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Trade Program Associate

Recruitment #19-002711-0056


The Department of Labor, Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning (DWDAL) is accepting applications from qualified candidates for Administrative Officer I to support the Dislocation Services Unit (DSU) within the Office of Workforce Development (OWD).  Please be advised that frequent travel may be required and a State vehicle may not always be available. Reimbursement for use of personal vehicle will apply according to the State travel policy.




Baltimore City

Main Purpose of Job

Support the Dislocation Services Unit (DSU) with the processing and recording of the Worker and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA), National Dislocated Worker (NDWG), and Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), with the Workforce Development Areas for the Office of Workforce Development (OWD).


Provide technical assistance to local Workforce Development Areas related to daily TAA activities, training contracts and other related data collection and documentation. Assist with development and implementation of procedures for program activities to ensure compliance with State and Federal laws and regulations. 


Education: Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

Experience: One (I) year experience in administrative or professional work.


1. Candidates may substitute additional experience in administrative staff or professional work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester credit hours for each year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules or regulations or analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvement on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


One year of experience in administrative or professional work with at least one year reviewing and processing TAA training contracts; 

One year experience providing direct TAA technical assistance to vendors, TAA participants, and Workforce Development staff. 


*Demonstrated knowledge of the American Job Centers and the related Workforce Development Programs
*Must have strong attention to detail and able to use computers proficiently
*Must be able to follow program rules and guidelines
*Must be able to sort, scan and file documents


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.


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.


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/EXAMINATION PROCESS.

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



U.S. Military Veterans may qualify for additional bonus points towards certification. Any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing a U.S. Military form DD 214 verifying honorable discharge from service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). Permanent State employees do not need to submit proof of Veterans’ status. 

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.

PLEASE DO NOT FAX OR EMAIL UNSOLICITED DOCUMENTATION. Completed applications, required documentation, and any required addendums may be mailed to:

MD Department of Labor Office of Human Resources/ Mrs. Linnea Maker

Attention: 19-002711-0056

1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 101

Baltimore, MD 21201

Fax #: 410-333-5101 


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. 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.