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Election Program Manager II

Recruitment #24-001468-0001


SBE 0114


Talbot County Board of Elections
215 Bay St.
Easton, MD 21601

Main Purpose of Job

An Election Program Manager II is a managerial level specialized work responsible for directing programs unique to a local election office. Employees in this classification direct, maintain and troubleshoot election programs and work in conjunction with the Director of an Election Office, Deputy Director of an Election Office, State Board of Elections staff, local government staff, vendors and contractors to resolve program issues. Employees in this classification have supervisory or managerial responsibility for the work of other employees in the Skilled or Professional Services. Employees in this classification receive managerial or executive supervision from an Election Director or Election Deputy Director of a local election office. Employees may be required to work evenings, weekends and holidays and to travel to polling sites during an Election cycle. Employees in this classification are assigned to work in a local election board office. Position allocation within the Election Program Manager series is determined on the basis of relative job evaluation among similarly functioning positions. The job evaluation factors include: qualifications; nature and purpose of contacts; nature of recommendations; commitments, decisions, and conclusions; creative thought; responsibility for planning; responsibility for administration; and nature of supervision received. The Election Program Manager I-II is differentiated from the Election Deputy Director in that the Election Program Manager I-II is responsible for one or more agency-specific programs, including the supervision of staff and responsibility for a budget, while the Election Deputy Director has the authority to act in the stead of the Election Director in his/her absence.



Directs and coordinates all activities of a local Board of Election program or programs, such as an absentee voting, voter registration, voting systems, election judge hiring and training which are unique to the agency and its mission;

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;

Manages the personnel and financial resources of the program(s);

Develops and submits budget requirements for the program(s) each fiscal year;

Develops short and long-range plans for program operations and resources;

Determines organizational structure and staffing needs of the program(s);

Manages development and training of program staff;

Plans, coordinates, supervises and evaluates the work of lower-level Election Program Supervisors;

Represents the department in a liaison capacity with managers and officials of other agencies concerning program activities, including the State Board of Elections and local Election Boards;

May promote the program through contacts with elected officials, State Board of Elections staff, election judges, and the general public;

Performs other related duties.


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

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


1. Candidates may substitute one year of specialized clerical, data processing, technical or administrative experience for each six months of the required experience applying election laws, rules and procedures in a local election office. Specialized clerical, data processing, technical or administrative 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. Candidates may substitute two years of general clerical, data processing, technical or administrative experience for each six months of the required experience applying election laws, rules and procedures in a local election office.  General clerical, data processing, technical or administrative experience is defined as work performing a variety of duties which are clear-cut and typically found in office settings, such as filing, copying, inputting data, general computer skills, and directing telephone calls.

3. Candidates may substitute thirty credit hours from an accredited college or university for the required experience.  


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

• Knowledge of State and federal election law, regulations and policies and procedures;

• Experience training staff, election judges, per diem staff and volunteers in the application of election laws, regulations, processes and procedures;

• Experience meeting time sensitive deadlines and demands;

• Experience maintaining effective working relationships with program users,

local government staff and State Board of Elections staff, vendors and contractors;

• Experience preparing routine and ad hoc reports.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.  


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

2. Employees in this classification may not hold any public office or party office or be a candidate for public or party office or take an active part in political management or political campaigns in accordance with Election Law Article, Section 2-301(b).


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.

Applicants must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire. Please read all requirements before applying.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to the State Board of Elections, 151 West St., Suite 200, Annapolis, MD 21401. Paper application materials must be received by 5:00 pm on the closing date for the recruitment. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to 410-974-5126. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact 410-269-2866.

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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