Williamson CountyGeorgetown 78626
Full Time

Master’s degree in Business, Government, Public Administration, Computer Science or related field.

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Elections Administrator

Williamson County
Full Time Williamson County Elections, 301 SE Inner Loop #104, Georgetown, TX 78626, United States
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Overview

Appointed by and reporting to the Williamson County Election Commission, responsible for managing and overseeing all department divisions and department resources including budget, staff, operations, community relations, election systems, and other assets for the Williamson County Elections Department. Responsible for the administration and compliance with all state and federal election laws, policies, and procedures.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
  • Oversees, directs, and administers elections held and the processing and maintenance of elections by Williamson County
  • Manages voter registration procedures for all voters within all election precincts
  • Directs and implements all policies and procedures associated with the management of poll workers, programs, and trainings
  • Tabulates election results using Elections Systems & Software (ES&S) and high-speed scanners, and releases results to the public and media
  • Participates in the coding and programming of each election using ES&S software and oversees and helps prepare electronic media for the elections
  • Performs personnel management including hiring, termination, suspension, employee recognition, and disciplinary action
  • Collaborates with federal, state, and local election officials and political parties to conduct primary elections
  • Coordinates the preparation and conduct of public tests of election equipment
  • Provides insight to political subdivisions and parties on how to conduct their elections including negotiating and executing election contracts with political subdivisions
  • Interprets and applies the provisions of the Texas Election Code to the County’s voting process
  • Provides direction and oversees process for Open Records Request to ensure responses are in accordance with Public Information Act 
  • Manages and leads division supervisors, leadership teams and staff in short and long-term goal-setting and strategic planning in the areas of voter registration, warehouse, and facility management, voting systems, financial and operations services, and community services
  • Prepares, manages, and oversees the department’s annual budgets and collaborates with department management on budget needs, including county, state, and grant funds
  • Prepares and gives presentations to Commissioners Court and other groups or individuals regarding voting system acquisitions, contract review, and other various complex topics related to the Elections Department
  • Performs inventory control and asset management by creating complex inventory logs and reports in order to maintain and identify department resources
  • Serves on various elections committees and provides oversight for all media requests and interviews
  • Attends all meetings and trainings, as required
  • Performs special duties as assigned

ORGANIZATION RELATIONSHIPS

  • Reports directly to – County Judge, Chair of the Williamson County Election Commission
  • Direct Reports – Yes 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Position involves frequent sitting, standing, walking, climbing, bending, heavy lifting, and operating equipment
  • Position involves safely operating a motor vehicle

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS

  • Work is primarily indoors in an air-conditioned environment
  • Regular travel between work sites as required

IRREGULAR HOURS

  • Work outside of the normal office hours (Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) may be required
  • May be deemed essential personnel in the event of an emergency

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position. This job description is subject to change as the needs and requirements of the job change.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Government, Public Administration, Computer Science or related field OR an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Five (5) years of management experience including policy development, financial and budgetary planning, and personnel management
  • Three (3) years of experience in elections, public administration, or related field 
  • Extensive knowledge of Texas elections laws/regulations and voting management systems
  • Demonstrated knowledge of election software, Microsoft Office Suite, and job-related technology 
  • Must be a qualified voter of the State of Texas at the time of appointment
  • Must be able to give bond that meets all statutory requirements in the amount set by Commissioners Court not to exceed $20,000 before assuming duties of the position

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

Required within thirty (30) days of employment

  • Valid Texas driver’s license
  • Completion of Public Information Act Basic Training by the Office of the Attorney General

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Master’s degree in Business, Government, Public Administration, Computer Science or related field
  • Certified Elections/Registration Administrator Certification (CERA)
  • Registered Election Official (REO) Certification 
  • Five (5) years of progressive experience working with Texas election laws and regulations
  • Demonstrated experience using Election Management Software

EMPLOYMENT TESTING 

Employment is contingent on passing any post-offer pre-employment screening as listed below:

  • Criminal background check: Yes 
  • Motor Vehicle Record check: No
  • Drug screening: Yes
  • Physical exam: No
  • Psychological exam: No
  • Additional: N/A

Williamson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).  If you require an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please request assistance from the Human Resources Department. 

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