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Recruitment #17-001756-0042


This positions is a temporary employee (TE) position with no benefits.




MDH, Office of Governmental Affairs (OGA), Legislative Office, Annapolis, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Office of Governmental Affairs (OGA) analyzes health-related legislation and provides guidance so that MDH is in the best position to effectively participate in the legislative process. OGA communicates and promotes MDH's positions on bill during the legislative session in Annapolis. On average, 700 health-related bills are tracked and evaluated each session. OGA is seeking an administrative specialist for its legislative office in Annapolis for the duration of the 2018 legislative session (January 10 - April 9, 2018). This individual will make copies and submit all MDH testimony to the appropriate committees and the Governor's Legislative Office before bill hearings. They will also be responsible for signing in witnesses who will testify on behalf of MDH on various issues. The administrative specialist will make sure that the Director and Assistant Director are prepared for bill hearings and that relevant information is communicated to OGA staff who work in Baltimore. The individual will answer the phone and take messages, as well as, maintain files of all bills that MDH is tracking. They will also perform other duties as assigned by the Director or Assistant Director. This individual must be able to meet deadlines.


Education: Completion of 60 credit hours at an accredited college or university.

Experience: One year of experience in administrative or professional work.


1. Candidates may substitute experience as defined above for the required education at the rate of one year of experience for 30 credit hours, for up to 60 credit hours of required education.

2. Candidates may substitute 90 credit hours at an accredited college or university for the required education and experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer involving staff work requiring regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting rules and regulations in accordance with agency laws and policies on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


The preferred candidate will have familiarity with the legislative process and/or experience with the Maryland General Assembly.


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.


Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year.

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201.  The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689.  Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

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

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251. 

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

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.


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.

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.