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Douglas County  2050
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Pay Range GC20


This classification serves as assistant to the County Clerk and provides administrative support in the areas of elections, recording, budgeting, public relations and archives management. Incumbent supervises support staff and has responsibility for work performed within divisions. The chief deputy acts as County Clerk in the Clerk's absence.


(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples.)

1. Manage the elections division in the areas of voter registration, address library maintenance, precinct mapping, data entry, proofing and day-to-day public contact.

2. Direct the elections division in the following areas:-maintain candidates files; check contributions and expenditures reports; check timeliness and mathematical accuracy of reports; mathematical accuracy of reports;-responsible for publication of notices of election and publication of sample ballots; assist in ballot layout and proofing;-recruit primary and general election counting boards for counting center and absentees; prepare payroll for primary and general counting center staff;-train boards for ballot counting and supervise the counting process.

3. Participate in establishing new policies and procedures for department; develop, implement and evaluate programs and services for department operation; assist in budget preparation and monitor fiscal recordkeeping. Plan both short-and long-range goals and objectives.

4. Direct, supervise, assign work to, set priorities, train, assist and evaluate fulltime, part-time and temporary employees; is involved in selection of employees. Assume responsibility for work performed within the divisions. Ensure work is in compliance with appropriate regulations. Establish and interpret policy and procedure.

5. Establish and maintain accurate recordkeeping systems for documents department is required to keep. Research, prepare and present State required reports.

6. Compose news releases and correspondence; interpret policies and procedures and attend meetings to keep news media, candidates, committees and public informed of functions of the Clerk's Office as requested by the County Clerk.


Knowledge of: Thorough knowledge of principles, functions and processes of management including personnel management and budget and fiscal management; considerable knowledge of state and local laws governing activities of the County Clerk's Office; reasonable knowledge of statistical data collection and research methods. Skill in: Report preparation; use of complex office equipment which includes automated equipment and systems. Ability to: Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; establish and maintain effective records, reports and statistical data; manage time efficiently, make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and procedures, establish new policies when applicable, and use initiative and judgment in completing tasks and responsibilities; interpret laws, policies and procedures to the public; conduct research and compile and analyze technical data; utilize problem identification and resolution techniques; remain calm and use good judgment during confrontational or high pressure situations; supervise and train support staff; courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees, Board of Commissioners, state and city officials, candidates, committees, news media and the public.

Education, experience and training: Bachelor's degree in business management or a related field and three years work related experience OR Associate's degree in business and four years office management experience which includes two years experience in a County Clerk's Office OR six years experience which includes two years experience in a County Clerk's Office OR a satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training.


Work is performed under the guidance of the county clerk. The employee works independently in administering a complex area of responsibility and confers with supervisor for professional advice. Discretion is required in applying general goal and policy statements, in development of recommendations, policies and procedures and in resolving program problems. Work is accomplished within a broad framework, with authority and responsibility in area of service. Periodic reviews of work performance are conducted in terms of expected results.


Work is performed within departmental policies and procedures, state statutes, state manuals governing the County Clerk's Office, data processing equipment manuals. Employee uses independence and initiative in interpreting guidelines and contributes to modifications of existing guidelines by recommending changes or adapting guidelines to problems encountered.


Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Work is performed in an office environment; work is generally sedentary; however, may require some bending, hearing voice conversation, keyboarding, kneeling, lifting up to 50 pounds, pushing, reaching, standing and walking.

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