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Assistant Deputy for Election Policy

Recruitment #21-005483-0020




Maryland State Board of Elections
151 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Main Purpose of Job

The Assistant Deputy for Election Policy provides senior leadership on all matters related to the implementation and execution of election laws and policy and supervises the Voter Registration and Petition Division, the Candidacy and Campaign Finance Division, and the Election Reform and Management Division. This position coordinates policy development and implementation, provides oversight for all election-related functions and services, and ensures a uniform and coordinated agency approach by managing work and issues impacting one or more of these divisions. The position supports the agency’s core mission by ensuring Maryland elections are conducted accurately, fairly, and in a manner fully consistent with State and federal laws and regulations.


Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five years of management experience, including experience in program planning and development, overseeing implementation of programs, and managing personnel and budgets.

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


Each candidate must have three years of administrative or professional experience managing a division or unit of federal, state, or local government or equivalent experience in the private sector. Each candidate must also possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license.


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. Graduate degree in law, public administration, public policy or similar degree.

2. Experience applying Maryland elections and governing laws.

3. Experience administering an election.

4. Experience managing director-level employees.

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

6. Experience in public speaking.

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


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to SBE's HR Division at 151 West St., Suite 200, Annapolis, MD 21401. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment.  No postmarks will be accepted. If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please email the requested information to Shermaine Malcolm at  Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. 

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact SBE's HR Division at 410-269-2866.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

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