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Recruitment #19-001491-0001


SBE 14


Harford County Board of Elections

133 Industry Lane

Forest Hill, MD 21050

Main Purpose of Job

Under the direction of the Election Director, the primary responsibility of the Deputy Director is to organize and coordinate programs and activities of the Harford County Board of Elections in accordance with the Registration and Election Laws of Maryland, the Maryland Constitution, miscellaneous Maryland laws, and the Code of Maryland Regulations-Title 06& Title 14 as well as rules, regulations and administrative directives disseminated by the Maryland State Board of Elections, to ensure that every citizen is afforded the opportunity to exercise their constitutional right to vote ad guarantee the efficiency, accuracy and candor of all elections.


Assists an Election Director in conducting elections in compliance with federal, State and local laws, regulations and statutes; Assists with the oversight and coordination of the day-to-day operations of a local election office to include: voter registration program, absentee balloting program;, provisional balloting program, Same Day Registration program, redistricting precinct boundary programs, candidate filing, ballot preparation, voting equipment supplies purchase, voting equipment maintenance, inventory and site delivery; acquisition and staffing of polling places and early voting sites, and the recruitment, assignment and training of election judges; Supervises, directly or through subordinate supervisors, election office support staff and volunteers, election judges, per diem staff to conduct canvasses and nursing home and assisted-living facilities absentee and voter registration programs; Supervises directly or through subordinate supervisors the Performance Evaluation Program for State employees and the administration of interview and hiring of new staff; Conducts training sessions for election office staff, temporary office associates, election judges and per diem staff to conduct canvasses; Recommends new and revised policies and procedures related to the administration of the local election office operations; Implements current, new and revised local election board policies and procedures and federal, State, and local election laws and regulations; Reviews proposed federal, State and local legislation to determine the impact on the conduct of elections; Assists with the implementation of approved precinct boundaries to include drafting maps and street directories, acquisition of polling places and notification of voters; Attends legislative hearings on matters related to the election process; Prepares operational and statistical reports and records; Participates in task force committees, conferences and workshops throughout the State to exchange information related to the conduct of elections; Keeps abreast of technological advances in equipment and data tracking systems in order to effectively assist in management of elections; Assists with the implementation of new voting systems and other processes such as Same Day Registration, as required by the Maryland General Assembly; Attends and is present for all Early Voting and Election Day activities including the opening and closing of centers; Ensures that election office adheres to recommended physical security procedures and all security procedures are followed; Assumes the duties and functions of the Election Director with the same authority in his/her absence; May assist in the preparation and administration of the budget for the local election office; May manage and administer procurement of services, supplies and materials for the local election office; May secure and coordinate services provided by local jurisdictions such as employment of temporary staff, printing and publications, lease of polling places, payroll functions, data processing support, and telecommunications; May coordinate a segment of voter registration activity for local municipalities in accordance with the Universal Registration Code of State Election laws; May manage insurance policies, warehouse and security specifications, including the acquisition of new office space when needed to store voting equipment and sensitive documents; May oversee social media accounts and election office website; May conduct risk assessments and create continuity of operation plans for Election Days, Early Voting and the daily operation of the election office; Performs other related duties.  


Education:  A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience:  Four years of experience applying federal, State and local election laws and regulations applicable to conducting elections, which must have included at least one presidential or gubernatorial election and four years of supervisory or management experience.


1. Candidates may substitute four years of election experience for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute five years of supervisory experience or project management experience for the required experience.


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

-Leadership/Management experience.

-Experience using Microsoft Office Suite.

-Previous election experience.

-Experience communicating with the public and staff.

-Experience working in a fast paced environment.

-Experience with organization and meeting deadlines.


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.


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), Annotated Code of Maryland.

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).


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.

 Applicants must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire. Please read all requirements before applying.


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.



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

Board of Elections

151 West St., Suite 200

Annapolis MD 21401

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information 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.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the SBE Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-269-2859.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-269-2859 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258

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.