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Apprenticeship Expansion Grant Program Manager

Recruitment #20-005476-0003


This is a full-time contractual position with limited State benefits.




Department of Labor

1100 North Eutaw Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The role of the Grant Program Manager is to develop, execute and finalize programs related to specific grants which target defined workforce populations within the state. The Program Manager will be responsible for the management, coordination, execution, control and completion of grant-specific programs. Program Manager will monitor and review data submitted by field and central office personnel to evaluate and determine performance levels and best practices.


•Plan, execute and monitor various and specific grant programs   targeted at defined populations to provide guidance and technical assistance to field staff in order to meet grant performance standards. •Provide input during creation and preparation of grant requests to be used by Director of Discrete tries Grants in development of grant opportunities. •Prepare information in response to legislative inquiries or the annual State budget process. •Develop reporting schemas and guidance to assure compliance with state and federal funding requirements. •Prepare quarterly or monthly progress reports for division management to assess program progress and develop and approve modifications, as necessary. •Provide technical assistance to local areas, either by request or as the result of deficiencies identified through program monitoring. •Develop and deliver training and technical assistance related to success in achieving program goals and performance standards. •Evaluate, manage and provide input for the development of discretionary grant proposals. •Develop Project budgets for proposals. •Develop Expenditure Forecast justifying funding requests. •Develop Participant Forecast justifying funding requests. •Monitor and evaluate against state and federal program guidelines, regulations and laws for NEG and other grant funded programs.


Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five years of experience in administrative staff or professional work. One year of this experience must have involved one or more of the following: the supervision of other employees, overseeing and coordinating the general operations of a unit, applying rules and regulations, or exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures.


Applicants must meet this selective qualification to be considered.  Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

One year of program management experience.


Experience working with federal grant funded programs/projects.

Experience providing technical assistance  to grant funded projects.

Experience working on grant proposals.


All candidates are subject to a background check against files maintained by the division of Unemployment Insurance (LABOR/DUI) to determine whether any monies are owed to 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. Applications that meet minimum and/or selective qualifications will be referred to the hiring unit for interview selection. Units will select those candidates most closely demonstrating the qualifications for interview.


Your application is part of the examination process. The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of this position. The rating will be based on the information provided on your application. Therefore, it is important that you provide all the experience and education that is related to this position completely and accurately. Verifiable volunteer experience will be considered. Please include it on your application, if applicable. Successful candidates may be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.


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.


The online application is STRONGLY preferred. If online access is unavailable, you may submit a paper application to:

Department of Labor
Office of Administration 
1100 N. Eutaw Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Specific inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Erin Alston at

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.

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

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

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