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  • Board of Elections Training Specialist
    Employer: Wake County Board of Elections
    Location: Raleigh, NC
    Category: Specialist

    Are you looking to get involved in your community? Do you want to make a difference? Are you passionate about learning? If so, get ready to roll up your sleeves and become part of something bigger! The Wake County Board of Elections is currently seeking an experienced Instructional Designer/Training Specialist to join our dynamic and driven Training Team. The ideal candidate will be a strong communicator who thrives in a fast paced, ever changing work environment. They will have a clear understanding of the commonly accepted instructional design models, what it takes to be a behind the scenes designer, have a strong visual sense and excellent project management skills.

    What will you do as a Board of Elections Training Specialist?

    Develop training materials, including classroom presentations, manuals, workbooks, training videos and online training modules to facilitate comprehensive training for Early Voting and Election Day Officials
    Review, evaluate and modify existing and proposed programs and recommend changes
    Create schedules, design layouts for training facilities and adjusts room layouts as necessary between in-person classes
    Train and manage instructors and assistants for in-person training classes
    Serve as instructor for some online webinars and in-person classes
    Collaborate with team members to gain knowledge of work processes, identify training needs and establish plans to address the needs through training solutions
    Identify innovative training tools and methods to enhance the training program
    Monitor and assess election law changes and incorporate the changes into polling place procedures
    Develop and design election forms, precinct official website, newsletters, assessments and other communications
    Develop high level design documents, storyboards, audio narration scripts, status reporting, QA and testing plans
    Assists with Early Voting site setups and call center support
    Assists with Election Day call center support and post-election processes
    Portfolios will be required by all applicants who are selected to move forward in the recruitment process

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  • Certification and Training Manager
    Employer: Washington Secretary of State's Office
    Location: Olympia, WA
    Category: Management

    The Program Manager for Certification & Training manages the provision of professional certification and training to state election administrators and canvassing board members in 39 Washington counties. The Certification and Training Program Manager reports to the Elections Director and is a member of the Elections Management Team that advises the Elections Director on direction and policy.

    The Program Manager is responsible for the administration of the Certification and Training Program of the Elections Division by providing strategic analysis, planning, and management of a program that includes four major functions. There functions are: 1) professional certification and training of local and state election administrators and county canvassing board members; 2) review of county election operations and procedures; 3) the election clearinghouse; and 4) testing of all vote tabulation equipment used in each county during state primary and general elections.

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  • Communications Specialist
    Employer: U.S. Election Assistance Commission
    Location: Washington, DC
    Category: Communications

    Duties
    The employee and supervisor collaborate to develop the approach, timelines and general framework for projects and, within these parameters, the employee independently plans and carries out the work involved in developing, maintaining, and managing media communication, coordinating with others as appropriate, interpreting and applying policy, determining the content and format for media communication, and consulting with the supervisor on questionable content or issues.

    The Director of Communications assigns special projects and assignments, defining the nature of the assignment, objectives to be achieved, and resources available. The employee independently resolves most problems that arise, keeping the Director informed on unusual, sensitive or controversial matters. Completed work is reviewed for achievement of objectives and consistency with governing laws, regulations, policies, and the EAC strategic plan.

