DEFINITION: Under general supervision provides procedural and
technical support services in preparation, organization, and conduct
of County supervised elections; and performs related duties as
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Incumbents in this class learn to
perform the full range of duties involved in the election process.
Incumbents are expected to learn the full range of duties and work
at the journey level within six months to a year. Incumbents may
serve as lead workers and supervise electoral assistants in peak
periods. This class is distinguished from general clerical
classifications by application of technical knowledge of election
codes and procedures.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
1. Plans, coordinates, and enforces candidate and committee filing
compliance program; proofreads official/sample ballot copy;
researches elections files.
2. Recruits, selects, and trains election inspectors and workers;
recruits, inspects, and selects polling places; maintains records of
workers and polling places.
3. Plans and coordinates voter registration through outreach
programs and other agencies efforts; provides training on proper
registration methods; prepares summary information regarding type
and sources of voter registrations; and ensures currency of voter
4. Supervises, trains, and assists Elections staff on input of
elections data including candidate filings, petitions, and new
5. Provides information regarding election laws; assists in
1. Four years of progressively responsible clerical experience; or,
2. one year of experience performing duties equivalent to a Office
Assistant, Senior with Santa Barbara County; or,
3. a combination of training, education, and experience that is
equivalent to one of the employment standards listed above and that
provides the required knowledge and abilities.
Knowledge of: Office practices and procedures, current computer
programs, such as MS Word, proper use of English language and basic
Ability to: plan, coordinate, and schedule work to meet strict
deadlines; read, learn, comprehend, interpret, and implement
election laws; communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
organize and present information in a clear an concise manner;
analyze situations and adopt a proper course of action; write memos
and procedures using correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling;
promote courteous service to the public; maintain working
relationships with public, staff, and other public agencies.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Experience leading or supervising staff,
and experience interpreting and applying laws and regulations is