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Summer Internship Opportunities

Recruitment #20-005302-0004

Introduction

The Maryland State Retirement Agency is the administrator of the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System (“System”). The System is a defined benefit retirement system covering governmental employees within the State of Maryland. The System is a multi-employer, public employees’ defined benefit retirement system composed of twelve (12) separate retirement and pension systems with over 50 different rule sets.  The System has over 397,000 participants (customers), including 192,000 members who are actively employed and participating in the System, 165,000 payees who receive a monthly payment from the System, and 40,000 vested members who are no longer actively employed but have earned a benefit that will become payable at a future date.

The Benefit Administration Division of the Maryland State Retirement Agency is recruiting for eight (8) summer internship positions. These are full-time positions scheduled to work Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   Selected candidates will be expected to start work on May 25, 2020 and continue through August 21, 2020. These dates are slightly flexible for candidates who need to start a week later or leave a week early due to school schedules.

Please note that these positions are full-time, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m, for 10- 12 weeks.  If you cannot work these days and hours, please do not apply.

GRADE

76

LOCATION OF POSITION

120 East Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21202

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of these positions is to support staff with the heavy workloads experienced by the Agency during the months of May, June, July, and August. During this time the Agency is closing its files for the prior fiscal year (7/1/19-6/30/20), opening it files for the new fiscal year (7/1/20-6/30/21), managing high volumes of new enrollments, July 1st retirements, and refunds of former members. Duties include reviewing pension payroll data to resolve data errors, reviewing and processing new enrollment applications, retirement applications, refund applications and tax withholding forms, assisting with reconciling productions jobs, preparing mailing, filing completed work, and other administrative and office support functions. Selected candidates will gain valuable experience working in a professional environment and will acquire valuable knowledge of defined benefit retirement plans.

POSITION DUTIES

These are “hands on, roll-up your sleeves” positions. Duties may include reviewing pension payroll data to resolve data errors, reviewing and processing new enrollment applications, retirement applications, refund applications and tax withholding forms, assisting with reconciling productions jobs, preparing mailings, filing completed work, and other administrative and office support functions.

Selected candidates will gain valuable experience working in a professional environment and will acquire valuable knowledge of defined benefit retirement plans.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:  Graduation from an accredited high school and pursuing a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.  

Experience:  None

***Candidates must provide a copy of college transcript***

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred Qualification:

Pursuing or intent to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Management, Public Administration, or related field.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

These summer opportunities are open only to college students who are available to work 10 - 12 weeks during the summer, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the minimum 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 employment (eligible) list for at least one year.  This list will be used by the hiring agency to select employees.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application.

Due to the confidential nature of the work, selected candidates must undergo and pass a background check.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position.  You may be asked to complete a supplemental questionnaire.  The supplemental questionnaire may be used as part of the rating process.  Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If online access is not available, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire (if applicable) to: 

DBM Recruitment & Examination Department 

301 West Preston Street, Room 608 

Baltimore, MD 21201 

All mailed documents must include the applicant's name and the job number and must be received by the closing date.   Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the application. 

If you have any questions concerning the recruitment process for this position, please call 410-767-4850. 

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. 

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

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay 

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