    Major Duties

    Creation of Communications Materials and Public Relations Support.
    Research, develop, write, and edit presentations, press releases, fact sheets, feature articles, letters, speeches, testimony, annual reports, opinion pieces, videos, and other public-facing communications materials that effectively communicate the agency’s goals to EAC stakeholders and a variety of public and internal audiences.
    Coordinate with the Director of Communications to disseminate daily news and social media reports to EAC staff and leadership.
    Work with the Director of Communications to procure and manage contracts and assist with the procurement of other Communications-related needs, i.e. photography, video, subscriptions, and other non-EAC services and goods.
    Work with the Director of Communications on virtual and in-person events planning and execution including agendas, briefing materials, promotional materials, preparation for staff, and event management.
    When assigned, accompanies EAC staff and leadership to public events and/or information gathering trips. Occasional travel required when deemed necessary.
    In consultation with the Director of Communications, plans and implements communications plans, events, media campaigns, press conferences, briefings, messaging and interviews.
    Participate in developing communications and media initiatives, planning and implementing of media events, and maintaining a proactive media strategy and content calendar for the Commission’s owned channels (social media, website, blogs, etc.).
    Provide background information to the media as required and drafts talking points for spokespersons ahead of interviews and presentations. Pending approval by the Director of Communications, speaks on record, at times with attribution.
    Develop and maintain productive working relationships with members of the media. Enlist the cooperation of media representatives in providing accurate information to the public that furthers the goals and objectives of the EAC.
    Serve as a backup when the Director of Communications is unavailable.
    Research various sources of pertinent information on election administration to ensure working knowledge of EAC activities and priorities, as well as a familiarity with outside election research, Congressional activities, and external election events. Help to evaluate information and determine its relevance and suitability for EAC communications.
    Attend staff briefings and policy discussions to gain knowledge of EAC activities to remain current on the latest developments of interest to the public, assist in preparing for and responding to media inquiries, and formulate recommendations regarding agency policies and programs.
    Performs other related duties, as assigned.
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    Requirements
    Conditions of Employment
    Candidates must meet all qualifications prior to the closing date of this announcement.

    Candidates must be a US Citizen.

    This position is subject to a (1) year probationary period.

    Qualifications
    COMPETENCIES:
    Interpersonal Effectiveness: Skill in responding appropriately to a diversity of groups and individuals in a variety of challenging situations. Demonstrated ability to be tactful and to treat others with respect. Skill in developing networks, achieving cooperation, and collaborating with others when appropriate.
    Influencing/Negotiating: Skill in influencing others to accept and implement recommendations and in building consensus. Ability to effectively resolve significant or controversial issues.
    Written and Oral Communication: Demonstrated ability to clearly, succinctly and convincingly express facts and ideas both in writing and orally. Skill in listening and appropriately responding to the ideas, points of view, or concerns of others.
    External Awareness: Skill in identifying, analyzing, and keeping abreast of legislation, policies, political, and social trends that affect the EAC and assess the impact to the agency’s mission.
    TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES REQUIRED
    Understanding of PowerPoint and other software platforms used for EAC communications resources.
    Ability to navigate media management software and disseminate information using this portal.
    Ability to do basic graphic design and video editing.
    Knowledge of the principles, practices, methods and techniques of written and oral communications. Skill in applying such knowledge to perform assignments involving public information, internal information, and community relations activities for internal and external audiences; develop written information materials for dissemination through a variety of media; determine and effectively use the most appropriate means for transmitting information and evaluate the effectiveness of the plans developed to communicate with targeted audiences.
    Skill and knowledge to develop innovative written communication materials such as news releases, feature stories, fact sheets, presentations, etc., and other products that effectively transmit information about EAC’s programs and activities.
    Ability to speak to agency priorities and successes, and respond to criticism in a professional manner.
    Knowledge of information gathering and analysis techniques to gather, analyze, summarize, and report on election-related data.

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  • Departmental Training Coordinator
    Employer: DeKalb County
    Location: Decatur, GA
    Category: Coordinator

    Salary Range: $52,815 – $81,862

    This opening is for the Voter Registration & Elections department.

    Purpose of Classification:
    The purpose of this classification is to develop, coordinate, deliver, and evaluate departmental training programs and learning solutions.

    Essential Functions:
    The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

    Develops training programs for departmental employees; creates new and/or modifies existing courses and course materials; researches industry changes; and prepares activities and course assignments.

    Conducts training and facilitates in-house training programs for employees based on current trends and best practices.

    Assists employees in meeting certification and recertification requirements for mandated licensure and submits documents for license renewals.

    Coordinates training logistics to include training room, schedules, attendance tracking, passwords, supplies and set up; and selects or develops teaching aids including training handbooks, tutorials or quick reference guides .

    Administers and grades course assignments and exams; and tracks and analyzes learning curriculum effectiveness through various evaluations techniques including evaluation of individual performances.

    Maintains and prepares training and compliance records and prepares related documentation and reports; enters course exam grades; prepares training certificates; and updates compliance databases.

    Assists with internal departmental communications by preparing newsletters, promotional materials for training programs, flyers for departmental events, or related communications.

