independently with little direction

    Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations

     

     

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