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PROGRAM MANAGER III

Director of Election Reform and Management

Recruitment #22-005478-0016

GRADE

21

LOCATION OF POSITION

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.

POSITION DUTIES

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

SELECTION PROCESS

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.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

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.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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 W. 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 Chris Lohr at Chris.Lohr@maryland.gov.  Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. 

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact 410-269-2840.

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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View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.

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