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Recruitment #19-002587-0071


The Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning is seeking an energetic, innovative and focused individual to join the Monitoring and Compliance Unit team. This division is home to multiple programs (Adult Education, Workforce, SCSEP, Trade and Apprenticeship, etc.)  This position serves as a Program Monitor for the Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning within the Office of the Assistant Secretary and requires 75% travel. The Program Monitor is one of the most critical positions within the division, as it provides required oversight on behalf of the Governor per the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and other federally funded programs. The unit is responsible for covering the State of Maryland in 12 local areas, with each having a unique Comprehensive American Job Center.  The funding for these programs is primarily awarded through the US Department of Labor and the US Department of Education.




1100 N Eutaw Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The primary purpose of the job is to act as lead liaison to the Local Workforce Development Areas within the State of Maryland. The Regional Program Monitor will monitor program eligibility and parts of center operations of Local workforce Development Areas receiving funds for program services under federal Title I Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Ave and Tittle II Adult Education. The position will also conduct program monitoring under Senior Community Service Employment problem, Correctional Education and Trade Adjustment Assistance. The job will involve compliance monitoring, technical assistance, training, policy development and planning, and special project management. It will also involve coordinating with other team members to complete work projects. The position will report directly to Compliance Manager to support the unit's mission of ensuring the integrity of the workforce systems through onsite and desk monitoring's and focused reviews.


The incumbent will provide oversight of all MD Department of Labor/DWDAL program activities whereby he/she observes, interprets, analyze, enforce, provide training and report findings, issues or concerns. In addition, they will coordinate meetings with local areas, special grantees or education institutions to discuss concerns and issues affecting their programs. The Program Monitor will work with internal Directors and Managers to coordinate local activities and assess recertification.  Will ensure effective implementation of new program policies, laws, regulations, and guidance that affect LABOR/DWDAL programs. Ensures that reviews of workforce development activities, services, and specialized program areas are planned and conducted to evaluate the integrity and effectiveness of services. Oversees the identification of any problems and works cooperatively with State and local officials to arrive at mutually acceptable corrective actions which will assure legal compliance and continuous program improvement.  This position will require traveling 75% of the time.


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

Experience: Four years of experience in administrative staff or professional work.


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.


1. Experienced in conducting grant and contract reviews for state or local agencies, organizations and/or colleges receiving state or federal funds.

2. Experience working with and/or monitoring individuals of low income and disability populations that receive public assistance through state agencies.


Experience participating in and monitoring quality assurance for an agency.

Experience interpreting policy involving compliance standards.

Experience monitoring compliance with state and federal policies, regulations and standards.

Experience using Microsoft Excel or other spreadsheet program in preparing statistical tables and charts for management level analysis.

Excellent teamwork skills.


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.


All candidates are subject to a background check against files maintained by the Division of Unemployment Insurance (Department of Labor/DUI) to determine whether any monies or not a candidate is offered employment.


Applicants must provide sufficient information on the application to show they meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  RESUMES ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE AND NOT CONSIDERED IN THE SELECTION PROCESS.

All information concerning the qualifications, including any required documentation (diploma, transcript, certificate, etc.) must be submitted and received by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be considered.

Applications that meet minimum and/or selective qualifications will be referred to the hiring unit for interview selection. Units will select those candidates most closely demonstrating the qualifications for interview.



Online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  However, if you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via mail or deliver in person. Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job announcement number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.


Completed applications, required documentation, and any required addendum may be mailed to:

Department of Labor Office of Human Resources

Attention: 19-0025787-0071 Brittany Small

1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 100

Baltimore, MD 21201

If you have any questions about this recruitment, please contact the Maryland Department of Labor at 410-230-6300.

The MD State Application Form can be found online

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of DLLR that all persons have equal opportunity and access to employment opportunities, services, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.