Program Manager III (Director of Election Reform and Management)

State Board of Elections
151 W. Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Main Purpose Of Job
The Director of the Election Reform and Management Division manages and supports the State’s implementation of the Help America Vote Act, Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, and other federal election laws, develops and implements efforts to improve election administration, and oversees the duties assigned to the Division. The position also manages the State’s provisional voting program conducted by the local boards of elections and the agency’s election judge training program and supports the State’s mail-in voting program. The Division oversees an audit program of the local boards of elections and statewide training and education programs for election officials.
Directs and coordinates all activities of an agency program or programs, including the State’s provisional voting programs and election official training program.

Supports the State’s early voting and mail-in voting programs.

Establishes overall policies and procedures for the program(s), oversees implementation and
approves revisions;

Establishes and evaluates program goals, standards and controls to meet program objectives;

Oversees and manages the personnel and financial resources of the program(s);

Develops short and long-range plans for program operations and resources;

Determines organizational structure and staffing needs of the program(s);

Oversees development and training of program staff;

Plans, coordinates, supervises and evaluates the work of employees;

Represents the department in a liaison capacity with managers, local election officials, and
officials of other agencies concerning program activities;

May promote the program through contacts with interested groups and the general public;

Performs other related duties.

Education: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

Experience: Three years of experience in professional work, with at least one year of experience planning, conducting and evaluating a program or project. Experience can be in state or local government, private sector, or non-profit sector. A candidate may substitute two years of experience for a law degree or graduate degree in public administration or public policy.

Notes: Candidates may substitute four years of program management experience for the required education.

Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

1. Knowledge of elections in Maryland and experience administering an election

2. Detail oriented, good organizational skills and strong verbal and writing skills

3. Experience working in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment

4. Experience supervising employees or volunteers

5. Experience in public speaking

6. Experience in facilitating meetings with stakeholders

7. A law degree or graduate degree in public administration or public policy

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