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Salary: $38,302.00 Annually

Location : Cumming, GA...

Job Type: Full-time

Job Number: 03107

Department: Voter Registration Department

Opening Date: 06/14/2024

Closing Date: 7/14/2024 11:59 PM Eastern

Position Information

The purpose of this position is to ensure that eligible voters are registered properly, elections are held accurately and efficiently, and records are maintained all in compliance with the law. The purpose of this classification is to provide complex administrative and technical services, as well as customer support and actions that require physical/manual labor to perform specialized voter registration and election processes that comply with federal, state, county and municipal laws and rules.
Job Summary

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of certain duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Coordinates and provides administrative, technical, and physical/manual support of both voter registration and election processes within designated timeframes and per established procedures.

Adheres to federal, state, municipal and county laws and rules, including but not limited to: the Georgia Election Code, the Ethics in Government Act, the Recall Act of 1989, the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, the Help America Vote Act, the Rules of the State Election Board, directives issued by the Secretary of State's Office and office policies and procedures. Maintains an understanding of changes to applicable laws and rules.

This assignment typically consists of a series of repetitive tasks performed according to specific guidelines and established procedures. While the guidelines are clear and specific on most matters, the employee must interpret confusing and changing guidelines in some areas of election law. Complexity is present in the requirement that the employee must learn changes in guidelines and be able to apply those changes to the task at hand.

Employees may be assigned to work on different projects at different times and must be able to adapt to changing assignments within the department.

Assignments include, but are not limited to:

Interfacing with the statewide voter registration system to: register voters; process and pre-approve new voter applications; entering application data into a computer; processing deletions, transfers, and changes in voter information; maintaining files of active, inactive, pending, rejected and cancelled applications. Processing absentee ballot requests and returned voted ballots. Merging data into documents; filing; making copies; sending/receiving emails and faxes; processing incoming and outgoing mail and other administrative tasks.

Performing Logic and Accuracy testing of voting equipment which includes the testing of each piece of voting equipment to be deployed to a polling place for use in an election; packing carts with voting equipment and polling place supplies; maintaining inventory of equipment and supplies; preparing required recap sheets and forms completed by poll workers each day of voting; visiting polling places and assisting with measurements and the testing of electrical outlets to ensure adequate power supply for voting equipment; creating and updating spreadsheets and documents for each project.

Preparing for elections; assisting in preparing and distributing election supplies and equipment to polling locations; preparing and setting up voting booths and equipment for each election; assembling supplies for polling places; assisting poll management with delivery and return of polling place supplies.

Processing absentee by mail ballots; mailing and receiving absentee ballot applications, processing absentee ballot applications, mailing ballots, processing returned voted ballots and maintaining records. Ensuring security of ballots and preparing ballots for tabulation. Processing and tabulating voted ballots.

Serving in the role of poll worker.

Answering poll worker questions and providing instruction and clarification.

Answering telephone calls and greeting visitors; ascertaining the nature of business; providing information/assistance as needed.

Communicating with others both in oral and in written format in a tactful and accommodating manner. Contacts are typically with voters, the public, fellow employees, supervisors, other departments, County officials, attorneys, vendors, candidates, elected officials, customers, the public, state/federal agencies, outside agencies, the media, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.

Preparing presentations and projects as assigned by voter registrations and elections leadership team. Maintaining, reviewing and updating departmental webpage and other outreach material and documentation.

Preparing and maintaining current and potential lists of poll workers; recruiting new poll workers and polling places; creating poll worker and staff training materials, including power point presentations, manuals and handouts; calculating payroll for poll workers. Arranging poll worker training sessions and attending outreach events to promote voter education and poll worker recruitment.

Maintains confidentiality of departmental documentation and issues subject applicable to law. Maintains working knowledge of records retention policy applicable to each area of the department and adheres to said policy.

Ability to work in alternating and changing environments: sometimes fast paced and other periods of time that are less demanding.

