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Salary: $19.87 – $21.90 Hourly
Job Number: 2019RL09940
Closing: Continuous
SummaryKing County Elections (KCE) manages voter registrations and elections for more than 1.3 million voters in King County, the largest vote-by-mail county in the United States. KCE’s mission is to conduct fair, open and accurate elections.  As a leader in providing inclusive elections, KCE is focused on three key priorities – (1) actively identifying and working to remove barriers to voting at both the individual and community level, (2) strengthening relationships with community and governmental partners, and (3) creating a culture of professional growth and development, openness and inclusion. Learn more at

We are recruiting to create a roster of skilled temporary employees who will work in seasonal temporary positions in various work groups within Elections.  These positions will perform a variety of duties necessary to support the administration of the Primary Election in King County.  Specific job duties will vary based on the needs of the Elections Department. Training is provided to perform assigned work.

Who May Apply: This position is open to the general public.

Forms and Materials Required: King County online application and answers to the supplemental questions.  Applications will be reviewed as received.

Work Schedule: The office is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  The number of hours worked and the work schedule vary according to the workload.  During peak election cycles some positions might work additional hours including evenings and weekends.  Typically, the duration of the work is 3-4 weeks; however, some positions work only a few days.  These positions are non-exempt according to the Fair Labor Standards Act, and is eligible for overtime pay.

Work Location(s):  This position will work at Renton Elections Building located at 919 SW Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057.  The position may also be requested to work at the King County Administration Building located at 500 4th Ave in Seattle and additional off site voting and registration centers throughout the county.
Job DutiesKing County Elections believes in working in a very agile working environment.  Creating a team that delivers now and in the future is very important.  There may be various job duties that you could be assigned. Some examples Include:

Customer Service – assist voters with questions on site or may answer incoming calls, provide basic election information, look up voter information, and/or call voters to verify information; enter data and validate voter information for various elections related activities.

Voter Services/Registration – process incoming voter registration requests and search for matching records, enter voter information data, and on-site customer service.

Production – provide support for large-scale operations, establishing, reconciling, and maintaining data.  Production jobs process incoming ballots and may require standing or sitting in one location for long periods of time.  Most positions require lifting and moving ballot trays weighing 25 lbs.  Some of our processes include;

Ballot Review – duplicate damaged or write-in ballots,

Opening – open and separate envelopes and ballots; inspect ballots and envelopes, complete batch ticket information.

Signature Verification – analyze and determine whether to accept or challenge a signature by applying the criteria of ‘Signature Verification standards’ as required by Revised Code of Washington.

Other duties as assigned

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, SkillsCandidates must have predictable and reliable attendance and the ability to work the required hours for the assigned job. Travel to work locations throughout King County with limited or no public transportation services is required. The most competitive applicants will have work experience, abilities and skills in one or more of the following, depending on the requirements of each job:

  • Data entry with accuracy and speed (timed computer test will be administered);
  • Attention to detail and proof reading skills;
  • Ability to file numerically or alpha with accuracy;
  • Customer service and team building skills;
  • Ability to follow directions with strict rules and regulations;
  • Ability to gain knowledge of elections terminology;
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced work environment;
  • Ability to multi task in an efficient and accurate manner;
  • Ability to work independently in a team environment;
  • Ability to stand or sit for periods of time as required;
  • Ability to bend, lift and/or move 25 lbs. of ballots

Supplemental InformationThese positions will be filled as Administrative Specialist I ($19.87/hour) or Administrative Specialist II ($21.90/hour) depending upon the needs of the Elections Department and candidate test scores.

Selection Process:  Application materials will be screened on an ongoing basis; the most competitive candidates will be emailed for further steps in the selection process that may include a data-entry assessment test, interview, and physical agility test.  PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR FURTHER STEPS IN THIS PROCESS.

Union: These positions are represented by Teamsters Local 117, Professional & Technical and Administrative employees.

King County is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer and we encourage people of color, women, veterans and people with disabilities to apply.

For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact: 
Reeshema Lewis
Sr. HR Business Partner
Phone: 206-263-8413