Johnson County Iowa Elections Technician III in Iowa City, Iowa
Elections Technician III
$54,080.00 - $64,896.00 Annually
Iowa City, IA
Definition & Duties
Under general supervision, perform technical and clerical duties involving a variety of functions requiring considerable judgment relating to the procedures for conducting elections. Program, repair, and maintain voting equipment. Leads part time technicians in the testing and deployment of election equipment. Program, format, and proof ballots. Utilize a variety of elections systems and software. Provide training (online and in person) to precinct election officials
Knowledge of & Ability to
Mechanical and electronic principles
Basic office practices
Applicable federal, state, and local legislation and regulations
English language to include grammar, spelling, sentence structure, vocabulary, punctuation and proofreading skills
Diagnose, repair, and maintain election, voting, and computer equipment
Learn, apply, and articulate departmental policies and procedures
Perform duties and represent Johnson County in a professional, responsible, and trustworthy manner, avoiding bias and conflict of interest and the appearance of same
Maintain confidentiality and security of information as appropriate
Perform technical and clerical duties with a high degree of speed and accuracy
Process and maintain accurate records
Instruct and provide leadership to employees ensuring compliance with election laws, policies and procedures
Be detail oriented when working with documents and information
Use ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks
Provide customer service that is courteous and responsive
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with appointed and elected officials, other employees, and members of the public
Use a computer for the purpose of data entry, database management, spreadsheets, word processing, presentations, email, and Internet
Interact effectively with persons from widely divergent backgrounds, interests, and points of view
Operate common office equipment such as calculators, fax and postage machines, photocopiers, scanners, printers, and multi-line telephones
Handle low to high levels of stress, meet deadlines, and solve problems appropriate to the position
Organize and prioritize multiple responsibilities
Organize and present factual information and ideas clearly and concisely in oral and written form
Follow oral and written instructions
Have clarity of speech and hearing which permits effective communication
Have sufficient vision which permits moderate to heavy production and review a wide variety of materials in hardcopy and electronic form
Have sufficient manual dexterity to make mechanical repairs and hand written notations and which permits moderate to heavy use of a keyboard and mouse
Have sufficient personal mobility to complete duties at various worksites
Stand, sit, walk, bend, twist, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch and squat and reach
Lift, carry and/or move up to 70 pounds
Work flexible schedule and overtime as required
Minimum Education, Training & Experience & Special Requirements
Bachelor’s degree AND one year related experience required; OR any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Special requirements: Valid driver’s license and insurable under county liability coverage. May require use of personal vehicle for official county business. Complete Level I State Election Administrators Training (SEAT) within 6 months and Level II SEAT within 2 ½ years. This position may require extensive night and weekend work when elections are underway. Must obtain Election Systems and Software (ES&S) Technician Certification at earliest practicable date.
to be performed satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Maintain, diagnose, repair, program, and test voting equipment, computers, and other electronic devices used for elections; train and direct other personnel in the performance of these functions, and develop instruction manuals and other training aids.
Utilize elections software to program, design, format, and print ballots; proof ballots for accuracy and adherence to federal and state election laws.
Deliver or direct the delivery of voting equipment and computers used at polling places and satellite voting stations.
Act as a resource within the elections division for support of voting equipment, computers, and elections software.
Utilize statewide system to maintain voter registration records; process early voting requests; scan and attach documents; administer elections; maintain addresses, districts, and precincts; generate voter registration cards, labels, and reports; and update voting history.
Assist early voters at the Auditor’s Office and satellite voting locations; process vote-by-mail requests and mail ballots to voters; receive, organize, and reconcile returned voted ballots; and prepare materials for the Absentee and Special Voters Precinct Board.
Generate election and voter registration lists in paper or electronic form.
Maintain and reconcile an accurate inventory of unvoted ballots.
Maintain an inventory of supplies needed for each election. Assist with preparation and distribution of election materials and supplies.
Maintain elections information on the County website and social media sites as directed.
Plan, design, schedule and post social media content.
Assist with compilation and reporting of election results.
