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Recruitment #20-001483-0001




Wicomico County Board of Elections
325 Snow Hill Road.
Salisbury, MD 21803

Main Purpose of Job

An Election Data Application Specialist I is the entry level of specialized data processing work in a local election office. Employees learn to produce and verify output.

Employees in this classification do not supervise. Employees receive close supervision from an Election Deputy Director, 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.


Inputs data into data entry device; Learns solutions to various key station failures;
Learns order of priorities to assure timely completion of data processing tasks in accordance with office policies and procedures; 
Learns to request data processing production work using the correct parameter cards; 
Learns to verify and reconcile output for accuracy and completeness; 
Learns to investigate and determine causes for discrepancies in data input and output; 
Learns to decollate and burst reports or output;
Learns to maintain logs on data input and output; 
Learns to compile and maintain statistics from requested data output; 
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.


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

Experience: Six months of experience in the operation of data entry devices.

1. 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. 

2. 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 Officer Services field of work on a year-for-year basis 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.

-Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite.

-Experience working in customer service.

-Experience working with deadlines.

-Experience working as a team.


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).


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.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


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

Attn: Chris Lohr-Beatty

151 West St.

Suite 200

Annapolis, MD 21401

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. 

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 

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.