State of Maryland

ELECTION SUPERVISOR I (#001484)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $32,498.00-$50,881.00 Yearly


GRADE

9990

NATURE OF WORK

An Election Supervisor I is the supervisory level of specialized clerical work in a local election office. Employees in this classification supervise employees engaged in processing and maintaining voter records and applying election laws, rules, and procedures to work problems. Employees in this classification supervise Election Clerks and other support staff.

Employees receive general supervision from an Election Director or Election Deputy Director or other designated supervisor. The work may require travel to schools, nursing homes or other facilities to register voters, train election officials and voter registration volunteers or provide related services. Employees may be required to work evenings and weekends, particularly prior to and following an election.

The Election Supervisor I is differentiated from the Election Clerk Lead/Advanced in that the Election Supervisor I provides the full range of supervision to the Election Clerks and other support staff. The Election Supervisor I is differentiated from the Election Supervisor II in that the Election Supervisor II may have additional administrative responsibilities related to the entire office operation.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Supervises Election Clerks and other support staff engaged in processing and maintaining voter records and applying election laws, rules, and procedures to work problems;

Trains employees and volunteers in election procedures such as registering voters;

Trains Election Clerks and other support staff in the full range of specialized clerical work in a local office;

Registers voters at local office and outside facilities, completes registration forms and assigns voter district and precinct;

Processes absentee ballot applications, issues ballots to qualified voters, receives completed ballots and secures ballots;

Compiles and maintains statistics;

Answers inquiries regarding election procedures in person, by telephone, by U.S. mail and by electronic mail;

Assists the Election Director or the Election Deputy Director or other designated supervisor in reprecincting by obtaining census information, researching appropriate boundary lines and markers, and checking and recommending potential polling locations;

Uses knowledge of the Election Law Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, the Code of Maryland Regulations and the Federal Voting Assistance Program to implement, manage and revise all phases of absentee voting policies and procedures;

Recruits election officials needed to staff polling places, organizes required training sessions, and implements and revises policies and procedures related to judge recruitment;

Accepts and processes candidate and committee filings;

Coordinates census activities in conjunction with the Maryland Office of Planning in order to define boundaries for redistricting and reprecincting and to assure an accurate street database;

Oversees the implementation and maintenance of polling place accessibility in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and State policies and guidelines;

Maintains current knowledge of the National Voter Registration Act and all related regulations for the purpose of managing all phases of the Act, including the category of inactive voters;

May supervise electronic technicians engaged in maintaining and repairing electronic voting machines:

May prepare election calendar;

May coordinate the ordering, proofreading, counting and dissemination of appropriate forms;

May purchase and inventory supplies;

May supervise a specialized unit in a large office or supervise employees engaged in the full range of Election Clerk duties in a smaller office;

Performs other duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of State election laws, statutes and ordinances; Knowledge of Maryland State primary and general election procedures for federal, State and municipal elections; Knowledge of business office practices and procedures; Skill in word processing, personal computers and other office automation equipment and applicable software applications; Skill in maintaining accurate and detailed records; Skill in maintaining workflow despite frequent interruptions and changing priorities; Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with the general public, State officials, candidates and co-workers; Ability to use independent judgment in applying and explaining election laws, rules, and procedures; Ability to meet time sensitive deadlines and demands.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Two years experience applying election laws, rules and procedures in a local election office.

Notes:

1. Specialized clerical experience may substitute for the required experience applying election laws, rules and procedures in a local election office at the rate of one year for each six months of the required election office experience. Specialized clerical experience is defined as work in an office which requires reviewing, verifying and interpreting information in order to make determinations and resolve work problems in accordance with policies, regulations, guidelines and procedures.

2. General clerical experience may substitute for the required experience applying election laws, rules and procedures in a local election office at the rate of two years for each six months of the required election office experience. General clerical experience is defined as work performing a variety of clerical duties which are clear-cut and typically found in office settings, such as filing, copying, posting data and directing telephone calls.

3. College courses from an accredited college or university may be substituted for up to two years of the required experience at the rate of 30 credit hours for one year of experience.

4. Additional experience applying election laws, rules and procedures in a local election office may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

None.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Employees in this classification are required to be registered voters in the State of Maryland in accordance with the Election Law Article, Section 2-207(d).

2. Employees in this classification may not hold or be a candidate for any elective public or political party office or any other office created under the Constitution or laws of this State in accordance with the Election Law Article, Section 2-301(b).

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Class specifications are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

Date Revised

May 15 2003 12:00AM

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 001484; EST: ; REV: 5/15/2003;

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