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    Duties

    Summary

    The purpose of EAC's national voting system certification program is to independently verify that voting systems applying to the EAC program comply with the functional capabilities, accessibility, and security requirements necessary to ensure the integrity and reliability of the voting system, as established in the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines. The incumbent of this position is a first line supervisor for the Voting System Testing and Certification (VST&C) Division.

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    Responsibilities

    Major duties and responsibilities include directing efforts toward accrediting independent test laboratories, testing and certifying voting systems, maintaining technical standards, and oversight of guidelines.

    • Develops EAC policy, quality management system, and standard operating procedures for the Voting System Testing and Certification (VST&C) program and Division.
    • Works with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP), regarding laboratory accreditation for laboratories seeking accreditation to test voting systems under the EAC program. Under HAVA, NVLAP does the initial laboratory assessment and makes recommendation to the EAC, through the Director of NIST on the accreditation of candidate laboratories.
    • Performs full range of supervisory activities for Division personnel (i.e., current FTE, technical reviewers and new hires).
    • Establishes, implements and evaluates budget, working jointly with EAC's Executive Director to establish priorities for the VST&C Division.
    • Manages voting system testing and certification efforts, including supervising contract staff, technical reviewers, and consultants. Oversees testing of voting systems developed by registered manufacturers to determine whether the systems provide required basic functionality, accessibility, and security capabilities.
    • Serves as EAC lead/co-lead on critical infrastructure issues. Serves as EAC lead for development efforts on Voluntary Voting System Guidelines and development of requirements for testing at the laboratories.
    • Develops blogs, white papers and other informational material for stakeholders on election technology and cybersecurity.
    • Serves as the lead auditor on voting system test laboratory audits.
    • Leads the Election Official IT Training Program.
    • Represents the EAC and VST&C Program at stakeholder meetings and conferences.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    None

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    Candidates must be a US Citizen.
    Candidates must meet all qualifications prior to the closing date of this announcement.

    Qualifications

    • Ability to understand, interpret and utilize industry standards, and apply them to election technologies. General understanding of industry standards for cybersecurity, accessibility, and usability.
    • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the EAC mission, goals and objectives, programs, and functions to identify significant testing and certification issues. Related knowledge of Federal and State election laws and procedures.
    • Knowledge of information gathering and analysis techniques to gather, analyze, summarize, and report on voting system related data.
    • Ability to conduct and oversee complex studies or reviews.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of and skill in applying analytical methodologies and practices as it pertains to existing, new, and emerging voting systems.
    • Skill in legal and technical writing that addresses the complexities of the voting system testing and certification environment.

    Education

    None.

    Additional information

    You must submit all required information by the closing date. If materials are not received, your application will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible. The materials you send with your application will not be returned. Send only those materials needed to evaluate your application.

    If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized. Our human resources office can provide additional information on how this program operates.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume/application will be made to ensure you meet the qualifications and job requirements for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or competencies.

    Technical Competencies:

    • Ability to understand, interpret and utilize industry standards, and apply them to election technologies. General understanding of industry standards for cybersecurity, accessibility, and usability.
    • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the EAC mission, goals and objectives, programs, and functions to identify significant testing and certification issues. Related knowledge of Federal and State election laws and procedures.
    • Knowledge of information gathering and analysis techniques to gather, analyze, summarize, and report on voting system related data.
    • Ability to conduct and oversee complex studies or reviews.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of and skill in applying analytical methodologies and practices as it pertains to existing, new, and emerging voting systems.
    • Skill in legal and technical writing that addresses the complexities of the voting system testing and certification environment.
    Leadership Competencies:
    • Skill in leading staff to interact as a team, focused on cooperating with one another and with the entire EAC staff to accomplish team goals and initiatives. Ability to plan, assign, and appraise work products to assure high levels of performance.
    • Skill in consensus building and conflict management to effectively resolve conflicts.
    • Knowledge of the tools available to facilitate managing the work and skill in applying that knowledge to such responsibilities as maintaining records, assuring adequate resources, supplies, and equipment to accomplish the work, identifying and implementing ways to improve effectiveness and efficiency, formulating budget requests, and similar managerial functions.
    • Knowledge of basic human resource management programs, rules, policies, and procedures to effectively carry out supervisory responsibilities such as interviewing and recommending selections, developing performance standards and appraising subordinate performance, identifying training needs and arranging for appropriate training for staff, resolving grievances and complaints, and effectively managing disciplinary issues.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Secret

    Drug test required

    No

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    Required Documents

    Required documents include a resume and the supporting documents as described in the "How to Apply Instructions" section of this announcement.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    Benefits

    https://www.opm.gov/retirement-services/newprospective-employees/

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    How to Apply

    You must submit your application so that it will be received by the closing date of the announcement.

    Your application package must be received by the closing date of the announcement and must include the following:

    A resume or an Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612) or any other format. Although we do not require a specific format, certain information is required to determine if you are qualified;

    For current or former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility, you must submit a copy of your last Notification of Personnel Action (SF50) showing your position, title, series, grade and eligibility;

    A copy of your most recent performance appraisal. If you do not have a recent performance appraisal, please explain why you do not have one.

    All APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE SENT TO: resumes@eac.gov

    Agency contact information

    Corliss Jackson

    Address

    US Election Assistance Commission
    1335 East West Hwy
    Suite 4300
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
    US
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    The United States Election Assistance Commission (EAC) was established by the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA). The agency is charged with developing guidance to meet HAVA requirements, adopting voluntary voting system guidelines, accrediting testing laboratories, certifying voting systems, maintaining the national mail voter registration form, auditing the use of HAVA funds, and serving as a national clearinghouse of information about election administration. Four commissioners, appointed by the president and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, are responsible for setting policy and assuring the mission of the EAC is carried out.

    Next steps

    Your application materials will be reviewed and if an interview is deemed appropriate, you will be contacted with further information.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/526497300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.