Election Day Field Support Deputy (FED) – 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: On Call
  • 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.

Job Description

In preparation for the February 15, 2022 Special Municipal Election, the Department is seeking applications for seasonal positions of roving Field Election Deputies (FEDs) to provide support to poll workers at polling places on Election Day.

Position Schedule and Hours:

This is a short-term assignment (approximately 31 hours), that includes completion of mandatory training sessions and performing FED duties on Election Day. There may be additional elections tasks and projects available, in which case individuals in these positions will be offered to work additional hours. 

Following is training and assignment schedule:

1.       Online 2-hour training course detailing poll worker duties

2.       Online 3-hour training course detailing FED duties

3.       In-person 2-hour training lab focusing on operating voting equipment

4.       In person 4-hour route driving of the territory assigned on Election Day

5.       In person 20-hour Election Day assignment - Election Day, 4am – midnight
(overtime hours 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: $24.50/hour

Position Description:

FEDs serve from 4 a.m. to approximately midnight, first visiting and confirming polling places are set up and opened on time, then monitoring procedural compliance and ensuring poll workers are carrying out their tasks properly and following health and safety protocols. Each FED is responsible for a territory of approximately 7 to 10 polling places and is provided with a van. To prepare for Election Day, FEDs must complete several training sessions.


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

  1. Ability to track and address numerous high-priority tasks simultaneously with a professional and confident demeanor
  2. Diplomatic and conscientious people-management skills
  3. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  4. Ability to use, or learn how to use, a Smart Phone
  5. Ability to safely drive and park a large vehicle (minivan or SUV)
  6. Commitment to ensuring the following:

a)      Voters are offered materials and assistance that allow them to independently cast a secret ballot free from intimidation

b)      All election laws are upheld, and procedures are consistently followed.

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

Additional Information

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 vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  For details on how it is applicable to your employment, please click here.

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.