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ELECTIONS TECHNOLOGY LEAD

  • 500622
  • PHOENIX
  • SECRETARY OF STATE (DEPT OF STATE)
  • Full-time

SECRETARY OF STATE (DEPT OF STATE)

The mission of the Office of the Arizona Secretary of State is to provide services throughout the state to:
Preserve our history;
Promote engagement; and
Protect the future
The office strives to achieve this mission by being trusted, accessible, innovative, and secure.

ELECTIONS TECHNOLOGY LEAD

SECRETARY OF STATE (DEPT OF STATE)

Job Location:

Address:  1700 W. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $55,000 - $85,000 

Grade: 24

Closing Date: Requisition will close once a sufficient number of resumes are received. 

Job Summary:

The Elections Technology Lead supports, installs, monitors, and directs proactive and reactive measures to ensure the availability, integrity, confidentiality, and reliability of the statewide voter registration system as well as other programs/components of the system.  Serves as primary contact for system vendor and manages vendor(s) and vendor(s) contract for system and system support. Monitors and manages user accounts for statewide voter registration system as well as security and licensing systems/configurations that work jointly with the system. 

Depending on experience and skill set, this position may manage the voter registration and data team.

This position is open to remote work, but the position may require occasional in-office time during peak election season.

Job Duties:

Troubleshoots and resolves issues related to the statewide voter registration system. In addition, works closely with system vendor and system users to address program issues, defects, and system upgrades.  

Serves as the primary point of contact to assist with questions arising from the redistricting process that relate to the statewide voter registration database. This includes proactively identifying issues, implementing a plan to assist counties, and troubleshooting issues with the vendor.

Monitor and validate batch jobs and import of files from outside entities (DHS, MVD, Courts, US AG) to ensure proper processing of information. Serves as primary contact with outside agencies for voter registration data purposes. Maintain positive working relationship with all stakeholders of the system. 

Assist counties with proper use of voter registration system and system integrations (AVID, my.arizona.vote). Work with SOS AVID team members to develop, maintain, and provide for regular training (new and refresh) of all components of the statewide voter registration system and necessary applications. Work with software vendor to create a current AZ specific user guide for the system. 

Develop and execute simple and complex SQL queries, data pulls, ad hoc, and canned reports from the voter registration system. Coordinate with counties to acquire necessary data and files. Consult with elections staff on gleaning data from complex databases. Conduct SQL queries to extract data based on customized data requests. 

Maintain all required voter registration system configuration records, billing, system enhancements and other applicable records according to state records retention schedule. 

Assist with the Secretary of State's election equipment certification committee. Become familiar with voting equipment and Secretary of State's guidelines on voting equipment standards and processes. Remain up-to-date with federal guidelines and new technology.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

- Knowledge of SQL

- Project management

- Data analysis

- Technical troubleshooting

- Strong customer service skills

- Understanding of Arizona election law and policy

- Experience with redistricting and/or GIS a plus

- Management experience

Selective Preference(s):

- Ability to write SQL queries to extract data
- Bachelor's degree or specialized training in web application design, preferred
- Ability to understand database architecture, interpret a database diagram, and advise how to find and extract data

Pre-Employment Requirements:

- Valid AZ Driver's License
- Obtain Arizona Election Official Certification within 2 years of employment

Benefits:

The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
Sick leave
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Retirement plan
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

Retirement:

All employees are subject to Arizona State Retirement System contributions.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Human Resources at humanresources@azsos.gov or 602-541-6170 for assistance.

ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.