District Electoral Officers and Deputy District Electoral Officers

Put your leadership and management skills to work serving democracy in British Columbia.
Join an innovative and recognized leader in electoral administration.

A management-level, term-specific appointment under the Election Act
DEO: $40.00 per hour
DDEO: $32.00 per hour

Posting close date: Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

Elections BC is looking for local leaders to serve as District Electoral Officers (DEOs) and Deputy District Electoral Officers (DDEOs) throughout the province.

DEOs and DDEOs plan for and manage the administration of provincial general elections, by-elections and related electoral events. As local representatives of the Chief Electoral Officer in their assigned electoral district, DEOs and DDEOs play a critical role in ensuring voters and stakeholders experience an impartial, fair, accessible and inclusive electoral process.

The next scheduled date for a provincial general election in B.C. is Saturday, October 16, 2021. DEOs and DDEOs are appointed until six months following the first general election called after their appointment.

While general elections are scheduled to take place every four years, they can occur before a scheduled date if the government calls an election or loses the confidence of the Legislative Assembly. Throughout their term of appointment, DEOs and DDEOs ensure that Elections BC is continually ready to deliver an election when it is called, and administer impartial and professional electoral events when required.

The work of a DEO or DDEO calls for broad management experience; strong planning and organizing skills; comfort with computer technology and office automation; expertise in material, human and financial resources management; and leadership of a diverse workforce. DEOs and DDEOs must have project management skills, excellent judgment and stamina to complete all the tasks of an election within a very short and specific time period. In return, the work is varied, challenging and rewarding.

To learn more about what DEOs and DDEOs have to say about their experiences serving democracy:

DEO and DDEO opportunities appeal to applicants who are able to commit part-time hours towards event readiness, have the energy and flexibility to work more than full-time during an election period, and want to contribute to democracy by leading a diverse team towards a shared goal.

Elections BC values integrity, accountability and transparency, and strives to recognize individual ability and creativity. Elections BC is an independent, non-partisan Office of the Legislature responsible for administering electoral processes in British Columbia in accordance with the Election Act, Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, Recall and Initiative Act, and Referendum Act.

To apply for these opportunities:

  • Review the job description and applicant questionnaire.
  • Review the list of current vacancies and electoral district maps.
    Note: You may apply for specific vacant DEO/DDEO position(s), or submit an application for any DEO/DDEO position in the province. Elections BC will keep your application on file for future vacancies, as they arise.
  • Submit a resume and a completed applicant questionnaire detailing your relevant work experience and qualifications. Applications received without a completed questionnaire will not be considered. We strongly recommend you submit your application in .pdf format.
  • Submit your application by email to DEOjobs@elections.bc.ca, or by mail to: PO Box 9275 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, B.C., V8W 9J6.

Elections BC is committed to diversity and inclusion in our workplace. To support this, we welcome diversity throughout our organization.

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