    Communicates with department management, supervisors, other employees, subject matter experts, schools, community groups, volunteers, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.

    Maintains current knowledge of departmental business functions and operations to develop training programs and solutions for improving employee knowledge and performance within business units; and research training industry standards and best practices and applies new technologies.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Bachelor’s degree in Public/Business Administration, Education, Organizational Development, or a related field required; three years of experience in training, teaching, or a related field to assigned department; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

    Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license

    Preferred qualifications:

    Experience with voter registration and elections

    Experience in developing curriculum, providing training, speaking in public or presenting to an audience; ability to deliver presentations with clarity and poise

    Demonstrated classroom and time management skills; ability to disseminate information to classroom participants with varying levels of knowledge

    Ability to work independently

    Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships

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  • Deputy Director (Democrat)
    Employer: Fulton County
    Location: Wauseon, OH
    Category: Director

    The Fulton County Board of Elections is accepting applications for the position of Democratic Deputy Director. Applicants must be affiliated with the Democratic Party. Must be a Fulton County resident/elector (voter) within 30 days of employment. Will be responsible for preparing and conducting any and all elections held in the county. Administrative and interpersonal skills in dealing with staff, voters, elected officials, candidates and media are critical. This is a full-time position is for 35 hours a week year-round with extended hours required during the period before each election. Interested candidates must agree to a criminal background check, drug screen and submit a complete application package to the Fulton County Board of Elections no later than December 12 by 4:00pm.

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  • Division Director
    Employer: Illinois State Board of Elections
    Location: Springfield, IL
    Category: Director

    Subject to Executive Director approval; oversees the administration of human resource programs including, but not limited to, compensation, payroll, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development. Serves as the Board’s subject matter expert relating to personnel and human resource matters.

    Identifies staffing and recruiting needs; develops and executes best practices for hiring and talent management. Conducts research and analysis of Board trends including review of reports and metrics from human resource information systems.

    Recommends, implements, and ensures compliance with agency policies and procedures including, but not limited to, hiring, disciplinary actions, employee grievances, compensation plan, and employee performance evaluations.

    Creates and oversees human resource practices, programs, and objectives that provide for an employee-oriented culture that emphasizes collaboration, innovation, creativity, and knowledge transfer within a diverse team.

    Oversees the day-to-day administrative aspects of the Board’s personnel programs; accuracy of bi-monthly payrolls; benefits; quarterly and annual EEO/AA reporting; and, employee transaction documentation.

    Facilitates professional development, training, and certification activities for staff; development and maintenance of agency-wide training programs for on-boarding, staff development, and knowledge transfer.

    Responsible for the administration and oversight over all disciplinary matters; including: investigation of complaints; conducting witness interviews; documentation gathering; drafting and submittal of investigation findings to Executive Staff; advising Division Directors and Executive Staff on disciplinary matters; and, drafting of formal disciplinary reprimands in accordance with policy.

    Has administrative oversight of the Chief Fiscal Officer regarding budgetary and fiscal matters under the purview of the Division of Administrative Services.

    Supervises and evaluates subordinate staff; facilitates knowledge transfers and cross trainings; performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

    Salary: $6,023.00 – $12,374.00 Monthly

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  • Election Bureau - Assistant Director
    Employer: Butler County
    Location: Butler, PA
    Category: Director

    To supervise and direct the operational processes relating to voter registration, voting and elections, ensuring that voters’ rights are protected and votes are recorded and counted accurately. Assists the Director in implementing the day to day functions of the Elections Department.

    The incumbent supervises the non-exempt staff and answers voter and candidate questions or selects proper course of action to resolve problems. Assists Director in evaluating new technologies for election process. Consults with others regarding clarification of the Pennsylvania Election Code. Refers complex issues requiring clarification of the Pennsylvania Election Code or the Pennsylvania Constitution to the Director of Elections.

    A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and/or equivalent work experience is required. Significant experience in Computer Science course work or equivalent is required. Prior work experience involving the electoral process is desirable, as is supervisory experience. Must be knowledgeable of State and County voting laws, regulations, procedures, and requirements. Computer, telephone and customer service skills are necessary.

