Training and Assessment Specialist

Posting Details

Position Title

Training and Assessment Specialist

Additional Information

The Voting System Oversight Program ( VSTOP ), a project under the Bowen Center for Public Affairs at Ball State University, welcomes applicants for a VSTOP Training and Assessment Specialist. This position will lead, oversee and coordinate all training and assessment related activities for VSTOP . This includes oversight and administration of the Certificate in Election Administration, Technology, and Security ( CEATS ) program, the electronic poll book training and assessment program and the Voter Registration Access Proficiency Standards and Assessment ( VRAPSA ) program.

Benefits and Community

https://www.bsu.edu/about/administrativeoffices/humanresources/jobs/benefits-and-community/professional-staff

Relocation

https://www.bsu.edu/about/administrativeoffices/humanresources/jobs/working-at-ball-state/relocation

FLSA

Administrative Exemption

Hrs/Week

40

Length of Assignment

Fiscal Year - FT Contract

Position Function

Lead, oversee, and coordinate all training and assessment related activities for the Voting System Technical Oversight Program ( VSTOP ) in the state of Indiana, a project under the Bowen Center for Public Affairs at Ball State University. Some travel is required.

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in computer science, mathematical sciences, a social science, business administration, public administration, education, or a related field.

Minimum Experience

Some experience in managing and implementing training and assessment activities.

Minimum Other

Strong organizational and communication (both verbal and written) skills are required. Must be able to work cooperatively and collaboratively in a team setting and also perform independently.

Authorization to work in the US

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Education

Master’s degree from an accredited institution in computer science, mathematical sciences, a social science, business administration, public administration, education, or a related field.

Preferred Experience

One or more years of experience with education-related training and assessment.

Preferred Other

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

Position Title(s) Supervised

Graduate assistants and student employees.

Required Certifications

EEO Statement

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO /AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled.

About Ball State University

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.

Department

Political Science:700220

Department Information

Department Email or Phone Number

sgerard@bsu.edu

Duties & Responsibilities

Ranking

1

Job Duty

Oversee and administer the electronic poll book training and assessment program within the state of Indiana ensuring that vendors meet the Indiana Election Code specific requirements for regarding county level training on electronic poll books. Collaborate with the Indiana Secretary of State and VSTOP Team regarding the ongoing development of the protocol. Interact with each of the state’s electronic poll book vendors in order to assure legal compliance in electronic poll book training and assessment before each election.

Ranking

2

Job Duty

Oversee the Voter Registration Access Proficiency Standards and Assessment ( VRAPSA ) program within the state of Indiana, which includes: develop, evaluate and maintain training materials; develop, coordinate and deliver instruction, both online and face-to-face, to statewide election workers; develop and execute all assessment activities.

Ranking

3

Job Duty

Oversee the Certificate in Election Administration, Technology and Security ( CEATS ) Program for VSTOP, which includes: develop, evaluate and maintain training materials; develop, coordinate and deliver instruction, both online and face-to-face, to statewide election workers; develop and execute all assessment activities.

Ranking

4

Job Duty

Collect and conduct analysis on data for training and assessment plans from vendors for voting systems and electronic poll books to ensure compliance with Indiana Election code, and the training and assessment protocol approved by the Indiana Secretary of State. including federal VVSG guidelines for voting systems. Require vendors to modify training and assessment plans pursuant to state laws and federal guidelines.

Ranking

5

Job Duty

Evaluate, develop new content and update annually the VSTOP training best practices manual for voting systems and electronic poll books; ensuring ongoing best practices for training within Indiana for the operations of voting systems and electronic poll books.

Ranking

6

Job Duty

Construct and deliver reports on training and assessment outcomes for the State. Construct annual report for Secretary with recommendations regarding training enhancements as well as recommendations to the IN Election Division regarding new or modified legislation regarding electronic poll book training and assessment requirements within Indiana.

Ranking

7

Job Duty

Apprise the VSTOP Team and the Indiana Secretary of State of all related training and assessment issues and problems which may arise.

Ranking

8

Job Duty

Oversee Graduate Assistants and Student Assistants working for VSTOP and engaged in training and assessment related activities.

Ranking

9

Job Duty

Organize and maintain assessment-related documents to ensure secure and convenient retrieval.

Ranking

10

Job Duty

Attend workshops, seminars, and training sessions as assigned.

Ranking

11

Job Duty

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Posting Number

202000624P

Number of Vacancies

1

Desired Start Date

09/21/2020

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

08/13/2020

Applications Accepted Through Date

09/28/2020

Open Until Filled

No

Information regarding transcripts

The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Special Instructions Summary

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Undergraduate Transcripts
  2. Master's Transcripts


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