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Recruitment #23-006296-0011


The Maryland Department of Commerce is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Economist within the Division of Policy, Research & Government Affairs’ Research Unit.

This is a Special Appointment position that serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.




The World Trade Center - 401 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Main Purpose of Job

The primary responsibilities are to direct and/or perform economic research analyses of complex regional and national economic issues; monitor and analyze the performances of national and regional economies; and develop macroeconomic models of the state and local economies for the purposes of economic impact analysis.  


This position will develop and maintain appropriate standards for analyzing complex developmental projects; research and analyze policy issues affecting the state’s commerce and industry; design, develop, and maintain economic databases; monitor multiple data sources for economic and demographic trends; disseminate economic findings to agency’s boards/commissions and external stakeholders through presentations, reports, articles, briefings. 


The selected employee will possess excellent interpersonal skills to work with and maintain effective working relationships with high level public and private sector officials. Excellent written and oral communications skills and be able to communicate complex economic issues to the public; strong analytic and research skills and have a broad knowledge of government and non-government information resources. The ability to handle multiple, concurrent and high-priority projects and possess proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite for Windows including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, Google Mail and/or other relevant software. Familiarity with statistical software and economic impact models such as IMPLAN, REMI or RIMS is preferred.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in Economics, or related field. 


ExperienceSix (6) years of experience in economics or a closely related field. Equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable.



1. Additional experience in Business and Finance, Real Estate/Land Use, or related industry field may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.  

2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may substitute for the required experience at the rate of 30 credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required general experience. 

3. U.S. Armed Forces military service 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.


Preferred Qualifications:

1) Possession of an advanced degree in Economics.

2)  Knowledge of and work experience in economic theory as applied to public policy issues; application of statistical/econometric packages and economic impact analysis.

3) Experience with statistical software and economic impact models such as IMPLAN, REMI or RIMS. 


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.


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 placed on the eligible (employment) for at least one year. 



If you have questions about this recruitment, please contact the Department of Commerce at 410-767-6300.  You may also visit our website at:


It is highly preferred that you apply online at - review Career Openings section. Please attach a resume along with the supplemental questionnaire to your online application. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit the State paper application, resume, and supplemental questionnaire (by closing date) to:


Maryland Department of Commerce - Office of Human Resources

ATTN: ECONOMIST (#23-006296-0011)

World Trade Center – 401 East Pratt Street, 10TH Floor

Baltimore, Maryland 21202

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay 1-800-735-2258


As an E-Verify and Equal Opportunity Employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.


We thank our Veterans for their service to our country and encourage them to apply.  People with disabilities ad bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.



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