Tasks require the regular and, at times, sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds), pushing, and/or pulling of a heavy wheeled cart. Work is performed in an office, warehouse or polling place requiring mobility. The employee must lift electronic equipment, +/- 50 pounds, and other supplies which occur during elections, testing and maintenance. The employee must possess a high degree of manual dexterity to operate equipment.


Performs notarization of documents as needed.

Operates departmental assigned motor vehicle and truck.

Performs specialized and detail-oriented tasks adhering to strict deadlines.

Will be required to work early/late hours and weekends during election times and near voter registration/election deadlines.

This classification is designated as a safety sensitive position which is subject to random drug and alcohol testing and any other drug testing methods as stated in policies adopted by Forsyth County concerning drug and alcohol.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED; supplemented by one (1) year previous experience and/or training involving voter registration and/or elections (experience with Georgia voter registration and elections systems preferred), office administration, customer service, bookkeeping, record/file management, personal computer operations, and experience in specific area of assignment; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. May require possession and maintenance of valid State of Georgia Notary Public certification. Requires possession and maintenance of valid State of Georgia driver's license. Typing speed of 30 words per minute required with an emphasis on accuracy in addition to speed.


Personal Leave Accrual

Personal leave shall be accrued as follows:

0 - 4 Years - 20 days per year - 6.16 hours per pay period
5 - 14 Years - 25 days per year - 7.70 hours per pay period
15+Years - 30 days per year - 9.24 hours per pay period

Observed Holidays

New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving (2), and Christmas (2).

Medical Insurance
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners offers employees a choice of two medical plans offered by Aetna and a plan offered by Kaiser Permanente.
• Aetna Choice POS II - $2000 Individual Deductible (Basic Plan)
• Aetna Choice POS II - $1000 Individual Deductible (Plus Plan)
• Kaiser Permanente HMO- $0 Individual Deductible

Dental Insurance
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners offers two dental plans from Delta Dental:
• Base $1,000 Plan
• Buy-Up $1,500 Plan

Vision Insurance
The vision plan offered by Forsyth County Board of Commissioners is administered by Aetna and will offer office visit copays for exams, as well as copays for lenses, frames, and contacts.

Basic Life & AD&D Insurance
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recognizes the importance of basic life insurance for all of its employees. The Board provides term life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) protection for each full-time employee. This is a County-paid benefit.

Disability Insurance - Short Term and Long Term
100% paid by Forsyth County. Eligibility begins date of hire.

Short Term Disability - 60% of weekly earnings to a maximum of $1,000.00 a week. Eligibility begins 14 days after an accident or sickness and has a benefit period of 24 weeks.

Long Term Disability - 60% of monthly earnings to a maximum of $5,000.00 a month. Eligibility begins at 26 weeks to coordinate with the end of Short Term benefits and continues 24 months (Own Occupation).

Additional Life Insurance and AD&D
Rates vary based on amount of coverage selected. Additional life insurance may be purchased for employee, spouse, and children.

Retirement Plan (401K)

Fully vested at five years of employment - 20% graduated vesting annually. Eligible to begin contributions immediately upon hire.

Six Months through One Year of County Service
Forsyth County matches your contributions, dollar for dollar, up to 5% of your pay. That's a 100% return on the first 5% of pay you save.

Years One through Five
Forsyth County "seeds" your account with 5% of your pay each year, and matches 100% of what you contribute, up to 5% of your pay.

Years 5 through 10
The County continues its automatic "seed" contribution of 5% of pay, matches up to the first 5% of pay that you contribute, then adds a 50% match up to the next 5%.

After 10 Years of Service
You continue to receive a 100% County match on the first 5% of pay you contribute, and 50% on the next 5% of pay you save. But now, the automatic contribution the County makes to "seed" your account each year increases to 7.5% of your pay.


Do you have a high school diploma or a G.E.D?
• Yes
• No


Do you have a valid driver's license?
• Yes
• No


Can you type at least 30 words per minute?
• Yes
• No

Required Question
Cumming GA United States


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