    Salary – Pay Grade 7: ($45,129.18-$63,180.85)

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  • Election Cycle Temp
    Employer: Pinal County
    Location: Coolidge, AZ
    Category: Temp

    Under supervision, performs the basic duties of Voter Registration and Early Voting during the election cycle as required by state statute for the Recorder’s Office. This position is not covered under the Pinal County Merit System. Incumbents in this position serve at the pleasure of their respective Appointing Authority. The employment relationship of incumbents in this position is “at will” the employee may be terminated at any time, for any reason, with or without cause. Salary: Up to $20/hr.

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  • Election Review Program Lead
    Employer: Washington Secretary of State's Office
    Location: Olympia, WA
    Category: Program Lead

    The certification and training program oversees, directs, and advises County Auditors in interpretations of federal and state election law and the correct administration of voter registration and elections throughout the state. The certification and training program reviews county practices for adherence to election law and best practices, provides essential tools for election administrators through official communications and training, and acts as liaisons for the Office of the Secretary of State.

    This position reports to the certification and training program manager and is responsible for overseeing, reviewing and advising county auditors on the federal and state elections laws and the administration of voter registration.

    Serves as the lead program specialist in the county election review program; Travels extensively throughout state to conduct reviews of county elections departments

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  • Election Security Intelligence Analyst
    Employer: Illinois State Board of Elections
    Location: Sangamon County, IL
    Category: Analyst

    This position is eligible for participation in our Telework program (up to 2 remote days per week) and tuition reimbursement program (100% of tuition costs covered). You will also be able to enroll into the State of Illinois Group Insurance Program, which includes various highly competitive and low cost coverage options for health, dental, vision, and life insurance. The compensation package includes your salary, annual cost of living adjustments (COLAs), and performance based bonuses. Lastly, this position offers a competitive time off package, including: 12 paid sick days per calendar year (accrual basis); a minimum of 10 paid vacation days per calendar year (accrual basis); 3 personal days per calendar year; and 12 paid state holidays per calendar year.

    The SBE welcomes all and promotes workplace diversity. It is our individual traits, character, and experiences that make each of us special and unique. Utilizing those unique backgrounds in a collaborative nature allows for our diverse team to thrive. There is no place for discrimination based on race, religion, culture, sexual identity or orientation, age, or disability at the State Board of Elections.

    Under administrative direction, serves as a team member identifying computer system vulnerabilities in partnership with the Illinois State Board of Elections and Department of Innovation and Technology for local election authorities and other state election partners. Identifies vulnerabilities and provides technical analysis and remediation recommendations for those affected computer systems, including forensic analysis for investigations, monitoring and reporting. Provides technical support to the Cyber Security Information Sharing Program Manager and Cyber Navigator Program Manager of the Illinois State Board of Elections Cyber Navigator Program in coordination with the Department of Innovation and Technology Security Operations Center. Develops and recommends measures to safeguard systems before and after they are compromised. Conducts monthly Tech Talks on election security and relevant cyber threats for local election authorities and their IT and security staff. Develop annual cyber security training for local election authorities. Develops publications, guides, and other election security related resources for statewide distribution. Participates in the development of incident response plans, continuity of operation plans, and tabletop exercise training. Serves on-call for emergency situations and Election Day. Travel to attend training sessions, conferences, meetings, etc. is required.

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  • Elections Coordinator - Training
    Employer: Buncombe County
    Location: Asheville, NC
    Category: Coordinator

    Buncombe County is a caring community in harmony with its environment where citizens succeed, thrive, and realize their potential. Our mission is to promote a healthy, safe, well-educated, and thriving community with a sustainable quality of life; to provide effective and efficient government our citizens can trust; and to deliver needed service through a responsive work force committed to excellence, integrity, and teamwork.

    Buncombe County Elections is looking for an energetic and resourceful individual who enjoys a fast paced, dynamic environment working with people from varied backgrounds.

    Purpose of the position:
    The primary purpose of this position is to plan, coordinate, and administer assigned elections program or service area to support the strategic direction of the department and organization by connecting community participants to election services.

