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Senior Policy Analyst

Recruitment #19-002588-0058




Office of the Secretary – Grants and Policy

300 East Joppa Road

Towson, MD 21286

Main Purpose of Job

Within the Office of Grants and Policy this position provides senior level policy and procedure administration. The individual in this position will research, develop, prepare, and recommend correctional operation’s policy and procedures for issuance by the correctional facility officials.

The work requires a substantive knowledge of correctional facility operations and demands remarkable interpersonal skills with special sensitivity to resolving organizational issues. Workload demands efficient and effective organizational skills.

Work products and related outcomes are extremely visible to all levels of the Department and non-Department representatives and, therefore, have significant effect on employee and public confidence concerning operational activities.


Conducts research and analysis necessary to develop and determine the impact of proposed policy and procedures on the Department’s correctional operations responsibilities.

· Acts as liaison with Division staff to coordinate the drafting, review, and assessment of proposed policy and procedure documents.

· Prepares proposed policy and procedure documents in final format for legal and executive review.

· Prepares and oversees the posting of authorized policy and procedure documents to the Department's intranet and public website.

· Assists with planning, development, and coordinating major Department policy initiatives.

Prepares, coordinates, and conducts activities associated with requirements for updating Department and agency policy and procedure documents.

· In cooperation with prison and detention center officials, and based on the results of document review decides the need for updating, replacement, or rescission of existing policy and procedures documents.

· Supports a process for reviewing, replacing, and rescinding policy and procedure documents.


Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five years of experience in administrative staff or professional work. One year of this experience must have involved one or more of the following: the supervision of other employees, overseeing and coordinating the general operations of a unit, applying rules and regulations, or exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures.


1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required general experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


One year of experience working in a post-conviction correctional operation.


One year of experience auditing, drafting, researching, analyzing, and developing policies and procedures


The following qualification is preferred, not required:

Experience working in either a prison, detention center, parole and probation office, half-way house, or some combination of the previous post-conviction correctional setting.

Previous professional work experience in project planning and management or facilitating discussion amongst interdisciplinary teams.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

Please make sure that you provide complete and accurate information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after the above closing date.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.