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Recruitment #17-005011-0002


The Maryland Department of Commerce is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Agribusiness and Energy Program Manager within the Division of Business and Industry Sector Development, Office of Strategic Industries & Entrepreneurship.




World Trade Center - 401 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Main Purpose of Job

This position works with Maryland’s Agribusiness and Energy stakeholders, providers, innovators, and entrepreneurs; targeting agribusiness and energy sectors to ensure Maryland has the resources and a conducive environment to attract new providers, assist the growth and expansion of established firms, and support innovation and new business ventures in these areas.


The main job functions include: operating as the primary link between the Department and Maryland’s Agribusiness and Energy companies; serving as the Department’s expert on industries’ related matters; and marketing Maryland as a destination for Agribusiness and Energy industry firms. Key sectors within Agribusiness include: food production, processing, packaging and all value-add activities, forest products, aquaculture, distribution and supporting infrastructure. Key areas of focus within Energy include: data center, solar and wind technologies. While this position will focus on statewide growth, rural Maryland will be a key focus area.  


The selected employee will possess excellent interpersonal skills to work with high level public and private sector officials and maintain effective working relationships; excellent written and oral communication skills; the ability to handle multiple, concurrent and high priority projects and possess proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite for Windows including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, Google Mail and/or other relevant software.   Statewide travel is required, as is, attendance at out of State conferences.


Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Real Estate/Land Use, or a related industry field AND at least six (6) years of experience in industrial, business or economic development; marketing; planning; commercial real estate; or related field

Equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable.


Preferred qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated knowledge of and work experience in one or more of the State Sectors listed above.  The ideal candidate will be proficient in the Maryland state legislative process as it pertains to the listed sectors; and possess knowledge of the challenges and opportunities specific to rural Maryland.

Please describe in detail any job duties relating to the qualifications stated.  Please list, if applicable, any legislative process experience for each of the positions you held.  



If you have any questions about this recruitment, please contact the Department of Commerce at 410-767-6300. You may also visit our website at:   


It is highly preferred that you apply online. If you are unable to apply online, please submit a resume to: 

Maryland Department of Commerce - Office of Human Resources 

ATTN: Agribusiness and Energy Program Manager 

World Trade Center – 401 East Pratt Street - 10th Floor

Baltimore, Maryland 21202   


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As an E-Verify and equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. 

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