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ADMINISTRATIVE PROGRAM MANAGER II

(Assistant Director of Government Relations)

Recruitment #19-005473-0015

Introduction

The Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) is an independent State agency that regulates Maryland’s insurance industry and protects consumers by monitoring and enforcing insurers’ and insurance professionals’ compliance with State law.  Through the diligence of a highly professional staff of market analysts, financial analysts, accountants, lawyers, law enforcement officers, actuaries, complaint investigators, and others, the MIA works to facilitate a strong and competitive insurance marketplace where consumers are well informed and treated fairly.  Staff members are subject matter experts who serve as a resource for lawmakers, consumers, and other public and private entities.

 

The MIA is charged with a broad range of responsibilities including the licensure of insurance carriers and insurance producers (brokers/agents) operating in Maryland, the conduct of financial examinations of companies to monitor financial solvency, and the review and approval of rates and contract forms.  The MIA investigates reports of consumer fraud and consumer complaints about life, health, automobile, homeowners, and/or property insurance.  Insurance carriers are subject to market conduct examinations and other actions to monitor compliance with Maryland law.  The MIA also has a unit dedicated to consumer education and outreach, which participates in hundreds of events and reaches thousands of individual consumers annually. 

 

 

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

 

GRADE

20

LOCATION OF POSITION

Baltimore City

POSITION DUTIES

The Maryland Insurance Administration seeks an Assistant Director of Government Relations in the Office of the Commissioner.  This position reports to the Director of Government Relations.  The Assistant Director will be responsible for assisting the Director with coordinating legislative activity, tracking legislation, drafting and submitting amendments, testifying before the General Assembly, communicating with the Governor’s Office and working with members of the General Assembly on insurance issues.  The successful candidate will participate in witness preparation for legislative hearings and manage legislative fiscal notes for the agency.  In addition, the position will assist in drafting and promulgating regulations on behalf of the agency.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

·        Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.

·        Three (3) years of research and policy experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

  •  JD Degree and admissions to the Maryland Bar is preferred.
  •  Legislative experience is preferred.
  •  Experience interacting with General Assembly
  •  Working knowledge of the insurance industry
  •  Strong research and analytical abilities

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

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.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

If you have any questions about this recruitment, please contact kyiap.underwood@maryland.gov

 

For immediate consideration, upload one WORD or PDF file, at the "Resume" tab, that contains:

1. a cover letter stating your interest and specific salary requirements; and

2. a current professional resume.

 

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit the requested information via mail.  Please be sure to include all documents listed above to ensure timely processing. Complete application packets may be mailed to:

 

Maryland Insurance Administration

Human Resources - Recruitment #:  19-005473-0015

St. Paul Place, Suite 2700

Baltimore, MD 21202

 

Incomplete submission will not receive consideration.

 

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay  

 

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

 

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.