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Office of the Comptroller

Recruitment #24-005223-0003



This is a position specific recruitment. The resulting certified eligible list may be used to staff several current and future vacancies for this position/function only.





Annapolis, MD


The Director of Government Affairs leads the government affairs department within the Office of the Comptroller and will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to advance the Comptroller's legislative and policy priorities at the state, local, and federal levels. This includes working with the state and intergovernmental operations within the department.

The Director of Government Affairs is a member of the Comptroller’s leadership team and is essential in achieving the core mission of the department and the agency. 

This role has several direct reports and works closely with the Chief of Staff and the Comptroller to set the strategic priorities and operating expectations for the department. 

No two days will look the same in this role and you will have your hands in many different projects, initiatives, and tasks while working within your department as well as across departments. 

A successful candidate is able to work in a fast-paced environment and is able to balance numerous competing priorities. This position requires a deep understanding of government processes, strong communication skills, and the ability to build relationships with key stakeholders.

**Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.


Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Public Administration or Policy, Economics, Government, Business Administration, or related field

Experience: Six years of recent professional experience in policy analysis, economic development, legislation, or business, with 3 years of legislative and/or policy affairs experience; 2 years of the total experience must also include the supervision of employees, and/or overseeing and coordinating operations of a unit.


  1. Additional experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.   
  2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required general experience.   
  3. 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 education and experience.

** For education obtained outside of the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service. If you possess a degree obtained outside of the United States, please submit a detailed, course-by-course evaluation report from one of the U.S. equivalency evaluating members identified at


  • A deep familiarity with the operations of Maryland state and local government and the political process.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • The ability to professionally interact with stakeholders from different backgrounds.
  • The ability to work under fast deadlines and quick turnaround times.


This position may be required to work irregular hours on evenings and weekends, especially during the Legislative Session (January-April). 


Please ensure you provide sufficient information on your application to demonstrate that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. Please indicate clearly any position-specific experience and ensure all education and experience sections are complete. Approval of your application will be based on a review of the information you submit. All qualified applicants are placed on an unranked list of candidates and will remain active on this list for at least one year. Incomplete information may result in the disqualification of your application.

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date.

Qualifying applicants are subject to an oral interview. Prior to appointment, the employee must successfully undergo a comprehensive background check that will include fingerprinting, tax obligation, and determination of legal authorization to work in the United States.

**Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.



The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you choose email as the option to submit your application/required additional information, you must include the following information on at least one the pages you submit.

  1. First and Last Name
  2. Recruitment Number (located at the top of the bulletin)
  3. The last four digits of your SSN
If you have questions or concerns regarding this recruitment, please email at Comptroller of MD, Office of Human Resources.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or

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

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

Please contact Stanley Harris at if you need reasonable accommodations.

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