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TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT SPECIALIST: ELECTIONS - 40009015

Date: Feb 12, 2019

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27701

Company: Durham County

Durham County Government employs approximately 1,900 employees that work towards providing needed services throughout the community. With a wide array of services, Durham County Government is at the heart of a rapidly growing and diverse area offering residents, employees and visitors exciting opportunities to live, work, grow and play. For more information about Durham County Government, visit www.dconc.gov.

DEPARTMENT:       

Board of Elections

DATE POSTED:            

January 14, 2019

CLOSING DATE:           

Continuous

SALARY MIN:  

$47,916

SALARY MAX:

$86,248

HIRING SALARY MAX: $55,000

POSITION NUMBER:            

40009015

JOB TYPE:  

Full-Time

 

 

***THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO CLOSE AT ANYTIME****

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Evaluates and recommends ways to streamline and automate routine office functions for the Board of Elections;
  • Researches technological enhancements to Board of Elections systems and processes;
  • Creates custom reports, data visualizations, conducts research and performs data analysis as instructed by supervisory staff;
  • Develops and maintains databases using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) or other coding systems to enhance and automate processes;
  • Assists in auditing and maintaining the Board of Elections geocode and jurisdictional assignments database in conjunction with City/County GIS;
  • Performs troubleshooting of office equipment, software and systems with the advice and support of the Information Systems & Technology (IS&T) department;
  • Maintains Durham County Board of Elections databases and systems in conjunction with the State Board of Elections and Information Systems & Technology and department;
  • Programs and performs logic and accuracy testing on Board of Elections equipment;
  • Responsible for maintaining custody, security, troubleshooting, and maintenance of voting equipment and corresponding software;
  • Responsible for assisting with ballot configuration, programming, and coding as it relates voting system preparation;
  • Performs audits of voting systems to ensure functionality and accuracy;
  • Performs reconciliation and tabulation activities;
  • Ensures the proper creation, preparation, and distribution of electronic poll books systems used by the Durham County Board of Elections;
  • Performs other administrative tasks as assigned by supervisory staff

     

Work is performed under the general supervision of higher level elections officials.  Supervision may be exercised over assigned temporary elections staff.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

 

  • Strong knowledge of information systems
  • Strong knowledge of Visual Basic for Applications and other coding language
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Access, Excel and other data management systems
  • Knowledge of troubleshooting hardware, software and other systems
  • Knowledge of data analytics and visualizations
  • Working knowledge of administrative principles and practices in local government
  • Strong attention to detail and data accuracy
  • Strong usage and understanding of personal computers and software such as the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work collaboratively and individually
  • Ability to work extensive hours during election periods
  • Ability to coordinate with other staff and precinct workers
  • Ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with County officials, co-workers, and the public

REQUIREMENTS:

 

Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to an associate’s degree in computer science, information systems, business technology or related field and a minimum of one year of experience.  Strong computer skills preferred.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:

 

Must complete precinct worker and chief judge training within one year of employment. Must enroll and pass all required courses to earn North Carolina certification as a Certified Elections Administrator within four years of employment. Must be physically able to lift supplies up to forty pounds.

PREFERRED:

 

Certification in Microsoft Access and Excel. Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.

Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh