THE COUNTY OF YAKIMA
BILINGUAL / BILITERATE OFFICE SUPPORT TECHNICIAN – ELECTIONS
Salary: $2,267.00 per month
Opening: There is one opening with the Yakima County Auditor’s Office, Election Division. This position assists in the bilingual election program for Yakima County in order to be compliant with the Federal Voting Rights Act, Section 203. Provide customer service; process and maintain voter registration data; provide election related information; translate election materials into Spanish; provide oral translation and education of election information to Hispanic community over the phone, at community events, meetings, through the media and at the Disability Access Sites, as needed. This recruitment could be used to fill positions that occur within 90 days of the closing date of this posting.
Essential Job Functions:
Takes and transcribes minutes and/or records for community meetings and events regarding efforts to educate the Hispanic community on voter registration and voting processes. Prepare and distribute minutes/materials to committee members. Serve as a bilingual troubleshooter at Designated Accessibility Sites on Election day, as needed.
Translates voter registration and election information as needed. (information includes ballots, legal ads, correspondence, literature, voters’ pamphlet information, etc. for each election conducted by the Yakima County Auditor’s Office.)
Researches, gathers and analyzes demographics pertaining to voter registration and elections in Yakima County involving the Hispanic Community.
Processes, edits and verifies processing of voter registration information and the issuance/processing of absentee ballots to/from the public.
Assist Accounts Payable, Licensing and Recording divisions as needed.
Working/Conditions Physical Requirements:
Skills (and abilities) in: (Upon entry)
Experience and Training: High School Diploma or G.E.D. and (2) two years computer and office support experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides knowledge, skills and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties the job.
For further information and application forms, contact:
HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
Yakima County ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of a person’s sex, race, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital status, creed, political belief, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, or any other protected status under federal or state statute. Disabled applicants may request accommodation to participate in the job application and/or selection process for employment. Please contact Human Resources for further information.
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