    Minimum Education, Training and/or Experience (required at time of hire):

    Associate’s degree from an accredited college with major course work in Political Science, Business Administration, Public Administration, Law, or related field, and three (3) years of experience in preparation of reports, bookkeeping, detailed filing procedures, responding to and composing correspondence, and performing administrative tasks preferably in a Board of Elections office; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Additional Training and Experience: Certified North Carolina Elections Administrator preferred.

    License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation: None

    Essential Functions of the Position:

    Organize and manage day-to-day activities of assigned elections program area to ensure program objectives are met; ensure compliance in accordance with all federal, state, and local regulatory standards, ordinances, laws, and requirements.

    Participate in the recommendation, assignment, training, direction, and success of seasonal poll workers and other seasonal staff.

    Design, deliver, and/or facilitate trainings, program outreach, and educational sessions to expand knowledge of services; develop content, materials, and necessary supporting documentation.

    Effectively administer software tools and systems to manage program; synthesize and analyze program data, design/develop reports and ensure accurate and timely reporting.

    Act as the liaison and conduit between key shareholders, the community, and the department to convey relevant information and ensure effective collaboration; participate in meetings, presentations, trainings, and outreach as needed.

    Manage budget for assigned elections program including coordinating, processing, and recording financial and budget information and transactions.

    Identify opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures; identify resource needs; review with appropriate management staff; implement improvements.

    Perform other related duties as assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

    Knowledge of Federal, state, and county laws and procedures pertaining to elections and the maintenance of Buncombe County election records.

    Knowledge of organizational culture and resources, both internal to Buncombe County and in the community.

    Knowledge of ethical guidelines applicable to the position as outlined by professional standards, federal, state, and local laws or ordinances.

    Knowledge of the programs and service delivery mechanisms in assigned work areas.

    Ability to interpret and keep up to date with changes related to election laws, processes and standards and communicate those changes in a prompt manner.

    Ability to collect and analyze data and conduct program and performance reviews/audits.

    Ability to effectively use various complex software applications.

    General knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration and planning, an ability to communicate effectively with professional and administrative personnel.

    Ability to interpret and apply election law, campaign finance regulations, and pertinent financial Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.

    Interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

    Department:Election Services
    Location: Asheville, NC
    Job Posting End Date: August 17, 2022
    Salary Range: $24.96 – $29.13
    Buncombe County Government realizes the importance of a diverse professional workforce and the need to foster a responsive and innovative organizational culture, one that fully engages all of our employees, honoring and building on each employee’s unique experiences, opinions, and perspective.

    It is the policy of Buncombe County to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected class under federal or NC State law. In addition the Agency expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment or discrimination.

    Applicants for employment are invited to participate in the affirmative action program by reporting their status as a protected veteran or other minority. In extending this invitation, we advise you that: (a) workers (applicants) are under no obligation to respond but may do so in the future if they choose; (b) responses will remain confidential within the human resource department; and (c) responses will be used only for the necessary information to include in our affirmative action program. We are a company that values diversity. We actively encourage women, minorities, veterans and disabled employees to apply. Refusal to provide this information will have no bearing on your application and will not subject you to any adverse treatment.

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  • Elections Operations Specialist (Public Service Representative 4)
    Employer: Oregon Secretary of State
    Location: Salem, OR
    Category: Specialist

    LOCATION: Salem, OR
    This position is full-time in office.

    SALARY:
    Public Service Representative 4 ​(0324):
    $3,535 – $5,361/per month Non-PERS*
    $3,748 – $5,682/per month PERS*

    *Plus, this position is eligible for an additional 5% Bilingual Differential upon successful completion of required language testing. ​

    WHAT YOU WILL DO:
    In this role, you will serve as the front-facing customer service agent for the Elections Division. You will also provide administrative support for Division management and programs. This is accomplished in part by, but not limited to:

    Monitoring and managing the division’s public facing email boxes

    Assisting voters via phone, email, and in-person

    Processing the division’s incoming and outgoing mail

    Resolving routine problems or complaints and escalating complicated issues to other staff members

    Performing an initial review of documents filed with the division

    Providing data entry assistance to division staff

    Assisting division staff with mailings

    Coordinating travel and scheduling meetings for the division

    Providing support for records management

    Fulfilling voter registration supply orders

    For explicit duties, please request a copy of the position description from sarah.manring@sos.oregon.gov.

