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    The EAC is an independent, bipartisan agency created by the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002. We assist and guide state and local election officials in improving the administration of elections for Federal office.

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    The EAC disperses Federal funds to states to implement HAVA requirements, audits the use of HAVA funds, adopts the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG), conducts election-related research and serves as a national clearinghouse and resource of information regarding election administration and implements changes to the mail-in voter registration application authorized by the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). The EAC also accredits testing laboratories and certifies, decertifies, and recertifies voting systems.

    Major Duties

    The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) is looking for a seasoned manager to serve as Chief Operating Officer (COO). This is an exceptional opportunity for an individual to oversee the functions and programs of the Commission coming up to the 2020 Elections! The COO is the primary management official responsible for supervising the day-to-day operations of EAC staff. EAC has several program operation divisions which will report to the COO: Voting Systems Testing and Certification, Grants, Research, Communications, HR/Administration, and Finance.

    Plans and implements communications plans, events, media campaigns, press conferences, briefings, messaging and interviews. Participates in developing communications and media initiatives, planning and implementing of media events, and maintaining a proactive media strategy for the EAC.

    Under the leadership of the Executive Director, EAC is elevating attention on management issues and transformational change. To manage this change, and to enable the Executive Director to focus attention on Congressional affairs, external relations, budget formulation and execution, and clearinghouse activities, the COO position was created to manage the programmatic, financial management, and administrative functions of the Commission, all of which will continue to be directed by talented professionals with strong expertise in their areas of responsibility. The COO will have special responsibility for supervising senior staff, ensuring that key program areas work in a carefully coordinated way, as well as ensuring that new systems and procedures are effectively adopted whenever such change is required to support the Commission's transformation and improvement.

    Under the overall direction of the Executive Director, the COO is responsible for:

    • Preparing and implementing an annual agency performance plan that includes a quantifiable outcomes and measures.
    • Updating and maintaining currency and internal accountability for the EAC's Strategic Plan.
    • Maximizing organization benefits from limited fiscal and human resources.
    • Helping EAC program directors examine current programs and operations, and develop tactical and business plans that focus on improving organization efficiencies. Helps senior staff in developing financial, personnel, and material requirements to ensure effective use of resources.
    • Working closely with program directors to produce timelines for execution of programs and the expeditious issuance of reports, guidance to states, best practices and other documents, including factoring in timelines to accommodate public review and comment of various draft documents. Recommends actions to alleviate conflicts within the timeline.
    • Ensuring that the Commissioners, Executive Director and senior staff are getting financial reports that are accurate, timely, and useful.
    • Ensuring the management of programs adheres to the federal policies, guidelines and processes.
    • Ensuring that the Commission attracts and retains first-rate talent throughout the organization.
    • Recommending action to ensure coordination and integration of activities of each division including meetings and activities of EAC advisory boards.
    • Serving as a team member on ad hoc teams convened to provide quick responses to special projects and studies which may cut across organizational lines, disciplines and functions. Team participation is vital to effectively accomplish unit assignments. Successful participation in both routine and special assignments requires flexibility, effective interactive skills and willingness to cooperate to enhance team accomplishments.
    • Performing other related duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/556194300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.