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Field Enforcement Bureau

Recruitment #21-000873-0001



This is a position specific recruitment. The resulting certified eligible list may be used to staff several current and future vacancies for this position/function only.




Annapolis, MD


The Field Enforcement Bureau is seeking to employ experienced, Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission (MPTSC) certified Police Officers to perform the duties of Field Enforcement Agent or Field Enforcement Motor Fuel Agent.

Field Enforcement Agents - Field Enforcement Agents are either designated as an investigator conducting special investigations or assigned a geographic area of the state and required to perform both criminal and regulatory investigations. The appointee will be responsible for assessing and enforcing criminal and compliance laws and regulations in accordance with the Annotated Code of Maryland and the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) pertaining to alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, other tobacco products (OTP), electronic smoking devices (ESD), motor fuels, transient vendors and other revenue laws administered by the Comptroller of Maryland.

Field Enforcement Motor Fuel Agents - Field Enforcement Motor Fuel Agents are assigned a geographic area of the state and required to perform a variety of inspections to assure compliance with motor fuel testing, motor fuel tax laws and regulations, and other taxes administered by the Comptroller of Maryland.


  • As Law Enforcement Officers, applicants selected to fill these positions will be required to work evenings, assigned on call duties, subject to be called out to service anytime, and required to work select weekends and holidays.
  • Only applicants that qualify for recertification due to a separation in police service for less than 3 years will be considered in accordance with MD Public Safety Code, Section 3-210 (a) (Lapse of certification).


Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate as described in the Maryland Police Training Commission regulation.

Experience: Four years of experience as a police officer investigating crimes including motor vehicle accidents and responding to emergency calls for police services or as a field enforcement agent responsible for assessing and enforcing compliance with revenue laws and regulations.


  1. The above education requirement is set by the Maryland Police Training Commission in accordance with Public Safety Article, Section 3-209, Annotated Code of Maryland.
  2. Applicants may substitute additional education in criminal justice or law enforcement, at an accredited college or university, at a rate of 30 credit hours for each six months of the required experience for a maximum of two years of the required experience.
  3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in general inspection, investigation, enforcement, and compliance classification or general inspection, investigation, enforcement, and compliance specialty codes in the logistics field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience. 

** For education obtained outside of the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service. If you possess a degree obtained outside of the United States, please submit a detailed, course-by-course evaluation report from one of the U.S. equivalence evaluating members identified at


  1. 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.
  2. After training, employees in this classification will be required to maintain periodic certification of essential marksmanship in the firing of a handgun and other firearms that may be necessary to carry out assignments.
  3. Employees in this classification must have successfully completed the Entrance Level Police Training Course required by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission and hold a current police officer certification by the Maryland Police Training Commission.


Selection standards for police officer certification are established by the Maryland Police Training Commission in accordance with Public Safety Article, Section 3-209 of the Annotated Code of Maryland. These selection criteria are listed in detail in the Code of Maryland Regulations Title 12, Subtitle 04, Chapter 01 and include the following:

      • Appointment as a police officer; U.S. Citizenship;
      • A complete background investigation;
      • Oral interview;
      • Physical examination;
      • Possession of a driver’s license valid in the State of Maryland
  1. Employees in this classification are subject to call 24 hours a day and must provide the agency with a telephone number where they can be reached.
  2. Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.
  3. Employees in this classification may be required to bear firearms and to demonstrate practical knowledge and proficiency in the safe use and care of firearms on a periodic basis.
  4. Employees in this classification may be subject to assignment in any area of the State.
  5. Employees in this classification may be subject to long hours of driving to out of state locations.
  6. Employees in this classification may be subject to extended workdays on a regular basis.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to demonstrate that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. Clearly any position-specific experience and ensure all education and experience sections are complete. Please list individual classifications separately in order to be granted the appropriate amount of employment credit. Incomplete or unclear information may result in the disqualification of your application.

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date.

*Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.


Only applicants who meet the minimum and selective qualifications for this recruitment will be considered for this opportunity. Approval of your application will be based on a review of your education, training and experience. It is essential that you submit complete and accurate information on your application in order to determine if you meet the qualifications as specified above. Due to the nature of this list, all qualified applicants are placed on an unranked list of candidates and will remain active on this list for at least one year.

Qualifying applicants are subject to an oral interview. Prior to appointment, the employee must successfully undergo a comprehensive background investigation including a review of criminal, MVA and tax records; and determination of legal authorization to work in the United States or under the United States Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. This background check is comprehensive and may involve fingerprinting and a psychological evaluation. Applicants must also consent to a polygraph examination.

Upon initial appointment OR promotion to a position in the State Personnel Management System, an employee is required to serve an initial six- month probationary period. This probationary period may be extended.




We thank our Veterans for their service to our country and encourage them to apply. If you are seeking veteran's preference, please submit a copy of your DD-214.


The preferred method for submitting additional information is to upload it directly into your online account. Please remove references to the first 5 digits of your SSN and your DOB on all attachments by deleting, redacting or blacking that information out with a marker. Any attachments necessary to demonstrate the minimum qualifications were met must be submitted by the filing deadline.


The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you choose fax or email as the option to submit your application and/or required additional information, you must include the following information on each page you submit:

  1. First and Last Name
  2. Recruitment Number (located at the top of the bulletin)
  3. The last 4 digits of your SS#

Fax: 410-974-5249 – This fax number is for Comptroller of Maryland recruitment efforts only.


For Further Questions

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or

If you have questions about this particular recruitment, please contact the Comptroller of MD, Office of Human Resources at

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: (410) 260-6622 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

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

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