What to know:
The posting comes Jan. 12, some 14 months after chief elections clerk Robert Brady was fired — but in March 2021 later allowed to resign. The top elections spot has been open since with Vanessa Waddell serving as interim director. She was picked by the former elections board to search as chief clerk in June 2021 but the Floyd County Commission refused to accept the recommendation. The elections board’s makeup was then changed during the special legislative session and a new five-member board was appointed. The elections clerk was upgraded to a supervisor’s post with the pay greatly increase from what Brady made when he was hired in November 2018.
Some key points about the post:
Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or closely related field and five (5) years of elections processing, clerical, production, or closely-related work experience which must include two (2) years of experience in a supervisory or leadership capacity with responsibilities of reviewing the work of others, providing guidance and technical expertise to others, providing input for performance evaluations, and making recommendations in the hiring process. Must possess or obtain a professional certification as an Election Official within six (6) months of hire.