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State Monitor

Recruitment #20-002587-0035


The Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning is seeking an energetic, innovative and focused individual to join the Monitoring and Compliance Unit. This division is home to multiple programs (WIOA, Adult Education, SCSEP, Trade, Special grants and Apprenticeship, etc.). The unit is responsible for covering the State of Maryland in 12 local areas, with each having a unique Comprehensive American Job Center. The individual will also cover other programs noted above. 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 purpose of the job is to act as a liaison to Local Workforce Development Areas and other grantees within the State of Maryland. The State Monitor will monitor operations and activities of Local Workforce Development Areas receiving funds for program services under federal Title I Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and Title II Adult Education as well as other programs. The job will involve compliance monitoring, technical assistance, training, data analysis, assist with policy development and planning, and special project review. The position will report directly to the Compliance Manager to support the unit's mission of ensuring the integrity of the workforce system through onsite and desk monitoring's and focused reviews.


The incumbent will provide field oversight of all MD Department of Labor/DWDAL program activities whereby he/she observes, interprets laws and regulations, analyze program data, enforce corrective actions, provide training and report noncompliance, issues or concerns. In addition, they will coordinate meetings with local directors, discretionary grant awardees and education management to discuss concerns and issues affecting their programs. The Program Monitor will work with internal LABOR 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. Will travel most of the time to conduct reviews of workforce development activities, services, and specialized program areas to evaluate the integrity and effectiveness of services. Oversees the corrective actions and continuous program improvement process. Prepare observation reports. Additionally, the monitor may be assigned other duties as it relates to the unit.


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.


Six months of experience in interpreting and applying state and local policies of federally funded programs.

One year of experience monitoring programs for quality assurance or experience in program evaluation.


- Experience working with public programs
- Experience reviewing budgets and contracts.
- Experience using Microsoft Excel to collect, compile, edit, organize, and analyst data to measure the trends of federal programs. 
- Ability to multi-task


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 (Dept of Labor/DUI) to determine whether any monies are owed to Dept. of Labor/DUI as a result of an unemployment insurance overpayment and/or fraud. Any unpaid debt may have an impact on whether 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. 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.



The online application 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. The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment.  No postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.


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

Department of Labor Office of Administration 

Attention: Brittany Small 


1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 101 

Baltimore, MD 21201    

For additional information, please contact Brittany Small via email at

TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay 

The MD State Application Form can be found online.   

Department of Labor is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Department of Labor 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.