Limited Duration: Regular Sched (FT with benefits)
10/18/2023 11:59 PM Central
Hennepin County’s Elections Department is seeking Absentee In-Person Election Specialists. These positions will be responsible for planning, organizing, and administering in-person absentee voting at the Hennepin County Government Center and supporting local election partners administering in-person absentee voting throughout the 2024 election cycle. These positions will work directly with program area managers supervising and providing work direction to seasonal staff ensuring compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.The ideal candidate is highly self-directed, professional, has excellent writing and communication skills, and can manage workload and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment. Additionally, these positions will have basic election procedure knowledge to answer voter questions and assist with other Elections Department projects as needed. 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 visit employee referral program. Location and hours:These positions are performed onsite at the Hennepin County Government Center (300 South Sixth Street, Minneapolis, MN 55487). Work hours will be Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and are subject to change based on business need. Occasional evening and weekend hours will be required.
About the position type:These are full-time, limited duration (temporary), benefit-earning positions lasting through the 2024 election cycle, starting December 18, 2023 and expected to end in February 2025.
These positions are internally classified as Administrative Assistant. Click hereto view the job classification specification.
In these positions, you will:
· Coordinate and supervise in-person absentee voting functions for the department.
· Develop, implement, and administer training for in-person absentee voting.
· Select, train and evaluate the work of seasonal staff during based on stated goals and objectives.
· Assist voters with absentee voting and the general administration of elections.
· Manage and troubleshoot the entry of Election Day registration and post-election processes.
· Contribute to strategic and operational plans for each election cycle, evaluate operations and recommend administrative changes.
· Develop and sustain a high level of professionalism among elections team and those we serve.
· Support other elections staff members as assigned.
Need to have:
· One of the following:
o Four years or more of experience in general administrative work relating to the management of departmental/organizational operations or in a specialty area appropriate to the position.
o Bachelor's degree or higher in public administration, business administration, or other field appropriate to the position.
Nice to have:
o Using the Statewide Voter Registration System.
o Performing data entry from paper and/or electronic documents into a computer system.
o Providing in-person customer service.
o Supervising and providing work direction to staff.
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 election statutes, rules, department policy and procedures.
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:Talent Acquisition DivisionHennepin County Human Resources DepartmentHR.ServiceCenter@hennepin.us612-348-7855 #Elections