Voting Center Representative – San Francisco Department of Elections (1404 Clerk)

  • 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
  • Full-time
  • Fill Type: Temporary Exempt
  • Work Hours: Regular
  • Job Code and Title: 1404-Clerk

Company Description

About the Department of Elections  

The mission of the Department of Elections (Department) is to provide equitable access to voting and election-related services and to conduct free, fair, and functional elections for the City and County of San Francisco.

Serving more than half a million registered voters, the Department maintains open and transparent operations in order to inspire public confidence in the integrity of San Francisco’s elections. The Department is committed to maintaining an inclusive workplace by providing the training, resources and tools necessary for all employees to succeed in delivering equitable services to City residents. (To learn more about the Department’s internal racial equity goals, please read our 2021-23 Racial Equity Action Plan.) To find out how our employees put democracy into action on a day-to-day level and learn about some of the tasks that Department of Elections are involved in, watch this short video about  Working at the Department of Elections.

The Department is committed to reaching job seekers from underrepresented communities. Applicants with such backgrounds are therefore strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Description

In preparation for the November 8, 2022, Consolidated General Election, the Department is seeking applications for seasonal positions that will serve as official representatives of the Department directly assisting members of the public at the City Hall Voting Center.

Position Schedule and Hours:

The start date for this position will be approximately November 1, 2022, and may run until several weeks after Election Day, November 8, 2022. Both start and end date will be determined by the operational needs of the Department.

 Work hours are generally 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. However, work hours will vary widely in accordance with the demands of the election cycle and will range between 40 and 70 hours per week. The person in this position must be available to work overtime both during the week and on weekends as necessary. Overtime hours are paid at 1.5 the hourly rate.

This is a temporary exempt as-needed position. Temporary exempt as-needed employees who have worked more than 1040 hours in any consecutive 12-month period, and whose normal work week at the time of inclusion in the system is not less than 20 hours are eligible for health coverage and retirement benefits. For more information on the City and County of San Francisco benefit policies, refer to the Employee Handbook available at

Position Salary: $28.225/hour

Position Description:

The ideal candidate has a strong work ethic and a high level of integrity. This position requires someone with the ability to learn new subject matter in a short period of time, the capacity to work on several tasks simultaneously, the vigilance necessary to protect the accuracy of voter records, and strong work ethic conducive to maintaining strict standards of customer service during high-volume, fast-paced interactions with diverse members of the City’s electorate.

This position will assist members of the public who come to City Hall Voting Center to register to vote, update registration information, mark and cast ballots, obtain replacement ballots, or drop off their voted ballots. When performing these duties, a person in this position will use the Department’s voter registration database and/or other applications and resources.

Working under the supervision of the Voting Center Manager, a person in this position will perform a number of tasks, including:  

  1. Accurately inputting voter information into election applications (typing at least 30 wpm)
  2. Issuing ballots
  3. Providing assistance with completion of election forms
  4. Facilitating voter traffic and providing information to voters
  5. Conducting careful signature review on vote-by-mail ballot envelopes
  6. Opening, sorting, and scanning election forms and elections mail
  7. Providing general clerical support and assisting with other functions, as needed.


Minimum Qualifications:


One (1) year of clerical experience including preparing and maintaining a variety of records and/or documents, filing, use of office equipment, public contact and processing of incoming and outgoing mail.


Any one of the following may substitute for six (6) months of the required experience:

1.       Completion of a clerical training program (240 hours); OR

2.       15 semester units (or equivalent quarter units) of coursework from an accredited college or university; OR

3.       Completion of an approved City and County of San Francisco Clerical Administrative training program.

One year of full-time employment is equivalent to 2,000 hours (2,000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40 hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above 40 hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

Desired Qualifications:

·         Experience providing excellent customer service

·         Experience accurately entering data and using computer software

·         Ability to work congenially as part of a team in a fast-paced environment

·         Ability to maintain enthusiasm, patience, and a positive demeanor

Many San Francisco residents prefer to receive election information in languages other than English. In keeping with its duty to serve voters who speak a language other than English, the Department is looking to hire many bilingual civic-minded individuals to fill this position. If you are bilingual, we encourage you to apply.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact Tish McNorton, by email at [email protected]

Additional Information

Additional Information Regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco:

Carol Isen - Human Resources Director

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.