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  • Elections Supervisor
    Employer: Pierce County
    Location: Takoma, WA
    Category: Supervisor

    We are looking for an experienced and strategic elections professional with a working knowledge of the technology and processes used in elections. You will be foundational in providing coaching, feedback, and performance reviews for an award-winning team with the leadership and guidance of our Elections Manager. Our work is cutting edge and you will be a vital member of our team!

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  • Executive Director
    Employer: Ranked Choice Voting Resource Center
    Location:  
    Category: Executive

    The primary responsibilities of this position are to set and reinforce the mission and vision of the organization, define its strategic direction and implement strategic plans for the organization’s development, make executive decisions that drive organizational growth, and build and manage relationships including stakeholders and potential donors. The Executive Director works with the Board to set goals for the organization, governs over organizational activities and relationships, guides the organization’s culture, and directs communication to support the mission of the organization.

    The ideal candidate will define the organization’s priorities and direction, oversee staff recruitment and retention, and work systematically to meet organizational goals. He or she should be a self-starter with the ability to work independently and with a team. This is a full-time remote position with in-person meetings and travel as needed.

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  • Executive Director
    Employer: National Vote at Home Institue
    Location:  
    Category: Executive

    The Vote at Home Executive Director shall be responsible for managing all aspects of the organizations’ operations. These major responsibilities include the following: Strategy. Recommending, implementing, and effectively executing all VAH policies and key strategies and programs as approved by one or both boards. Budget. Fundraising and budget administration, to ensure Vote at Home’s financial sustainability and the effective and efficient expenditure of available funds. Management. The hiring, supervision, and performance management of all staff, contractors, and contracts to promote diversity and equity, ensure a collaborative and productive workplace, and comply fully with all applicable federal, state, and local laws. Partnerships. The creation of collaborative partnership relationships with other key organizations and individuals to help promote and amplify VAH’s work. Communication. The effective communication, in a wide variety of public and private forums, of Vote at Home’s vision, mission, key strategies, and core messages. Salary: $120K-$160K.

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  • Information Technology Security Analyst
    Employer: Illinois State Board of Elections
    Location: Sangamon County, IL
    Category: Analyst

    The IT Security Analyst reports directly to the Manager of Cyber Operations and Infrastructure. Supports the administration, implementation, review, and improvement of endpoint, network, hardware, application, and data security practices.

    Implements, supports and monitors the agency’s information security applications, including email security, web security, endpoint security software, firewalls, intrusion prevention applications, data loss prevention, etc. Monitors system dashboards and logs for threat indicators. Analyzes data and performs necessary incident response procedures. Conducts network, system and application vulnerability assessments.

    Analyzes agency threat surface and makes recommendations to management to harden agency systems. Evaluates agency processes and implements and/or makes recommendations to enhance security. Reviews information received concerning threat events from end users, supervisory personnel, other federal, state, county and local agencies and governmental entities involved in the exchange of data with the State Board of Elections (SBE), external entities such as the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EI-ISAC), trusted cybersecurity vendors, law enforcement agencies, and public information sources.

    Consults with SBE staff on security issues. Provides a high level of customer service to agency staff, state, county, and local election officials. Ensures service desk queues and incidents are handled in an appropriate and timely manner.

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  • Language Access Outreach Coordinator (Russian and Somali)
    Employer: King County Elections
    Location: Renton, WA
    Category: Coordinator

    The Department of Elections is searching for energetic and resourceful professionals who like to “get stuff done”. The Language Access and Outreach Coordinator position in the Elections Department combines an exciting, fast paced environment with the opportunity to cultivate talents and apply a variety of skills. The ideal candidate will thrive in an innovative, fast-paced environment and will not hesitate to roll up both sleeves, work hard, have fun, and get the job done. The Language Services and Community Engagement Program is recruiting Language Access and Outreach Coordinators who will support the program for the Russian and Somali languages. This position provides bilingual assistance, translation, and community outreach support. These individuals must be able to read, write, understand, and speak Russian or Somali at the language proficiency testing level used by the Department. In addition, as part of the community engagement program, they will participate in voter registration and voter education activities with community partners and provide support to out Voter Education Fund partners. Individuals in this position will provide language access assistance to our communications team and administrative support to other election work groups as needed.

