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Apprenticeship Navigator

Recruitment #24-002589-0010


The Maryland Department of Labor is a dynamic state agency that is currently accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of Apprenticeship Navigator.

Please be advised that frequent travel may be required and a State vehicle may not always be available. Reimbursement for use of personal vehicle will apply according to the State travel policy.




7930 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224

11510 Georgia Avenue, 3rd Floor

Wheaton, MD 20902

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to market, develop, administer, and monitor structured registered apprenticeship training programs for an assigned geographical area to produce a credentialed, skilled work force benefiting workers and employers. In addition, the position must also market, develop, administer and monitor youth apprenticeship employers in conjunction with Local Education Agencies (LEA’s), MSDE and other workforce partners. Together these activities support the goals mandated by the Blueprint for Maryland’s future.


Development of Standards of Apprenticeship for the creation of new Registered Apprenticeship programs in conjunction with businesses, associations, unions, community colleges and other workforce partners.
Presentation of items such as new Standards of Apprenticeship, revisions of Standards, Provisional, Quality and/or Compliance Reviews, youth apprenticeship employers and cancellations of programs to the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council (MATC) for approval. 
Provide recommendations to the MATC for actions to be taken for items presented to include recommendations for deregistration and referral to the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) when necessary. 
Work with the Program Director and Assistant Attorney General (AAG) to provide testimony and documentation before the Office of Administrative Hearings. 
Provide guidance and/or referrals as appropriate to sponsors/employers/associations/unions etc. for wage requirements, employment of minors, licensing requirements, Prevailing Wage, Davis Bacon, workforce grants, ETPL and WIOA services. 
Administer apprenticeship programs by providing technical assistance and support in processing all relevant documentation of apprentice registrations, extensions, cancellations, and completions to ensure program compliance. 
Advise program sponsors of methods to improve training and program administration. Ensure sponsors are kept abreast of applicable state and federal laws, regulations, and other innovations. 
Conduct Provisional Reviews within one year of registration for new Registered Apprenticeship Sponsors and Issue recommendations for full registration, extension of probationary status or cancellation of Standards. Monitor apprenticeship programs bi-yearly by conducting Quality or Compliance Reviews as applicable. 
Report results to the MATC to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations along with recommendations for actions if required. Work with partners such as the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) the Community College and the Maryland Association of Community Colleges, and local school systems to develop stronger relationships with post-secondary institutions to facilitate “related instruction” for potential program sponsors for youth and registered apprenticeship. 
Work with these partners to develop youth apprenticeship employer programs/standards with high quality related instruction and industry recognized credentials.


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

Experience: Six 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 two years 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 five years of 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.
  • Two (2) years experience developing and implementing Registered Apprenticeship Programs, providing in depth technical assistance to Registered Apprenticeship Sponsors, and managing multiple projects and programs simultaneously.
  • Two(2) years of professional experience with grant programs.
  • Two (2) years of sales or business outreach experience. 
  • Experience both virtually and in person presenting to large audiences of businesses or partnering organizations.


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


Applicants must provide sufficient information on the application to show they meet the qualifications for this recruitment. *Resumes are not acceptable and not considered in the selection process.*

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.   

Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.  Applications that meet minimum and/or selective qualifications will be referred to the hiring unit for interview selection. Units will select those candidates most closely demonstrating the qualifications for interview


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.

***Please note that your answers on the supplemental questionnaire must correspond to the information provided on your application to receive credit.


Leave Benefits

Our generous leave package for permanent State employees includes from ten to 25 days of annual (vacation) leave per year, depending on seniority, as well as six personal days each calendar year. In addition, the State offers eleven paid holidays and fifteen days of sick leave per year.

We also offer paid parental leave to eligible permanent State employees to care for and nurture children within 6 months of birth or within 6 months of an adoption of a child under 6 years of age.

Our leave policies also adhere to the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993.

Retirement Benefits​

Maryland State employees are eligible for participation in a contributory defined benefit pension plan in which they are vested after ten years. State employees are also eligible to participate in two supplemental retirement plans: the 457 Deferred Compensation Plan and the 401(k) Savings and Investment Plan.​

Flexible Work Schedules​

Employees of the State of Maryland typically work a forty-hour work week. Many State agencies offer their employees flexible work schedules. The Teleworking Program enables eligible state employees to work at home, at a satellite office, or at a Telework Center.

Student Loan Forgiveness

Employees with the State of Maryland are eligible to participate in the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. ​ Participants that meet all requirements may qualify for forgiveness on the remaining balance on his or her Direct Loans after making 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time in a qualifying public service position.  ​

To learn more about PSLF, please visit the Student Loan Repayment Benefits​ page. 

​Free Mass Transit Benefit​

Permanent State employees are entitled to use the Baltimore Light Rail, the Baltimore Metro Subway, the Baltimore Bus Service (Local Bus Service and Express Bus Service), as well as the following Baltimore Region Commuter Bus Routes:

There is no charge to the permanent State employee with a valid State ID card. This benefit can be used any time of the day or evening, including weekends. The Free Mass Transit Benefit does not include MARC trains, commuter buses that serve Washington, D.C., or any special event buses. 

Health Coverage

When you come to work for the State of Maryland, as a permanent State employee (or a contractual employee who works at least 30 hours per week or an average of 130 hours a month for a period greater than 90 consecutive days), you and your family may benefit from our medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage. You also may be eligible for life, accidental death and dismemberment insurance plans at low group rates.

Reduced Child and Health Care Costs

Working for the Maryland State Personnel Management System entitles permanent State employees to participate in Healthcare and Dependent Daycare Flexible Spending Accounts. These plans allow eligible employees to save, on a pretax basis, for healthcare and dependent care costs incurred during the plan year. 



Online application process 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.

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

Department of Labor Office of Human Resources

Attention: 24-002589-0010/ Linnea Maker 

1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 100

Baltimore, MD 21201 

Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application.

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to

If you are having difficulty with your user account, need to make adjustments to a submitted application or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management at

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