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Deputy Chief Performance Officer


Recruitment #24-007645-0003


The Deputy Chief Performance Officer is appointed by, and serves at the pleasure of, the Governor. The successful candidate will possess the core competencies, skills, and passion to effectively advise the Chief Performance Officer and executive branch agencies on how best to implement performance management efforts statewide.

To apply, please submit your resume to Sophie Bergmann at by May 22, 2024 at 11:59PM ET. The subject line should read: (YOUR NAME – Deputy Chief Performance Officer)




Annapolis, MD


General Purpose: The Deputy Chief Performance Officer works closely with the Chief Performance Officer in designing and executing the State of Maryland’s approach to performance and service delivery – both of which enable the Governor and executive branch of Maryland state government to effectively serve residents.

  • Co-lead the overall creation and implementation of a performance management strategy for the State of Maryland.  
  • Champion a state-wide culture of accountability and continuous improvement. 
  • Collaborate with agencies to track implementation of the State Plan, and build enthusiasm for participation in statewide performance management efforts. 
  • Coordinate the Performance Cabinet, a regular review process that allows for reporting on performance management and service delivery efforts and prioritizes opportunities for continuous improvement. 
  • Provide the Chief Performance Officer and the Governor’s staff with advice, recommendations, and consultation related to performance management and service delivery. 
  • Coordinate with the state’s Chief Data Officer on the design and implementation of systems that use data and metrics to measure performance and identify areas for improvement. 
  • Advise the Department of Budget and Management on the implementation of Managing for Results and its publishing of agency goals, objectives, and performance measures. 
  • Work with agencies on a statewide visualization strategy that provides transparency both internally and externally around data and performance.


The successful candidate will have demonstrated many or preferably all of the following:
  • Experience in solving problems and delivering results in government 
  • Knowledge and understanding of performance management and change management.  
  • Knowledge of strategic planning and implementation, as well as government processes (legislative, budget, etc.). 
  • A collaborative leadership style that engages others, earns trust, and influences the entire organization. The successful candidate will feel comfortable with, and energized by, the prospect of communicating and gaining acceptance for their ideas and programs across a complex and diverse governance organization.  
  • A track record of demonstrating and successfully applying the following characteristics:
    • Excellent ability to simplify information and concepts, to formulate options and recommendations, and to communicate with all levels of management and workforce to achieve objectives.  
    • Steady and resolute manner that inspires confidence and trust.  
    • States and maintains position backed by facts, while working through differences and alternative views in a respectful and commercial-minded manner.  
    • Effective listener - probes, surfaces, and shares new ideas and ways of doing things. 
    • High energy, highly resilient, and resourceful.  
    • A “self-starter” motivated by the achievement of the organization, the team, and themselves – in that order.  
    • Organized, with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple priorities and work projects.  
    • A team player, with the ability to organize, assign, and track completion of work by direct and indirect team members.  
    • Flexible and adaptable, even while maintaining a keen focus on objectives.  
    • Leads by example – hands on role model.  
    • Highest personal standards of integrity.


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.



To apply, please submit your resume to Sophie Bergmann at by May 22, 2024 at 11:59PM ET. The subject line should read: (YOUR NAME – Deputy Chief Performance Officer)

The State of Maryland is committed to diversity among its staff, and recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services to supporters and constituents. The State of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or disability, or any other legally protected basis. The State of Maryland is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the hiring process and on the job, as required by applicable law. The State of Maryland will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited.

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