CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT

6E41
ELECTION FIELD INVESTIGATOR 1

Specialties
( General ) (Bilingual )

GENERAL DEFINITION

  This is field work investigating voter registration eligibility and securing and inspecting polling sites. Employees in this class gather facts by inquiry, observation, or examination to determine conformance to the election laws of Pennsylvania. Contact with the general public is a significant aspect of the work. Work is performed under the close supervision of an administrative superior. Assignments are limited in nature and are performed in accordance with instructions and established routines. Employees’ investigations provide the basis for important action taken by others in applying legal sanctions for violations.


TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)

BOTH SPECIALTIES

  Makes door to door canvassing investigations to determine that names on eligible voter lists are bona fide residents.

  Makes various types of investigations of citizenship, age, residency, and on the basis of petitions in order to determine compliance with Registration Act, Election Code, United States Naturalization Law and other regulations as they relate to registration.

  Makes special investigations of areas of city characterized by high rates of transiency.

  Testifies at strike-off hearings concerning findings of investigations.

  Supervises temporary field registration offices during semi-annual voter registration drives.

  Compares signatures on official records with those made by voters on Election Day.

  Posts street lists of eligible voters in conspicuous places within election districts.

  Distributes election materials to election officials.

  Secures new and inspects existing polling sites in accordance with the election law of Pennsylvania; reports damage claims by polling site owners for reimbursement.

  Tabulates election vote count; reads official vote count at public election court hearing; checks voting machine to determine official count to answer protests of announced results.

  Fills out and distributes poll watcher certificates to authorized individuals.

  Visits public institutions to issue absentee ballots to sick and disabled.

  Registers untried pre-trail detainees at penal institutions; distributes voter registration applications to city post offices.

  Posts notice of change in polling site, ward or division boundary throughout the division.

  Performs related work as required.

BILINGUAL SPECIALTY

  Performs the duties described above with members of the English language speaking and designated non-English language speaking populations.


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES


MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
(The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 11/07.)

BILINGUAL SPECIALTY

Sufficient training and/or experience to be able to converse effectively in the designated non-English language.

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND/OR CERTIFICATES

Possession of a valid proper class motor vehicle operator's license issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to and during tenure of employment as an Election Field Investigator 1.


PAY RANGE: 11

Class Established: 2/67

Latest Spec. Revision:
CSC: 8/07, Ad Board: 11/07

MAR/jl


END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 6E41