The incumbent will join the leadership team of the EAC, directed by the Executive Director. Commissioners identify the general direction of EAC programs.Learn more about this agency
The incumbent develops the Certification Division Strategic Plan outlining the goals and objective measurement criteria for the Division's success on an annual basis, at minimum. Most work is determined by EAC policy but there are areas where specific guidelines do not exist. In these cases, the incumbent develops work plans and receives approval of such plans from agency leadership. Work is largely independent with assignments being self-generated using experienced judgment. The incumbent initiates action to resolve most problems that arise. Contact with agency leadership is made as policy issues arise. Work is reviewed upon completion for consistency with policy and practices and for meeting objectives. When appropriate, the incumbent works through others, such as contractors, to develop work products.
Develops EAC policy, quality management system, and standard operating procedures for the
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. Manages Division personnel (i.e., current FTE, technical reviewers and new hires).
Establishes, implements, and evaluates budget, working jointly with the EAC's leadership and 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.
Develops blogs, white papers and other informational material for stakeholders on election technology and cybersecurity.
Serves as EAC lead for development efforts on Voluntary Voting System Guidelines and development of requirements for testing at the laboratories.
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.
Occasional travel - 35%.
13 - AD-13; GS-13 equivalent with promotional potential.
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