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Recruitment #24-002587-0046


The Maryland Department of Commerce is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Research Analyst within its Office of Policy, Research, & Government Affairs - Research Unit.

It is important to complete the Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the application process. 




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

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to provide business end economic research support to the Department, the Governor's Office, and other State and local government agencies. The research analyst provides research that effectively communicates Maryland's competitive business advantages and assets and outstanding quality of life.


This position assists in the creation of industry research studies, conducts business/economic research and prepares reports, publications, and interactive marketing resources; and graphic illustrations detailing research results. Performs jobs analysis and provide rapid responses to economic and business retention issues that impact the Department and the business community supporting business attraction, expansion, and the retention efforts of agency and provide objective, timely and market-driven analyses of Maryland’s economy. Individual will work with internal and external clients in both the public and private sectors synthesizing information from disparate sources and conduct technical business research.

The selected candidate will possess strong research skills and be able to develop geographic, industry and company specific business report; the ability to work with and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external clients in both the public and private sectors; possess outstanding written, oral communication, and analytical skills. Must have a working knowledge of government and non-government information resources; the ability to work independently; handle multiple, concurrent, and high priority tasks.   Proficiency in Google Suite, Microsoft applications including with Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Internet or other Windows, economic modeling, and other relevant statistical software.

Some statewide travel is required.


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 and describe in detail all job duties relating to the qualifications.

1) Related BA or MA degree in business or economics research, economic development, statistics, public policy, demography, marketing or related field.

2) Experience in economic research, public policy analysis, and economic development. 

 3) Knowledge and experience with economic development research tools including sources of socio-economic data, statistics, and survey analysis. 

4) Two (2) plus years of research experience in collecting, describing, and analyzing data, especially involving business or economic research.


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 ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


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.



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  
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. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country and encourage them to apply.

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