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ELECTION DEPUTY DIRECTOR I

Recruitment #18-001489-0001

Introduction

This is a position specific recruitment for the Queen Anne's County Board of Elections. The resulting eligible list will be used to fill this position/vacancy only. Persons interested in future vacancies in the Election Deputy Director I classification will need to reapply.

GRADE

9990

LOCATION OF POSITION

Queen Anne's County Board of Elections

110 Vincit St. Suite 102

Centreville, MD  21617

Main Purpose of Job

The Election Deputy Director assists the Director in supervising all duties conducted in the election office in a timely manner, in accordance with Article 33, Registration and Election Laws of the State of Maryland, the Maryland Constitution, Miscellaneous Maryland Laws, and the Code of Maryland Regulations-Title 06 and Title 14 as well as rules, regulations and administrative directives promulgated by the State Board of Elections, to ensure that every citizen is afforded the opportunity to exercise their constitutional right to vote and guarantee the efficiency, accuracy and candor of all elections held within the Director's jurisdiction.

POSITION DUTIES

Manages, supervises, plans, develops, administers and performs the fiscal functions and general activities of the office of the Board of Elections in accordance with Registration and Election Laws of Maryland, Maryland Code, federal, state and local laws along with HAVA;

Review laws as necessary to confirm compliance of all laws and existing Board policy and By Laws ensuring the distribution of accurate information;

Demonstrates the ability to analyze, make decisions and recommendations concerning complex and sensitive issues, by utilizing available resources such as the state library, “Go To” meetings, Director meetings, the Registar, the County Bulletin along with MAEO meetings and performing proficiently to guarantee the integrity of all election proceedings;

Maintains managerial responsibilities for the technical and fiscal effectiveness of the Election office to assure efficient flow of performance throughout the agency. Exhibiting knowledge of established State Personnel policies by demonstrating comprehension of supervising the office staff and completing correct course of action for hiring, supervising, training, evaluating, counseling, suspending and terminating employees according to State Personnel regulations;

Administers the preparation and performs the maintenance and implementation of the annual budget, upon approval of the Board, in accordance with County regulations and State directives or mandates by demonstrating knowledge of budgetary management and cost effective accountability;

Demonstrates the ability to establish and coordinate priorities by utilizing resources available in order to meet the demanding schedule of mandated deadlines to guarantee the satisfaction of legal obligations as stated by law;

Displays extensive knowledge of principles and practices of public administration by establishing reliable and trustworthy relationships with the public, elected officials, county agencies, State Board and Local Boards in order to promote effective and supportive service for all;

Provide timely allocation of vital information pertaining to election policies, procedures, laws and regulations to the general public, elected officials, political parties and consistently keeps Board informed in order to assist them in making policy decisions;

Reviews any changes in laws to determine the impact on the conduct of elections and daily workflow.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Experience: Four years of experience applying federal, State and local election laws and regulations applicable to conducting elections.

Notes:

1. Specialized clerical experience may substitute for the required experience applying election laws, rules and procedures in a local election office at the rate of one year for each six months of the required election office experience. Specialized clerical experience is defined as work in an office which requires reviewing, verifying and interpreting information in order to make determinations and resolve work problems in accordance with policies, regulations, guidelines and procedures.

2. General clerical experience may substitute for the required experience applying election laws, rules and procedures in a local election office at the rate of two years for each six months of the required election office experience. 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. College courses from an accredited college or university may be substituted for the required experience at the rate of thirty credit hours for each year of experience.

4. Additional experience applying election laws, rules and procedures in a local election office may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience supervising support staff and conducting performance evaluations;

Experience preparing and administering a financial budget;

Experience multi tasking;

Experience training adults in a classroom setting.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

LIMITED TO CURRENT BOARD OF ELECTION EMPLOYEES WILLING TO ACCEPT EMPLOYMENT IN QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY, MD.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require travel. Employees assigned such duties may be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

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, 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 employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position.  It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please 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:   

State Board of Elections

HR Recruitment

P.O. Box 6486

Annapolis, MD 21401

For questions or to email additional information, please send to sylvial.brown@maryland.gov.

To fax additional information, please fax to 410-974-5126.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by contacting sylvial.brown@maryland.gov.   

TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay

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.