Employment Opportunities

Now Hiring Seasonal Positions

The Supervisor of Elections Office for Leon County is now accepting applications for the following seasonal positions to help ensure a successful 2024 election year.
Hiring will take place in waves, between now and June 2024.
Successful applicants are those who thrive in a fast-paced, positive, team-oriented atmosphere. Most assignments require 40 hours per week with some periods of overtime and will end before Thanksgiving 2024.
To be considered, carefully read all the information below and complete an online application at this link.

Questions? Contact us at ElectJobs@LeonVotes.gov

For All Positions

Skills Include:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Accuracy and speed in processing data
  • Ability to stay focused and engaged even with highly repetitive tasks
  • Ability to collaborate in a team atmosphere
  • Critical thinking and decision making
  • Friendly, patient, and professional customer service
  • Ability to handle pressure and meet firm deadlines with composure and positivity
  • Ease with learning new software and technology

Requirements Include:

  • Highest level of integrity, responsibility, and teamwork
  • A commitment to continue employment with us through November 2024 (Once training is complete, it is very difficult for us to replace team members in time for a successful election. If you don’t believe you can commit to the entire assignment, these positions won’t be the right fit for you.)
  • Acceptable criminal background check
  • Dedication to providing outstanding voter services and accessible elections in Leon County with integrity, transparency, and accuracy
  • Willingness to fully comply with security protocols related to cybersecurity, physical plant, and pandemic response

Most Positions Include:

  • Voluntary healthcare coverage (premium cost shared with employer)
  • Automatic enrollment in the Florida Retirement System
  • Hiring ranges starting at $15.00 per hour and varying based on experience and specific job duties and responsibilities
  • Full-time hours (40 per week) with generally a Monday-Friday 8-5 schedule and an hour for lunch
  • Significant periods of overtime during the few weeks leading up to and after each 2024 election (Election Days: March 19th, August 20th, and November 5th)
  • Overtime paid at time-and-a-half; may include evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Other Personnel Services (OPS) status; these employees do not receive paid sick, vacation, or holiday leave

Current Seasonal Vacancies

This team of two is responsible for training, retaining, and supporting close to 1,000 election day workers to run polling sites throughout the county on election day. Team members must be able to interact with individuals from various backgrounds, as well as those with various learning styles.

Customer Service Duties Include:

  • Serve as primary contact for election day workers, assist with election day assignments, training class schedules, reminders, and special requests
  • Answering phone calls from the poll worker hotline with professional, friendly, and effective communication skills
  • Facilitating teamwork between poll workers
  • Identify and report difficulties or concerns to the Election Day Manager
  • Fostering and maintaining a sense of pride and belonging among poll workers
  • Administrative and Training Duties Include:

  • Assist election day workers with scheduling, polling locations changes, and required training classes
  • Train election workers
  • Attend and assist with election day worker training classes when not teaching
  • Input and update databases that will support reports from 2 different platforms
  • Coordinate polling location teams to ensure all positions are filled and diverse
  • Seek opportunities to recruit new election day workers
  • Work is primarily done in an office setting. Most of the time will be spent on the phone and in a classroom training environment. You must be comfortable learning new computer hardware and software, including voting machines, electronic pollbooks, and the Florida Voter Registration System.

    Patience, diligence and people-focused is the motto for this team. Training election day workers gives them the skills, materials, and confidence they need to conduct orderly, professional, and accurate elections, which ensures a positive experience for voters.

    The Administrative Team provides coordination, and project management to the rest of the office. Work involves supporting the human resources and accounting efforts of the office, processing and recording confidential personnel data, recruiting and training other seasonal staff members, and assisting in payroll and billing functions. This team adds one assistant to their ranks to help complete a variety of administrative functions during election cycles.

    Administrative/Human Resources Duties Include:

  • Preparing and updating databases and reports
  • Assist with new hire orientation training, including preparing materials and room logistics, for multiple categories of permanent, seasonal, and temporary agency staff.
  • Conduct initial phone screenings, coordinating in-person interviews, and administering skills tests with selected applicants.
  • Help fulfill state and federal employment requirements including E-Verify, FMLA, and Reemployment.
  • Assists in ordering office supplies and tracking inventory.
  • Create and maintain process documentation, as needed, for finance and HR-related projects.
  • Support other project team areas in the office as needed during peak election time.
  • Accounting Duties Include:

  • Performs a variety of financial duties for the office to include assisting with budget tracking, purchasing, payroll and accounting documents.
  • Track and collect outstanding receivables, make bank deposits, issue and track receipt books, and manage petty cash activity
  • Assists in coordinating use of the office’s purchasing cards including maintaining a list of users and spending limits
  • Work closely with the Accounting Specialist to prepare payroll documents; audit timesheets application of employment and leave policies, enter hours in the accounting system, coordinate paycheck processing, and create pay period summary reports
  • Office hours are generally 8AM to 5PM, Monday through Friday. Work weeks average 40 hours with some occasional, short periods of overtime expected. This position requires reliable transportation and an insurable driver’s license. Must be an excellent communicator and comfortable learning new computer hardware and software, including creating spreadsheets and designing presentations.

