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    The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the Senior Research Program Specialist for assigned research-related matters within the U.S. Election Assistance Commission's (EAC) mission. The incumbent assists the Director for Research with administering and maintaining various research contracts and studies undertaken by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission and with the tasks related to the creation of new research studies and products.

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    The incumbent also assists the Director of Research and other staff in maintaining relationships with stakeholders and represents EAC to state and federal legislative groups, advocacy groups, the elections community and other agencies as assigned; and performs related work on various issues pertaining to elections.

    Major Duties


    • Serves as project manager for the overall management, control, coordination and execution of specified projects for the Research Division. This includes the biennial Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS) and the National Mail Voter Registration Application Form state-requested updates process.
    • Plans, coordinates, and directs assigned projects, events and reports on project activity in support of business operations and initiatives for research activities.
    • Provides proposals, cost estimates and updated schedules, funding expenditure and reports pertaining to the various projects in the Research Division.
    • Ensures that written and electronic products are developed to meet or exceed EAC's quality standard and are delivered at the right time.
    • Serves as Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) or Alternate Contracting Officer's Representative (ACOR) for specified projects. This includes the contract for the biennial national Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS).
    • Applies an analyst-level knowledge of analytical, statistical and evaluative methods to identify research topics, issues and solutions.
    • Applies critical thinking skills to determine the effectiveness of projects or operations in meeting established goals and objectives of the Research Division.
    • Prepares written products (best practices, manuals, training materials, templates, whitepapers, etc.) to convey election and research-based knowledge and information to a variety of audiences. This includes products related to the EAC's biannual Election Administration and Voting Survey.
    • Rewrites technical information for new audiences while maintaining accuracy; and maintains strict control over all versions of documents under development.
    • Employs high-quality editorial skills in the review of written materials developed by the Division and recommends edits and modifications to avoid misinterpretation by the target audience.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/533033000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.