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ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, POLICY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS

ADMINISTRATIVE PROGRAM MANAGER II

Recruitment #19-005473-0012

GRADE

20

LOCATION OF POSITION

MDH, Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission, Linthicum, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This position assists the Director in managing and supervising the Office of Policy and Government Affairs at the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC). This includes providing advice and guidance to the Executive Director and MMCC Chair on legislative and regulatory issues, including, drafting legislation, regulations, and position statements, testifying at legislative hearings and MMCC meetings, conducting legal and policy research, and serving as a liaison for legislators, industry members, and the public. This position supervises three analysts within the Office of Policy and Government Affairs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Qualified candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and six years of administrative or professional experience, including three years of experience drafting legislative language, analyzing proposed legislation, testifying before the General Assembly or communicating a position on legislation to members of the Legislature and/or community, including two years of management or supervisory experience.

A master's degree from an accredited college or university may be substituted for 2 years of the required general experience. A juris doctorate degree from an accredited college or university may be substituted for 3 years of the required general experience. 

Knowledge and prior experience in dealing with legislative and regulatory matters at the state or federal level is strongly preferred. Must have exceptional written and strong oral communication skills as well as superior organizational skills, with a demonstrated ability to manage projects and meet deadlines. 

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates should possess experience specific to medical cannabis, health care, and/or public health policies, legislation, and programs. 

SELECTION PROCESS

This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.  A resume must accompany your application.

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. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. 

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information 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.

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.

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.