Elections Compliance Specialist, Idaho Secretary of State

Pay Range:        $17.00/hr + (DOE), plus full competitive state benefits
Pay Grade:        (I)
Position Open:  Immediately, until filled.
To Apply:           Email a resume and cover letter to [email protected].

Applicant will need to learn the SOS Elections and State Voter Registration systems from the ground up to fully understand the connected systems and processes that are integral to this position. As such, the successful candidate will need to be a voracious learner and willing to fast-track. This position is expected to take a lead in compliance-related matters with consultation, when needed, from senior staff, the secretary of state, and/or the attorney general.

The Office of the Secretary of State is currently engaged in the early stages of replacing the current IT infrastructure and software solutions for the Elections Division. This will allow the successful candidate to provide input to help shape the requirements for the various election functions pertaining to compliance matters.

NOTICE: Employment will be contingent upon applicant successfully passing a criminal background investigation.Example of Duties

General obligations and day-to-day activities include working with the elections team to: 

  • Assist with general questions from local election officials regarding proper election procedures and Sunshine Law reporting.
  • Receive, review for compliance, and process lobbyist registrations.
  • Receive and review for compliance filings for candidates and Political Action Committees (PACs).
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of current training materials for counties and candidates.
  • Development of a procedural base of knowledge, including documentation and training materials, to facilitate compliance and reporting discussions centering around the current Idaho State Voter Registration System (ISVRS), Campaign Finance Reporting System, Lobbyist Registration System, and other election specific processes.
  • To act as a liaison for the Election Division to both internal and external stakeholders regarding election compliance, reporting issues, and processes. These stakeholders include IDSOS IT Department, county election staff, vendors, lobbyists, candidates, PACs, and the elections team.
  • Successful candidate may also be asked to coordinate statewide, in-person or video-based, training sessions and may deliver training sessions live or via video.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Education Requirements: 
An associate degree in either Business, Political Science, OR equivalent experience is preferred.

Ideal candidates will have: 

        • 2+ years of experience in elections, political, or public services fields.
        • Experience with basic office support functions including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; composing a variety of office documents; researching, compiling, and summarizing data for reports.
        • Experience with advanced office support function including interpreting, applying, and explaining complex information such as regulations and policies; independently solving problems; performing liaison activities with various government agencies.
        • Excellent ability to communicate verbally and in writing with staff, other state agencies and institutions, and the public.
        • Ability to work with individuals at all position levels including high-ranking public officials.
        • A strong work ethic and drive to excel.
        • A high level of attention to detail.

Supplemental Information

To Apply: Email a resume and cover letter to [email protected].

The Idaho Secretary of State is an elected official of the state of Idaho. Positions within the office of the Secretary of State are at will positions. While this position includes a full state benefits package, IDSOS employees are not considered classified employees and, as such, do not have to complete the testing requirements mandated by other state agencies. This position is an “at-will” position.