Voting Rights Observer

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jun 08, 2017
Closes
Jun 07, 2018
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

The Voting Rights Act of 1965, as amended, ensures that no citizen's right to vote is abridged or denied due to race, color, or language minority group status. The Act gives the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) responsibility for providing Federal Observers to monitor the election process in areas designated by the U.S. Attorney General.For additional information, please seehttp://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/oversight-activities/voting-rights/andhttp://www.justice.gov/crt/about/vot/examine/activ_exam.php

OPM particularly needs observers who can speak, understand, and translate the minority languages covered under the Voting Rights Act (i.e., the languages of persons who are Asian American, Native American, Alaskan Natives, or of Spanish heritage), with strong writing skills (in English).
We are looking for applicants who can speak, read, understand, and translate into English, one of the following languages:
      • Yup'ik
      • Gwich'in
Applicants will be required to undergo a separate language assessment interview.


Please note:  Any applicant appointed as a Federal Voting Rights Observer does not acquire personal competitive status on the basis of this appointment.

 

Those Who May Not Be Considered

The following persons are not eligible for this position:

Current employees of the U.S. Department of Justice or one of its sub-agencies

Full-time employees of the Office of Personnel Management

Relatives of OPM's full-time Voting Rights Program staff


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Speak, Read, Understand and Translate one of the Minority Languages
  • To be a Voting Rights Observer, you must meet the following requirements:
    a United States Citizen 18 years of age or older
    willing to work an irregular, intermittent schedule, with work days that may exceed 8 hours
    able to see and hear events that occur in polling places and voting booths
    able to report orally and in writing what you see and hear
    able to work well with others under stressful conditions

    In order to fully qualify for these Federal Observer positions, you MUST be able to speak, read, understand, and translate into English,of the following languages:

    Yu'pik
    Gwich'in

    Applicants will be required to undergo a separate language assessment interview.

    Please note: Any applicant appointed as a Federal Voting Rights Observer does not acquire personal competitive status on the basis of this appointment.

    Not Applicable