    This Administrative Assistant should be detail-oriented, pro-active, and people-focused. A great opportunity for someone who displays outstanding public speaking skills, has a passion for organizing, and can work both independently and in collaboration with others. This team works tirelessly to ensure that other project areas in and around the office is set up for a successful election cycle.

    The Operations Team are the quiet heroes in elections administration. From testing voting equipment, to managing inventory, to packing voting supplies and delivering them all around the county, to fixing what’s broken—they are the “get it done” team. During election cycles, they add one assistant to help support warehouse and logistics needs.

    Duties include:

  • Assembling materials to be delivered to early voting and polling locations
  • Maintaining inventory of election equipment and assets before and after each election using proprietary tracking software
  • Comprehensive testing of voting equipment before and after each election
  • Providing basic tech and operational support for staff and poll workers
  • Leading teams of election workers in completing repetitive but highly critical tasks
  • Operating warehouse equipment like pallet jacks, forklifts, hand trucks, etc
  • Leading teams of other workers in completing highly repetitive but technically critical tasks
  • Following and reinforcing safety and security practices
  • Making occasional pickups and deliveries
  • Basic Requirements:

  • Must possess an insurable driver’s license
  • Must be able to regularly lift up to fifty pounds
  • Be flexible in working between warehouse, office, and outdoor (hot and cold) environments
  • Tolerate long periods of standing and walking, particularly on concrete floors
  • Basic operating knowledge of computers
  • Work is generally split between a warehouse-type environment and an office-type environment and includes working on truck crews to support county-wide deliveries.

    This is a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable skills and experience alongside a multi-talented Voting Operations team who not only specialize in maintaining voting equipment but also in building customized furniture, designing computer applications, performing skilled maintenance, and assuring facility security protocols.

    This team provides all the administrative, training, and leadership support to run 10 early voting locations throughout the county. Some team members also help support voter outreach events as well as create and monitor social media content for the office. Responsibilities of team members will change between quieter times, peak early voting times, and election day. Members will cross train with various project teams and will eventually specialize in the specific early voting project area that best fits their interests and skill sets. Team members sometimes cross over into other teams to lend support.

    Shared Duties Include:

  • Data entry of voter registration forms and voter transactions
  • Preparing and updating databases and reports
  • Communicating effectively and efficiently with co-workers and the general public
  • Providing warehouse logistics support
  • Preparing, packing, and inventorying supplies
  • Testing voting equipment and other light office equipment
  • Tracking, deploying, and retrieving critical materials to and from voting sites
  • Duties for Early Voting Clerks:

  • Overseeing daily voting activity and troubleshooting complex voting transactions
  • Supervising workers and voting activities at one of 10 voting sites in the county
  • Assuring laws and procedures are followed
  • Reconciling daily ballot totals and compiling data reports
  • Following and reinforcing security and safety protocols
  • Providing conflict resolution, with guidance from the main office
  • Serving as liaison with the facility host, rovers, third-party security teams, and the main office
  • Duties for Social Media and Outreach:

  • Supporting social media platform engagement
  • Assisting with coordination of media campaigns, press conferences, publications, and other public relations efforts
  • Supporting voter registration drives outside of the early voting period
  • Some work from home may be required, especially during peak election times with breaking news or rapidly evolving information
  • Some work in community settings may be required for voter outreach events (sometimes outdoors)
  • Intermediate to advanced photography, videography, and graphic design skills
  • Successful Candidates Will Be:

  • Independent, self-starters
  • Creative problem-solvers
  • Collaborative
  • People-oriented
  • Action-oriented
  • Meticulous with details and follow-through
  • Level-headed and consistent
  • Most positions require an insurable driver’s license and a reliable, personal vehicle. MUST have the ability and be willing to spend long periods of time standing or walking (including on concrete floors) in a warehouse environment, and the ability to lift up to twenty pounds.

    These team members will work primarily at the Leon County Elections Center (in a mix of warehouse and office settings). Warehouse setting work is expected and will include packing and inventorying supplies, and testing voting equipment. Roughly two weeks before each election, most team members will be reassigned to one of 10 early voting sites as an Early Voting Clerk or to multiple sites as a Rover. Significant and consistent overtime with ten-hour days, including weekends, during these early voting periods and on election day are required.

    This team is a great fit for creative people who enjoy managing dynamic projects with lots of moving parts and actively seek out all types of work as opposed to waiting for delegated tasks. This team works nice and steady until it’s time for the adrenaline surge during the early voting period, followed by a huge round of high fives and some solid sleep when it’s complete.