Produce and edit documents including but not limited to e-mails, memos, letters, reports, forms, and labels.
Assist in the training (online and in person) and leadership of temporary election workers.
Assist members of the public at the counter. Answer and route telephone, email, and in-person inquiries to the appropriate parties. Interpret, explain and answer operational and procedural questions.
Lead implementation of the Johnson County Community ID Program in accordance with program procedures, including issuing IDs, ordering supplies, performing basic equipment maintenance, and coordinating outreach with external organizations (including off-hour Community ID clinics).
Provide backup for Account Clerk IIs as assigned.
Participate in training and educational opportunities and work-related meetings as requested. Share information, improve systems and implement changes as directed.
Perform all work duties and activities in accordance with County and departmental/office policies, procedures, and safety practices.
Attend work regularly at the designated place and time.
Resume and cover letter must be attached to online application
The following is a summary of benefits for full-time, non-bargaining County employees. Benefits, privileges and duties for employees covered under a collective bargaining agreement may vary depending on specific contract provisions.
Employees serve a six-month probationary period and are eligible for meritorious performance compensation increases based upon performance evaluations. Across the board compensation increases are considered by the Board of Supervisors, and are made effective July 1 annually.
During 1st through 4th years of employment: 2 working weeks
During 5th through 9th years: 3 working weeks
During 10th through 19th years: 4 working weeks
During 20th or later years: 5 working weeks
12 paid holidays per year plus 2 personal holidays:
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King's Birthday
Thanksgiving Day and day after
Floating Christmas holiday
Accrues at the rate of 18 days per year on a per-pay period basis to a maximum accrual of 120 days. After accumulation of 90 sick days, employees may convert sick leave to vacation on a 4:1 basis.
Voluntary wellness activities, screenings, educational opportunities and incentives are offered throughout the year for employees and their families.
Employee Assistance Program
Employees and their families may contact Synchrony for free EAP counseling and referral services.
Health Care Coverage
Eligible employees may elect health care coverage the first of the month following one full month of employment.
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa is the third party administrator for this self-funded plan
PPO with 90/10 in-network and 80/20 out-of-network co-insurance; $275 deductible single or $550 deductible family; $1000 out-of-pocket maximum single or $2000 out -of-pocket maximum family
Single coverage is $32/month for eligible full-time employees; family coverage is $112.00/month.
Dental Care Coverage
Eligible employees may elect dental care coverage the first of the month following one full month of employment. Single coverage is paid by the County for eligible full-time employees; family coverage is a cost between the County and employee.
Vision Care Coverage
Eligible employees may elect vision care coverage the first of the month following one full month of employment. Single coverage is paid by the County for eligible full-time employees; family coverage is a cost between the County and employee.
Eligible employees may set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for out-of-pocket health, dental and vision expenses that are not reimbursable through another source. Employees may also set aside pre-tax dollars for dependent care expenses.
Eligible full-time employees are covered after 60 days of employment. Coverage is 1 times annualized compensation rounded up to the nearest thousand in group term life insurance and AD&D. Max covered salary $100,000.
Eligible full-time employees are covered after 60 days of employment. County provides up to 2 years of long term disability coverage at 66 2/3% of the employees wages as a result of injury, sickness or pregnancy; employees may opt to purchase additional coverage.
Iowa Public Employee Retirement System is a mandatory retirement plan designed to supplement both Social Security and private savings. Non law-enforcement employees contribute 6.29% and the County contributes 9.44%.
Deferred Compensation (457)
A deferred compensation plan is offered that provides tax advantages and an additional means in which to save for retirement with an easy payroll deduction. Employees may select from several companies offering deferred compensation.
Discounted Bus Pass
Full-time and part-time employees are eligible to purchase discounted bus passes for Iowa City Transit and Coralville Transit for commuting to/from their jobs as Johnson County employees. Bus pass availability is subject to available funds and continuation of the program.
Johnson County is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer.
Women, minorities and elderly are encouraged to apply.
913 S Dubuque St Suite 103 Iowa City, Iowa, 52240
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