Elections Coordinator

$50,170 - $93,018 yearly
  • City of Portland Auditor's Office
  • Nov 08, 2019
Full time Government

Job Description

Opens: November 4, 2019 | Closes: November 25, 2019 | Salary range: $50,170 - $93,018 annually

The City Auditor is hiring a coordinator to assist the Elections Officer in implementing recent voter-approved restrictions on campaigns for City races. The coordinator will also help administer the 2020 election cycle in which three City Council positions will be contested, including the Mayor’s. The coordinator position is funded for 18 months of full-time service.

Under the direction of the Elections Officer, the coordinator will provide information on candidate procedures and program rules and collaborate with elections stakeholders to implement new and ongoing regulations.

The City Auditor oversees the Elections Office, which is in the Management Services division. In addition to elections, the office administers Lobbying and Political Consultant Registration Programs. The coordinator will assist City officials who are covered by program comply with its regulations.

Qualified candidates will have coursework in relevant fields, such as public administration, political science, or communications, and must be comfortable in a sensitive political environment. Good customer services skills and familiarity with helping vulnerable and historically underserved populations navigate government is a must.

Preferred experience includes familiarity with political campaigns or elections processes and requirements. Experience assisting with regulatory development or coordination in a public agency is also preferred.

The Auditor’s Office promotes open and accountable government by conducting independent audits and investigations and providing access to public information. It employs 54 full-time equivalent staff who work in seven divisions. The Elections Office provides impartial oversight of candidate filings and petition and ballot measure submissions. It coordinates with state and county elections agencies to ensure timely and accurate information and results to the public.

The Auditor’s Office values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion in delivering public services and everyday interactions in the workplace. The Auditor encourages candidates with experience working with a broad range of individuals and diverse communities to apply.

It is anticipated applications will be accepted beginning November 4, 2019 through the City’s online jobs portal: