Election Technology Specialist

Wallops Island, Virginia
Mar 21, 2023
Mar 28, 2023
Full Time

The Election Technology Specialist works closely with the Election Supporting Technology Evaluation Program Director and serves three distinct roles: 1) Project Manager 2) Assisting in writing White Papers based upon pilot outcomes; and 3) Election Technology Liaison. The incumbent will serve a key role in providing expert guidance on the testing of election supporting technology security and accessibility. The Election Technology Specialist will also work closely with the two Voting System Testing Laboratories (VSTLs).

  • Assists with managing non-voting system test campaigns including application, test plan execution, system testing, test case and test suite review, and test report review.
  • Providing in-depth technical analysis of testing pilot outcomes.
  • Assisting with the development of policy determinations, process models, and standard operating procedures for the Election Supporting Technology Evaluation Program.
  • Using knowledge of election technology policies, practices, and processes to facilitate communication amongst stakeholders, including security and accessibility experts, election officials, academics, politicians, general public, etc.
  • Adapting to evolving technology in order to improve Election Supporting Technology Evaluation Program process and programs.
  • Develops blogs, white papers, and other informational material and presentations for stakeholders on election technology, accessibility, and cybersecurity.
  • Provides expert guidance and recommends policy changes to maintain agility and modernization with technical changes to applicable standards to ensure robust security, usability, interoperability, and accessibility practices are in place.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment

  • Candidates must meet all qualifications prior to the closing date of this announcement.
  • Candidates must be a US Citizen.
  • This position is subject to a (1) year probationary period.


  • Interpersonal Effectiveness: Skill in responding appropriately to a diversity of groups and individuals in a variety of challenging situations. Demonstrated ability to be tactful and to treat others with respect.
  • Skill in developing networks, achieving cooperation, and collaborating with others when appropriate, including parties outside of EAC.
  • Critical Thinking: Skill in purposeful, self-regulatory judgment that results in interpretation, analysis, and evaluation of all relevant considerations while remaining flexible, fair-minded in evaluation, prudent in making judgments, diligent in seeking relevant information, and persistent in seeking results.
  • Written and Oral Communication: Demonstrated ability to clearly, succinctly, and convincingly express facts and ideas both in writing and orally. Skill in listening and appropriately responding to the ideas, points of view, or concerns of others. Skill in public speaking.
  • Organizational Skill: Demonstrated understanding of priorities, deadlines, administrative systems, and resources needed to gather and synthesize information while balancing workload demands.
  • Ethics and Integrity: Maintain a high-degree of ethical standards, as well as refraining from any potential conflict-of-interest, consistent with Federal law and regulation. Follow practices to secure confidential and proprietary information and materials that constitute trade secrets or that could jeopardize the security or integrity of election systems and elections in general.
  • Communication: Demonstrated ability to clearly and succinctly communicate both verbally and in writing at a level applicable to the target audience, and to present on behalf of the agency in public forums.
  • Collaboration: Work with internal and external stakeholders to facilitate the completion of election technology projects by exercising tact, resourcefulness, and effective communication skills with all levels of technical knowledge.
  • Organization and Independence: Effectively organizes, coordinates, and independently schedules day-to-day projects to ensure that all assignments receive the appropriate attention and that established timelines are met.
  • Knowledge of project management policies and practices applicable to an array of election technology.
  • Understanding of industry standards for quality assurance and quality management systems, including configuration management. Formal training on quality management systems may be required.
  • Proficiency in interpreting and translating technical documentation and other communications to a multitude of audiences.
  • Understanding of security (cyber and physical) practices, as applicable to election technologies.
  • Understanding of accessibility best practices, as applicable to election technologies.


Bachelor's or higher degree with a technical background 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.