Executive Director

Washington, D.C
Jun 23, 2022
Jun 26, 2022
Executive, Director
Full Time

The Executive Director has overall Commission-wide responsibility for implementing, through its operating divisions and offices, the management and administrative policies and decisions of the Commissioners. The Executive Director serves as a key management advisor to the Commissioners. The Executive Director is responsible for ensuring the agency meets its mission defined in HAVA. The Executive Director's responsibilities include:
  • Ensuring that EAC administrative activities comply with governing statutes and regulations in support of the effective and efficient accomplishment of EAC's mission.
  • Understanding HAVA and other election laws, regulations, and legal decisions pertinent to the EAC mission to assist with agency oversight.
  • Maintaining good relationships with the U.S. Congress and the various EAC oversight committees and governing bodies of elections, including, state legislatures, city/county officials, and EAC FACA boards.
  • Ability to establish program/policy goals and the structure and processes necessary to implement the organization's strategic vision and mission, to ensure that programs and policies are being implemented and adjusted as necessary, that the appropriate results are being achieved, and that a process for continually assessing the quality of the program activities is in place.
  • Providing periodic assessment of the administrative efficiency and managerial effectiveness of the EAC through strategic planning including: program reviews, reviews of programmatic goals and outcomes, and resource utilization in achieving results.
  • Consulting with and advising Divisions and Offices on general management and operating practices affecting their substantive program areas.
  • Developing solutions to potential and existing barriers that may limit or impede goal achievement.
  • Planning, assigning, and appraising work products to assure high levels of performance.


Conditions of Employment

  • Candidates must meet all qualifications prior to the closing date of this announcement.
  • Candidates must be a US Citizen.
The Executive Director is appointed for a four (4) term and reappointed by the Commissioners. Major policy and program issues are discussed and resolved jointly. Many important decisions are made independently by the incumbent, with cursory discussion or none at all. Contacts are initiated and maintained independently, including those with high level state, local, and government officials. Has authority to commit the project/program on technical and management issues, and the incumbent's decisions and recommendations are accepted as authoritative. Review is to assess effectiveness as a manager, and to determine effectiveness of assigned programs in helping to achieve EAC's overall objectives.


The Executive Director has frequent contact with key officials throughout the country, and high-level contacts with officials of other government agencies and external organizations. These contacts often involve contentious and complex questions of agency direction and resources, as well as matters of policy, and require an extraordinary degree of tact, customer service approach, awareness, and communication skills.

Your resume must include information that emphasizes progressive leadership responsibilities for positions held to include the scope and complexity, program accomplishments, and results of executive actions taken. Additionally, the resume must include information that addresses how your qualifications relate to the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) and the Executive Competencies.

NOTE: EACH MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION and EXECUTIVE COMPETENCY must be addressed separately in a supplemental narrative statement.


To qualify for the position, you must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-15 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience gained outside federal service.

Specialized Experience is defined as experience in managing two or more of the following functional areas: strategic and operational planning, budget and financial management (which may include procurement), human capital management, management operations (including space, facilities, physical and personnel security), and records management/legal proceedings/or agency secretariat functions.

Must demonstrate the ability to perform at an Executive Level - see competencies below.

Mandatory Technical Qualifications
  • Extensive management experience in planning, leading, and directing a broad range of operational programs and functions. Expert level experience in overseeing complex operational budgets and financial management functions including management controls related to financial stewardship responsibilities. Demonstrated ability to lead a broad program of management support functions at a major organizational level, including strategic and operational planning; human capital management; information technology; procurement; space and facilities; physical and personnel security; and records management/legal proceedings.
  • Senior level management experience and skill in enabling the effective delivery of an organization's mission while adhering to the laws and regulations governing administrative programs, internal operations, and services. This experience must reflect a record of successful customer communication, outreach and collaboration, accountability, and continuous program improvement of internal business processes and systems.
  • Executive Competencies
  • Leading the Organization - Develops and implements an organizational vision that integrates program goals, priorities, and values. Assesses and adjusts to changing situations, and implements innovative solutions to make organizational improvements. Strategically formulates objectives and priorities and implements plans consistent with the organization mission.
  • Leading Others - Provides clear direction and ensures accountability; inspires others; provides constructive feedback; encourages and fosters an environment that supports diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunities. Demonstrates collaborative and cooperative approach. Develops and manages workforce based on staffing needs and budget.
  • Leading Self - Understands personal strengths and weaknesses and objectively views their behavior. Seeks and accepts constructive feedback and adapts personal leadership style/strategies as needed to most effectively build trust and lead their organization.
  • Business Results - Ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Makes decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. Forms and communicates a vision and priorities. Develops and executes plans that achieve outcomes for the organization.

  • Education

    Bachelor's or higher degree in a related field is preferred.

    Additional information

    You must submit all required information by the closing date. If materials are not received, your application will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible.

    The materials you send with your application will not be returned. Send only those materials needed to evaluate your application.

    If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized.

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