Employment Opportunities

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The Decatur County Board of Elections announces the following job opening:

Assistant Chief Election Official

Job Summary

The purpose of the Assistant Chief Election Official is to assist in supervising county elections and voter registration processes. The position consists of various management and technical duties. Must be politically impartial with a sense of duty and honor, and willing to serve the public.

Major duties may include, but not limited, to the following:

Manages the day-to-day responsibilities of the statewide election and voter registration database. Assist the Chief Election Official with conducting elections. Must be able to read and understand complex laws, rules, manuals and other materials, and understand and translate them into the daily duties of the Elections Office.

Demands of the position may include, but not limited to, the following:

Must have excellent computer skills and feel comfortable with new programs and applications. Must be able to climb stairs, lift 30 pounds to 50 pounds when needed. Must be able to work weekends when needed, days that may go longer than 12 hours, and work well with the public and under pressure. Must be able to travel throughout the state as necessary for conferences and regional training. Also be able to travel throughout the county as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of an associate’s degree in a course of study related to general studies or business. The successful candidate must complete background/reference checks. Work history must show a certain amount of permanency.

How to apply

Applicants must submit both a resume and a Decatur County application to be considered. To download a copy of the Decatur County application for employment, please go this link: http://www.decaturcountyga.gov/news-events/. Please email your resume and application to cheard@decaturcountyga.gov, or mail it to Chief Elections Official, Decatur County Board of Elections, P.O. Box 7428, Bainbridge, GA 39818; or drop it off at 122 W. Water St., in downtown Bainbridge.

The application deadline is Feb. 28. Interviews may be scheduled beginning March 1 with a final determination scheduled for March 8.

A more detailed job description is available at this link: ASSISTANT CHIEF ELECTION OFFICIAL – Job Description, 2022