1402 Logic & Accuracy Proofer

Recruitment #TEX-1402-903693

Introduction

The mission of the San Francisco Department of Elections (Department) is to provide access to election-related services and voting and to conduct elections that are free, fair, and functional. In carrying out its mission, the Department must comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, including the Voting Rights Act, the Help America Vote Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the City’s Language Access and Sunshine Ordinances.

Serving approximately 500,000 registered voters, the Department operates in an open and transparent manner and invites community members to observe elections processes and to provide feedback on these processes, making a concerted effort at all times to inspire public confidence in the integrity of elections in the City.

The Department is comprised of eight divisions, most of which are located at City Hall. Each division manages one of the fundamental tasks necessary to plan and administer elections. Personnel from multiple divisions routinely collaborate on projects and work together to consider new approaches to improve the Department’s services.

The Department runs its Logic and Accuracy operations from its warehouse location at Pier 31. The Logic and Accuracy Proofers will work primarily at Pier 31 warehouse location.

These positions are responsible for a variety of important tasks and applicants are encouraged to learn more about what to expect during employment with the Department by watching this video.


Appointment Type
:
Temporary exempt as-needed appointment is not to exceed six (6) months or 1040 hours. Exempt employees are considered “at will” and serve at the discretion of the appointing officer.

Duration of Work:
The position has an estimated start date of September 23, 2019 and an estimated end date of November 27, 2019.

Work Hours:
Work hours are generally 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., but some paid evening and weekend overtime hours will likely be required. Working overtime is common during an election cycle, especially before, on, and after Election Day; the person in this position may occasionally work 60-70 hours per week.

Position description:
The ideal candidate must have strong work ethic and a high level of integrity. The position requires someone with excellent analytical and proofreading skills. Tasks include the accurate proofreading of reports generated by voting equipment both independently or as a team, preparing and organizing test ballots, and preparing and inspecting voting equipment. Every task is performed in a strict process driven environment and requires flexibility and adaptability.

Typical tasks include:

  • Proofreading reports individually or as a team with expected 100% accuracy
  • Filing of reports and documents in a prescribed manner
  • Organizing and filing of reports and documents
  • Validating, monitoring, or tracking reports
  • Handling of voting equipment which may include labeling, tagging, bagging, cleaning, and organizing
  • Scanning barcodes, and preparing forms and labels
  • Providing general clerical support

Desired Qualifications

The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists for hiring.

  • Experience in proofing voting system reports 
  • Working experience with operating voting equipment 
  • Previous data entry experience 
  • Ability to follow instructions 
  • Keen concentration and strong ability to focus on task
  • Detail oriented and well organized 
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks 
  • Must be able to adapt well to work schedule changes 
  • Fast learner and attentive 
  • Excellent work ethic and sense of responsibility 
  • Ability to operate office equipment, including handheld scanners, and computer terminals

Minimum Qualifications

These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification.  Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.

Education:

Experience:
Six (6) months 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.

License and Certification:

Substitution:

Any one of the following may substitute for the required experience:

Completion of 15 semester units (or equivalent quarter units) of coursework from an accredited college or university; OR

Completion of a clerical training program (240 hours); OR

Completion of an approved City and County of San Francisco Clerical Administrative training program (as designated on the job announcement).

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file.  Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records.  Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Michael.Cerles@sfgov.org 415-557-4831.

Conviction History

As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Benefits

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

For more information about benefits, please click here.

 



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