Poll Worker Dispatch Driver – 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 of drivers that will drive back up poll workers and election materials from City Hall to polling places on Election Day.

Position Schedule and Hours:

This is a short-term assignment that includes the completion of mandatory training sessions and performing dispatch driver duties on Election Day. Successful candidates may be invited back to perform similar duties in future elections for the Department of Elections.

Following is the training and assignment schedule:

1.       In person approximately 4-hour training course detailing vehicle department policy, dispatch driver duties and route training

2.       In person approximately 20-hour Election Day assignment, starting at 5am till the end of Election activities. (Overtime hours, or working in excess of 8 hours in a day, will be 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:

The ideal candidate will have the ability to drive a sedan and/or van, follow directions, stay focused while working accurately and consistently; and have diligent attention to safety. The position requires continuous use of hands and arms and sitting for prolonged periods while safely operating a vehicle.

The candidate must be able to work independently and be able to use a smart phone for navigation and communication purposes.

Staff will begin their day at the at 4:45am at City Hall where they will receive specific instructions and supplies for Election Day. Dispatch drivers will receive an assignment from another staff member to drive a poll worker to their assigned polling place. Then drivers will drive the poll worker safely to their destination, return back to City Hall, and wait until their next assignment. 


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).

In addition to these minimum qualifications, applicant:

·       Must have a valid California Driver’s License and a clean DMV record

·       Must have regular City driving/ parking experience

·       Must be knowledgeable about troubleshooting basic car issues, i.e. dead batteries

·       Must be comfortable driving for an entire day (breaks included) including driving in foggy and low light conditions

·       Must be able to lift a minimum of 25 lbs.

Desired Qualifications

·       Excellent work ethics and sense of responsibility

·       Ability to work independently and follow directions

·       Willingness to follow instructions and manage time effectively

·       Prior experience using smartphones

·       Prior experience using navigation systems 

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.