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MD 529 Customer Care Representative


Recruitment #24-001755-0015


This recruitment is limited to current employees of the MD State Treasurer’s Office

(includes permanent, temporary, contractors, and contractual staff)




217 E. Redwood Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Main Purpose of Job

The MD State Treasurer’s Office is seeking a highly organized individual with keen oral and written communication skills, strong analytical skills with sound judgment, and can handle fast paced team environment.

The mission of MD529 is to provide tax-sheltered plans to help Maryland families save for future college expenses and reduce future dependence on student loans, as well as help individuals with disabilities save money and pay for qualified disability-related expenses without jeopardizing state or federal means-tested benefits such as SSI or Medicaid. MD529 provides these opportunities through two unique plans allowed under section 529 of the IRS tax code - the Maryland College Investment Plan (MCIP) and the Maryland Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) program.

In 2023, a third program previously offered by MD529, the Maryland Prepaid College Trust (MPCT) program, was closed for new enrollments. However, the MPCT plan will continue to provide future benefits for account holders who remain in the plan prior to its closing and who continue to be eligible for a benefit.

The purpose of the Customer Care unit is to provide superior customer service to current and prospective 529 plan account holders above and beyond the assistance available from each plan's respective outsourced administrator. Customer care representatives are responsible for responding to all forms of account holder inquiries, providing reliable guidance and resources regarding the plans and tracking all correspondence. This position will be responsible for competent knowledge of internal policies, program parameters, and state and federal law as it pertains to Maryland529 plans in order to deliver accurate, efficient, and effective customer service.

The Administrative Specialist I classification is the first level in a non-competitive promotion series, in which an employee may advance in grade and class level from intermediate to a full performance, Administrative Specialist II through work experience and competency.  Continued growth opportunity is also possible over time.


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

Experience: Six months of experience performing administrative staff, clerical, clerical technical, or secretarial work.


1. Candidates may substitute 30 credit hours from an accredited college or university for the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer involving staff work requiring regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting rules and regulations in accordance with agency laws and policies on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


  • Experience using multi-line telephone systems in a customer service call center.
  • Excellent customer service with strong writing skills.
  • Experience maintaining and working with a database.
  • Experience researching, applying and/or auditing compliance with laws, regulations, guidelines, or other technical specifications.
  • Experience or knowledge in financial fields such as banking, investments, merchant services, economics, etc.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Adobe, and/or Excel


This recruitment is limited to current employees of the MD State Treasurer’s Office

(includes permanent, temporary, contractors, and contractual staff)


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). The 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. 

Candidates will be subject to a background investigation to include credit, civil and criminal history.  Any questions regarding this recruitment or the recruitment process may be directed to the State Treasurer’s Office, Human Resources Office, at 410-260-0935.

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

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