Under direction of the Assistant Registrar of Voters, directs, manages, supervises, and coordinates the activities and operations of one or more sections within the Elections Division and assists the Assistant Registrar of Voters with planning, organizing, and directing the conduct of all Primary, General and Special elections; and performs other duties as required.
The Chief Deputy Registrar of Voters reports directly to the Assistant Registrar of Voters. The classification is responsible in the planning, organizing and coordination of the daily activities of the Elections staff.
Depending on assignment, incumbents in this classification must be available to work nights, weekends and holidays in addition to their regular work schedule.
- Supervises, trains and evaluates the work of Elections staff.
- Assists in the planning, coordination and conduct of Primary, General and Special elections.
- Assists in evaluating the elections organization, including required personnel utilization, work methods and procedures.
- Makes recommendations to improve operations and assists in the development of plans to accomplish the efficient and timely conduct of elections.
- Analyzes and projects elections needs in staffing, equipment, supplies, and services.
- Monitors elections events.
- Attends and participates in professional group meetings.
- Consults with the Assistant Registrar of Voters regarding policy and procedures.
- Directs the verification and filing of all nomination papers for position offices, initiative referendums, and petitions.
- Responds to written and oral inquiries concerning voters and election results.
- Responds to questions from candidates, representative of candidates, office holders, precinct officials, voters and the general public about campaign requirements, voting regulations, deadlines, penalties, and general information about elections.
- Oversees the ballot layout and creation of sample ballot booklets; coordinates the printing of official ballots and sample ballots.
- Oversees the official canvass of the vote and the issuances of certificates of election.
- Oversees voter registration, including updating and maintaining the County voter file; validation of voter signatures when required by law.
- Directs the updating of precinct and district maps; oversees election precinct, jurisdictional and district boundary lines and maps; provides expertise to redistricting bodies with regard to proposed plans; oversees the implementation of all redistricting plans.
- Assists in the analysis of proposed legislation and regulations affecting County Election procedures.
- May serve as the Public Information Office (PIO) for the division, conducting most radio, TV, and newspaper interviews.
- May oversee the Information Technology (IT) function within Elections and the Elections warehouse.
- Performs other job related duties as required.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in business or public administration or closely related field, AND six (6) years of experience in operational activities of general, primary and special elections, including three (3) 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: Principles and practices of supervision, discipline, leadership, mentoring, and training; laws and regulations governing the conduct of elections in the State of California; office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and other specialized applications related to area of assignment; efficient file maintenance and organization; basic mathematics; English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Ability to: Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff; plan, coordinate, assign and review the work of subordinate staff; investigate and resolve disciplinary issues; work independently, prioritize work, coordinate activities and meet critical deadlines; plan, manage, and complete complex work assignments; develop and maintain cooperative, effective working relationships with others; communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing; exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality of information; interpret and apply election laws and procedures and evaluate proposed state and federal legislation.
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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