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ELECTION DATA APPLICATION SPECIALIST II

Recruitment #18-001486-0003

GRADE

9990

LOCATION OF POSITION

Carroll County Board of Elections

300 S. Center St.

Westminster MD 21157

Main Purpose of Job

An Election Data Application Specialist II is the full performance level of specialized data processing work in a local election office. Employees produce and verify data output. Employees in this classification do not supervise but may provide advice and guidance to Election Data Application Specialist I's and other support staff. Employees receive general supervision from an Election Director, Election Deputy Director or other designated administrative staff. The work may require travel to data processing locations to attend meetings or to perform other assignments such as voter registration. Employees may be required to work evenings and weekends, particularly prior to and following an election. The Election Data Application Specialist I and II are differentiated on the basis of degree of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over these employees. The Election Data Application Specialist I learns to perform duties under close supervision while the Election Data Application Specialist II performs the full range of duties under general supervision.

POSITION DUTIES

Inputs data into data entry device; Provides solutions to various key station failures; Prioritizes data processing tasks to assure timely completion in accordance with office policies and procedures; Requests data processing production work using the correct parameter cards; Verifies and reconciles data output for accuracy and completeness; Investigates and determines causes for discrepancies in data input and output; Revises office data processing procedures; Monitors office automation needs in order to recommend new programs or revisions; Decollates and bursts reports or output; Maintains logs on data input and output; Compiles and maintains statistics from requested data output; Proofreads; May register voters at local election office and outside facilities, complete registration forms and assign voter district and precinct; May check voter records for possible duplication and maintain records by updating addresses, names, districts and precincts; May answer inquiries regarding election procedures in person, by telephone, U.S. mail and by electronic mail; May order appropriate forms; Performs other related duties.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: One year of experience in the operation of data entry devices.

Notes:

1. Specialized, documented training in data processing may substitute for six months of the required experience.

2. General clerical experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required education. General clerical experience is defined as work performing a variety of clerical duties which are clear-cut and typically found in office settings, such as filing, copying, posting data and directing telephone calls.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Computer Clerk and Assistant classifications or Computer Clerk and Assistant specialty codes in the General, Administrative, Clerical, and Office Services field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualifications.

1. At least one year data management using Excel and mail merge.

2. Experience in composing correspondence via email and memorandums.

3. Experience conducting training.

4. Customer service experience via telephone, email and face to face.

5. Experience working in small groups and within an office setting.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

Limited to candidates willing to accept employment in Carroll County, MD.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Employees in this classification are required to be registered voters in the State of Maryland in accordance with the Election Law Article, Section 2-207(d).

2. Employees in this classification may not hold or be a candidate for any elective public or political party office or any other office created under the Constitution or laws of this State in accordance with the Election Law Article, Section 2-301(b).

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

 

EXAMINATION PROCESS

 The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position.  Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Report all experience and education that is related to this position.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application to:       

             Maryland State Board of Elections

            ATTN: Recruitment

            151 West St., Suite 200

            Annapolis, MD  21401

If you have questions about this recruitment, please call 410-269-2859.

TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general system questions, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or application.help@maryland.gov.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.