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SBEC DIRECTOR

The State Board of Election Commissioners (SBEC) Director is responsible for directing, overseeing, and monitoring the development, administration, and maintenance of agency programs and

Class Code:

N131N

Job Grade:

GS12

Special Job Requirements:

The Director is prohibited from raising funds for, making contributions to, providing services to, or lending his or her name in support of any candidate for election to a state, county, municipal, or school board office under the laws of Arkansas or in

Typical Functions:

Directs, oversees, and monitors the agency’s overall operations including program priorities, changes in laws or regulations, and any other factors affecting operations. Serves as the agency’s fiscal officer and prepares annual operations plans, biennial budgets, and fiscal year end reports. Administers biennial budget by monitoring and ensuring agency fiscal accountability and assisting with legislative audits of the agency. Serves as the Board’s liaison for legislative committee meetings, public appearances, speaking engagements, and appointments to special study, planning, evaluation, and advisory committees. Supervises subordinates by interviewing, hiring, training, instructing, assisting, evaluating, and terminating personnel. Plans, coordinates, directs, and monitors work assignments to manage large volume, variable work demands, and meet deadlines. Directs, oversees, monitors, and ensures compliance with federal and state administrative and election laws, Governor Directives, state accounting, budgeting, purchasing, and personnel administrative policies and procedures, election processes and procedures, and agency policies and procedures. Directs, oversees, and monitors implementation and administration of the statutory requirements of Arkansas Code Annotated 7-4-101, 7-4-103(c), 7-4-107(b)(2), 7-4-118, 7-5-311(b), 7-5-503, 7-5-606, 7-5-707, 7-7-201, 7-8-201(a), 7-9-111(e)(2), and 7-10-103(b). Initiates, directs, oversees, and monitors agency programs to ensure fair and orderly election procedures, improve the the election process, and promote public confidence in the election process. Directs, oversees, and monitors the development of educational resources to assist candidates running for public office and to assist county election authorities with the administration of elections in compliance with federal and state election laws, election processes and procedures, and agency policies and procedures. Oversees and monitors the agency’s election reimbursement system for uniform and consistent statewide distribution of funds to the counties for eligible state-funded election expenses and fiscal accountability. Monitors election laws and legislation, prepares a proposal of legislative changes to election laws for Board approval, and attends applicable legislative committee meetings. Oversees and monitors resolution of allegations of election misconduct and violations of federal and state election and voter registration laws and makes recommendations on Board action. Responds to inquiries from executive and legislative personnel, elected officials, county election administrators, service providers, and the general public on office administration and election administration. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

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 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 federal and state administrative and election laws, administrative policies and procedures, election processes and procedures, and agency 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, orally and in writing..

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education of a bachelor’s degree in political science, public administration, or a related field; plus seven years of professional level experience in policy development, technical research, program administration, or a related field, including four years in a supervisory capacity. 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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