Limited Duration: Regular Sched (FT with benefits)
10/16/2023 11:59 PM Central
Hennepin County’s Elections Department is seeking to fill a temporary Elections Assistant position to support voter registration data entry and management of voter records. This position will consist of a mix of data entry and other administrative duties as assigned to support program areas throughout the Elections Department. The Elections Assistant support staff must be non-partisan and be able to provide excellent customer service, use technical and analytical skills, and perform a variety of clerical and administrative functions.
The Elections Department is looking for individuals who are interested in election administration and government processes. The Hennepin County Elections department is responsible for the administration and supervision of all federal, state, and local elections in the county and 800,000 registered voters.
Candidates Bilingual in English, Somali, Spanish, Oromo, Hmong, American or Universal Sign Language are encouraged to apply. Bilingual candidates who pass a language assessment may qualify for additional bilingual duties and pay.
Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visitemployee referral program.
Location and hours:
This position is hybrid and will be performed both on-site at the 625 Building (625 4th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55415) and remote as job duties require. Work hours will be Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and are subject to change based on business need. While this position is designated as hybrid, based on current requirements hires must reside or relocate to Minnesota or Wisconsin.
New employees who are hired into remote or hybrid positions between January 2, 2022 to December 31, 2024, will receive $500 toward the cost of establishing consistent internet connectivity, payable upon completion of 6 months of employment.About the position type:This is a full-time, limited duration (temporary), benefit-earning position lasting through the 2024 election cycle, starting December 18, 2023 and expected to end in February 2025.This position is internally classified as Office Specialist III. Click here to view the job classification specification.
In this position, you will:
· Perform data entry by processing paper and/or electronic voter registration applications.
· Process a high volume of time sensitive election material.
· Perform quality control checks.
· Perform post-election tasks including election day registration data entry and records maintenance.
· Support department program areas as needed.
Need to have:One of the following:
· Two or more years of office clerical experience.
· Completion of two or more years of post-high school education.
· An approved combination of education (3 semester credits = 1 month) and experience to equal two years or more.
o Performing data entry from paper and/or electronic documents into a computer system.
o Working with Microsoft Office applications.
· Ability to:
o Follow instructions completely and accurately.
o Work in accordance with Minnesota statutes and rules.
o Demonstrate teamwork skills working with diverse groups of people.
o Work in a non-partisan manner at all times.
o Work independently and meet daily deadlines.
o Provide excellent customer service.
o Use problem solving techniques to complete daily work.
o Understand and apply basic elections procedures fairly and impartially.
· Knowledge of basic elections procedures, Minnesota election statues and rules.
About the department:Hennepin County Elections works with partners at the federal, state, and local level to provide voting services to over one million eligible county residents in over 400 polling places throughout the county. Program areas include voter registration, absentee voting, voter education and engagement, local election clerk training, voting technology, election day operations, results reporting and certification, recounts and audits, candidate filing, campaign finance reporting, violation investigations, and elections data stewardship. About Hennepin County:Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile. Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at The Bridge (login as Guest). Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community. Your future. Made here. This posting may be used to fill current and future limited duration, seasonal, or regular vacancies.Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience. Final candidates will be required to complete a level 1 background check.If you have any questions, please contact: