New ad up to find candidates to be Floyd’s next chief elections clerk. Qualification regarding professional certification has been softened a bit.

New ad up to find candidates to be Floyd’s next chief elections clerk. Qualification regarding professional certification has been softened a bit.

The search for another candidate to serve as Floyd County’s chief elections clerk is under way with some differences in the job description from the March ad.

The search follows last week’s County Commission decision to ignore the recommendation of the elections board to appoint Deputy Clerk Vanessa Waddell and instead “cast a wider net” for additional candidates. The commission’s decision comes after new “conspiracy theories” spread among and by some local Facebook users in recent weeks. The elections board vetted candidates and recommended Waddell in June. (Background)

The latest job description immediately follows with the previous job posting below that. The most noticable difference:

  • July 30 description: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or closely related field and three (3) years of experience as a public elections and registration official or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess or obtain a professional certification as an Election Official within six (6) months of hire.
  • March 2021 description: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or closely related field and 3 years of experience as a public elections and registration official or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess and maintain a professional certification as an Election Official.

Also different this time around: Wider use of jobs sites. The ad appears on romefloyd.com, romega.com, Indeed.com, electioncenter.org, glga.org,and it should also be posted on Firefly which is the portal for the Secretary of State’s office. The elections board also will be reaching out to prospective applicants who currently work in elections via LinkedIn.

The office is required to have the position posted for a minimum of 10 days — the next elections board meeting is Aug. 10. Board chair Dr. Melanie Conrad says, “At that meeting, we intend to have an executive session to discuss a personnel matter where we will review the applicants we have at that time to determine if we have a viable pool. If we do, we will begin the process of interviews. If we do not have a viable pool we will keep the search open for up to 30 days.”

 

July description for Chief elections clerk: The purpose of this position is to manage the Office of the Board of Elections to include all registration activities, election activities, and general office administration.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
•Manages all aspects of elections including hiring and training of poll workers, securing and staffing precincts.
•Conducts login and accuracy testing on all voting equipment.
•Directs voter registration activities, ballot preparation, election day activities, absentee voting, and election reporting.
•Maintains various records to include voter registration cards, voter lists, budget documents, etc.; verifies accuracy of entered data and makes corrections; conducts records maintenance activities in compliance with guidelines governing record retention.
•Ensures departmental compliance with Georgia election laws and all other applicable codes, laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures; initiates actions necessary to address and correct deviations or violations.
•Develops protocols for assessing and evaluating elections processes.
•Addresses operational complaints, concerns, and irregularities.
•Forecasts, proposes, and manages the office budget.
•Manages office staff to include performance reviews, corrective actions, and related employee relations activities.
•Maintains the Board of Elections website ensuring that the information is correct and current.
•Prepares and submits all forms and reports.
•Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable laws and regulations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or closely related field and three (3) years of experience as a public elections and registration official or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess or obtain a professional certification as an Election Official within six (6) months of hire.

BENEFITS:
Health/Major Medical
Dental
Paid Sick
Incentive Pay & Longevity Pay
Free Wellness Clinic
Employer-Paid Pension
Paid Holidays
Paid Vacation-Annually
Long Term Disability


JOB POSTING FROM MARCH 2021

 

JOB SUMMARY:
The purpose of this position is to manage the Office of the Board of Elections to include all registration activities, election activities, and general office administration.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
•Manages all aspects of elections including hiring and training of poll workers, securing and staffing precincts.
•Conducts login and accuracy testing on all voting equipment.
•Directs voter registration activities, ballot preparation, election day activities, absentee voting, and election reporting.
•Maintains various records to include voter registration cards, voter lists, budget documents, etc.; verifies accuracy of entered data and makes corrections; conducts records maintenance activities in compliance with guidelines governing record retention.
•Ensures departmental compliance with Georgia election laws and all other applicable codes, laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures; initiates actions necessary to address and correct deviations or violations.
•Develops protocols for assessing and evaluating elections processes.
•Addresses operational complaints, concerns, and irregularities.
•Forecasts, proposes, and manages the office budget.
•Manages office staff to include performance reviews, corrective actions, and related employee relations activities.
•Maintains the Board of Elections website ensuring that the information is correct and current.
•Prepares and submits all forms and reports.
•Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable laws and regulations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or closely related field and 3 years of experience as a public elections and registration official or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess and maintain a professional certification as an Election Official.

BENEFITS:
Health/Major Medical
Dental
Long Term Disability
Employer-Paid Pension
Paid Holidays
Paid Vacation-Annually
Paid Sick
Incentive Pay & Longevity Pay
Free Wellness Clinic

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