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State Approving Analyst

Recruitment #18-000301-0001


The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic individual to fill the position of Staff Specialist II (State Approving Analyst II) in their Veterans Affairs Unit. 




6 N. Liberty St., 10th Fl,  Baltimore, MD  21201

Main Purpose of Job

The Staff Specialist II -State Approving Analyst provides professional level services to MHEC in Department of Academic Affairs - Veterans Affairs Unit, and reports to the Associate Director of Veterans Affairs. In accordance with the Annotated Code of Maryland, MHEC serves as the Maryland State Approving Agency (SAA) for Veterans Education & Training Benefits programs (also known as G.I. Bill ® Education Benefits). In this role, MHEC has an ongoing cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) to review, approve and supervise post-secondary institutions of higher learning, private career schools, public/private training establishments and employers offering On-the-Job training wishing to participate in the Veterans Education & Training programs.

This position will provide support of Veteran's Education & Training Benefits programs and State Approving Agency (SAA) institutional approval activities, conducting inspection visits, compliance reviews, providing technical assistance to VA Certifying Officials and eligible beneficiaries on the use of their VA Education & Training Benefits.


Education: Possession of a bachelor's degree.

Experience: Two years of administrative or teaching experience in post-secondary education programs.


1. Possession of a master's degree may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

2. Possession of a doctoral degree may be substituted for two years of the required experience.



Experience with state and/or federal Apprenticeship and/or On-the-job-training programs

One year of experience must have involved working directly with Veterans Educations & Training Benefits and administering Veterans Affairs in a higher education setting

Excellent written and oral communication skills demonstrated by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data using computer software

Candidate must possess an understanding of key postsecondary issues related to veterans



As part of the screening process, and prior to any offer being made, each candidate’s name will be searched through the Maryland Judiciary Case Search Database.   Any convictions or findings will be referred to the Agency’s Assistant Attorney General to determine eligibility for hire and:

Selected candidates will have to undergo a state criminal background investigation and National Criminal History Check (NCHC) as a condition of maintaining employment in this role.

This position requires extensive travel up to 50% in-state travel and one mandatory overnight trip per year.


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 online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application to: 

Department of Budget and Management

Recruitment and Examination Division

301 W. Preston St., Suite 608

Baltimore, MD  21201

For inquiries regarding this recruitment, please call 410-767-4850.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service needs to be provided before hire. 

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. 

We will not consider information submitted after this date. 

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the on-line or paper application. 

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling 410-767-3623. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. 

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.A without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

Bilingual applicants are also encouraged to apply.

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