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Deputy Program Manager II

Recruitment #24-005477-0017


This is a Position Specific Recruitment for the State Department of Assessments and Taxation, Charter Legal Division, for the Baltimore City Office.  The resulting eligible list will be used for this position only.  Interested persons will need to reapply for future recruitments in this classification.

This is a Management Service position that serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.




SDAT-Charter Legal Division- Baltimore City
301 W. Preston St. Room 801 
Baltimore MD, 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of the job is to function as the Deputy Program Manager for the State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT), Charter Legal Division and to function in the absence of the Program Manager. The incumbent is required to supervise Charter Specialists, Paralegals, Professional Staff and Administrative Support Staff and to review for legal sufficiency and accept or reject business entity documents which are legally required to be filed with SDAT. This position must, with a focus on customer service, respond to inquiries from the general public; officers, directors, attorneys and other representatives of business entities; and representatives of other government agencies. The concerns covered by these inquiries include, but are not limited to: the creation, termination and status of a variety of types of business entities; ground rent filings, the protection of security interests and collection of fees and taxes through Uniform Commercial Code Filings, the status of documents filed with this Department, and assistance in serving legal process on business entities.


This position fulfills all duties performed by the Chief Legal Program Manager during the Program Manager’s absences. The incumbent plans, organizes and reviews through immediate supervisors the work production of the charter legal staff including office secretaries, administrative aides, paralegals and attorneys.
The position provides technical guidance to subordinates.
The incumbent functions as a Customer Service Representative for the Department when needed at the customer service counter, on the telephone and through email. This includes prompt resolution of legal and administrative issues.
The incumbent advises and counsels officials and directors of possible or existing business entities, their attorneys or representatives as to the proper procedures to be followed to obtain or maintain good standing with the State of Maryland or to accomplish a certain transaction or to file personal property returns
The incumbent reviews corporation and other business entity documents for legal sufficiency pursuant to Maryland laws and regulations and accepts or rejects filed documents and provides detailed instructions to correct deficiencies. 

The incumbent is also responsible for the Ground Rent Registration and Redemption programs and for Transfers of Controlling Interest filings including the investigation, legal research and negotiations involved. The incumbent problem-solves difficult filings and transactions.

As an expert with regards to Charter Legal and the functions of the Department, this position communicates on a daily basis with the general public, members of the bar, the courts and other government agencies to inform, instruct and advise them with respect thereto. The incumbent makes appropriate referrals to other agencies or resources for those requesting further information on starting and operating a business. These communications occur via mail, in person, telephonically and via fax.

The incumbent continually researches and interprets Maryland statutes, case law and regulations to maintain a high level of expertise and competence in those areas which are the responsibility of the Department. 

The incumbent works to improves processes and operations of the Charter Legal office.

The incumbent is responsible for supervision and evaluation of subordinates.

Performs all other duties as assigned.


Education: Graduate of an accredited law school,

Experience: Five years of experience in administrative staff or professional work. One year of this experience must have involved one or more of the following: the supervision of other employees, overseeing and coordinating the general operations of a unit,  conducting legal review and research, applying rules and regulations, or exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures.


1. Graduate level law school education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year to year basis for the required general experience.

2. 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 to year basis for the required education and experience.


Desired and Preferred

Basic understanding of the laws and legal concepts of corporations and business associations.
Experience leading a team in a fast-paced, customer service oriented work environment.
Experience with completing legal research and review of complicated subject matter.


Must be willing to work in Baltimore City.


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.


As an employee of the State of Maryland, you will have access to outstanding benefits, including: health insurance, dental, and vision plans offered at a low cost. CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR MORE DETAILS:   STATE OF MARYLAND BENEFITS

·       Personal Leave - new State employees are awarded six (6) personnel days annually (prorated based on start date).

·       Annual Leave - ten (10) days of accumulated annual leave per year.

·       Sick Leave - fifteen (15) days of accumulated sick leave per year.  

·       Parental Leave - up to sixty (60) days of paid parental leave upon the birth or adoption of a child.

·       Holidays - State employees also celebrate at least twelve (12) holidays per year.  

·       Pension - State employees earn credit towards a retirement pension.



The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplement questionnaire to Attention: Sherry Dennis, Department of Assessments and Taxation, Human Resources Recruitment Services Unit, 300 W. Preston Street, Room 511 Baltimore, Maryland 21201. 

All mailed documents must include the applicant's name and the job number and must be received by 5 p.m. on the closing date. Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the application. 

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload. If unable to upload, please email requested information only to Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time. 

If you have any questions concerning this recruitment process for this position, please contact 410-767-1141. 

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.
If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the 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. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

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