Monterey County Human Resources
May 1, 2021
Salinas, CA
Job Type


Position Description The Position and Ideal Candidate

The Registrar of Voters reports to the County Administrator and liaises closely with the Assistant County Administrator and is responsible for the leadership and oversight of the Elections Department. Key issues and priorities in this role include enhancing voter outreach and education efforts as well as ensuring the successful running of elections. This position is a 365 a year task that requires high levels of integrity, as well as a detail oriented strategic planner.

The ideal candidate is an experienced local government professional with a strong record of accomplishment, integrity and professionalism and a significant background in administration and management of elections. Strong project management skills and a willingness to adopt and incorporate new ideas and approaches will be necessary in this assignment. The Registrar will reflect the core workplace values of Monterey County and embrace cultural, racial and gender diversity by creating an environment that facilitates and supports it. Relationships external to the County will also be critical as this position interacts frequently with various stakeholder groups and local, state and federal agencies.

Examples of Duties The high level of visibility and complex nature of this position requires a transparent, objective and apolitical professional with the ability to address issues that are highly partisan and emotional. Leadership, management and technical knowledge are also essential to this role. Mentoring and coaching staff is important as well as active participation in preparing for and conducting elections. The Registrar must be well versed and current with election processes and federal and state election laws and understand available voting systems and related technologies. The individual must have high levels of integrity and be highly politically astute while maintaining absolute objectivity.

Enthusiastic and results-oriented leadership with outstanding communication (both writing and verbal), critical thinking and interpersonal skills will be vital attributes. Public speaking and written communications are frequently required in presenting to a wide range of public constituents. Written materials include press releases, voter instructions and information, reports for the Board of Supervisors and letters/ to the general public. Correspondence must be written in a basic, clear and direct style to ensure content is comprehensible to all. The individual must be comfortable and calm in their presentation due to the nature of many of the issues that are discussed.

Examples of Experience/Education/Training The ideal candidate will typically possess a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business, Sociology, Economics, Political Science or related field and two years of experience as an elections manager, assistant registrar of voters or equivalent position in a State of California elections department or four years experience performing complex and diverse administrative/managerial/ functions and developing and interpreting laws, regulations, policies and procedures in the field of elections with a public agency.

Additional Information To apply for this unique and exceptional career opportunity, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal on our website at , to upload your letter of interest, resume, and contact information, including email addresses for five work-related references (who will not be contacted until after an interview takes place).

Paul Kimura or Bill Lopez
Avery Associates
3½ N. Santa Cruz Ave., Suite A
Los Gatos, CA 95030

The final filing date for this recruitment is May 21, 2021.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Paul Kimura at 408.399.4424 or by email at or Bill Lopez at 408.888.4099 or by email at .

Equal Opportunity
Monterey County is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace. The County seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity. Monterey County provides reasonable accommodations for the disabled. If candidates require special arrangements to participate in the selection process, please contact Kim Moore, Assistant Director of Human Resources at 831.755.5353.
Closing Date/Time: 5/21/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

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