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Job Title:   Director/Deputy Director

This is a full time, unclassified, exempt position.  An applicant must be a resident and elector of Fayette County or move to Fayette County within 30 days of hire.  The applicant must be affiliated with the Republican Party. 

Fayette County Board of Elections
135 South Main Street
Washington C.H., OH  43160

Posting Date:  August 5, 2022

Appointing Authority: Fayette County Board of Elections

Salary:  Commensurate with experience

Instructions: Applicants must submit

  • Resume with cover letter,
  • Fayette County Board of Elections application for employment,
  • Form 307 Questionnaire for Prospective Appointment as a Member, Director, or Deputy Director of the County Board of Elections

Completed forms should be returned to the Fayette County Board of Elections by:

4 PM, Friday, August 12, 2022.


All forms and applications may be obtained and/or returned to the board office located at:

135 South Main Street, Washington C.H., OH 43160, by mail (same address), fax (740-333-3574) or e-mail (fayette@ohiosos.gov).


Job Description:

  • Prepare and conduct all primary, general, and special elections held in the county;
  • Process, evaluate, and report election results;  
  • Recruit and train precinct election officials;
  • Supervise the processing of voter records;
  • Keep a full and true record of the proceedings of the board and all moneys received and expended;
  • File and preserve in the board office all orders, records, and reports pertaining to the administration of voter registrations and elections;
  • Prepare the minutes of board meetings;
  • Audit campaign finance reports;
  • Calculate charge backs to political subdivisions;
  • Receive and have custody of all books, papers, and property belonging to the board;



  • Review all Directives, Advisories, Memoranda, correspondence and materials

issued by the Secretary of State and take action as required by those


  • Direct and instruct board employees, assign work, coordinate activities and responsibilities;
  • Develop a proposed annual budget to be submitted to the county commissioners, upon approval of the board of elections, and monitor the board’s budget and payroll relative to current year appropriations;
  • Perform such other duties in connection with the office of director and the proper conduct of elections as the Secretary of State and board determine;


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A High School diploma or GED.
  • Ability to understand rules, processes, procedures and equipment used in local elections.
  • Ability to learn and efficiently maintain databases used by Board of Elections.
  • Receive and implement assignments from board members and Secretary of State.
  • Possess effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Possess strong organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to understand and develop a budget and appropriation of funds.
  • Ability to adapt and perform in a professional manner under stressful or emergency situations.
  • Ability to conduct self at all times in a professional and courteous manner with board members, other employees, members of the media, and customers.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion in handling confidential materials and matters.
  • Knowledge of cyber-security monitoring and practicing good cyber hygiene.


Additional Qualifications:

  • Education

A candidate for director or deputy director of a board of elections must have a

high school diploma or have attained the equivalency of a high school diploma

(GED). College level education is desired


  • Election related experience and skills

A candidate for director or deputy director of a board of elections must have a baseline understanding of the rules, processes, procedures, and equipment used in local elections administration, including:

  • Operating voting machines used in the county and other automated office equipment;
  • Managing a successful and efficient database;
  • Using, understanding and applying election law terminology;
  • Knowing the basics of Ohio’s “sunshine laws” governing open meetings and public records; and
  • Receiving and implementing assignments and instructions from board members and Secretary of State’s office;


  • General managerial experience and skills
  • Effective written and interpersonal communication abilities;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Familiarity with relevant state and federal human resources policies and practices;
  • Familiarity with the handling of budgets and public appropriation of funds;
  • Ability to perform duties assigned by the law, the county board of elections, and/or the Secretary of State;
  • Ability to convey or exchange information, including giving and managing assignments or direction to board personnel;
  • Ability to be adapt and to perform in a professional manner under stressful or emergency situations;
  • Ability to comprehend a variety of informational documents; and
  • Ability to conduct self at all times in a professional and courteous manner.


  • Successful completion of a criminal background check

Before being selected as director or deputy director by a county board of elections, the candidate must complete Form 307 and pass, to the satisfaction of a majority of the board members, a criminal background check conducted by the county sheriff or other local law enforcement agency at the expense of the board of elections


  • Physical Requirements

Tasks require the ability to daily exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight(5-10 pounds) and on occasion moderately heavy weight (up to 50 pounds).  Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station.


  • Other Factors

Board employees will be limited in the amount of vacation time during the period in which UOCAVA absentee voting has started until the election has been declared official and any recount or post-election audit has been completed. This may or may not apply to all elections held in a calendar year.  Ability to work overtime, at times intensive, will be required during certain periods of the year.


  • Newly Appointed Director or Deputy Director of the Boards of Elections

Within six months of appointment, a newly appointed director or deputy director shall attend and complete a minimum of six credits of formal instruction, “New Election Official Training Program,” regarding the duties of a director or deputy director of a board of elections sponsored by the Secretary of State’s office.  In addition, the director or deputy director shall be required to receive an additional eight credits of formal continuing education training within the first full year of their appointment.