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FULL TIME CONTRACTUAL - ADMINISTRATOR II

Recruitment #18-006095-0007

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

MDH, Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission, Linthicum, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This position will be responsible for providing analysis and operational support to the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC). The position requires regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting rules and regulations in accordance with agency laws and policies. Employees are assigned administrative, operational, and research responsibilities involving the development of solutions and alternatives to administrative problems and the resolution of administrative issues.  

Position Duties  

  • Assist with the development and evaluation of medical cannabis grower and processor licensing applications and accompanying guidance materials, including to:
    • Review, analyze, and process medical cannabis licensing applications;
    • Monitor and identify issues and problems with applications and supporting documents for licensure;
    • Make telephone and email background inquiries concerning the information contained in the application materials and appropriate forms;
  • Collect, analyze, and prepare briefings on statutorily mandated reports;
  • Manage and provide operational support to the Commission;
  • Provide research and develop policy materials for dissemination to internal and external audiences; 
  • Provide administrative support for licensing workshops; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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.

Notes:

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.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to applicants that possess the following. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualifications.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in economics, law, political science, public policy, or other relevant field. 
  • A graduate degree in a similar field is also preferred.
  • Candidates should have at least 2 years of experience working in professional or public policy work.
  • Experience working with Boards and assisting with licensing requirements.

Candidates should also possess:

  • Strong writing, communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Excellent customer service experience.
  • Computer skills.
  • Highly motivated in a self-directed work environment.
  • Outstanding communication skills and the ability to inform various levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using all Microsoft Office applications.

SELECTION PROCESS

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

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 Application.Help@maryland.gov

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

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.  As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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.



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