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Manager III, Deputy Election Director, Board of Elections, Montgomery County, Maryland

Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland 20879

Annual Salary: $63,411 - $115,901

The employee will be directly responsible to and supervised by the Election Director. The employee must have in-depth knowledge of the conduct of elections and Federal and State election laws and provide high quality services to the approximately 600,000 registered Montgomery County voters. Duties include: exhibit and attain a comprehensive knowledge base of election administration; collaborate with and support the Election Director, Board and all sections on election matters; provide substantive input on upper-level policy issues, decisions and operational decisions; collaborate on resolutions of complex problems; function in a highly visible environment; coordinate, initiate and implement the selection process for all appointments and the procurement, production and deliveries of State mandated sample ballots; coordinate precinct redistricting resulting from boundary changes; provide senior level collaboration on county, state and federal legislative issues; coordinate county resources to aid in the conduct of elections; approve purchases; research and respond to public inquiries and reporting of agency performance measures. Other duties include using the operative computer systems, e.g., the statewide election management system for voter registration, absentee data and campaign finance; evaluate election procedures and propose improvements; use Microsoft Office and Oracle databases; cooperate and collaborate with county and state election employees in the administration of elections; handle complex details with high accuracy, including proofing and editing voter information; handle extended periods of stress and multiple task workloads with changing priorities and tight deadlines under minimal supervision. The employee will also supervise the Election Operation Manager and other employees in a secure environment; handle sensitive equipment, software, data and related security; contact and present information to other local, state, national election officials, contractors of related products/services, agencies; share and collect information; follow officially prescribed and recognized election procedures; ensure the integrity of the entire election process, including voting days, post-election audits and assessments.

The employee is to work at and/or near the Board of Elections office in Gaithersburg during regular office hours, 5 days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and can expect frequent required extended work hours, including nights, week-ends and holidays, during months surrounding elections, to handle issues timely and meet legal deadlines. As required by the State Board of Elections, the successful candidate must be a registered voter in Maryland and successfully complete a background check. The employee must have the ability to attend meetings in the state and metropolitan region and make site visits at locations throughout the County.

As a manager/supervisor of unionized employees, this position has a responsibility for fostering a positive labor relations environment based on mutual trust, respect, and cooperation.

Experience: Five years of progressively responsible professional experience in conducting, planning, and/or managing the conduct of federal, state and/or local government elections.

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree.

Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

Preferred Criteria:
1. Experience with personnel supervision, management, and working with persons in a variety of authority levels.

2. Experience with the conduct of elections, including adhering to and applying federal, state and local laws and regulations.

3. Experience with working under pressure, meeting tight deadlines, managing projects, and producing detailed documentation.

4. Experience with responding to internal and external service needs, public concerns, including troubleshooting and problem solution collaboration.

To view the entire job announcement and apply online, visit Click on "Careers" and “Search Jobs” for IRC8186. Only on-line applications are accepted. Position closes on March 30, 2012.