Ballot Van Driver (Temporary)

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time     Transportation
Posted on May 24, 2023
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$28.25 Hourly


WA 98057-2906, WA

Job Type

Short Term Temporary, Part Time, Std Wkly Hrs Vary

Job Number



KCE - King County Elections


Election Services

Opening Date


Closing Date

6/12/2023 11:59 PM Pacific



Bargaining Unit

T2F : L117-JUA


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 2023 August Primary 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, one of the largest vote-by-mail counties 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 core values of accuracy, equity, integrity, service, teamwork, and transparency. The team at KCE is committed to ensuring all King County voters can get registered, cast their ballot, and make their voices heard. 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 Location: The work site for this position is the King County Elections Building located at 919 SW Grady Way in Renton.

Work Schedule: The assignment will begin the week of July 10th and may last for up to one (1) month. The work schedule on Election Day (August 1st), 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.

Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

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.

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

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
  • 12paid 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.