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ELECTION DIRECTOR II

Recruitment #23-001496-0001

GRADE

SBE 16

LOCATION OF POSITION

Washington County Board of Elections
17718 Virginia Ave.
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Main Purpose of Job

The Election Director supervises and performs all responsibilities in a timely manner in accordance with the Registration and Election Laws of Maryland, the Maryland Constitution, miscellaneous Maryland laws, and the Code of Maryland Regulations – Title 33 & 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 and guarantee the efficiency, accuracy and candor of all elections held within the Director’s jurisdiction.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Experience: Eight 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 an additional four years of supervisory or management experience.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and five years of supervisory experience or project management experience for the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university for four of the eight years of required 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.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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 conducting elections to include: voter registration; implementation of mail-in voting, provisional voting and same day registration; candidate filing and ballot preparation; voting system testing, allocation and site delivery; acquisition of polling places for early voting and election day; redistricting and consolidation of precincts; preparing and managing all canvass activities; and recruitment and training of election judges. 

•Experience supervising individuals and groups and conducting interviews and performance evaluations.

•Experience conducting meetings, communicating with media outlets and making presentations to diverse individuals and agencies. 

•Experience reviewing, tracking and applying federal, state, and local laws and analyzing its potential impact on current policies and procedures. 

•Experience preparing, developing, and administering a financial budget for a department, agency or company.

•Experience preparing materials and training adults in a classroom setting.

•Experience using Microsoft applications to include: Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint to create spreadsheets, analyze data and make presentations. 

•Willingness to participate in continuing education opportunities offered through the State or outside organizations to keep abreast of current trends and technical advances in equipment and data tracking systems in order to more efficiently direct the conduct of elections. 


LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

This position is limited to current Board of Elections Elections employees only.

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, Section 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).

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). 

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

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

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to SBE's HR Division at 151 W. St. Suite 200, Annapolis, MD 21401. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted. If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please email the requested information to Chris Lohr at Chris.Lohr@maryland.gov.  Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. 

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact 410-269-2840.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.



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