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Election Systems Certification Specialist

Ball State University

Last Updated: 5/26/23

Job Description

Department of Political Science

Election Systems Certification Specialist

Ball State University

The Voting System Technical Oversight Program (VSTOP), a project under the Bowen Center for Public Affairs at Ball State University, welcomes applicants for a VSTOP Election Systems Certification Specialist, who will coordinate and conduct testing of voting systems and electronic poll books for certification in the state of Indiana; collaborate with federally approved testing labs to ensure adherence to federal and state laws.

This position will plan, organize and monitor all of the voting system and electronic poll book certification work including, but not limited to, managing new certifications, renewals and modifications, system documentation review and field-testing oversight, working with external entities such as vendors, Indiana Election Division (IED), VSTLs (Voting System Testing Laboratories) U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC), and report authoring for the IEC (Indiana Election Commission) (in the case of voting systems) and SOS (Secretary of State) (in the case of ePBs (electronic poll books), and managing and maintaining various Protocols related to certification and modifications of voting systems and electronic poll books.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in computer science, engineering, information technology, or a closely related field. Experience analyzing technical documents in area of specialization or educational major. Strong written and verbal communication skills.

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

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited institution in computer science, engineering, information technology, or a related field. At least one year of work with election systems and/or election administration.

Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through June 18, 2021.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students enroll each year in diverse academic programs on and off campus. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states, and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit:

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.

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Muncie, Indiana, United States
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 Sta...