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Full-time Employment Opportunity 

Classification: Full-Time, Unclassified, Exempt
Title: Elections Programmer and IT Systems Administrator
Location: Perry County Board of Elections, 200 S. Jackson St. New Lexington, OH 43764 Usual Hours of Work: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm (Additional hours during elections and other times throughout the year)
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Open: December 2, 2021
End: December 21, 2021 or until filled 

Applications are available online at http://www.perrycountyohio.net/images/2021-images-and-documents/PerryCountyBoardofElections_Application_11_12_2021.pdf.

Submit resume, completed application and 3 professional references – Attention: Jamie Snider at Perry County Board of Elections, 200 S. Jackson St., New Lexington, Ohio 43764 Deadline for application: December 21, 2021 – or posted until filled.

 Job Duties: The Elections Programmer and IT Systems Administrator is a full-time position with medical/dental/vision benefits offered. This is a newly created position. The position is within the administration of Perry County Board of Elections and reports to the Director. 

  • Responsible for the maintenance, configuration, and reliable operation of computer systems, network servers, and Hyper-V virtualization.
  • Install and upgrade computer components and software, manage virtual servers, and integrate automation processes.
  • Troubleshoot hardware and software errors by running diagnostics, documenting problems and resolutions, prioritizing problems, and assessing impact of issues
  • Provide documentation and technical specifications for planning and implementing new or upgrades of IT infrastructure
  • Perform regular backup operations and implement appropriate processes for data protection, disaster recovery, and failover procedures
  • Lead support efforts, making sure all desktop applications, workstations, and related equipment problems are resolved in a timely manner with limited disruptions
  • Responsible for maintaining network standards as required by Secretary of State mandates and directives.
  • Responsible for Cyber Security
  • Program Ballot
  • Phone System Maintenance
  • Public Speaking to assist with Public Outreach Initiatives & Training
  • Setting up for Training & Meetings
  • Running & Testing Elections Equipment
  • Keeping Accurate records of Board Equipment
  • Attend conferences, meetings, and trainings as required and appropriate
  • Excellent communication skills to included public speaking
  • Operation of computer and various computer programs
  • Operation of office equipment
  • Travel in and out of county and operate county vehicle
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications 

Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, System Administration, or a closely related field, OR equivalent experience required 

  • System administration and IT certifications in Microsoft, or other network related fields are a plus
  • Working knowledge of virtualization, Hyper-V, or equivalent
  • Strong knowledge of systems and networking software, hardware, and networking protocols
  • Experience with scripting and automation tools
  • Elections experience preferred
  • Cybersecurity experience preferred
  • Ohio Elections knowledge
  • ORC knowledge
  • Knowledge of Sunshine Laws
  • Extensive experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other relevant programs
  • Candidate must exhibit how they meet the minimum qualifications
  • Must be a self-starter and self-motivated
  • Detail-oriented

All Staff Must: 

  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license
  • Computer skills test required•Pass BCI/FBI background check
  • Must be able to pass a drug & alcohol test
  • Comply with all safety and operational rules for motor vehicles
  • Complete assignments in a timely manner, adhering to scheduling
  • Keep a neat and clean appearance, dressing in appropriate attire
  • Must present self in a professional manner

Unusual Working Conditions/Hazards 

The position may require travel to include overnight stay. Will require lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds. May be exposed to or work in various weather conditions.