The System Administrator is responsible for planning, maintaining, troubleshooting, upgrading and coordinating the computer system within the Board of Elections. This position coordinates the database changes of the Board's Voter Identification System (VIS). This work requires independent judgment in verifying the accuracy of the information being processed and the ability to use multiple applications.
Evaluates, maintains and upgrades all computer software and hardware needs and makes recommendations for growth, expansion, developments, improvements, and purchases. Ensures continued operation of the Board by testing and evaluating software that provides the Board staff access to the VIS system and data. Provides technical support to the Election GEMS server as well as data input of election races. Acts as a liaison with the vendor for the EMS server. Coordinates scanning of ballots on Election Day. Generates supplies and participates in Logic and Accuracy (L&A) testing of voting machines prior to Election Day. Generates statistical reports as required. Keeps file information in order as defined by department procedures. This position will require some evening hours and weekends during election time.
Minimum Class Requirements
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field and three years of experience in information management. Ability to lift 25 pounds. Must have valid driver's license, proof of insurance, and acceptable driving record. The candidate should be familiar with ES & S (Election systems and Software) EMS, DS200, Express vote, DS850 and the environment of an election process. This individual must have good communication skills, ability to work under pressure, self-motivator, decision maker, and be able to adapt quickly. Must possess the knowledge of operating systems, hardware, and networking. The candidate must have the ability to prepare work neatly and precisely while exhibiting a logical thought process with close attention to detail, the ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive subject matter and the ability to work with minimal supervision and make reasonable decisions. The candidate must have a working knowledge of Windows 7/10 Pro, Windows 2012/2016 Server, and Board's Voter Identification System (VIS). The candidate must have great verbal and written communication skills, the ability to adapt, the ability to hit the ground running, and be able to work in the Board of Elections' environment. The candidate must have analytical skills, be sensitive to cyber security and how critical it is in the IT environment. CompTIA A +, Network +, Security +, CISSP is desired.