Haywood County Election Commission

Courthouse – Lower Level

1 N. Washington Ave.

Brownsville, TN 38012


Website: http://haywoodvotes.com

Email: [email protected]


The Haywood County Election Commission is accepting applications for a part-time clerk.   Application deadline is September 18, 2015.


One part time deputy (office) clerk to work varied weekly hours; reports to Administrator of Elections


High school diploma required. Two years of college or equivalent experience involving clerical work, customer service and personal computer operations is necessary. Must be a registered voter in State of Tennessee and maintain a valid Tennessee driver’s license.


Must be able to relate to a diverse population, work with a team or as an individual, and must possess excellent communication skills, both oral and written in a variety of forms and contexts. Must be able to work with all candidates and political parties in a fair and impartial manner. Must be proficient in Windows based applications, including Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel, and basic office equipment. Must be able to analyze a map and locate addresses within proper cities, districts and precincts. Basic math skills, including those involving decimals and percentages are necessary. Will be expected to quickly become familiar with voter registration software and Tennessee election laws. Must be able to work varied hours per week. Must be detail-oriented and adept at problem solving. Integrity, confidentiality, and accountability are absolutely essential.


Tasks require the ability to exert moderate physical effort, typically involving some combination of standing, sitting, stooping, kneeling, and some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling objects and materials of moderate weight (10 – 30 pounds). May be subject to drug screening and background check.


The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned. Individual will be required to perform duties for the maintenance of the voter rolls—processing new voter registrations, updating voter registrations and purging voter registrations when appropriate. The individual in this position will assume a lead role in absentee voting, including early voting and nursing home voting, and assist in poll worker training. Further, in their official capacity, this individual will assist with activities involving candidates, petitions, and campaign financial information. In the Administrator’s absence, individual shall be responsible for the daily operations of the office and any other duties designated by the Administrator of Elections as found in TCA §2-12-201. Elections in Haywood County are administered by a small staff and it must be noted that in addition to many tasks that involve significant responsibility, there are many other tasks that involve repetitious or mundane activity such as filing, data input, answering a multi-line phone and taking messages.


Individual reports directly to Administrator of Elections. Person will be paid at an hourly rate. Total weekly hours will vary; sometimes as few as 10 hours during non-election cycles to over 40 hours during election cycles. Person should be able to work all hours/days as required which would include, but not be limited to, early voting, Saturdays, and Election Day. There are no benefits, such as group insurance, retirement or paid vacation/sick time, associated with this position. Nothing in this description guarantees the individual a full-time position should one become available or that they become the successor to the current Administrator should a vacancy occur.