Ability to travel to and work in Philadelphia office periodically is required.
Verified Voting (www.verifiedvoting.org), founded by computer scientists in 2004, is a leading national not-for-profit, non-partisan organization whose mission is to strengthen democracy for all voters by promoting the responsible use of technology in elections.
The unprecedented events of the 2016 election cycle focused the nation’s attention once again on the machinery and infrastructure of democracy. As Robert Mueller declared, “There were multiple, systematic efforts to interfere in our elections. That allegation deserves the attention of every American.” This unprecedented threat to our voting systems emphasizes the need for a national response to strengthen our electoral processes especially now as we approach the 2020 Presidential election.
A critical component of election security is the ability to determine whether the computers that counted the votes counted them correctly. To do that, jurisdictions must have a system that incorporates voter-marked paper ballots that are retained for recounts and audits. After the election, the paper ballots must be checked against the computer-reported results via rigorous statistically sound audit, called a risk-limiting audit. Verified Voting is working with elections officials to pilot risk-limiting audits in as many jurisdictions as possible before 2020. The Audit Specialist will report directly to the Director of Science and Technology Policy and assist in the design, development, implementation and reporting of audit pilots in a variety of jurisdictions, and will be able to contribute to the formulation of state and local audit policy.
Duties and Responsibilities
We value multiple perspectives and viewpoints from diverse constituencies because we recognize that diversity informs more effective solutions. We value the wide-ranging perspectives that our colleagues and collaborators bring to the table and we create an environment for all voices to be heard. Verified Voting is an equal opportunity employer.
Please submit resume and short cover letter regarding your interest in the position and salary requirements to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Salary Range: $75k-85k commensurate with experience. Verified Voting is an equal opportunity employer.
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