Elections Technical Specialist

This position is part of a team managing physical election equipment and associated software. Primary responsibilities include preventative maintenance of voting machines, logic and accuracy testing, supply management, leading the mock election process, preparing laptops for voting locations, security monitoring, and in-house technology troubleshooting.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and organizational skills as this position requires significant coordination with outside departments and vendors. Responsibilities include budgeting and leading a team of personnel during elections to support voting locations. Overtime, including some weekends, is required during election periods. Warehouse management experience and IT experience preferred.

Purpose of the position:
The primary purpose of this position is to provide specialized technical work supporting election-specific systems related to voting equipment, elections software, audits, and precinct compliance.

Minimum Education, Training and/or Experience (required at time of hire):
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, IT, or related field and two (2) years of experience in information systems, elections administration, or other related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Training and Experience: NC Elections Technical Specialist Certification, Certified Elections Registration Administrator (CERA), Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certification, Notary Public certification, preferred.

Essential Functions of the position:
Provide technical expertise related to voting system hardware and software.
Serve as a technical resource to staff to include assessing technology needs; recommending appropriate equipment; and ensuring they are trained on the proper use of the most current voting equipment and elections hardware and software.
Perform non-technical activities to include auditing election returns; reviewing precinct surveys to ensure compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards; deploying resources at voting sites; and reviewing voting sites and identifying issues.
Fulfill all public data requests for voter registration reports, voter history reports, voter statistics, and maps.
Manage election preparation team members and election data.
Coordinates staging, loading, delivery and pickup of voting equipment with moving company, election staff, IT staff, chief judges, and polling place contacts.
Perform other duties as assigned.

This position will be posted until filled. An initial review of applications will begin on July 30, 2021. This posting may close without notice.

Department:Election Services
Location: Asheville, NC
Job Posting End Date: August 31, 2021
Salary Range: $22.50 – $29.81
To See The Full Job Description & Apply Visit: https://www.buncombecounty.org/jobs

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