In the Office of the Secretary of the State and the Elections Enforcement Commission this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in assisting in the administration of election laws or the administration and enforcement of campaign financing and disclosure laws.
Works under the general supervision of a Assistant Legal Director or other employee of higher grade.
May lead lower level employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Assists in the preparation and editing of ballots, forms and instructions related to elections or campaign financing;
Prepares and furnishes information and educational materials for state and local officials, candidates, political committees, lobbyists, citizens and other concerned parties concerning elections or campaign finance;
Drafts legislation and procedural and substantive regulations;
Prepares materials for legislative committees;
May conduct training for elections officials or campaign treasurers;
Performs related duties as required.
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE
Assists in the biennial compilation and publication of election laws;
Answers inquiries and prepares memoranda relating to election laws;
Examines nominating and primary petitions;
Drafts revisions of forms and calendars relating to elections and nominating procedures;
Participates and assists in the planning of conferences relating to elections administration;
Prepares materials for and assists in conducting Election Official Conferences for Town Clerks and Registrars of Voters.
ELECTIONS ENFORCEMENT COMMISSION
Reviews and records all campaign filings required by committees and maintains a schedule of filings;
Notifies treasurers of filing dates;
Ensures timely filing of campaign reports;
Enforces late filing penalties for delinquent reporting;
Assists in the development and design of electronic campaign reporting systems and other system support by communicating needs and collaborating with staff on solutions;
Coordinates with staff attorneys concerning handling violations of reporting laws;
Conducts research and prepares reports concerning campaign finance practices, trends and developments;
Assists in accounting functions related to the public financing grant program.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of campaign financing and disclosure laws;
Knowledge of Connecticut election laws;
oral and written communication skills;
Considerable ability to interpret and clearly explain election laws and campaign financing and disclosure laws;
interpret complex legislation;
utilize computer software.
STATE ELECTIONS ENFORCEMENT COMMISSION
Knowledge of records management techniques.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of experience in providing complex clerical support involving the legal and technical aspects of elections and/or campaign financing.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
A Master's degree in a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(16)-ADMIN & RESID (P-5)
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Elections Officer in Salary Group AR 24 approved effective June 27, 2014. (Revised to modernize format and add Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-248