The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) was established by the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA). It is an independent, bipartisan commission charged with ensuring secure, accurate and accessible elections by developing guidance to meet HAVA requirements, adopting voluntary voting system guidelines, and serving as a national clearinghouse of information on election administration. EAC also accredits testing laboratories and certifies voting systems, as well as administers the use of HAVA funds.Learn more about this agency
While the EAC's mission remains unchanged, the current election environment is dynamic. It requires the commission to keep pace by deploying new cutting-edge approaches and establishing thoughtful initiatives that can improve the accessibility, accuracy and security of U.S. elections. For example, in, 2017, the U.S. election infrastructure was designated as "critical infrastructure" operating as a portion of the Government Facilities sector. Since this designation, the EAC has worked to provide subject matter expertise on elections and establish clear lines of communication with state and local election leaders regarding this designation. Additionally, the commission has hosted a series of summits and hearings and produced resources focused on protecting voter rights and guaranteeing voting access for eligible voters with disabilities, Limited English Proficiency, and those who are living overseas or serving in our nation's uniformed services. These initiatives and others like them underscore the EAC's important role in the election community.
For an overview of the diverse scope of EAC work to serve state and local election administrators, voters, and other key election stakeholders, please visit http://www.eac.gov.
The Chief Information Officer (CIO) establishes strategic direction and oversees EAC's information and information technology (IT) programs and services through IT policies, strategic plans, and the development and procurement of IT services and equipment. As a senior management official, the CIO shares overall responsibility with the Executive Director on matters involving leadership and direction in the formulation, development and execution of EAC's IT management program. The CIO is also tasked with ensuring the security and reliability of EAC systems and information.
As the Chief Information Officer (CIO), you will provide policy, leadership and direction, and identify a strategy regarding how information technology can help the agency achieve its goals. You will ensure that all information technology functions are integrated, prioritized and executed within agency priorities and allocated resources. You will work closely with the General Services Administration (GSA), our shared service provider, and EAC IT professionals who deliver those services. You will serve as the thought leader and principal advisor to the EAC leadership team on technology, representing the agency on information technology matters in interactions with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Additionally, you will also participate in government-wide CIO council matters.
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
- Provide day-to-day senior leadership and operational oversight and direction of the Information Technology Division (ITD).
- Accelerate EAC's adoption of modern technology to enable the implementation of key business and policy goals such as general operations, legislative mandates, as well as agency infrastructure improvement activities and security best practices.
- Support EAC mission-critical project and program implementation through project planning including development of performance measures, ensuring accountability, and identifying and mitigating risk;
- Lead, oversee, and manage the ITD in developing strategic/operational plans to incorporate current and emerging technologies balanced by risk analysis comprehension and complex assessments of uncertainty concepts as the basis for determining the plans, goals, and objectives.
- Manage shared services MOU to achieve strategic objectives and ensure comprehensive operational integration while monitoring service delivery and performance.
- Identify, develop and implement policy and guidelines surrounding EAC's information technology; identify risks and develop plans to mitigate risk and improve cybersecurity.
- Oversee the design, deployment, maintenance, and enhancement of the information technology systems essential for supporting EAC's mission.
- Ensure the security of EAC's data and systems by monitoring and responding to emerging threats to process, network and infrastructure security.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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