City of Detroit Election Service Technician in Detroit, Michigan

Election Service Technician


$24,270.00 - $32,990.00 Annually


314 Coleman Young Municipal Center, MI

Job Type

Certified-Regular Civil Service


Department of Elections

Job Number



9/20/2018 11:59 PM Eastern

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Under immediate supervision, services, repairs, transports and stores election equipment and supplies, and performs related general clerical work.

Examples of Duties

  • Repairs voting and tabulation devices, voting signs and ballot boxes.

  • Installs, tests and seals computerized data collection equipment.

  • Transports and delivers computerized voting equipment, voting devices and other polling location equipment and supplies.

  • Prepares test ballot decks for polling and Absentee Ballot precincts.

  • Prepares supply lists and boxes for all of the various Election Day operations.

  • Maintains required levels of election operating supplies including, but not limited to, official ballots, envelopes, and Absentee Voter items.

  • Lifts and stacks supply boxes and voting devices on storage pallets.

  • Pushes and pulls heavy storage pallets.

Minimum Qualifications

High School graduation or equivalent (GED).

Six months of specific election experience involving familiarity with election materials, supplies and equipment in a large municipality.

Supplemental Information

Subjects and Weights:

  1. Computerized Examination: 70% Max.

  2. Training, Experience and Personal Qualifications: 30% Max.

  3. Total: Computerized Examination and Training, Experience and Personal Qualifications: 100% Max.


Employees in this class will be required to operate a City owned motor vehicle.

Employees in this class must possess a valid State of Michigan Operator license.

Candidates considered for placement in this classification may be subject to a Criminal Background Investigation based on the requirements of the position.


Work is performed in a variety of settings including shops and store rooms and involves transporting and moving heavy equipment and supplies, standing for long periods of time, and substantial amounts of time spent at various voting locations.

City Employees Benefits Summary


The City of Detroit offers a competitive and comprehensive employee benefit package. We pride ourselves on the longevity of our employees. Part of the reason for the low turnover rate is the exceptional benefit package listed below. Benefits include, but are not limited to the following:


Eligible for hospital, surgical, and prescription drug benefits after ninety-one (91) days of employment.


Eligible for dental care after sixth (6) months of employment.


Eligible for eye care after six (6)months of employment.

Life Insurance

Optional group insurance available to employee and their family. The City pays 60% of premium for first $12,500 of employee life insurance. Employee may purchase, at own expense, life insurance for spouse and each dependent.

Long-Term Disability Insurance (Income Protection Plan)

The City offers disability insurance through payroll deductions for persons who become disabled and who are not yet eligible for a service retirement.



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Sick Leave

City employees accrue sick leave based on the number of regular hours worked. Full time employees earn ninety-six (96) hours of sick leave per year. You may carry over your unused sick leave. Effective July 7, 2012 maximum accumulation is 300 hours.

Other Leave Policies

The City also has the following paid and unpaid leaves; funeral leave, Family and Medical Leave, jury duty, military duty leave, unpaid personal leave,


City Employees Retirement System

As a regular City employee you automatically become a member of the General Retirement System. This entitles you to a retirement allowance after:

• Completion of thirty (30) years of service; - At age sixty (60) if you have at least ten (10) years of service, or - At age sixty-five (65) with eight (8) years of service. (In the event of disability, other eligibility rules apply); • An early, actuarially reduced, retirement is offered after you have attained at least twenty-five (25) years of service; • Employees are vested after ten (10) years of service, regardless of age.

Advancement Opportunities

Employees have many opportunities for growth and career advancement throughout all City departments and divisions.

Have a successful career with the City of

Detroit. Always remember that you are a part of a team with a common Vision of delivering excellent service to the citizens of the City of Detroit.


Do you possess and are you able to document Six months of specific election experience involving familiarity with election materials, supplies and equipment in a large municipality?

  • Yes

  • No


Did you graduate from High School or obtain a General Equivalency Degree (GED)?

  • Yes

  • No


Do you possess a valid State of Michigan Driver License?

  • Yes

  • No

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