Voting Equipment Technician - Elections

County Of Tarrant Fort Worth , TX 76102

Posted 5 months ago

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Provide technical assistance in a professional manner, act as liaison for election officials, and perform other required activities during each election. Performs maintenance, testing, preparation, training, delivery and return for two voting systems the ballot scanning equipment used on Election Day and the direct record electronic system (DRE) used in Early Voting and Election Day. Utilize bar code technology to record the movement of the voting equipment and components through out the election process. Provides assistance in inventory of all election equipment, components and supplies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs maintenance and testing on the paper ballot scanning equipment and Direct Record Electronic voting equipment (DRE), connecting to SERVO Laptop and software.

  • Provides technical support of personal computers' connectivity to the on-line voter registration system and early voter posting system including installation of personal computers, monitors, printers, and network communications devices. Schedules installation by contacting client by phone.

  • Notifies supervisor of any mechanical, maintenance or safety issues with recurring problems related to any vehicles owned or rented by the department.

  • Provides assistance to early voting clerks and election officials in a clear and professional manner.

  • Performs the preparation, assembly, and proofing of the election officials supply kits.

  • Performs DRE electronic ballot proofing including audio.

  • Performs paper ballot proofing and distribution.

  • Performs pre-tests and public tests of all election equipment and components.

  • Delivers and tests the computers connectivity to the DRE equipment used for early voting.

  • Routes the delivery and return of the early voting and Election Day equipment and supplies, utilizing the physical ability required to maneuver the equipment carriers.

  • Provides phone support to election officials on Election Day.

  • Utilizes bar code technology to record the movement of the voting equipment and components through out the election process and of election supplies.

  • Provides technical support on Election Day and during the early voting process.

  • Assists in election officials training by setting up equipment, chairs, and video equipment.

  • Resolves routine questions and problems concerning voting equipment and procedures.

  • Troubleshoots in field service environment related to on-line voter registration system, early voting posting system, ballot scanning equipment, DRE equipment and network communications.

  • Tests the voting system laptops to ensure connectivity and accuracy at Rally Stations prior to and on election night.

  • Provides training, assistance and technical support to Rally station personnel on election night.

  • Assists other department divisions as required.

  • Surveys polling places for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to ensure that voters with disabilities are safe and have the ability to cast their votes without assistance.

  • Acts as a liaison for election activities related to election services contracts with municipalities, school districts, and political parties.

  • Attends training as assigned by supervisor to maintain, enhance, or acquire job skills.

  • Backs up election data on SERVO PC following each election.

  • Operates forklift to move equipment, components, and supplies from storage units to the main building and transfers skids of ballots for destruction at recycling.

  • Performs all other related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements:
High school diploma, GED or higher level of education.

Associates degree in Electronics or Computer Science preferred.

Two (2) years experience in related field.

Proficient in electronics and experience in word processing/spreadsheets software.

Technical experience with multimedia equipment.

Texas Drivers License and good driving record.

Attainable Industrial Truck Lift Certification.

Must have good oral and communications skills.

If hired, you must provide proof of educational attainment at new hire processing

Tarrant County will conduct background checks on new hires that will include a criminal background check related to convictions and deferred adjudications in the past seven years and may include credit reports, motor vehicle records, employment records and educational attainment. A conviction or deferred adjudication is not an automatic bar to employment. Each case is considered individually.


Physical Demands and Work Environment & Other

Requirements:

Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical

While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, bend, stoop, climb, lift, push and pull. Ability to lift up to 100 pounds is required. Incumbent will be expected to push and pull up to 500 pounds.


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Voting Equipment Technician - Elections

County Of Tarrant