Ballot Van Driver (Temporary)

King County   Auburn, WA   Full-time     Transportation
Posted on September 21, 2022
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Do you like driving and physical work? This short-term assignment provides an amazing opportunity to be engaged in the election process!

We are currently recruiting individuals to create a roster of skilled temporary employees who will work in the Short-Term Temporary Ballot Van Driver position during the King County 2022 November General Election.  Training is provided to perform assigned work.
King County Elections (KCE) manages voter registrations and elections for more than 1.4 million voters in King County, the largest vote-by-mail county in the United States. KCE's mission is to conduct accessible, secure, and accurate elections.  As a leader in providing inclusive elections, KCE is focused on three key priorities – (1) actively identifying and working to remove barriers to voting at both the individual and community level, (2) strengthening relationships with community and governmental partners, and (3) creating a culture of professional growth and development, openness and inclusion. Learn more at 
Who May Apply: This position is open to the general public.
Forms and Materials Required:  King County online application and answers to the supplemental questions are required.  Applications will be reviewed as received.
Work Schedule: The assignment will begin the week of October 17th and may last for up to one (1) month.  The work schedule on Election Day (November 8th), will be adjusted to start earlier and end by 11:00 p.m.   The number of hours average 20 hours per week but may be more or less as work needs change.  The work schedule will vary according to the workload including additional evenings and weekends.  This position is non-exempt according to the Fair Labor Standards Act and is eligible for overtime pay.

Job Duties

  • Working as part of a two-person team, this position will drive a cargo van to assigned locations and collect ballots from drop boxes following standard department procedures and election law.
  • Answer basic voter questions.
  • Load and unload ballots & securely transport ballots back to the King County Elections Building in Renton.
  • Process incoming ballots which may require standing or sitting in one location for long periods of time.
  • Provide customer service and use team building skills.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience working in a diverse team environment.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time in inclement weather conditions.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to use an Apple iOS smart phone device and applications.
  • Ability to work with and provide exceptional customer service to the public.
  • Ability to bend, kneel, stand, reach, climb stoop, squat, and lift 25 pounds.

Supplemental Information

Travel to work locations throughout King County with limited or no public transportation services is required.  A valid Washington State Driver's License is required to operate King County vehicles; must be 21 years old.
A final offer of temporary employment will be contingent upon the review of an official Washington State Driving Abstract establishing a good driving record.
Testing:  Candidates who meet the qualifications will be invited in for testing.  Testing will consist of a small physical capacity test of no more than 25 pounds and a basic driving test.
Union: This position is represented by Teamsters Local 117, Joint Units Agreement.
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Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.
Guided by our "True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.
Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement
King County Executive Branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate for the position you applied for, the County will send you a conditional offer letter.
 As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to:

  • submit proof of vaccination or
  • have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.
People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The Executive Branch includes employees in the Executive branch, the Assessor’s Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff’s Office, and the Executive Office.
Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required, including the wearing of masks in some situations. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer
No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.
To Apply 
If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact your recruiter listed on this job announcement.
 For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact: 
   Reeshema Lewis
   Sr. HR Business Partner
   Phone: 206-263-8413

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being.  Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page.

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy.  If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails.  Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.
NOTE:  Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position. Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.
For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.

Are you 18 years or older?
  • Yes
  • No
This position requires travel to locations throughout King County. Do you have a valid WA State driver's license and are you able to provide a Washington State Driving Abstract from the Department of Licensing demonstrating a good driving record?
  • Yes
  • No
This position may require evenings and weekends work. Are you able to work evenings and weekends if required?
  • Yes
  • No
Do you have the ability to lift and move 25 pounds with or without an accommodation?
  • Yes
  • No
This position is physically demanding requiring standing, walking, sitting, bending, kneeling, do you have the ability to perform these functions with or without an accommodation?
  • Yes
  • No
This position requires working outside in adverse weather conditions. Can you work in these conditions?
  • Yes
  • No
Which of the following best describes your response to the following question: Are you applying to this position as a Priority Placement Program Participant and is this position the same or lower percentage of FT and do you possess the skills and abilities to qualify for this position?
  • Yes, I was given a layoff notice from my role at King County AND I am within two years of the effective date of my layoff. AND The position I was laid off from was the same or a higher percentage of FT status when compared to this one.
  • No
If you answered yes to the question above and you are applying for this position as a Priority Placement Participant, to be considered, you must provide the following three pieces of information in the space provided: 1. The title you held when you received your layoff notice 2. The department you worked in 3. The effective date of your layoff

Required Question