Program Manager III

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 mail-in and provisional voting programs conducted by the local boards of elections and the agency’s voter education and outreach efforts. 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
mail-in and provisional voting programs and election official training program.
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.
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
2. Experience administering an election
3. Detail oriented, good organizational and supervisory skills, and strong verbal and writing skills
4. Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
5. Experience supervising employees or volunteers
6. Experience in public speaking
7. Experience in facilitating meetings with stakeholders
8. Experience in adult education and training
9. A law degree or graduate degree in public administration or public policy

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