Information and Safety Ambassador
The City of Richmond is a diverse and dynamic community in pursuit of our vision
to be the most appealing, livable and well-managed community in Canada.
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The City of Richmond is looking for motivated and high-performing individuals to work the 2022 General Local and School Election as Information and Safety Ambassadors. We are a vibrant, diverse cosmopolitan City, supported by a strong economy and recognized as leaders in innovation and service delivery excellence. The City of Richmond is committed to be the most appealing, livable, well-managed community in Canada. This is a great opportunity to join the 2022 Election team and serve your community.
Information and Safety Ambassador (ISA)
2022 General Local and School Election
Are you energetic, enthusiastic and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills? Do you enjoy working in a fast paced environment? If so, we are looking for you!
Reporting to the Presiding Election Official (PEO) and/or the Alternate Presiding Election Official (APEO), Information and Safety Ambassadors (ISAs) are responsible to ensure that election procedures and rules are followed in a voting place.
Examples of key ISA work activities include, but are not limited to:
Greeters outside of the voting place:
- Administer safety protocols in accordance with the site specific Election Communicable Disease Plan
- Monitor the number of electors inside the voting place at one time
- Advise electors that campaign buttons, badges, signs or other material are not permitted in the voting place
Directional Officers at the entrance:
- Ensure electors entering the voting place view the Election Communicable Disease Plan signage
- Direct electors to the EO station or the new registrations table as appropriate
- Disseminate information in response to electors enquiries
- Ensure electors have the necessary documentation
- Accept completed mail ballot packages from electors and forward the packages on to the PEO/APEO
Health and Safety Ambassadors inside the voting place:
- Adhere to safety requirements in accordance with the site specific Election Communicable Disease plan
- Clean and sanitize high touch surfaces throughout the day (e.g. door handles, tables, chairs, pens)
- Perform other general tasks throughout the voting place as assigned by the PEO/APEO
Information and Safety Ambassadors will be required to view a training video which outlines their duties and responsibilities prior to voting day. ISAs will also be required to review the site specific Election Communicable Disease Plan for their voting place
The Information and Safety Ambassador Should:
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Be legally entitled to work in Canada and have a Social Insurance Number
- Not be actively working for any election campaign, elector organization or candidate
- Not be related to a candidate running for office in the 2022 General Local and School Election
- Be a non-partisan representative of the 2022 Richmond Election/City of Richmond and agree to maintain a non-partisan stance on the election, candidates and related activity while working at the voting location. This includes, but is not limited to digital (i.e. online and social media) presence
- Review training material prior to voting day(s)
- Ability to effectively communicate and provide a high level of customer service
- Skill and ability in dealing tactfully and courteously with the public
- Ability to work under pressure
- Ability to solve practical problems
- Ability to clearly explain election procedures
- Ability to stand for long periods of time and work both inside and outside the voting place
- Proficiency in a second language is considered an asset
Voting Hours: 8:00am to 8:00pm
Hours of Work: Approximately 6:30am to 9:00pm, or until dismissed by the Presiding Election Official (PEO)
- General Election Day: $285 per day
- Advance Voting Day(s): $285 per day
- Training Allowance: $25 total for mandatory training sessions
The City of Richmond’s Election office offers competitive pay rates and extensive training. If you are looking to be a part of the 2022 General Local and School Election, and to share our vision “to be the most appealing, livable, and well-managed community in Canada,” please complete and submit the application survey.
The position of the Information and Safety Ambassador will remain open until all positions are filled.
Please send an email to electionsHR@richmond.ca should you have any questions.
The City of Richmond is an inclusive employer committed to employment equity objectives and invites applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. If you are unsuccessful, please accept our appreciation for your interest.
This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada