The Prince William County Electoral Board is seeking a General Registrar to provide leadership and management in the Office of Elections in Prince William County, Virginia. We are one of Virginia’s fastest-growing counties with a diverse population of 470,000 citizens and over 300,000 registered voters.
ABOUT THIS ROLE - VA STATE CODE § 24.2-114
The General Registrar is an appointed state employee and sworn official with overall responsibility for administering the provisions of Virginia election laws under guidelines established by the State Board of Elections and the Prince William County Electoral Board, including the duties and powers of the General Registrar as stated in Title 24.2 of the Code of Virginia and in compliance with other federal, state and local laws and policies. With yearly and frequent elections, the General Registrar is responsible for the oversight of a large and complex voter registration and election administration agency with approximately 20 full-time employees and more than 1,000 election officers. The General Registrar consults with, advises and reports to the Prince William County Electoral Board on all issues relative to election administration and voter registration.
The General Registrar, working with the Electoral Board identifies suitable polling places, acquires and tests voting and other equipment, recruits and trains Officers of Election, and obtains technical support and financial resources.
PREFERENCES The Board is seeking an innovative leader with demonstrated management experience and political acumen. It is critical that the General Registrar have excellent interpersonal skills and a high level of multi-cultural sensitivity to work effectively with a diverse community and employee population, and a complex hierarchy. This is an executive management position that reports to the three-person County Electoral Board. The General Registrar must effectively manage the Office of Elections budget of approximately $3 million. Experience with election law in the Commonwealth of Virginia, preferred.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Successful candidate must be (or must become within 30 days of appointment) a registered voter in Prince William County, Virginia.
SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS Monday - Friday with flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed.
LIVE HERE.... WORK HERE.....Prince William County (PWC) is a beautiful historic community located about 30 miles from our nation's Capital. We have excellent schools, beautiful parks and cultural opportunities for the entire family. PWC Government offers excellent pay, a comprehensive benefits package, generous leave accrual and access to training and career development opportunities.
Additional Salary Information: Virginia State Code - § 24.2-111. Compensation and expenses of general registrars.
Internal Number: 201206348
About Prince William County Government
Prince William County is located on the Potomac River in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 402,002, on July 1, 2019, the population was estimated to be 470,335, making it Virginia's second-most populous county. Its county seat is the independent city of Manassas.
A part of Northern Virginia, Prince William County is part of the Washington metropolitan area. In 2019 it had the 20th-highest income of any county in the United States.
The Constitution and Code of Virginia define the structure and function of Virginia's electoral system. The Department of Elections is governed by a three-member Electoral Board that is appointed by the majority of the Judges of the Circuit Court of the County.
The Electoral Board, among other duties, is the appointing authority of the General Registrar/Director of Elections. Duties of the General Registrar are also described through the Code of Virginia. The Registrar manages the voter registration system; conducts a public information program; assists the Electoral Board in formulating and implementing policy; identifies externalities that will affect voter registration and elections; ...provides information and analysis needed to plan ahead; and coordinates programs with the State Board of Elections, County officials, Voter Registrars' Association of Virginia and other registration and election groups. The Registrar's term is four years.
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