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Recruitment #18-002588-0040




MDH/Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC), Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

This position functions as the Special Assistant to the Executive Director of the Maryland Health Care Commission. Responsibilities include: preparation of the Executive Director's presentations; coordination of the Executive Director's schedule; coordination of assignments to the appropriate staff with completion dates; preparation of written correspondence; provide guidance to other administrative staff on procedures and policies; and the review of material for the Executive Director's approval before submission to the Commissioners. Because of the independent nature of the work performed by the Commission on health regulatory issues, requests for information from the General Assembly are frequent. This position ensures that all requests of this nature are disseminated and completed in a timely fashion, working as a liaison between the Commission and legislative committees. Also, all legislation submitted by the General Assembly on health care is sent to the Commission for a position and fiscal impact. This position is solely responsible for tracking these bills through the legislative process, and the position the Commission will take on each, requiring frequent contact with the Commissioners. The position is responsible for preparation of the legislative tracking report that relays this information to the Executive Director daily and the Commissioners monthly. This position also is required to handle various special projects that are assigned by the Executive Director.


Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

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, applying rules and regulations, or exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures.


1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required general experience.

3. 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-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


The preferred candidate for this position will possess:

  • experience with the State of Maryland Legislative process
  • experience in applying and interpreting departmental policies, laws, rules, regulations and procedures
  • experience with the legislative process, including organizing, coordinating and/or tracking legislative activities
  • ability to prioritize work, communicate effectively, ability to exercise judgement and discretion
  • ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
  • be well organized and be able to pay attention to detail


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 5:00 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.