Deputy Director

County of San Luis Obispo
Permanent $116,875 - $149,177 Per year CA 1055 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408, United States Apply before 5/19/2024 11:59


San Luis Obispo County is seeking a dynamic, dedicated, and experienced leader to serve as the Deputy Director, Registrar of Voters! 
This critical role is at the heart of our democratic process, ensuring that local elections are conducted with integrity, transparency, and fairness. As Deputy Director, you will play a pivotal role in overseeing the administration of elections countywide, managing voter services, and leading a team committed to upholding the highest standards of electoral process and voter participation.
Typical Responsibilities:
  • Assist in the planning and execution of elections, including voter registration, ballot distribution, polling place coordination, and vote counting.
  • Supervise and provide guidance to department staff, ensuring they are well-trained and equipped to perform their duties effectively.
  • Manage voter registration processes, including updates to voter rolls and compliance with state and federal election laws. Support the Registrar of Voters in budget preparation and management.
  • Assist with public outreach efforts, including the development of educational materials and participation in community events. 
  • Identify areas for process improvement and implement changes as necessary to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of voter registration and election operations. 
  • Stay updated on best practices and emerging trends in election administration.
  • Stay informed about local, state, and federal regulations and policies impacting elections to ensure compliance and up-to-date information dissemination.
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The Ideal Candidate

This position involves a combination of administrative, operational, and strategic responsibilities. The ideal candidate will bring a blend of technical expertise, leadership skills, and a deep commitment to engaging every voter. You will work closely with the Registrar of Voters to implement strategic initiatives, enhance voter education and engagement, guide a dedicated team, and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local election laws. This work will require strategic thinking, creativity, sharp communication skills, and diplomacy.

Minimum Qualifications:
A combination of education, training, and experience resulting in the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. An example of qualifying education and experience includes:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, accounting, or a closely related field
  • AND shall have four years of increasingly responsible experience administering a voter registration and elections program with two of the years including supervisory experience.

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Veteran's Preference Points 
If you are applying for employment with the County of San Luis Obispo and you served in the United States Armed Forces, you may be eligible for veteran's preference points as part of the recruitment process. Some dependents and survivors of eligible veterans may also be eligible for preference points.   for more information and to learn how to apply for this benefit.  Please note that Veteran’s credits must be on file with the County of San Luis Obispo Veterans Services Office prior to the recruitment closing date indicated on the job announcement.

Equal Employment Opportunity 
The County is an equal opportunity employer. Objectives are directed toward assuring equal opportunity in selection / promotion, pay, and job assignments. Recruitment and selection procedures have been established to ensure non-discrimination on the basis of political or religious opinions or affiliations, age, sex, race, color, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or other non-merit factors. In addition, the County complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act in hiring and retaining employees. For more information contact the Human Resources Department at (805)781-5959.