Election Specialist - ELECTIONS

Date: Sep 5, 2023

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  Election Comm 

Pay:  $18.17 per hour.  

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.  


Sedgwick County offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees that includes health coverages, paid leave, regular compensation reviews, retirement plans, and professional development opportunities.  For more detailed information, please visit our benefits page at SCBenefits.


This forward facing position interacts with the public on a daily basis by phone, email and in person to quickly provide information and customer service. When not working directly with the public, this position verifies, maintains and updates election related databases and records through data analysis, processing and entry.


Accurately Maintain the Voter Registration List:

  • Maintain Voter registration entry and verification
  • Process agency submitted registration files
  • Cross-check and proof team entries
  • Search for duplicates
  • Check obituary/death notices
  • Prepare voter correspondence
  • Process change of address documents
  • Maintain street files
  • Participate in annexation and redistricting projects as needed


Carry out Advanced Voting Needs

  • Process, review, and fulfill advance by mail and UOCAVA ballot requests
  • Maintain single and permanent advance voter lists
  • Keep data regarding outreach attempts
  • Create and maintain advance voting reports and records


Provide Consistent and Prompt Customer Service:

  • Treat every voter, candidate, and guest in a courteous and professional manner
  • Provide information regarding voter registration
  • Facilitate candidate filing, report filing, data requests, and other common election office services
  • Accept payments for candidate filings or data requests
  • Answer phones, respond to emails, and provide information and services in person
  • Drive to voting locations to assist during election periods


Minimum Qualifications: High school Diploma or equivalent. Two years of experience in a fast-paced office environment with a substantial amount of data entry/processing. At least one year of experience in a public facing or customer service role (either in person or by phone). Per Sedgwick County policy, this is a driving level position that requires a valid Kansas driver’s license without restrictions and current proof of automobile insurance. Ability to type 50 WPM.  Must be free of Federal or State felony conviction as well as any misdemeanors relating to breach of trust, fraud, embezzlement, or dishonesty in carrying out a responsibility involving public trust. Ability to obtain a Notary Public.  Cyber Security Training within the first 30 days of employment. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite of products.


Preferred Qualifications: Associates Degree in Business or a related field. Four years of experience in a fast-paced office environment with a substantial amount of data entry/processing. At least two years of experience in a public facing or customer service role (in person or by phone).


It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

Nearest Major Market: Wichita

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