About the Department of Elections
The mission of the Department of Elections (Department) is to provide equitable access to voting and election-related services and to conduct free, fair, and functional elections for the City and County of San Francisco.
Serving more than half a million registered voters, the Department maintains open and transparent operations in order to inspire public confidence in the integrity of San Francisco's elections. The Department is committed to maintaining an inclusive workplace by providing the training, resources and tools necessary for all employees to succeed in delivering equitable services to City residents. (To learn more about the Department's internal racial equity goals, please read our 2021-23 Racial Equity Action Plan.) To find out how our employees put democracy into action on a day-to-day level and learn about some of the tasks that Department of Elections are involved in, watch this short video about Working at the Department of Elections.
In preparation for the February 15, 2022 Special Municipal Election, the Department is seeking applications for one Bilingual (Chinese/English) Voter Outreach Coordinator position to assist in conducting in-person outreach events, delivering nonpartisan information about the City's redistricting process, key election dates and deadlines, registration and voting.
The person in this position will work in the Voter Information Division - Outreach Unit of the Department of Elections and will be tasked with conducting outreach on behalf of the Department as well as the San Francisco Redistricting Task Force. For more information about the Redistricting Task Force, go to https://sf.gov/public-body/2020-census-redistricting-task-force.
Position Overview and Schedule
This is a seasonal position, with the start date contingent upon completion of the hiring process. The Department intends to fill this position by December 6, 2021. The end date for the position is approximately February 20, 2022, with opportunity for assignment extension of up to June 17, 2022; the exact end date will be determined by the operational needs of the Department in the post-election cycle.
Work hours will vary in accordance with the demands of the election cycle and will range between 40 and 60 hours per week. Although most work is expected to be completed during normal workday hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, employees must be available to work overtime both during the week and on weekends as necessary. Overtime hours will be paid at 1.5 the hourly rate.
This is a temporary exempt as-needed position. Temporary exempt as-needed employees who have worked more than 1040 hours in any consecutive 12 month period, and whose normal work week at the time of inclusion in the system is not less than 20 hours are eligible for health coverage and retirement benefits. For more information on the City and County of San Francisco benefit policies, refer to the Employee Handbook available at https://sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/documents/Forms-Documents/Employee-Handbook.pdf
Position Salary $26.6750 /hour
The ideal candidate must have a strong work ethic and a high level of integrity. This position requires someone with excellent public speaking skills and demonstrated ability to learn new subject matter in a short period of time and to present information in a clear and engaging manner to a variety of audiences.
Essential tasks include:
Making arrangements for and speaking at community events to inform and educate voters, and increase voter participation among voters and potential registrants
Attending and assisting with the conduct of meetings of the San Francisco Redistricting Task Force
Providing outreach to the public about the City's redistricting process and proposed maps
Providing election information at resource tables at community events throughout San Francisco
Canvassing neighborhoods frequented by residents with limited English proficiency to distribute election materials and information
Brainstorming innovative outreach activities to engage voters and potential registrants
Researching new partner organizations and media channels that serve residents of vulnerable and hard-to-reach communities
Providing general clerical support
Assisting with other election-related functions, as needed
This position requires bilingual skills such as proficiency in reading, writing, typing, speaking, and listening in English and in Chinese.
EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of clerical experience including preparing and maintaining a variety of records and/or documents, filing, use of office equipment, public contact and processing of incoming and outgoing mail.
Any one of the following may substitute for six (6) months of the required experience:
1. Completion of a clerical training program (240 hours); OR
2. 15 semester units (or equivalent quarter units) of coursework from an accredited college or university; OR
3. Completion of an approved City and County of San Francisco Clerical Administrative training program.
One year of full-time employment is equivalent to 2,000 hours (2,000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40 hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above 40 hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.
Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.
The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists for hiring.
Bilingual skills: Chinese/English
Ability and willingness to engage with diverse populations and provide non-partisan election information
Great interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
Strong desire to educate potential voters to participate in elections
Public speaking skills
Community outreach experience
Familiarity with San Francisco neighborhoods
A valid California Driver's License to be able to drive to various outreach events
Ability to move and lift up to 25 pounds of voting equipment
Computer skills including Power Point, MS Word, MS Excel, Adobe Acrobat, and Internet research
If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact Michael Cerles, by email at (see application details).
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. For details on how it is applicable to your employment, please click here.
The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.