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ADMINISTRATOR I

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS SPECIALIST

Recruitment #19-002586-0044

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

Department of Human Services

Office of the Secretary/Office of Government Affairs

311 W. Saratoga Street

Baltimore, MD  21201

Main Purpose of Job

This position is responsible for providing support to the Office of Government Affairs in carrying out the duties required for the planning and implementation of the legislative, reporting and regulatory management activities in three distinct areas: Senior level support in the development and implementation of the Department's legislative and regulatory activities. Overseeing the management of the Annapolis office. Overseeing and coordinating special projects.

POSITION DUTIES

Oversees legislative reporting process to ensure timeliness of the Department's submissions to the legislature, Office of the Governor and other state agencies. Reviews and analyzes legislative initiatives and the fiscal impact of federal and state legislation that affects the Department of Human Services (DHS). Researches complex constituent issues and works with legislative staff on suitable solutions. Conducts research and prepares policy memoranda on legislative issues affecting the DHS and other special projects as assigned, including but not limited to 50-state policy reviews. Identifies and assigns legislative bills to departmental legislative liaisons for review and comment. Oversees the timely and accurate adoption of departmental regulations according to DHS's Administrative Procedures Manual, Maryland's Administrative Procedure Act, Joint Committee on Executive, Administrative and Legislative Review (AELR) and the Division of State Documents (DSD). Manages the procurement and distribution of the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Develops and maintains relationship with key legislators and governmental officials for the purpose of facilitating communication between DHS, local government agencies, other government entities and external stakeholders.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Experience: Four years of experience in administrative staff or professional work.

Notes:

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 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.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must meet the selective qualification(s) to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

Six months of the required experience must have included researching, analyzing and/or compiling legislative data.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

A bachelor's or master's degree in Public Administration, Political Science, Public Policy or similar fields.

Strong writing and editing skills.

Proficient in Microsoft Office.

Experience monitoring and reporting related to the legislative review process.

Experience drafting amendments to state or local government regulations.

Experience assisting program staff in the implementation of changes to Local, State and Federal laws, regulations and policies.

Experience preparing and drafting research papers on special projects.

The ability to correspond with internal staff as well as external stakeholders, including but not limited to legislators, advocates and legislative committees and adapt positively to unexpected new projects, deadlines and required follow-up actions.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

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.

SELECTION PROCESS

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.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

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.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to: Department of Human Services, Examination Services Unit, 311 W. Saratoga Street, Room 135, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload. If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-0882. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

If you have questions concerning the recruitment process for this position, please call 410-767-7414.

All mailed documents must include the applicant's name and job number and must be received by 5 P.M. on the closing date. Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the application.

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.

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