Goverment Jobs
December 4, 2018
Bakersfield, California
Job Type



Under direct supervision and in a learning capacity, serves the voting and candidate public by performing specialized administrative support tasks related to the registration of voters and administration of elections; and does related work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

Elections Process Clerk I is the entry level classification in the Elections Process Clerk flexible classification series. Incumbents learn to perform basic and repetitive election process tasks according to established procedures. The Elections Process Clerk I is distinguished from the Elections Process Clerk II by its performance under close supervision which will broaden in scope as training is received.

Promotion to Elections Process Clerk II ismade on a merit basis subject to the recommendation of the Department Head.

Essential Functions

In a learning capacity:
  • Assists in verifying voter lists for accuracy and makes necessary changes.
  • Learns to receive, process and maintains a variety of election documents; reviews documents for completeness and accuracy.
  • Assists in arranging for polling places, recruits and instructs precinct election officers.
  • Assists in issuing candidate nomination papers, petition?in-lieu, and other election related documents; receives, verifies and accepts for filing, candidate and committee Campaign Statement filings.
  • Provides routine clerical and operational support.
  • Assists in preparing precinct officials' kits, voting systems and equipment for elections based on established procedures and guidelines.
  • Organizes and controls onsite inventory of voting equipment and election materials; stacks, moves and maintains voting systems and kits.
  • Learns to process and tally ballots as required.
  • Learns to process and files affidavits of registration and prepares Vote-by-Mail ballot requests.
  • Prepares form letters, reports, charts, and addresses envelopes.
  • Proofreads sample ballots and other printed election material.
  • Assists in registering voters through outreach events and programs.
  • Answers routine questions from the public relating to voter registration and elections.
  • Enters data into computer files.
  • Assists with surveying polling places and ensuring compliance with requirements.
  • Completes a variety of forms and canvas reports in order to maintain accurate records.
  • Assists with the implementation and maintenance of specialized elections computer programs.
  • Assists in coordinating the changing of precinct boundaries to accommodate re-districting.
  • Learns to serve as an Elections Officer and/or Field Representative for special elections.
  • May be required to work weekends, holidays, and non-routine hours during peak operating times.
  • May attend training.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Employment Standards

High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent and one (1) year of full-time paid clerical experience including customer relations, data entry, general computer, and basic recordkeeping.

Volunteer experience may be qualifying if confirmed in writing from a recognized organization.


  • Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Driver's License.
  • Certification of Typing/Keyboarding speed of 35 net words per minute.
  • Proficiency in the use of word processing software, such as Microsoft Word.
  • Applicants must possess the physical capacity to perform all essential functions.
** APPLICANTS MUST ATTACHa copy of their keyboard certificate, issued within the last two years, verifying a speed ofthirty-five (35) net words per minute to their application or the application may not be accepted. Certificates must conform to the testing standards adopted by the Civil Service Commission. Go to the Human Resources Division's website at information about where to obtain a certificate.

If you are unable to attach the certificate to your application, you may submit your certificate to the Human Resources Division at 1115TruxtunAve. First Floor, Bakersfield, CA 93301 or e-mail it to Mary Stewart at:[email protected]


A background check may be conducted for this position.

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 to work as soon as practicable, following a significant emergency or disaster.

Following an offer of an employment, you may be required to submit to post offer medical and drug screening tests at County expense.

This examination will establish an eligible list from which one (1) immediate appointment will be made at the Auditor-Controller-County Clerk-Elections Office. 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.

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.

WRITTEN EXAM (Weight 100%): Office procedures and methods; operation and use of standard office equipment, including personal computers, computerized data systems, and applicable software applications; basic proofreading filing, indexing and cross referencing methods; record keeping principles; customer service principles; basic mathematical concepts; English language, grammar and punctuation.


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Current Benefits

I have a typing/keyboard certificate verifying a speed of at least 35 net words per minute and have attached it to this application. (Failure to submit certification may result in rejection of this application.)

  • Yes
  • No
I have one (1) year of paid clerical experience performing customer relations, data entry, general computer, and basic recordkeeping duties. This required experience is reflected in my application under Work Experience.

  • Yes
  • No
I am proficient in the use of Microsoft Word.

  • Yes
  • No

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