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Compliance Officer

Recruitment #23-005476-0014


The State Department of Assessments and Taxation is looking for a Compliance Officer to serves as SDAT's liaison. The resulting eligible list will be used for the position only. Interested person will need to reapply for future recruitments in this classification.




Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation,
Director's Office 
300 W. Preston St., Rm. 511 
Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The compliance officer implements and monitors the compliance program by coordinating the development and implementation of SDAT’s policies and procedures and corrective actions as they relate to the external audits. The compliance officer provides guidance on the IRS publication 1075 and serves as SDAT’s Records Retention Officer and Agency Inventory Designee.


Oversees and monitors the implementation of the compliance program and reports on compliance matters to the associate director. Develops, annually reviews, and triennially updates SDAT’s policies and procedures for the general operation of and programs within SDAT. Ensures that appropriate standards, practices, and internal controls, including a code of conduct, are adopted, published and explained to those affected.

Serves as SDAT’s liaison with external audit groups (e.g., legislative auditors, IRS, DBM, DGS) to facilitate communications. Coordinates with program managers and other staff corrective action plans to address
findings, draft audit responses and prepare status reports, and monitor and provide updates on implementation of corrective actions/audit recommendations.

Provides guidance, advice, and annual training to improve employees’ understanding of IRS 1075, Safeguards for Protecting Federal Tax Returns and Return Information. Performs monthly audits of Homeowners’/Homestead compliance programs and access control systems. Ensures new employees have successfully completed the required IRS training and their background checks.

Creates and maintains a records management program in accordance with state laws and regulations. Provides agency wide guidance and information concerning the records management program and serves as the
contact point for program information.

Serves as Agency Designee for Inventory

Other duties as assigned.


Education: A college degree.

Experience: Three years of Accounting, Information Security or Law.


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


Desired or Preferred

Experience in public speaking, ability to corroborate with internal and external partners, developing and presenting reports, as well as training others.
Experience using Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel) and Google Workspace (Gmail, Sheets, Docs, Slides, Meet, and Calendar)
Experience in supervising or managing accounting personnel or auditors.
Experience in auditing, accounting, underwriting, financial analysis, and/or date analysis.
Experience in planning and implementing of corrective actions related to audits and/or accreditation reviews.
Experience interpreting and applying laws, rules, regulations, and policies


Must be willing to work at Headquarters, Baltimore City


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.





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.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Assessments and Taxation, Office of Human Resources Division, 300 W. Preston St., Room 511, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact:

Department of Assessments and Taxation
Office of Human Resources Division
Shernikia Dennis at 443-469-6111, or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

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