1402 Warehouse Clerk

Warehouse Clerk

Recruitment #TEX-1402-903696


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 is currently preparing for the Consolidated Municipal Election on November 5, 2019, and is hiring temporary employees to assist with various election tasks. 

The Department runs its Warehouse operations from its warehouse location at Pier 31. The Warehouse Clerks will work primarily at Pier 31 warehouse location, however, this may also vary within the San Francisco area.

Appointment Type
Temporary exempt as-needed appointment not to exceed six 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 16 and estimated end date of November 27. Successful employees may be offered the opportunity to return to temporary exempt positions in support of the November 2020 election.

Work Schedule
Work hours are generally 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; however, some evening and weekend overtime hours may be required during non-election seasons. Working overtime is common during an election cycle as well as immediately before and after an Election Day; the person in this position may work 60-70 hours a week. 

Position Description
The Warehouse clerks will work toward supporting the Department’s goal of ensuring proper maintenance, distribution, and tracking of essential voting equipment and materials. The position requires good manual dexterity, multi-limb coordination, and physical strength. The nature of the work may require considerable physical effort including frequent repetitive movements and sitting or standing for prolonged periods of time. Some examples of the types of repetitive movements that may be required are: bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, lifting, lowering, carrying, and reaching or handling with arms, hands, and fingers.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to stay focused when performing monotonous tasks and have diligent attention to safety, detail, and organization. Work is performed in a warehouse with limited temperature controls. Workers may be exposed to hot/cold temperatures, loud noises, dust, fumes, and/or odors.  

Typical tasks include:

  1. Sorting, picking, stocking, staging, assembling, and transportation of election equipment and supplies
  2. Loading and unloading election equipment and supplies to and from designated storage areas, such as from racks, shelves, or vehicles
  3. Stacking of equipment, cartons, containers, boards, pallets, materials and supplies
  4. Assisting with wrapping or enclosing objects in packaging materials
  5. Maintaining a clean and safe working environment and optimizing space utilization
  6. Placing election materials and supplies into processing containers according to predetermined sequences
  7. Assisting in the counting of inventory
  8. Operating warehouse equipment such as hand-trucks, pallet jacks, and/or mobile carts
  9. Operating city vehicles and/or 16-foot long delivery trucks,
  10. Driving to and from predetermined locations as required to move or delivery equipment and materials
  11. Assisting with other election-related functions, as needed.

Position Requirements

In addition to the minimum qualifications, applicants must have:

  • Valid California Driver's license
  • Clean DMV record

Desired Qualifications

In addition to the minimum requirements in the next section, desired qualifications include: 

  • Excellent work ethics and sense of responsibility
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to learn new subject matters and procedures in a short period of time
  • Willingness to follow instructions, and work on multiple simultaneous projects
  • Flexibility, tolerance, and stamina for tedious tasks and occasional long hours
  • Proven working experience in warehouse operations
  • Proven working experience using warehouse equipment such as hand-trucks, pallet jacks and/or forklifts
  • Ability to frequently exert the pound-force limits for push/pull 50 lbf (no wheels) or 100 lbf (wheels)
  • Prior experience with RF technology is preferred, but not required
  • Forklift certification or the ability to become forklift certified 

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.


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:


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.


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.

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