    This team helps ensure that the Vote-by-Mail process is accessible, accountable, and accurate from start to finish. They are responsible for processing Vote-by-Mail requests and issuing those ballots, supporting the Leon County Canvassing Board by verifying and accounting for returned ballots prior to tabulation, troubleshooting various situations to help ensure all eligible ballots are ultimately counted, and answering voter questions about the process.

    Team members work collaboratively on shared duties and may be assigned one or more specialized duties based on specific interests and skill sets.

    Shared Duties Include:

  • Processing Vote-by-Mail requests
  • Verifying signatures on Vote-by-Mail Ballots
  • Scanning and filing documents
  • Quality assurance checking of items for accuracy
  • Answering a multi-line phone system
  • Communicating in writing and by phone with voters to resolve issues
  • Specialized Duties May Include:

  • Researching Vote-by-Mail related issues
  • Preparing material for Canvassing Board review
  • Operating in-house mail equipment, including inserter and sorter
  • Managing the team’s daily mail process, both outgoing and incoming
  • Attending and providing support at Canvassing Board meetings
  • Managing the Vote-by-Mail public email inbox
  • Successful candidates will be:

  • Self-sufficient in completing routine tasks as well as ongoing projects
  • Meticulous with their attention to detail
  • Committed to a team environment, pulling together for deadlines and goals
  • Great communicators in writing and on the phone
  • Eager to build their knowledge of elections processes and laws
  • Flexible and able to multi-task between projects efficiently
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Able to give and accept constructive and professional feedback
  • Roughly six weeks before each election, Vote-by-Mail team members will move to a staggered shift schedule with some members working early morning hours and others working evening hours. About two weeks before each election, overtime requirements can include some ten-hour days, including weekends.

    These gatekeepers of mail ballots are committed to assisting voters through the process, accurately handling and accounting for returned ballots, and making sure all applicable laws and rules are followed. A great team for those with a meticulous eye for detail, a passion for organizing, and a sense of accomplishment after completing voluminous tasks as well as solving intricate puzzles.

    This team gives many citizens their first impression of the office—by providing outstanding customer service in person, via email, and on the phone. Attention to detail and commitment to accurate data entry are essential in assuring the voting public can easily and confidently cast their vote during elections.

    Duties include:

  • Process voter registration updates
  • Answer and transfer phone calls using a multi-line phone system
  • Assist voters in person in the reception area
  • Use computers to access voter registration and election records
  • Scan and file documents
  • Quality assurance checking of processed items for accuracy
  • Maintain document archives
  • Successful candidates will be:

  • Eager to build their knowledge of elections processes and laws
  • Committed to a team environment, pulling together for deadlines and goals
  • Great communicators on the phone and in person
  • Detail-oriented and highly focused on completing work accurately
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Able to give and accept constructive and professional feedback
  • Office hours are 8AM to 5PM, Monday through Friday. Work weeks average 40 hours with some short periods of overtime (rotated among staff members) to meet occasionally unpredictable workloads. Overtime is always required during early voting periods and on election day. Professionalism in appearance and conduct is of utmost importance.

    These customer service and data processing rock stars make sure individual voters have what they need to be ready to vote when it’s time to cast their ballot. A great team for anyone who is passionate about accessible elections, loves working with people, has a meticulous eye for detail, and is intrigued by the laws and procedures for the voter registration process.

    *** = 1 or more positions in said hiring wave consist of cross-collaboration duties with two or more teams.

    Election workers (also known as poll workers) are members of the local community who work at voting sites on Election Day, during Early Voting, or at our office processing Vote-by-Mail ballots. They are short-term paid employees of the Elections Office. Leon County relies on around one thousand election workers each election to staff voting sites, help voters, and run the election.

    To serve as an election worker you must meet these requirements:

  • Citizen of the United States
  • Registered (or pre-registered) voter in Leon County
  • Speak, read, and write English
  • Able to stand, bend, stoop, and lift at least 25 pounds
  • Comfortable working with computers
  • Have reliable transportation to and from your work site
  • Work with the public in a courteous, patient, and non-partisan manner
  • For more information and the application to apply for Election Worker roles, please navigate to our Election Worker page.

    Please note: Anyone hired to fill a seasonal support position with the office would not be able to work as a short-term Election Worker, as they will be busy with many other behind the scenes duties that day.

    How to Apply

    Think a seasonal election support position is right for you?

    Click here to submit your resume and complete an application questionnaire to be considered for any of our openings.

    Positions will remain posted until filled. The Supervisor of Elections Office is an EEO/ADA and E-Verify employer.

    As hiring waves are completed and positions are filled or needs change, updates will be made to the current vacancies listed above.

    Thank you for your interest in working with Leon Elections.

    Additional Information

    The Supervisor of Elections Office is an EEO/ADA employer. As positions are filled or needs change, updates will be made to the current vacancies listed above.

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    Mark S. Earley
    Leon County Supervisor of Elections

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