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  • Legislative Analyst
    Employer: Illinois State Board of Elections
    Location: Springfield, IL
    Category: Analyst

    Under the direction of the General Counsel, assists in the development and advancement of legislative strategy and response; provides legal research and analysis related to legislation, election administration, policy, and operational initiatives. Effectuating Administrative Rules with JCAR. Assists with monitoring State and Federal legislation and implementation of a legislative strategy. Provides legal analysis and summaries of proposed and passed legislation, with an emphasis on the potential impact on election administration and/or agency operations or policies; assists with developing agency response to proposed and passed legislation; communicates agency response and/or position to internal and external stakeholders, as directed. Assists and coordinates with the Board’s subject matter experts in researching mandates, drafting, and finalizing briefing memos, technical reports, and presentations in the development of policy, operational, and programmatic initiatives. Develops new approaches to analyzing data and presenting analyses. Maintains a central repository for legislative, policy, and Administrative Rules to capture historical knowledge. Coordinates and facilitates meetings to assist in internal and external stakeholder education and engagement. Works with stakeholders to gather knowledge and the development of best practices. Salary: $4,958 – $9,558.

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  • Legislative Liaison
    Employer: Illinois State Board of Elections
    Location: Springfield, IL
    Category: Liaison

    Subject to administrative approval, acts as liaison between SBE and legislative leaders in regards to legislative affairs directly affecting budget, statutory requirement changes and legislative mandates; coordinates activities of professional staff responsible for implementing and executing division policies and procedures; plans new program objectives and reviews, evaluates and modifies existing programs in conjunction with Division Directors and Executive Director. Directs the preparation and implementation and coordinates all staff activity with respect to election and campaign finance legislation; establishes procedures for review and evaluation of all election and campaign finance legislation whether initiated by the Board, a legislator or other governmental entity; participates in the legislative process through direct contact and consultation with legislators regarding the merits or demerits of proposed legislation affecting the administration of election and campaign finance laws; testifies as Board representative in Senate and House Elections Committees; consults with and assists committee staff in analysis of election and campaign finance bills and amendments thereto. Directs staff activity in research and compilation of data to be utilized as a basis for Board initiated legislation or proposed rules and regulations; directs the preparation of factual, conceptual and statistical staff reports recommending Board initiated election and campaign finance legislation and assessing the administrative and economic impact of such legislation if enacted; directs and presents an annual legislative program to the Executive Director and the Board for consideration and approval; consults with the coordinates Board program with the Election laws Commission; drafts Board initiated legislative proposals in bill form for submission to legislative reference bureau to be prepared for introduction; monitors and tracks the progress of all election related legislation and amendments of the Governor with respect to the merits and demerits of election and campaign finance legislation passed by the General Assembly. Assists in preparation of the annual budget and initiates and promotes Board appropriation bill in the General Assembly; directs the collection and evaluation of proposals for election and campaign legislation from other division heads and their staff. Salary: $5,303.00 – $12,374.

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  • Policy Analyst
    Employer: National Conference of State Legislatures
    Location: Denver, CO
    Category: Analyst

    This is an entry-level policy position with NCSL’s elections and redistricting team. This close-knit team of five professionals is noted for its collaborative approach to work, and for its role as the nation’s keeper of nonpartisan, accurate information about election administration, redistricting, campaign finance and ancillary topics. The successful candidate will work on policy topics relevant to state legislators and legislative staff and will contribute to a range of projects, including but not limited to webpages, databases, briefs and presentations. Variety is guaranteed. A policy analyst operates under the close supervision of others and has no supervisory responsibilities. Work may be performed independently or as a member of a team. Employees are assigned discrete tasks such as tracking legislation in databases, answering research requests from legislators or legislative staff, contributing research in support of projects led by other professional staff on the team, assisting with meeting planning, and collaborating with staff from other programs at NCSL such as those in other policy areas or in the communications division. Over time the successful candidate will develop knowledge of policymaking processes and specific policy topics.

