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Policy Associate

(Treasury Professional I)

Recruitment #23-005646-0009




80 Calvert Street Annapolis MD 21401 

Main Purpose of Job


Opportunity to Join the State Treasurer’s Executive Team


The Policy Associate will serve as an asset to the State Treasurer by assisting the Deputy Treasurer for Public Policy in managing responsibilities related to legislation and policy.  With opportunities to grow within the role and the agency, the Policy Associate will directly support the State Treasurer’s work alongside the Maryland General Assembly, Governor, Comptroller, and various State agencies. As a member of the State Treasurer’s executive team, the Policy Associate will produce work that facilitates the State Treasurer’s responsibilities at the highest levels of State government.

The State Treasurer is one of only four Constitutional Officers in State government, serving at one of the highest levels of authority in the Executive Branch. He is the only Constitutional Officer who is not elected by the citizens of Maryland. Rather, the State Treasurer is elected via a joint ballot of both houses of the General Assembly, and his role is to represent the State’s legislative body.  The constitutional and statutory provisions relating to the duties of the Office of the State Treasurer can be found in Articles I, III, V, VI, and XII of the Maryland Constitution; Title 5 of the State Government Article; and Titles 2 and 6-9 of the State Finance and Procurement Article. The Treasurer is the principal custodian of the State’s cash and assets and is responsible for all responsibilities in running the State’s treasury.  His fiduciary role makes him a key member of over a dozen boards and commissions associated with State cash flow and cash management.


The Deputy Treasurer for Public Policy serves as the State Treasurer’s chief advisor on matters of public policy, including initiatives of the Maryland General Assembly and those proposed before the boards and commissions on which the State Treasurer serves. During legislative session, the Deputy Treasurer for Public Policy interacts on a daily basis with legislators and legislative staff, tracks legislation that impacts the State Treasurer’s Office and State finances, and coordinates testimony and outreach in support of the Office’s legislative priorities. In addition, throughout the year, the Deputy Treasurer for Public Policy remains the State Treasurer’s Office’s liaison to the legislature, serves as the State Treasurer’s designee on several boards and commissions, and assumes responsibility of various other special assignments. 

This is a SPECIAL APPOINTMENT position that serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority. As such, the incumbent has limited rights of appeal for any personnel action and can be hired and/or terminated for any reason that is not illegal or unconstitutional.


  • Assist the Deputy Treasurer for Public Policy in monitoring federal, State, and local legislative actions that may affect the State Treasurer’s Office and boards on which the State Treasurer or Executive Division staff serve. 
  • Conduct legislative and policy research and produce briefing materials for the Deputy Treasurer for Public Policy.
  • Provide administrative support to the Deputy Treasurer for Public Policy to include scheduling and coordinating materials.
  • Assist the Deputy Treasurer for Public Policy in preparing briefing materials, legislative testimony, and other correspondence for the State Treasurer and other State Treasurer’s Office staff.
  • Attend meetings and join calls with or on behalf of the Deputy Treasurer for Public Policy and brief as directed.
  • Coordinate activities with organizations for which the State Treasurer’s Office is affiliated or boards on which the Deputy Treasurer for Public Policy serves.
  • Other duties as assigned. 


The ideal candidate should have:

  • Possession or pursuit of a Juris Doctor degree or a Master’s degree in economics, law, public administration, public policy, or a related field;
  • Experience in State government;   
  • Experience performing executive level or paralegal research and/or paralegal functions;                                
  • Knowledge of  introductory concepts of current business, economic and financial trends;
  • Ability to communicate professionally both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to organize and coordinate duties and responsibilities and to meet deadlines consistently; and
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers and superiors, and to use tact, discretion and professional diplomacy in dealing with others.


Applicants must be willing to work onsite in the Annapolis area. Candidates will be subject to a background investigation to include credit, civil and criminal history.


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.


The examination may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position.  You may be required to complete a qualifications supplement, or the rating may be based on your application.  Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your applicationReport all experience and education that is related to this position.




  • Job stability and pinnacle experience (we are a Constitutional Office)
  • Work-life balance
  • Ability to make your mark through public service
  • Predictable hours and hybrid teleworking schedules
  • 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). State matches up to $600 per fiscal year.
  • 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
  • Direct Deposit





Job opportunities within the Maryland State Treasurer’s Office are accessible through JobAps, the Statewide Recruitment, Examination and Applicant tracking system. Go to to apply. Please upload a current copy of your resume with your application.  Electronic application is strongly preferred; however, if you do not have access to a computer, you may send a copy of your resume by email to or fax to 410-260-4090.


Any questions regarding this recruitment or the recruitment process may be directed to the State Treasurer’s Office,

Human Resources Office, at 410-260-7078.

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