Temporary Absentee Clerk

  • Type:

    Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:

    13.83 per Hour
  • Announcement Date:

  • Closing Date:

    Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for providing administrative support to the department and assisting with county elections and voter registration activities.

Major Duties:

• Established and maintains files and records. • Assists persons with completing voter registration forms; verifies information; prints voter registration cards. • Receives and sends facsimiles. • Performs data entry and retrieval duties. • Answers the telephone; provides information and assistance as requested. • Assists with setting up polling locations. • Greets visitors. • Schedules appointment and meetings for the Elections and Voter Registration Director. • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Required:

• Knowledge of polling station operations. • Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures. • Skill in operating such office equipment as a computer, calculator, typewriter, copier, and facsimile machine. • Skill in maintaining files and records. • Skill in programming and using electronic voting machines. • Skill in dealing with the public. • Skill in oral and written communications.

Physical Demands:

The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table, standing or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts heavy objects.


This work is typically performed in a professional office environment.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent. • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.

Preferred Qualifications:

• High School Diploma or GED • 2 years’ experience in a similar position.

Application Procedure:

Only applicants submitting an application, resume and 3 letters of references (professional references only, please) to Jasper County Human Resources, PO Box 150, Ridgeland, SC 29936 will be considered. Applications are available on line at www.jaspercountysc.gov or, may be obtained in person at the Clementa C. Pinckney Government Building, 358 Third Avenue, Ridgeland, SC 29936. APPLICANTS WILL BE DRUG TESTED AND MUST SUCCESSFULLY PASS A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled.

If an accommodation is needed in order to participate in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Office.