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Policy Analyst

Recruitment #23-002589-0044


Grade 19


MD Department of Labor
Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning 
1100 N. Eutaw Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to function as a member of the DWDAL Policy Unit. This includes: coordinating, interpreting, researching, developing, and monitoring policy initiatives related to adult education, correctional education, and workforce development on the local, State, and national levels. Designated duties will support the DWDAL Policy Unit in its functions of promoting, planning, developing and implementing programs, as required by statute, regulation, executive order, and/or departmental priority that will facilitate efficient and effective delivery of departmental services to the citizens of Maryland.


Position duties for the Policy Analyst include independent writing and research; coordinating, interpreting, and researching policy initiatives, grant development; assistance with the development of legislative concepts and evaluating legislation during the Maryland General Assembly legislative session; analysis of legal and statutory implications on program implementation; preparation of briefing memos and talking points; participation on inter-agency workgroups; statistical analysis related to Maryland’s workforce system; and technical assistance, as required.


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

Experience: Six years of administrative staff or professional work. 


1. Candidates may substitute 30 credit hours from an accredited college or university for each year up to four years of the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and two years of experience in administrative staff or professional work for the required experience. 

3. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university for five years of the required experience.

4. 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 experience.


- A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. 
- At least (2) years of experience working in workforce development, adult education, and/or correctional education.
- Experience working in policy development and knowledge of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) are preferred.
- Experience organizing and leading large stakeholder meetings preferred. 


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 (LABOR/DUI) to determine whether any monies are owed to LABOR/DUI as a result of an unemployment insurance overpayment and/or fraud. Any unpaid debt may have an impact on whether or not a candidate is offered employment.


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.



For questions concerning this recruitment, please contact: Brittany Small at Please provide recruitment number 23-002589-0044 in the subject line. The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application to: Maryland Department of Labor, Human Resources Office, Room 1010, 1100 N. Eutaw Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application. Emailed inquiries should reference recruitment number listed in the announcement. If you are submitting additional information, the preferred method is to upload it with your application. All uploaded additional information must be received by the closing date and time. Please do not submit unsolicited documentation (resumes, cover letters, etc.). 

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay. 

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

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