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Assistant Executive Director

Recruitment #24-002587-0014


The Maryland Department of Labor is accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of Administrator II. This skilled position serves as the Assistant Executive Director for the Department of Labor. Administrator II encompasses the full performance to second line managerial levels of administrative staff work related to the administration of departmental policy and overseeing or coordinating agency operations or functioning as a special assistant to an executive.




1100 N. Eutaw Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This position serves as leader of operations for the five Design Boards and the Pilots Board. It is responsible for helping to set policy, develop plans, and implement programs that license over 35,000 professionals in Maryland; monitoring their performance to ensure that the public can trust the services of, architects, engineers, land surveyors, landscape architects, interior designers, and Chesapeake bay pilots. The position represents and acts on behalf of the Executive Director, interacting with the governor's appointed Board member, the board's staff, legal counsel, and other internal and external stakeholders that are involved in the licensing process. The job requires a broad knowledge of the licensing statutes, regulations, and policies of each professional board, as well as management and administrative skills to simultaneously oversee several complex and disparate processes.


Duties of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Supervises the Administrative Officers and staff of the six Professional Boards. 
  • Supervises six full-time staff members, responsible for the key supervisory oversight: scheduling, pay, leave, personnel actions, development and training, and performance reviews.  Must understand the statutory, regulatory, and policy requirements for each Board, as well as the processes mandated by national councils administering exams and other qualifications for design professionals. Develops plans and processes to implement these requirements for more than 35,000 licensees, corporate firms, exam candidates, and complaints against professionals. 
  • Primary review of complaints against architects, professional engineers, land surveyors, landscape architects, interior designers, and bay pilots. Is responsible for the initial decision to proceed or reject complaints Manage the complaint /incident committee's schedules and meetings. Works with the board attorneys, Administrative Officer, and staff investigator to develop a fair and comprehensive file of information about complaints so that the Board may objectively consider such complaint cases. This requires full knowledge and understanding of the laws and regulations of the six Boards and independent analysis and recommendations affecting the livelihood of Maryland professionals. 


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

Experience: Five 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 one year 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 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.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

Supervisory experience.

Experience interpreting and applying State Government laws, regulations policies and procedures. 

Experience with process improvement.

Experience managing issues related to licensing, compliance and regulation.

Experience managing a customer service-oriented government program or other organizational program.

Experience developing, implementing, and evaluating policies, plans and programs.


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


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.


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.

For positions that require Bachelor/Master Degree etc:

Educational credentials from foreign countries must be evaluated by an approved education review service. This evaluation must be submitted prior to hire. For further information, you may call International Consultants of Delaware, Inc. (302) 737-8715 or World Education Services Inc. 1-800-932-3897 or (202) 331-2925. 


The examination for this recruitment will be an evaluation and rating of the information provided on your application. Therefore, it is essential that the application is filled out completely and accurately, listing all relevant education and experience, addressing the specific qualifications shown above and submitting any required documentation (diploma, transcript, certification, license, etc.). Please include clear, detailed and specific information on your application regarding experience qualifications related to the minimum qualifications, desired, and/or selective qualifications of the position.

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.



The online application 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.

The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment.  No postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.


Completed applications, required documentation, and any required addendums may be mailed to:


Department of Labor Office of Human Resources

Attn: Jasmine Hubbard    24-002587-0014

1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 101

Baltimore, MD 21201


For additional information, please contact Jasmine Hubbard at 410-767-2627 or via email


The MD State Application Form can be found online.


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