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  • Public Relations Manager
    Employer: DeKalb County
    Location: Decatur, GA
    Category: Management

    Salary Range: $67,182 – $104,133

    This opening is for the Voter Registration & Elections department.

    Essential Functions:

    The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

    Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff; develops and oversees employee work schedules to ensure adequate coverage and control; compiles and reviews timesheets; approves/processes employee concerns and problems and counsels or disciplines as appropriate; assists with or completes employee performance appraisals; directs work; acts as a liaison between employees and management; and trains staff in operations, policies, and procedures.

    Organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; prioritizes and schedules work activities to meet objectives; ensures that subordinates have the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist with complex/problem situations and provide technical expertise; provides progress and activity reports to management; and assists with the revision of procedure manuals as appropriate.

    Develops and implements a comprehensive communications plan to support the mission and objectives of the department/division; develops communications strategies; reviews internal and external communications to ensure consistent messaging; creates and implements branding initiatives; manages online presence; and generates public relations campaigns to support special projects, service changes, and new initiatives within the department.

    Oversees the creation of print and online content to publicize and promote department programs, facilities, events, or objectives; researches and verifies information; reviews, approves, or produces newsletters, calendars, brochures, and flyers; monitors, approves, and creates content for social media and department website; and writes or edits official department announcements, emails blasts, press releases, letters, or posts.

    Oversees community outreach programs and events; plans, organizes, and oversees special events, facility tours, educational programs; oversees the selection of locations, dates, and sponsorships; reviews activities and materials prepared by staff or vendors; recruits and supervises event volunteers; and coordinates set-up, staffing, and implementation of program/event plans.

    Represents department as a spokesperson; serves as a liaison to the news media, other departments, boards, and other external groups; responds to media requests; gives interviews and official comments; and produces short television segments for DeKalb County TV.

    Cultivates community partnerships to advance departmental objectives and initiatives; develops and maintains relationships with community partners; attends or leads community events on behalf of the department; responds to inquiries from citizen groups or the public; and serves on internal and external committees or projects.

    Prepares and monitors public relations budget; prepares cost estimates; develops annual budget requests; and reviews and approves expenditures.

    Provides data reporting related to department programs and activities; sets metrics and performance indicators related to department programs and outreach; compiles data related to program participation and goals, costs, and community feedback; conducts surveys to collect community input; tracks inquiries and complaints; and prepares reports.

    Processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations, within designated timeframes and per established procedures; receives and reviews various documentation, reports, meeting minutes, and rough drafts of media content; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate; prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, and other documentation, including written and visual content, press releases, brochures, posters, flyers, newsletters, and calendars; compiles data for further processing or for use in preparation of department reports; and maintains computerized and/or hardcopy records.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Liberal Arts, Public Relations, or related field required; five years of experience in public relations, communications, community outreach, or a related field to include lead or supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

    Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.

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  • Senior Graphic Designer
    Employer: King County Elections
    Location: Renton, WA
    Category: Design

    This is an amazing opportunity to be engaged in the election process!

    The Department of Elections is searching for an energetic and resourceful professional who likes to get stuff done. The Senior Graphic Designer in the Elections Department combines an exciting environment with the opportunity to cultivate talents and apply a variety of skills. The ideal candidate will thrive in an innovative, fast-paced environment and will not hesitate to roll up both sleeves, work hard, have fun, and get the job done.

    The Senior Graphic Designer will lead the design and production of a wide variety of election materials, including the voters’ pamphlet, social media and advertising content, infographics, educational brochures, and more. This position blends laying out straightforward and easy-to-understand government documents and publications, with opportunities to inject fun, creativity, and innovation into voter education materials and all things elections.

    This position reports to the Communications Lead. The Senior Graphic Designer will work with members of every workgroup in the department to support election operations and provide reliable and easy-to-understand information to voters. This position will also work closely with the department’s Language Services & Community Outreach team to produce materials in Chinese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Somali, and Vietnamese.

    The ideal candidate for this position will be creative, detail-oriented, experienced in designing engaging visuals to break down complex information, and ready to collaborate with a team of election administrators, community outreach specialists, and communications professionals.

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