Council Count Manager (CCM)
Position Description LG.156
Position Title: Council Count Manager (CCM)
Reports to: Polling Place Manager (PPM)
Location: Various polling places throughout the State
Hours of Work: CCM reports for work on election day at 5.00pm until all tasks are completed on election night
Primary purpose of the position
- set up an appropriate area within the polling place for the Councillor count;
- sort Councillor ballot papers into nominated categories/groups;
- count, batch, record and pack Councillor ballot papers in a timely manner with minimal errors; and
- complete returns and account for all used and unused ballot papers.
CCMs will be required to supervise assigned Election Officials in all aspects of the count. CCMs will resolve any issues arising throughout the process and will consult with the PPM where necessary. Completion of the necessary Councillor returns/forms.
CCMs are required to read their manual prior to election day.
You must be an enrolled elector to be offered employment as an Election Official or Office Assistant.
- Complete Councillor count procedure study.
- Establish a suitable area within the polling place to perform the sort, count and pack of ballot papers which maximises efficiency and does not interfere with other procedures undertaken in the polling place.
- Provide clear instructions to Election Officials on the conduct of duties.
- Undertake and supervise persons involved in the packing of material to be returned to the Returning Officer’s (ROs) office.
- Ensure the health, safety and welfare of employees in the workplace.
- All training/manuals will be provided and all procedures therein must be strictly followed.
- High volume repetitive tasks need to be undertaken with a high degree of accuracy under scrutiny from scrutineers.
- Consistent and accurate information to scrutineer enquiries is essential.
- Some manual handling tasks involving bending, sorting and lifting are required, with reasonable adjustment to be made.
- Establishing a suitable area within the polling place to sort, count, record and pack the ballot papers while the polling place is still open to electors.
- It is essential that the team is well supervised.
- Correct completion of forms and returns to account for ballot papers is critical.
- The CCM will be called upon to make decisions consistent with the NSWEC’s manuals, directions and instructions. More difficult decisions are referred to the PPM.
- As practically possible CCMs are to provide a safe workplace for election staff.
You should demonstrate skills and experience in the below areas. If successful in securing this position, your job performance may be assessed against these areas.
1. Customer Service and Communication Skills
Your ability to understand and convey information in a clear, accurate and respectful manner to people of diverse backgrounds.
2. Ability to work in a Team Environment
Your ability to take or give direction, and work co-operatively towards a common goal and deadline.
3. Accuracy in the completion of administrative and numerical tasks within a time constraint
Your ability in administrative, clerical and numerical roles where accuracy and timely completion is important.
4. Supervisory and Time Management Experience
Your ability to bring people and tasks together to successfully complete your work.