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SBEC DEPUTY DIRECTOR

The State Board of Election Commission (SBEC) Deputy Director is responsible for assisting the Director with the agency’s overall operations and for developing, administering,

Class Code:

G097C

Job Grade:

GS10

Special Job Requirements:

None

Typical Functions:

Assists the Director with the agency’s overall operations, including fiscal and confidential personnel matters, and acts on behalf of the Director in the Director’s absence to ensure continuity of public service. Supervises a small support staff by interviewing, training, instructing, assisting, directing, and monitoring work assignments, evaluating performance, and making recommendations on hiring, pay changes, and termination. Develops, implements, and monitors agency programs for compliance with federal and state administrative laws, Governor Directives, state accounting, budgeting, purchasing, and personnel administrative policies and procedures, and agency policies and procedures, including attending external training and disseminating information, monitoring legislation affecting administrative office operations during legislative sessions, and attending applicable legislative committee meetings as assigned. Develops, implements, and monitors agency programs for compliance with federal and state election laws, election processes and procedures, and agency policies and procedures, including promulgating agency rules and developing, maintaining, and providing agency guidelines, instructions, and forms to counties for requesting reimbursement from the Board for eligible state-funded election expenses. Monitors election laws, including continual documentation of problem areas with existing state election laws, proposing corrective language, monitoring election legislation during legislative sessions, and attending applicable legislative committee meetings as assigned. Handles allegations of election misconduct and violations of federal and state election and voter registration laws, including promulgating separate sets of rules for HAVA and Non-HAVA administrative complaint procedures, gathering information, legal research, conducting investigations, administering oaths, taking sworn statements, issuing subpoenas, and serving as liaison with legal counsel in the Attorney General’s office. Coordinates assistance to county election administrators with the administrative duties of conducting elections, when determined necessary and appropriate by the Board; coordinates Board examination, approval, and certification of voting equipment for compliance with federal and state election laws. Responds to inquiries from executive and legislative personnel, elected officials, county election administrators, service providers, and the general public on office and election administration. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of federal and state administrative and election laws. Knowledge of state accounting, budgeting, purchasing, and personnel administrative policies and procedures, election processes and procedures, and supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of investigative techniques. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Access, Excel and Word. Ability to plan, coordinate, and direct work of subordinates. Ability to resolve problems and to provide managerial leadership. Ability to coordinate large volumes of work and manage variable work demands and deadlines. Ability to interpret and administer administrative and election laws, policies, procedures, processes, and programs. Ability to maintain professional working relationships with executive and legislative personnel, elected officials, county election administrators, service providers, and the general public. Ability to maintain confidential information. Ability to communicate in orally and in written form.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in public administration, political science, law, or a related field; plus four years of managerial experience, researching, interpreting, and applying election laws and election processes and procedures. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

E
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