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Director Of Enforcement

Recruitment #18-000282-0001


The Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation is accepting applications from qualified candidates for the Director of Enforcement position in the Enforcement Unit.




500 North Calvert Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Main Purpose of Job

This position functions as the Director of Enforcement. This person has primary responsibility for the investigatory and enforcement functions of the Commissioner, including the scheduling and assignment of investigations, developing policies and procedures for the Enforcement Unit, monitoring compliance with those Agency policies and procedures, coordinating the training of the Enforcement Unit staff, identifying trends and recommending strategic goals and investigatory initiatives, and performing other administrative duties as assigned by the Assistant Commissioner. These activities further the regulatory mandate of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation.


The Director of Enforcement's main job duties include, but are not limited to, the following: 

Managing the selection, scheduling and assignment of enforcement investigations taking into account resources and agency priorities.

Managing the review of enforcement investigations to determine whether to either close investigations or take further actions. These functions may entail, but are not limited to, referring the matter to the Office of Attorney General for administrative or legal actions. 

Coordinating the development and dissemination of Enforcement Unit performance and management reports to the Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, and/or Assistant Commissioner.

Reviewing completed investigations at random for the purpose of monitoring compliance with Agency investigative policies and procedures.

Reviewing and monitoring, on an ongoing basis, operational policies and procedures for the Enforcement Unit, and institute improvements as appropriate.

Supervising the review of completed investigations at random for the purpose of monitoring compliance with Agency policies and procedures.

Working with the Assistant Commissioner with supervisory authority over the Enforcement Unit to update and implement -new Agency policies and procedures in the investigative process.


Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university including or supplemented by a total of 24 credit hours in business administration, finance, economics, law, criminal justice or accounting. These credit hours must include a minimum of 6 credit hours in either accounting or auditing.

Experience: Five years of experience examining or auditing the accounts, records and business practices of non-depository financial institutions or in managerial or professional work in the financial services, consumer loan, sales finance, installment loan, mortgage lenders, collection agencies, check cashers, money transmitters, debt management and/or law enforcement industries.


1. Applicants may substitute regulatory, investigatory, managerial or professional experience in the financial services industry, consumer credit industry, mortgage lending industry, accounting or auditing work or State or federal experience regulating the above industries or in law enforcement on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Possession of a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school, a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant, or a Master’s degree in business administration or accounting from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of the required experience.


Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualification(s):

Experience performing criminal law enforcement investigations within a police department or law enforcement setting.

Experience conducting financial services sector related investigations including, but not limited to, the banking, mortgage, consumer or commercial lending, money transmission, debt management, credit services business, collection, or check cashing industries.

Experience in forensic accounting.

Well-developed investigative report writing skills.

Supervisory experience.


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.


All candidates are subject to a background check against files maintained by the Division of Unemployment Insurance (DLLR/DUI) to determine whether any monies are owed to DLLR/DUI as a result of unemployment overpayment/fraud. Any unpaid debt may have an impact on whether or not a candidate is offered employment.


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.


All information concerning the qualifications, including any required documentation (diploma, transcript, certificate, etc.) must be submitted and received by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be considered.

For positions that require Bachelor/Master Degree etc:

Educational credentials from foreign countries must be evaluated by an approved education review service. This evaluation must be submitted prior to hire. For further information, you may call International Consultants of Delaware, Inc. (302) 737-8715 or World Education Services Inc. 1-800-932-3897 or (202) 331-2925.


The examination for this recruitment will be an evaluation and rating of the information provided on your application. Therefore, it is essential that the application is filled out completely and accurately, listing all relevant education and experience, addressing the specific qualifications shown above and submitting any required documentation (diploma, transcript, certification, license, etc.). Please include clear, detailed and specific information on your application regarding experience qualifications related to the minimum qualifications, desired, and/or selective qualifications of the position. Successful candidates will be placed on the certified list categorized as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified. The certified list will be used by DLLR for a period of one year.



The online application is STRONGLY preferred. However, if you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via mail or deliver in person. Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job announcement number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.


Completed applications, required documentation, and any required addendums may be mailed to:

DLLR Office of Administration
Attn: Ernestine Hyman   18-000282-0001
1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 101
Baltimore, MD 21201 

For additional information, please contact Ernestine Hyman at 410-230-6298 or via email

The MD State Application Form can be found online

Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of DLLR that all persons have equal opportunity and access to employment opportunities, services, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.