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Recruitment #18-005695-0002


The Maryland Department of Commerce is seeking qualified applicants for the position of International Business Associate (Industrial Development Officer II) within the Office of International Investment and Trade. 

This is a Special Appointment position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.




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

Main Purpose of Job

The position works in conjunction with the Managing Director, Regional Managers in the Baltimore office and Maryland overseas offices to manage, coordinate, implement and expedite administrative and international projects, procedures, policies, transactions, and other functions related to the overall mission of the Office of International Investment & Trade (OIIT); and assists with and monitors OIIT's federal grant and ExportMD Program.


The incumbent manages all services contracts and grantees; as well as, all procurement needs for OIIT, to include: providing technical assistance to grantees regarding grant awards, regulations, and reporting procedures; establishing ongoing communication with official partners; and maintaining the grant processing schedule, grant filing, and tracking system, and all related documentation and data.  This position will also create and monitor requisitions through the State’s Financial Management Information System (FMIS); manage international travel arrangements, to include logistics, as related to OIIT; review and compose correspondence; collect and coordinate international content for newsletters and blogs; receive guests, provide program information to callers, and responds to walk-in inquiries from the public.  This position also assists in the coordination and administration of meetings, national and international conference opportunities.  

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.   Some statewide travel is required; as is, potential attendance at some national and international trade shows.


Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree in International Business, Business, Economics, Marketing, or a related field AND at least two (2) years of experience of business or economic development.  Equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable.


Preferred qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with 1) Demonstrated knowledge of and work experience in international projects and 2) Experience with grant management and monitoring. 

Please describe in detail any job duties relating to the qualifications stated.


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.



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


Maryland Department of Commerce

ATTN: International Business Associate - OIIT

World Trade Center, 401 E. Pratt Street, 10th Floor

Baltimore, MD 21202


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:


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. 


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.


TTY users: Call via MD Relay - 1-800-925-4434


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