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Recruitment #19-004470-0007


Do you lead to inspire and are you committed to process improvement and meaningful change?  At State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT), we are building a team whose members thrive on initiative, creativity and challenge as the status quo.  We want our customers to be able to utilize any of our services from the comfort of their own home.  No more standing in line or spending money on stamps and envelopes.  To accomplish these goals and more, we need someone with a genuine passion to lead an Information Technology team from supporting a mainframe to developing applications in the Cloud.  SDAT takes public service seriously and is one of the leading agencies for great customer service.  We need to modernize our legacy systems to leverage new technologies to become a complete customer-centric agency.  We invite you to become a part of our team and make a difference in public service.  ARE YOU READY TO MAKE A MEANINGFUL DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY AND PURSUE YOUR CAREER PASSION WITH A NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED LEADER? ABOUT US.

The Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation was established in 1959 and was assigned the administrative functions formerly given to the State Tax Commission.  The Department has broad responsibilities including:  (1) assessing all real property in the State, (2) supervising the real and personal property tax structure of the State, (3) creating and maintaining State records that establish corporations and other business entities, (4) administering programs for State property tax exemptions and credits, and (5) publishing statistics and reports.




Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation

Office of Information Technology

300 West Preston Street, Baltimore, MD. 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The State of Maryland Department of Assessments & Taxation is currently seeking an energetic, versatile and skilled Web Developer.  This requires specialized work to oversee the development, design, maintenance, operation, and support of all SDAT current and future applications. The incumbent must be customer focused and use innovative approaches to deliver effective technology solutions that delight customers. The position develops solutions to solve key business and compliance needs in an integrated and simple manner, building in extensibility and security, and balancing the need for flexibility and agility with conformance to best practices.


The IT Programmer Analyst II will work with internal and external customers to define technical solution requirements that support and facilitate business processes and compliance. The incumbent will develop, implement and enhance software applications within SDAT’s relational database, online services web portal, enterprise content management and workflow environments.   The position works with IT team to define, test and implement database design to support software releases. Develops and trains on new application development strategies and implementations. Use highly effective oral and written communications skills to gather requirements and to develop clearly written, understandable, and complete project/user documentation for all assigned projects. Provide second and third level technical support for complex application software problems. Provide technical mentoring to teammates.


Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Information Technology, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or other information technology related field.  

Experience: One year of experience designing, developing, testing, implementing and maintaining applications systems and programs using generally accepted computer programming languages or other developmental tools.  


1. Candidates may substitute six credit hours of coursework in application analysis and programming using generally accepted computer programming languages or other developmental tools for six months of the required experience.  

2. Candidates may substitute completion of high school or a high school equivalency certificate and eighteen months of experience converting data from project specifications by writing program code using generally accepted computer programming languages or other developmental tools for the required education.  

3. Candidates may substitute completion of high school or a high school equivalency certificate and fifteen credit hours from an accredited college or university in systems analysis and application programming using generally accepted computer programming languages or other developmental tools for the required education.  

4. Candidates may substitute experience in one of the following areas: operating computers, scheduling, controlling input and output or maintaining backups or data storage, processing data on computers, evaluating, implementing and maintaining hardware and software, on a year-for-year basis for a high school education.

5. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Computer Systems Programming classifications or Computer Systems Programming specialty codes in the Information Technology field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

Experience with AWS services such as:  S3, EC2, VPC, Lambda, API Gateway, Cognito, RDS, Cloudwatch, CloudTrail, IAM 

Experience with business systems analysis, legacy transformation, case management or secure web portal systems. 

Experience developing and delivering software and/or applications using Scrum and Agile software development practices and their integration with DevOps practices to achieve a continuous delivery cycle.

Experience with the software development life cycle.


Must be willing to work in Baltimore City.


Employees in this classification may be subject to call 24 hours a day and, therefore, may be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where the employee can be reached. Employees may be furnished with a pager or cell phone.


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.


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.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: 

Department of Assessments and Taxation, Office of Human Resources, 300 W. Preston St., Room 511, Baltimore, MD. 21201. 

Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the Department of Assessments and Taxation, Office of Human Resources at 410-767-1140.

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 

MD TTY Relay Service.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.