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Limited to current DOL employees only

Recruitment #23-001362-0044


The Maryland Department of Labor Board of Appeal is accepting applications from qualified applicants to fill current open positions. Applicants in pool will remain active for one year and be considered as opening occurs.




2800 W. Patapsco Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

An Office Secretary III is work providing secretarial support to an official, administrator or administrative staff. Employees in the Office Secretary III classification type on keyboards of personal computers using word processing software. Employees in this classification may supervise lower-level clerical employees. This position will be responsible for the day-to-day facilitation and efficient operation of the Board of Appeals by performing secretarial duties as necessary.


Duties of this position include, but not limited to:


Type legal decisions in draft then final for cases heard by a Special Examiner that are appealable to Maryland Circuit Court. The decisions often include footnotes and legal citations of precedent unemployment cases. This function requires knowledge and understanding of the Unemployment Insurance Law and COMAR regulations.

Prepare appeal case files for Board members to review (Chairperson and Associate Members). 

Process all decisions to be mailed according to the Maryland Unemployment Insurance Law and COMAR 09.32.06 regulations.

Maintain excel spreadsheet log of all mail received daily at the Board of Appeals. 

Responsible for maintaining files of original Board decisions, as required by law, for five years. Purge decisions that are five years or older. Shred documents with claimant and employer's information. 

Prepare meeting Boardroom for all hearings; Copies of documents - docket sheets, Hearing Examiner decisions and any other documents requested by Board members are on the bench for Board members use during hearing. Make sure there is an adequate supply of paper, pens, exhibit stamp, ink for stamp and etc. Make sure the Bench, tables and Boardroom is neat and orderly.


Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Three years performing secretarial or clerical work involving typing duties.


1. Additional secretarial or clerical experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Thirty credit hours with a major in secretarial science or office technology from an accredited college may be substituted at the rate of thirty credits for one year of experience for up to two years of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Administration classifications or Administrative, Clerical, or Office Services specialty codes in the Administrative Support field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.  


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

  • Must have at least six months of experience in preparing or handling of legal court documents.


This position is currently limited to Maryland Department of Labor employees only.


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

Demonstrated ability to accurately type on a keyboard of a personal computer at a minimum of forty words per minute may be required, depending on the specific requirements of the position.


Applicants must provide sufficient information on the application to show they meet the qualifications for this recruitment. *Resumes are not acceptable and not considered in the selection process*

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. Applications that meet minimum and/or selective qualifications will be referred to the hiring unit for interview selection. Units will select those candidates most closely demonstrating the qualifications for interview.


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.

***Please note that your answers on the supplemental questionnaire must correspond to the information provided on your application to receive credit.



U.S. Military Veterans may qualify for additional bonus points towards certification. Any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing a U.S. Military form DD 214 verifying honorable discharge from service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). Permanent State employees do not need to submit proof of Veterans’ status. 

If you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, You may  submit via email to  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:

MDOL Office of Human Resources
Attn: Office Secy III  (#23-001362-0044) FR/BOA
1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 100
Baltimore, MD 21201

The MD State Application Form can be found online

Maryland Department of Labor is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of MDOL 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.

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