Elections Manager - Management Analyst II
Serves as the principle election administrator for all local, state, and federal elections within Fairfax County. Performs detailed research and analysis to create appropriate strategic plans for staffing, training, logistics, coordination, and contingencies for all election day and post-election activities within Fairfax County. Develops detailed strategic plans for each election, disseminates plans and supporting information to appropriate stakeholders over a variety of local, state, and federal agencies to ensure effective election administration. Stays abreast of current and developing trends and technologies in election administration and provides recommendations to appropriately incorporate "best practices" into the administration of election day activities. Develops and maintains all applicable election forms, signs, and other publications, and regularly reviews for accuracy and ensures updates are distributed. Supervises the development of the Election Officer Training and Development program by reviewing and approving developed training content, oversees and occasionally conduct election officer trainings. Serves as the Election Administration Division Director and ensures appropriate supervision of employees and finances in accordance with applicable office, local, state, and federal policies/laws/procedures.
Regularly reviews internal processes and practices and makes recommendations for improvements in regard to achieving efficiencies, accuracies, and fiscal stewardship. Under the direction and supervision of the General Registrar.
- Performs a wide-range of professional work in multiple administration functions within an organizational unit including analysis and project management;
- May supervise administrative and paraprofessional staff;
- Performs a variety of technical and professional work related to monitoring and reporting on departmental business processes, activities, and outcomes;
- Plans, develops, and implements comprehensive communication and education plans on programs and services for both county agencies and community organizations;
- Assists with developing and conducting special studies and research initiatives, by designing survey instruments, gathering data and information from department staff, developing data analysis tools, conducting statistical analyses, initiating literature reviews, etc.;
- Conducts analysis and reporting of quantitative and qualitative data in order to track and monitor various business process indicators;
- Serves as the point-person and liaison within the department and with central county departments regarding a designated program and functional areas of responsibility;
- Prepares reports and presentations of analysis and findings.
- Knowledge of the mission, goals and objectives of the organizational unit, program or activities to which incumbent is assigned;
- Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques relating to various functional areas of business operation (e.g., personnel, budgeting and financial management, contract administration and management);
- Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques governing management, organization, operations and programmatic services;
- Ability to identify and describe a range of possible solutions for solving business problems;
- Ability to apply research methods to design studies and assessments, and statistical analysis techniques to identify patterns and trends in data;
- Ability to use word processing and presentation software to prepare documents, and to use spreadsheet and statistical analysis software packages to store, manipulate, analyze and present data;
- Ability to train, lead, and/or supervise paraprofessional staff.
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in the field related to the assigned functional area; plus two years of professional work experience within the functional area such as human resources, budgeting and financial management, contract administration and business management, statistics, mathematics, or related field.
- Three years of election experience;
- Excellent organizational and coordination skills;
- Ability to develop strategic and contingency plans for election activities;
- Experience with logistical planning for various election site locations;
- Experience in election security, equipment distribution, tracking, and recovery;
- Two years of supervisory experience;
- Ability to work extensive overtime during and after each election.
- Positions in this class may be subject to criminal background checks and/or credit checks as a condition of initial or continued employment.
- Valid driver's license.
- Must be a registered voter in the State of Virginia.
- Must obtain a Virginia Registration Election Official (VREO) certification within 2 years.
- Must obtain Certified Elections and Registration Administration (CERA) within 5 years.
This position is primary sedentary in nature, but it requires one to be able to walk, climb stairs, stoop, bend, lift up to 20 pounds, have visual acuity to read data on a computer monitor, operate keyboard driven equipment and computers with or without reasonable accommodations.
Panel interview; may include exercise.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 711. EEO/AA/TTY.