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Licensing Specialist Lead

Recruitment #20-002588-0005




1800 Washington Boulevard, Suite 330

Baltimore, MD 21230


This position is responsible for performing as a Lead to a designated team of Licensing Specialists. The incumbent must have a background in leading a team of employees in the areas of fraud, financial, and other investigations. The incumbent will possess proficiency in report writing, oral presentations and testifying in fact based proceedings to include Commission hearings, appeal hearings and court proceedings.

The duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting comprehensive investigations as required to provide recommendation to the Lottery Commission regarding applicant approvals, license revocation; and inclusion of individuals on the Mandatory Exclusion List;
  • Examining FBI and CJIS reports and available databases to determine an applicant’s suitability for licensure;
  • Maintaining a working knowledge of Maryland Gaming Laws, COMAR and VLT Division policies that govern the investigation of an applicant’s licensure;
  • Interviewing applicants, references, and other relevant parties as part of the investigative process determine license revocations;
  • Analyzing financial documents, accounting records, bank statements, business records, public records, tax records and other relevant information to confirm the financial suitability of an applicant;
  • Testifying during administrative hearings and court proceedings; and
  • Traveling within Maryland, throughout the United States as well as abroad to complete investigative assignments as required.


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.


  • Prior experience conducting background investigations for gaming licensing
  • Prior experience testifying in administrative and court proceedings


This recruitment is limited to current employees of the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control agency.


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.


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 eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.



Resumes may be uploaded but will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application. The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online. may submit the paper application to: Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Suite 330, Baltimore, MD 21230- Attention: Nate Warfield, Director of Human Resources.

If you have any inquiries about this recruitment, you may call 410-230-8764 or email

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.