Election Day Polling Place District Support Team – San Francisco Department of Elections (1402 Junior 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: 1402-Junior 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 to complete the District Support Team. The Department staffs 501 polling places with 2,000 volunteer poll workers for each election, and a team of approximately 20 District Support Team members provides assistance to polling places.

Position Schedule and Hours

This is a short-term assignment that begins on Monday, October 31 and ends on November 15. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm and up to a 20-hour day on Election Day. There are also additional tasks that may need to be completed on as needed basis. 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 https://sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/documents/Forms-Documents/Employee-Handbook.pdf

Position Salary: $25.9125/hour

Position Description

 Travel within the city is required daily. Work location will also vary within the San Francisco area. Position will require standing for a prolonged period of time, driving to various sites, setting up and using various computer software and equipment (e.g. voting equipment, etc.), lifting and moving up to 50 pounds.

The assignment for District Support Team staff requires the following:

·         Participate in one paid 8-hour training session on Monday, October 31.

·         Work begins on Tuesday, November 1 and continues on week days until November 15. Work will consist of operating a City vehicle and delivering equipment to polling places before Election Day, and retrieving equipment from polling places after Election Day.

·         Work one approximately 20-hour day on Election Day on November 8. Work will consist of operating a City vehicle and drive to and from predetermined locations within the San Francisco area.

·         Possession of a valid California driver's license, and ability to provide a driving record from the Department of Motor vehicles prior to employment.

On Election Day, District Support Team staff provide direct support to 28-29 polling places and are tasked with ensuring polling places adhere to state and federal requirements for physical accessibility according to the Americans with Disabilities Act. In the course of the long, physically tasking day, District Support Team staff work under minimum supervision and under the direction of the Department of Elections, to:

  • Install accessibility mitigations such as signage, threshold ramps, and hazard mitigations.
  • Survey polling place set-up for Americans with Disabilities Act compliance throughout Election Day.
  • Report problems to the Department of Elections on issues and resolutions at the polling sites; and carry out received instructions.


Minimum Qualifications

 Applicants must have a valid California driver's license and a clean DMV record.

Six (6) months 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 the required experience:

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

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

Completion of an approved City and County of San Francisco Clerical Administrative training program (as designated on the job announcement).

Desired Qualifications and Skills

          Registered California voter

  • Ability to work up to a 20-hour day
  • Ability to track and address numerous high-priority tasks simultaneously with a professional and confident demeanor
  • Diplomatic and conscientious people-management skills
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to use, or learn how to use, a smart phone to track Election Day tasks
  • Ability to safely drive and park a large vehicle (minivan or SUV) within City of San Francisco

  The ideal applicant has outstanding interpersonal and organizational abilities, maintains grace under pressure, and exudes professional, friendly competence. Candidates should be deeply committed to ensuring the following:

  1. Voters are offered materials and assistance that allow them to independently cast a secret ballot free from intimidation
  1. All election laws are upheld, and procedures are consistently followed.

The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

 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.