The Elections Superintendent supervises and directs the administration of the Elections staff manages all aspects of functions related to the elections process. The Elections Superintendent acts as the Secretary to the Board of Elections.
Job duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
- Plans, directs and coordinates administration of all activities required to conduct fair and impartial elections for Hall County in compliance with all applicable laws; oversees and assists in registering voters, conducting elections, and maintaining accurate records.
- Works closely with the Secretary of State’s Election Division to implement changes or updates concerning State and Federal Election law and policy and procedures of the State Election Board.
- Analyzes proposed legislation and regulations affecting County election procedures.
- Represents the Elections Department at legislative and administrative hearings.
- Maintains voter's registration for municipalities within Hall County and assists with any questions or concerns they may have regarding municipal elections.
- Conducts elections for the City of Gainesville and other municipalities, as requested.
- Administers all State and County election and registration laws; provides election information and instructions to elected officials and candidates for elective office on relevant laws and regulations; receives qualifying fees from political parties, disclosure reports, and ethics reports from candidates, reports to the State Ethics Department of delinquent candidates filings.
- Holds seminars and training sessions for all election workers on Election Day procedures.
- Review, consolidates and certifies each precinct returns.
- Compiles all election material and makes it accessible to the public and local and state media.
- Performs other related duties as required.
- Bachelor's Degree in Public or Business Administration or a related field.
- (5) Five years related experience with an election department.
- At least (3) three years in a supervisory capacity.
- Any equivalent combination of education and experience, which provides the minimum level of qualifications, stated above.
- Must be able to successfully complete the Georgia Election Official Certification Program and become certified in elections administration.
- Must successfully complete mandated training annually in Election Procedures and Voter Registration.
- Physical Ability: Essential functions of this position continuously require the ability to remain in a stationary position (sitting or standing); operate a computer and other office machinery, such as a calculator, copier, and printer. Incumbents must continuously be able to think analytically; handle stress and emotion, concentrate on tasks, remember names and other details; examine and observe details; make decisions, and adjust to change. Incumbents must also continuously direct others; meet deadlines; stay organized; use math/calculations and use a keyboard/type.
- Essential Functions frequently require the ability to move about inside the office and polling locations; and move/transport items up to 10lbs.
- Essential functions occasionally require the ability to bend body downward and forward by bending spine and legs, and twisting at the waist, hips or knees; reach overhead; push or pull; and repetitively use hands/arms/legs. Incumbents in this position are occasionally required to be on-call and work irregular hours.
- Sensory Requirements: Essential functions regularly require the ability to use effective verbal and written communication; and use of hand/eye coordination and fine manipulation to use equipment.
- Environmental Factors: Essential functions of this position continuously require the ability to either work with others or work alone.