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Special Assistant to the Executive Director

Recruitment #19-005224-0004




750 E. Pratt Street, 6th Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Main Purpose of Job

The Special Assistant to the Executive Director of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange is responsible for directly assisting the Executive Director in key analytic, strategic, operational and administrative activities for the Exchange and the Exchange Board of Trustees. The Special Assistant will focus on policy initiatives and growth opportunities in the individual and small group insurance markets.

This position is a Designated Political Appointment (DPA) and serves at the pleasure of the Executive Director.


Develops health policy issues, market growth ideas, priorities, and materials to be presented to the Executive Director and Board of Trustees.
Supports MHBE Executive Director in the development of key external relationships to promote growth in the individual and small group markets; in managing government relations and legislative activities; and coordinates special projects at the direction of the Executive Director.

Functions as a liaison to representatives of federal, State, and local government, the private sector, and a diverse group of stakeholders. 

Consults with MHBE senior staff to help facilitate the Executive Director’s decisions regarding policy, growth of the individual and small group insurance markets, operations, and strategic planning.  


Education: Bachelors degree in Public Health, Public Administration, Business Administration, Public Policy or equivalent.

Experience: 4 years of experience in health care policy development preferably in the areas of health care financing and/or health insurance, including 2 years experience as supervisor/manager.  


Masters Degree in Health Policy or related degree (Equivalent professional experience can satisfy masters requirement).

At least two years experience working with the Affordable Care Act pertaining to the individual and small group insurance markets.

Prior experience working with:
  • insurance carriers and/or insurance agents, 
  • chambers of commerce and,
  • State and/or Federal legislatures.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties that 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.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient 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 this date.

Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.


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. You may be required to complete a supplemental question. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as
determined by a foreign credential evaluation service will be requires before the time of hire.



The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application and resume to:

Maryland Health Benefit Exchange
Attn: Office of Human Resources or email:
750 E. Pratt Street, 6th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application. Applications must be received no later than the close of business on the closing date.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

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

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling:

410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service at, 1-800-735-2258

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any employment action against you.