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Deputy Auditor - Elections / Finance

Dubuque County, Dubuque, IA

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Dubuque County is taking applications for a Deputy Auditor.  The Deputy Auditor performs responsible administrative and technical duties in the performance of conducting and administering elections. Coordinates voter registrations, absentee ballot processing, organizes voter polling sites for the Dubuque County elections office, and recruits, trains, assigns and supervises election workers.

May perform general accounting work involving the independent application of basic accounting principles and practices. Responsibilities may include administrative procedures relating to the County’s accounts payable, fixed assets and related work as required.


  • Recruits, assigns, schedules and provides training to over 300 election poll workers/precinct chairpersons. Prepares instructions and training materials. Manages ongoing training.
  • Organizes the use of polling sites and workers.
  • Prepares election payroll and reimbursements and polling site supplies.
  • Supervises, assigns and trains temporary election office staff on proper voter registration/absentee ballot processing procedures. Insures adherence to procedures and assists and reviews staff’s completed work.
  • Assists the public in Auditor's Office and by telephone; answers questions, processes registrations and absentee ballot requests, and general daily election functions.
  • Enters, revises, stores and prints correspondence, reports, contracts and other information requiring a high degree of accuracy using word processing and spreadsheet software applications and other office equipment.
  • Assists in programming and testing of voting machines and election day trouble shooting.
  • May perform general, technical and administrative work pertaining to county finances.
  • Performs other duties as required


Considerable knowledge of:

  • Federal, state, and local laws and regulations governing elections, voter registration, absentee balloting, ballots and record keeping.
  • Thorough knowledge of:
  • Standard office procedures, practices and equipment.
  • Computer word processing, spreadsheet and database software applications.

Ability to:

  • Exercise judgment in applying and interpreting policies and procedures.
  • Solve problems within scope of responsibility.
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions.
  • Perform mathematical computations with speed and accuracy under pressure.
  • Manage multiple tasks, prioritize work, organize work flow, meet deadlines, and complete assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Exercise sound independent judgment under stressful situations and make minor decisions in accordance with laws, rules, regulations and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Consistently demonstrate professionalism, courtesy and tact in personal interactions and function effectively in stressful situations.
  • Handle complaints and display good listening skills.
  • Establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships with other County employees, election workers, public officials and the general public.
  • Maintain confidentiality when working with sensitive information and data.
  • Skills in:
  • Preparing accounting, financial statistical statements and compiling basic and supporting data.


  • Associates Degree in Business, Communications, Political Science, Computer Science or related field, and two years of related experience including supervisory, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • E.A.T. certification or ability to be certified within two years.
  • Prefer three to five years experience in general elections, voter registration and/or absentee balloting, or any equivalent combination of training and experience that will have provided the essential knowledge, abilities and skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in supervising and training of large groups and working with the general public.
  • General accounting experience.


Length of working day can be unpredictable; may be subject to credit and criminal history review.


Ability to sit, bend, stoop, squat, lift up to 50 lbs, walk steps with reasonable accommodation.


To Apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/dubuquecounty/

Deadline to Apply is November 13, 2020 3:00PM


Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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Job Details

ID 759710
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Full Time
Pay $50,238.00
Clerical/Office Administration
Customer Service
Government/Public Service
EMSI Skills Accounting
Accounts Payable
Basic Accounting Principles
Business Communication
Computer Science
Fixed Asset
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Listening Skills
Office Procedures
Political Sciences
Word Processor
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays

Preferred Candidates

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