New employees and existing employees hired after 10/27/07 are eligible for 6% of base salary and up to a 6% match in contribution to a deferred compensation account.
This position is eligible for the Kern Flex program, which provides an additional 10% of base salary in compensation.
This position is overtime exempt and does not require use of accrued paid leave for partial day absences.
Under direction of the Auditor-Controller-County Clerk, is responsible for the operation, administration and direction of the Elections Division, with primary responsibility for the registration of voters, the holding of elections and all matters pertaining to elections; and performs other duties as required.
The Assistant Registrar of Voters reports directly to the Auditor-Controller-County Clerk. The classification is responsible for directing and administering the operations of the Elections Division in conformance with Auditor-Controller-County Clerk policies, Federal Voting Rights Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Help America Vote Act and other relevant federal and state election laws that regulate and govern voter registration.
- Consults with the Auditor-Controller-County Clerk regarding policy and procedures.
- Directs and manages the operations and activities of the Elections Division.
- Directs, trains, supervises, and evaluates staff.
- Evaluates newly enacted legislation relating to elections and county clerk and directs staff in compliance with legislative changes. Such direction may include revisions in process, ballot and sample ballot design, web site information and reporting requirements.
- Plans and prepares for future operations of department, identifying and reporting to Auditor-Controller-County Clerk issues which may impact operations and or budget.
- Oversees outreach and education programs in accordance with state and federal laws.
- Consults with County Counsel, Secretary of State, Department of Justice and other jurisdictional stakeholders relating to the interpretation and application of codes, laws and ordinances related to elections and county clerk responsibilities.
- Develops modifications to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations within the framework of legal requirements subject to Auditor-Controller-County Clerk approval.
- Administers the department's resources by identifying the staffing, office space and equipment needs.
- Assists in the preparation of the budget for the operation of the department.
- Oversees the Information Technology (IT) function within Elections and the Elections warehouse.
- Serves as the Public Information Office (PIO) for the division, conducting most radio, TV, and newspaper interviews.
- Performs other job related duties as required.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in accounting, public or business administration or closely related field, AND eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in operational activities of general, primary and special elections, including four (4) years of experience supervising in an elections environment OR an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to obtain the knowledge and skill to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
A Certified Elections/Voter Registration Administrator (CERA), a California Professional Election Administrator Credential (CalPEAC), or four (4) additional years of elections experience may be substituted for the Bachelor's degree requirement.
Possession of a valid Class C California Driver's License is required at the time of appointment.
Knowledge of: Federal and California elections laws, regulations and procedures, and the ability to apply these in the performance of various election functions; knowledge of electronic data processing; knowledge of trends and current developments in elections procedures; knowledge of acceptable methods of supervision and of basic trends and current developments in supervision and management.
Ability to: Analyze complex data and resolve difficult technical problems; ability to train and supervise staff in complex tasks; ability to comprehend and interpret complex laws, regulations and policies; ability to prepare clear and concise reports and correspondence; ability to earn and maintain the confidence of County management; ability to establish and maintain effective relations with others and direct the efforts of staff in resolving complex and sensitive problems.Supplemental
A background check may be conducted for this classification.
All Kern County employees are designated "Disaster Service Workers" through state and local laws (CA Government Code Sec. 3100-3109 and Ordinance Code Title 2-Administration, Ch. 2.66 Emergency Services). As Disaster Service Workers, all County employees are expected to remain at work, or to report for work as soon as practicable, following a significant emergency or disaster.
Applicants must submit all applicable diploma(s), transcripts, licenses and/or certificates with their application.
FOLLOWING AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT, YOUMAYBE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TO POST OFFER MEDICAL AND DRUG SCREENING TESTS AT COUNTY EXPENSE.
ADMITTANCE TO EACH PHASE OF THE EXAMINATION WILL REQUIRE A GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTOGRAPH IDENTIFICATION. APPLICANTS WHO ARE UNABLE TO PRESENT PROPER IDENTIFICATION MUST MAKE ARRANGEMENTS WITH THE HUMAN RESOURCES DIVISION PRIOR TO THE TEST DATE.
This examination will establish an eligible list from which one (1) immediate appointment will be made at the Kern County Auditor-Controller-County Clerk Elections Division. Other permanent and temporary appointments will be made as needed. Successful candidates will remain on the eligible list for a period of twelve months, unless specified otherwise by the Civil Service Commission.
APPRAISAL(Weight 100%):of training, education, experience, interest and personal fitness for the work based on any combination of the following: Investigation, oral exam and rating of application. Applicants must attain at least a 70% score on each phase of the examination process.Should an oral exam be necessary, the oral exam will be weighted 100%.
SHOULD AN ORAL EXAM BE NECESSARY, AN APPRAISAL OF APPLICATION MATERIALS MAY LIMIT COMPETITORS TO THE TOP 10 CANDIDATES. ALL APPLICANTS MUST RESPOND TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS. ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE KERN COUNTY HUMAN RESOURCES DIVISION BY THE FINAL FILING DEADLINE, LATE OR INCOMPLETE MATERIALSWILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
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