1402 Junior Clerk - Ballot Delivery Driver

Recruitment #TEX-1402-904216


The mission of the San Francisco Department of Elections (Department) is to provide election-related services to all City residents and to conduct elections that are free, fair, and functional. Serving more than 500,000 registered voters, the Department administers elections in an open and transparent manner, making a concerted effort at all times to inspire public confidence in the integrity of elections in the City.

From October 28 through Election Day, November 3, any registered voter unable to travel to a polling place or voting center because of illness, disability, or confinement to home or hospital, including a voter under COVID-19 related quarantine, may authorize anyone to pick up and deliver the voter’s vote-by-mail ballot on behalf of the voter. Hospitalized or homebound voters who still need ballots in the last week of the voting period may use this option to authorize their caregivers, family members, friends, etc., to deliver ballots to them.

In relation to this service, the Department has established a Hospital and Home Ballot Delivery Program where Department of Elections’ staff can also deliver and pick up ballots for hospitalized or homebound voters in the last week of the voting period. The Department is seeking applications for seasonal positions to assist with the Hospital and Home Ballot Delivery Program. 

Position Schedule and Hours

The tentative start date for this position is October 5, 2020, and may run until several weeks after Election Day, November 3, 2020; exact start and end dates will be determined by the operational needs of the Department.

Work hours are generally 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. However, work hours will vary widely in accordance with the demands of the election cycle and will range between 40 and 70 hours per week. The person in this position must be available to work overtime both during the week and on weekends as necessary. Overtime hours will be paid at 1.5 the hourly rate.

This is a temporary exempt as-needed position. Temporary exempt as-needed employees who have worked more than 1040 hours in any consecutive 12 month period, and whose normal work week at the time of inclusion in the system is not less than 20 hours are eligible for health coverage and retirement benefits. For more information on the City and County of San Francisco benefit policies, refer to the Employee Handbook available at https://sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/documents/Forms-Documents/Employee-Handbook.pdf

Position Description

Personnel in these positions will assist in facilitating the Department’s Hospital and Home Ballot Delivery program, delivering ballots to individuals who have requested home delivery, and picking up ballots from voters who request pick-up. Drivers also assist voters who request additional accommodations during the delivery process. Personnel in these positions may interact with individuals who are in COVID-19 related quarantine or have tested positive.  

To protect the health of elections personnel involved in administering ballot delivery services, the Department of Elections collaborated with the Department of Public Health to develop safe ballot delivery protocols. Personnel in these positions will be thoroughly trained on maintaining cleanliness and physical distancing, communicating with family members and care facility staff, and limiting contact as much as possible throughout the ballot delivery process.  All personnel involved in ballot deliveries will also be trained on proper wearing and disposal of PPE and provided with N95 respiratory protection, face shields, gowns, and gloves. 

Essential Tasks:

  • Delivering and picking up ballots from hospitals, homes, and other locations
  • Creating and following a delivery route in a timely manner
  • Providing informed and courteous customer service to voters, including those who may be COVID positive
  • Must feel comfortable driving in the City and to neighboring counties

Desired Qualifications:

The ideal candidate is reliable, a team-player, and has strong customer service abilities.

The ideal candidate is someone who has experience as a delivery driver and is comfortable driving in the City and the surrounding counties. 

Minimum Qualifications


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. 


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). 

In addition to the above minimum qualifications, applicants must have a valid California Driver's license and a clean DMV record.

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

In line with the Official Public Health Order to slow the spread of COVID-19, “shelter-in-place” has been issued for all San Francisco residents that is expected to be in effect until further notice. As a result, Department of Human Resources (DHR)’s office (located at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103) is currently closed to the general public. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Human Resources Analyst listed on this announcement.

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, by telephone at 415-557-4831, or by email at michael.cerles@sfgov.org

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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