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V. Job Openings

Executive Director—D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics, Washington, D.C.— seeking qualified applicants for Executive Director of the District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics, an independent agency. Incumbent serves as the primary management official, directs program operations and support activities associated with election operations including the conduct of elections and agency administration.   Provides leadership and direction to subordinate divisions in the areas of voter registration and services, administration and support. Represents the Board in the management of financial, material, and personnel resources, including administering the agency’s independent personnel authority; providing oral or written support information for formal hearings and meetings by providing specialized oral or written backup information; assists the Board and the General Counsel in developing legislative proposals affecting agency operations in the delivery of elections services. Advanced degree in policy administration preferred; work experience in governmental organization(s) and election processes; and comprehensive background in election administration, organizational development, administration and supervision. Applicant should possess the ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms. Excellent salary and benefits. District of Columbia residency required. Submit a cover letter addressing requirements of the position, a resume detailing educational background, experiences and salary history to: Karla Garcia, 441 4th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than August 15, 2011.

Legal Counsel, Montgomery County Board of Elections, Rockville, Md. — the Montgomery County Board of Elections, an agency responsible for administering elections in Montgomery County, Maryland, seeks an experienced legal counsel to the Board. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Litigation experience, as well as some knowledge of Maryland election law and procedures, would be helpful. Must be a registered voter of Montgomery County and admitted to practice law in Maryland. Attendance required at monthly and other Board meetings and multi-day canvass sessions after elections. Must be available to provide advice when needed at other times, including on Election Days. Compensation to be determined. Incumbent intends to re-apply. Interested applicants should submit the following by email by Tuesday, September 6, 2011: (1) a cover letter addressing requirements of the position, (2) a resume detailing educational background and relevant work experience, and (3) a statement of proposed rate of compensation. All submissions should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No phone calls, please.

Registration Chief, Fulton County Board of Elections, Fulton County, Ga. incumbent in this class performs duties related to planning, implementing, and managing operational activities for the Registration Division of the Registration and Elections Department, including maintenance of the State Voter Registration System, absentee voting process, and provisional ballot research and tabulations.  Responsibilities include managing assigned staff, developing and implementing policies and procedures related to the laws governing the voter registration process, preparing divisional budgets, and implementing reapportionment guidelines.This is the fourth level within a four-level voter registration classification series. Registration Chief is distinguished from Registration Manager in that the former prepares annual divisional budgets and implements reapportionment functions mandated by the state legislature in addition to managing assigned staff, whereas the latter oversees daily registration operations and staff training in addition to supervising assigned staff.  Incumbent in this class reports directly to the Registration and Elections, Director.Manages assigned staff, including establishing workloads; prioritizing work assignments; evaluating employee performance; developing, interpreting, and enforcing policies and procedures; resolving staff issues; making hiring or termination decisions/recommendations; and administering disciplinary action as required. Manages and oversees voter registration operational processes, including the absentee by mail voting and provisional ballot process and tabulations, updating and maintenance of the State Voter Registration System, and verification of petitions. Compiles and maintains voter lists from official voter registration records. Consults with Geographic Information Systems staff to resolve street index and mapping issues. Interprets and ensures adherence to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations governing voter registration and absentee voting. Implements reapportionment functions as mandated by state law. Ensures compliance with official registration and election procedures and recommends and implements changes as appropriate.  Prepares and submits monthly reports on voter registration operations and activities. Plans and coordinates divisional functions and programs with assigned staff and other agencies. Prepares and submits the annual division budget. Responds to media inquiries related to registration issues. Attends and participates in Board of Registration and Elections meetings. Performs the duties of the Registration and Elections Director in his/her absence as required. Salary: $71,172-108,180. Application: For more information and an online application click here. Deadline: 

Aug. 30, 2011.

Senior Information Technology Specialist, Montgomery County Board of Elections, Rockville, Md.— employee in this position is the lead permanent technology staff and directly responsible to and supervised by the Election Director. The employee is responsible for the planning and implementation of technical programming, testing and preparation of the county’s allotment of the statewide voting system, voting equipment and voter registration system in collaboration with the State of Maryland, the contract holder; is experienced and familiar with system integration, functionality and usage of the Oracle data base and preparation of Crystal reports, GIS, Word, Access, and Excel, and analyzing statistical data; supervises and works with permanent and temporary programming employees; evaluates alternative system and equipment funding sources; represents the Department and addresses election issues at election system related meetings and Board meetings; and performs technology related duties as required and necessary, maintaining a high standard of accuracy. Minimum Qualifications: Five years of experience in the information technology field in areas such as programming, systems analysis, and data/telecommunications, including proficiency with complex computer systems.  Bachelor's Degree in computer science or related field from an accredited college or university and/or certifications in specific programming languages or operating systems to include programming languages include SQL, Oracle Developer 2000. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted. Salary: $64,960- $108,343. Deadline: August 17. Application: Online application at: http://montgomerycountymd.gov/, click “Careers”, click “iRecruitment Visitor Homepage”, click “Search Jobs” for IRC5653 under Job Category of “Information Technology”.