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ELECTION INFORMATION SYSTEMS SPECIALIST

Recruitment #18-001498-0002

GRADE

9990

LOCATION OF POSITION

Talbot County Board of Elections

215 Bay Street

Easton, MD 21601

Main Purpose of Job

This is the full performance level of work providing information technology support to staff members of a local election board. Employees in this classification coordinate maintenance and troubleshooting of election information systems and work in conjunction with State Board of Elections information technology staff, local government information technology staff, software vendors and contractors to resolve microcomputer hardware and software problems. Employees in this classification do not supervise. Employees receive general supervision from an Election Director or Election Deputy Director of a local election board. Employees may receive assignments and technical direction from the Chief Information Officer of the State Board of Elections. Employees may be required to work evenings, weekends and holidays and to travel to polling sites during Election Day. Employees in this classification are assigned to work in one or more local election board offices. Employees assigned to work in more than one local election board office will be required to travel between offices.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Experience: Two years of experience in computer programming; implementing, troubleshooting or supporting local or wide area networks; installing and troubleshooting personal computers or evaluating, implementing or maintaining microcomputer hardware and software.

Notes:

1. Eighteen (18) credit hours in computer information technology, programming or networking from an accredited college or university may be substituted for up to one year of the required experience.

2. Completion of a certification program in computer programming for personal computers, local or wide area networks or troubleshooting such as Microsoft Certified Professional or an equivalent program may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

3. Additional experience in computer programming; implementing, troubleshooting or supporting local or wide area networks; installing and troubleshooting personal computers or evaluating, implementing or maintaining personal computer hardware and software may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Information Technology Management classifications or Information Technology Management specialty codes in the Information Technology 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.

-Experience in managing system security to ensure no tampering with microcomputer systems and software.

-Experience in voting equipment such ass programming and troubleshooting.

-Experience preparing and overseeing the preparation of inventory control proceedings for equipment and software location.

-Experience conducting training to end users in the operations of software applications and computer operations.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

Limited to applicants willing to accept employment in Talbot County MD.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

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

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

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

An employee of this classification may not hold any public office or party office or be a candidate for public or party office or take an active part in political management or political campaigns in accordance with Election Law Article, Section 2-301(b) of the Annotated Code of Maryland.

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.

 

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Please read the job announcement in its entirety before applying for this recruitment. Applicants must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire.  

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

ATTN: Recruitment

151 West St.

Suite 200

Annapolis, MD 21401.

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

If you have questions about this recruitment please contact Christina Lohr at 410-269-2859.  

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload. If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to, 410-974-5126. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

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.