Job Description

Overall Job Objective



The San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division is seeking seasonal Election Worker - Office Specialists to assist in the upcoming November 2018 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 the temporary, full-time position of Office Specialist to be hired into one of two areas:

1. Vote Center Tech Support
  • Helping to test equipment that will be used at Vote Centers
  • Visiting Vote Centers and testing connections
  • Troubleshooting equipment issues in the field
2. Vote Center Trainer
  • Instructing 20 Vote Center Representatives on best practices and procedures of Vote Centers
The Election Worker is classified as an Office Specialist. The hourly wage for the Election Worker is $23.33.

NOTE: This is an extra-help, at-will assignment, paid on an hourly basis. Extra help employees are not guaranteed permanent status at the end of the assignment. Overtime is expected.                                                            


Ideal vote center tech support candidates will have computer experience and have attention to detail. Vote center trainer candidates will have strong public speaking abilities, computer proficiency, and previous knowledge of vote center procedures and the live vote center application.  

Critical skills for all election worker office specialist positions include the ability to prioritize work, learn new jobs tasks quickly, and understand and carry out oral and written directions.

Office hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. These positions may require weekend and evening work assignments. The selected individuals must be available for entire employment period until the completion of their assignment for the November 6, 2018 statewide general election.

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


Anyone may apply. To apply you must complete the San Mateo County Application Form.

Based on the information in the application a screening committee from the Elections Office will select those applicants whose education, experience, training and knowledge most closely match the needs of the department. The selected applicants will be invited to an interview, which will include a proofreading examination given before or after the interview. 

IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply Online" button above or below. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply.

Please Note: This recruitment will remain open until the positions are filled. Apply immediately. You do not want to miss out on this opportunity to contribute to the democratic process!!
Tentative Interview Dates:
Depending on the position: August 1, 2018 through October 1, 2018

At the County of San Mateo, we take pride in the way our employees bring together their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to serve our community's needs. The County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Analyst: Arlene Cahill (07302018) (Election Worker - Office Specialist - E337)
Registration & Elections Division
40 Tower Road San Mateo, CA 94402

Application Instructions

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