Elections Clerk

Department: Board of Elections
Compensation: Hiring range $22,000-30,000, DOE
Hours: M-F; 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, extended hours occasionally required
Deadline: Open until filled

Position Objective
An employee in this class serves as deputy to the Elections Director and is responsible for answering the telephone, taking and receiving messages, and greeting the public.  Duties including processing voter registration cards, assisting with the preparation for elections, and providing general support to the Director and the office, as needed. Work requires that the employee exercise sound judgement in working with the public and providing them with the proper information. Work procedures are well established and generally are readily available.  Work is performed under the supervision of the Elections Director and is evaluated through conferences, observation, and review of and work generated.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serves as receptionist; answers telephone, transfers call, takes messages and directs visitors.
  • Checks registrations cards for duplicates, processes cards; records changes; files cards; mails cancellations to other jurisdictions; stamps and sorts as required.
  • Assists in elections process by checking supply boxes for precincts; checking instructions; assisting with absentees applications and voting; serving as precinct for transfer voting; take vote totals by phone, and assisting in inventory of supplies and materials after elections.
  • Verifies totals at canvass and for abstracts,.
  • Assists with filing of candidates, collection of fees, and notarizing documents.
  • Checks rosters and poll books for accuracy.
  • Proofs any printed materials.
  • Clips articles from newspapers to update files and to maintain history and information on elections in the County.
  • Gives out general and statistical information, as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of standard office practices and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of alphabet, spelling and reading.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to deal with the public in a firm but tactful manner.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement in performing the public contact and office duties and to handle some stressful situations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials, citizens, staff and the general public.
  • May require extended work hours.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

Education and Experience  
Graduation from high school with demonstrated public contact and clerical abilities; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Granville County offers a very competitive benefit package. It includes County health and life insurance, group rate coverage for dental and vision, a flexible spending plan, 401k, and a retirement pension (once fully vested). Granville County employees enjoy 12 paid holidays per year as well as the ability to accrue vacation and sick leave on a monthly basis. Several voluntary supplemental insurance options are also offered including AFLAC and Colonial. Granville County offers excellent promotional and advancement opportunities as well as unrivaled career security in working for local government.

Qualified applicants should submit a Granville County Employment Application to Workforce Solutions (formerly ESC), 111 Hilltop Village, Oxford, NC 27565.

Granville County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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