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Johnson County Iowa Part-Time Elections Technician in Iowa City, Iowa

Part-Time Elections Technician


$16.25 Hourly


Iowa City, IA

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Definition & Duties

Under clerical leadership and in accordance with Iowa law, handle clerical and/or technical duties as assigned. Performs general maintenance and testing, as well as delivery and pick up to/from precincts, of voting equipment and electronic poll books.

Knowledge of & Ability to

  • Basic office practices

  • Operation, maintenance, and repair procedures for computers or office equipment, electronic devices, and machinery

  • English language to include grammar, spelling, sentence structure, vocabulary, and punctuation

Ability to:

  • Represent Johnson County in a professional, responsible and trustworthy manner, and in a manner, which avoids bias and conflict of interest, and the appearance of bias and conflict of interest. Perform office duties, including those related to elections, in the same manner.

  • Learn, apply, and articulate departmental policies and procedure

  • Perform tasks with a moderate degree of speed

  • Be detail-oriented and accurate while performing duties

  • Use a computer for the purpose of data entry and basic word processing, spreadsheet, and database operations

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and members of the public

  • Interact effectively with persons from widely divergent backgrounds, interests, and points of view

  • Operate common office equipment such as calculators, fax and postage machines, photocopiers, and multi-line telephones

  • Handle low to moderate levels of stress, meet deadlines and solve problems appropriate to the position

  • Follow oral and written instructions

  • Have clarity of speech and hearing which permits effective communication

  • Have sufficient vision which permits light to moderate production and review a wide variety of materials both in hardcopy and electronic form

  • Have sufficient manual dexterity to make mechanical repairs, hand written notations and which permits moderate use of a keyboard and mouse

  • Have sufficient personal mobility to complete duties at various worksites

  • Stand, sit, bend, twist, and reach

  • Occasionally lift, carry and/or move up to 50 pounds

  • Work flexible schedule and overtime as required

Minimum Education, Training & Experience & Special Requirements

High school graduate or equivalent OR any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Specific Duties

to be performed satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Assist in the diagnostics, maintenance, repair, programming and testing of electronic vote-counting equipment, computers and other election equipment according to deadlines, technical specifications and Iowa law.

  • Assist in the delivery of electronic vote-counting equipment before, during, and after an election in a timely fashion.

  • Assist in ensuring the security of voting equipment and media cards.

  • May be asked to perform a variety of tasks that are necessary for the facilitation of an election in accordance with Iowa law.

  • Participate in training and educational opportunities and work-related meetings as requested.

  • Perform all work duties and activities in accordance with County policies, procedures, and safety practices.

  • Attend work regularly at the designated place and time.

Employee Benefits

The following is a summary of benefits for full-time appointed/elected employees. Benefits, privileges and duties for employees covered under a collective bargaining agreement may vary depending on specific contract provisions.

Wellness Program

Voluntary wellness activities, screenings, educational opportunities and incentives are offered throughout the year for employees and their families.

Employee Assistance Program

Employees and their families may contact Synchrony for free EAP counseling and referral services.

Health Care Coverage

Eligible employees may elect health care coverage the first of the month following one full month of employment.

  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa is the third party administrator for this self-funded plan

  • PPO with 90/10 in-network and 80/20 out-of-network co-insurance; $275 deductible single or $550 deductible family; $1000 out-of-pocket maximum single or $2000 out -of-pocket maximum family

  • Single coverage is $32/month for eligible full-time employees; family coverage is $112/month with the balance paid by the County.

Dental Care Coverage

Eligible employees may elect dental care coverage the first of the month following one full month of employment. Single coverage is paid by the County for eligible full-time employees; family coverage is a cost between the County and employee.

Vision Care Coverage

Eligible employees may elect vision care coverage the first of the month following one full month of employment. Single coverage is paid by the County for eligible full-time employees; family coverage is a cost between the County and employee.

Flexible Spending

Eligible employees may set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for out-of-pocket health, dental and vision expenses that are not reimbursable through another source. Employees may also set aside pre-tax dollars for dependent care expenses.

Life Insurance

Eligible full-time employees are covered after 60 days of employment. Coverage is 1 times annualized compensation rounded up to the nearest thousand in group term life insurance and AD&D. Max covered salary $100,000.


Iowa Public Employee Retirement System is a mandatory retirement plan designed to supplement both Social Security and private savings. Non law-enforcement employees contribute 6.29% and the County contributes 9.44%.

Deferred Compensation (457)

A deferred compensation plan is offered that provides tax advantages and an additional means in which to save for retirement with an easy payroll deduction. Employees may select from several companies offering deferred compensation.

Discounted Bus Pass

Full-time and part-time employees are eligible to purchase discounted bus passes for Iowa City Transit and Coralville Transit for commuting to/from their jobs as Johnson County employees. Bus pass availability is subject to available funds and continuation of the program.


Johnson County


913 S Dubuque St Suite 103 Iowa City, Iowa, 52240





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