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Industry: Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder; Elections

Company: County of San Mateo, CA

Salary : $4,969.47 – $6,210.53 Monthly

Location : County of San Mateo, CA

Job Type: Extra Help Seasonal

Job Number: E337BX

Department: Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder

Division: Elections

Opening Date: 06/28/2024


PEOPLE FIRST – Conduct fair, accurate, secure, and transparent elections to increase public participation and confidence

The San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division is seeking seasonal Vote Center Support to assist in the upcoming November 2024 General Election. The Elections Division is a fast-paced environment; this is an excellent opportunity to work with a group of dynamic, well-organized, and highly efficient individuals committed to the democratic process.

We are currently seeking dedicated and hard-working individuals for temporary, full-time positions:

Vote Center Specialist

  • Assist with front desk duties by:
    1. Answering phones.
    2. Greeting members of the public.
    3. Aiding voters.
  • Update and maintain documentation related to personnel recruitment, training, scheduling and Vote Center locations. Schedule and prepare for unit activities including:
    1. Representative interviews.
    2. Representative onboarding and training sessions.
    3. Site visits.
  • Assist in coordinating training schedules.
  • Support Vote Center operations through:
    1. Receiving time sheets.
    2. Monitoring computer systems.
    3. Organizing post-election feedback and statistic collection.
  • May assist with other unit activities as time permits.

The Vote Center Support is classified as an Office Specialist. The hourly wage for this position starts at: $28.67.

NOTE: This is an extra-help, at-will assignment, paid on an hourly basis. Extra-help hours are dependent on the business needs of the department and therefore work hours may vary from week to week. Extra help employees shall not exceed 1,040 hours of work per fiscal year. Some extra help positions are eligible for benefits under the Affordable Care Act. Extra help employees are not guaranteed permanent status at the end of the assignment.

Vote Center Support candidates will have strong organizational abilities, computer proficiency, attention to detail, and previous knowledge of vote center procedures and the live vote center application. Good candidates will also prioritize work, learn new jobs tasks quickly, and understand and carry out oral and written directions.

Typical office hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. However, these positions may require working overtime, including long hours, weekends, evenings, and holidays. Any authorized time worked more than 40 hours in the workweek shall be considered overtime and shall be compensable at the rate of one and one-half (1-1/2) times the overtime worked.

Generally, extra-help employees who work on a holiday shall be compensated for such time worked at the rate of one and one-half (1 1/2) times the straight-time rate as provided in the Overtime Section of this MOU for their work group).

The selected individuals must be available for the entire employment period until the completion of their assignment.

The Elections Division is an exciting, fast-paced environment, especially as elections approach. This is an excellent opportunity to work with a group of dynamic, well-organized, and highly efficient individuals committed to the democratic process. More information about the organization is available on the Elections Division website

The last anticipated day of employment will be ten days after Election Day. At the time of this job announcement the exact date of the election is unknown. Visit or follow us on social media @smcvote for updates on election schedules.

Anyone may apply for these important positions. The examination process will consist of an application screening (weight: pass/fail) based on the candidates’ application, followed by a departmental interview (weight: 100%).
This is a continuous recruitment. The Elections Division will screen applications as they are received and will contact qualified candidates for department interviews. Positions could be filled at any time.

PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE ELECTIONS DIVISION OR THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT. The Elections Division will contact you by phone or email if your qualifications meet the current needs.

Because these are full-time (temporary) positions, candidates whose applications indicate they are currently employed in a full-time capacity will not be contacted. However, if you are currently employed and would like to be considered, please indicate in your resume how you could meet the required work schedule given your current employment.

Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County’s website, you may click “Apply”. If you are not on the County’s website, please go to apply.

(Computer access is available for free at any San Mateo County Library.)

This is a continuous recruitment which may close at any time. The final filing date will be posted 5 days in advance in the San Mateo County Human Resources Department.

Apply immediately. This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and selections may be made at any time within the process.

The recruitment will be open until all positions are filled.

Registration & Elections Division
40 Tower Road San Mateo, CA 94402


San Mateo County is centrally located between San Francisco, San Jose, and the East Bay. With over 750,000 residents, San Mateo is one of the largest and most diverse counties in California and serves a multitude of culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse communities. The County of San Mateo is committed to advancing equity in order to ensure that all employees are welcomed in a safe and inclusive environment. The County seeks to hire, support, and retain employees who reflect our diverse community. We encourage applicants with diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to apply. Eighty percent of employees surveyed stated that they would recommend the County as a great place to work. San Mateo County is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels.

Analyst: Sedrick Dixon (06282024) (Office Specialist – E337)

Please visit for a complete listing of all benefits for this classification.

Benefits are offered to eligible employees of the County of San Mateo. All benefits are subject to change.

NOTE: Employees hired on or after January 1, 2013 may be subject to new Pension Reform retirement laws.

As an additional benefit, the County offers extensive training and development programs designed to improve skills and enhance career opportunities. Most programs are offered on County time at no cost to you.

County employees are also covered by the federal Social Security system and earn benefits for retirement based on salary and time worked.


This position requires workers to be comfortable working with Windows laptops, touchscreen tablets and printers. Please describe your experience with these forms of technology. (If you do not have experience with any of these devices, please answer with “n/a”.)


Do you speak any of the languages listed below fluently? Check all that apply.

  • Burmese
  • Cantonese
  • Hindi
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog/Filipino
  • Other
  • I do not speak any of the above languages.


If you currently work a full-time job, please explain how you will be available to work in this position. (If you are not currently working a full-time job, please answer with “n/a”.)

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