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Employment Specialist

Recruitment #23-001756-0105


The Maryland Department of Labor, Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning (DWDAL) is accepting applications from qualified candidates for ADMINISTATIVE SPECIALIST II in the Office of Workforce Development (OWD) Baltimore City office.  Please be advised that frequent travel may be required and a State vehicle may not always be available.  Reimbursement for use of personal vehicle will apply according to the State travel policy. 

***This is a contractual (hourly) position, with an annual renewal option available.*** 





1100 North Eutaw Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The role of the Employment Specialist is to recruit and locate training opportunities for older workers in the Maryland Senior Community Service Employment Program. Specialist will assist trainees in learning new skills and to locate unsubsidized employment following completion of training assignments.


Target, screen and recruit 55 years and older adults for the Senior Community Service Employment Program.  
Determine the income eligibility of the applicants using 125% of the Health & Human Service poverty guidelines for the initial enrollment and re certification.  
Orient and train program participants and host agency supervisors on the program policies and procedures. Recruit and establish new partnerships with non-profit organizations and State and local government agencies in assigned area.  
Promote and facilitate the transition of participant trainees from training assignments to unsubsidized employment with non-profits, for-profits and State agencies. 


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

Experience: One year of experience performing administrative staff, clerical, clerical technical, or secretarial work.


1. Candidates may substitute 30 credit hours from an accredited college or university for the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer involving staff work requiring regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting rules and regulations in accordance with agency laws and policies on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Applicants must meet this selective qualification to be considered.  Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

At least 6 months of customer service experience 


The following qualification is preferred, not required. However, if you have this experience it must be detailed in the job duty section on your application.
Knowledge of recruitment. 
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.   
Ability to coordinate activities and events.   
Ability to engage with local businesses, non-profits and government agencies.   
Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships


Candidates may be responsible for providing their own transportation as needed to access meetings, remote locations, and job destinations as assigned.


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.


Contractual Benefits

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave Benefits

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year



Online application process 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 addendum may be mailed to:

Department of Labor Office of Human Resources

Attention: 23-001756-0105/ Mrs. Maker 

1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 100

Baltimore, MD 21201 

Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application.

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to

If you are having difficulty with your user account, need to make adjustments to a submitted application or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management at

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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