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Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Division of Paid Leave


Recruitment #23-005485-0010


The Maryland Department of Labor is dynamic state agency that is currently accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary with the functioning title Program Manager Senior IV. This ideal candidate for this position must have excellent leadership skills, strategic planning, and the ability to effectively manage, lead and supervise a multidisciplinary team.

This is a Management Service position and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.




1100 N. Eutaw Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Main Purpose of Job

Deputy Assistant Secretary is the senior staff member of the Assistant Secretary for the Division of Family and Medical Leave Insurance Act (FAMLI). Responsible for directing programs within the division that have a broad scope and major impact on agency missions and operations. Manages the $60M+ FAMLI budget and ensures achievement of state performance standards. The Deputy provides advice on methods, procedures, management, equipment, and technical matters to FAMLI senior staff members and other managers within the Department and consults with Assistant Secretary regarding program objectives and standards. 


Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

The areas under the guidance, control, and/or supervision of the Deputy include Claims Administration, and Employer and Employee Contributions, Internal Security and Integrity, Administrative Services and Logistics, Communications and Training, Finance and Audit units. Manages timelines and prospective spending plans for all FAMLI automation and flow through projects. Ensures implementation of federal mandates and laws and department policies and state laws.

Manages the FAMLI budget and ensures achievement of state performance standards. Provides advice on methods, procedures, management, equipment and technical matters to FAMLI senior staff members and other managers within the Department and consults with the Assistant Secretary regarding program objectives and standards. 

Conducts studies of FAMLI best practices for continuous improvement and develops and implements corrective action plans to remedy deficiencies within the agency necessitated by Legislative and USDOL audits.


Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or Juris Doctor Degree.

Experience: Six years of experience in strategic planning and direction in the areas of organizational finance, business processes, customer experience and organizational capacities. 


Preferred Qualifications:

1. Experience in strategic planning and direction in the areas of organizational finance, business processes, customer experience and organizational capacities. 

2. Experience responding to and addressing corrective actions mandated by funding authorities, legislature, board or trustees or similar entities. 

3. Senior management experience within a public sector insurance program or comparable organization that has a large-scale impact.


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.


Applicants must provide sufficient information on the application to show they meet the qualifications for this recruitment. 

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.

You may submit a resume with your application.


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.


This is a full-time, permanent position and eligible for full State benefits, which include:

Flexible hours and hybrid teleworking

Paid holidays 12-13 per year

Generous paid leave package (annual, sick, personal and compensatory leave)

State Pension ("defined benefit" plan)

Tax-deferred supplemental retirement savings plans (401(k) and 457)

Free parking

Comprehensive, subsidized health, dental and prescription plans with little to no deductibles, free generic prescriptions, and free preventative health services

Flexible Spending Account plans for Health Care and Daycare

State Employees Credit Union


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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 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:

MDOL Office of Administration
Attn: Ernestine Hyman 23-005485-0010 (Deputy Assistant Secretary- FAMLI)
1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 101
Baltimore, MD 21201

The MD State Application Form can be found online

For additional information, please contact Ernestine Hyman at 410-230-62987 or via email

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