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Recruitment #21-002587-0037


The Maryland Department of Commerce is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Policy Analyst within its Division of Policy, Research and Government Affairs (OPRGA).




The World Trade Center - 401 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Main Purpose of Job

The primary responsibility of the Policy Analyst is to perform economic development and business climate research and policy development at the discretion of the Managing Director of the Office of Policy, Research, & Government Affairs (OPRGA).


This position manages and/or assists in research and policy projects that complement the Department’s economic development efforts; creates frameworks for the current policy issues that influence Maryland’s business community; and assists the Department’s government relations efforts, as needed, during both the legislative session and the interim. These duties include attending public hearings, summarizing information for senior staff; and generally assisting with the daily activities of the legislative office – including administrative tasks.  All of these activities are to be performed independently with limited supervision. Frequently these activities will be performed in partnership with OPRGA or other Commerce staff and legislative staff. This position works out of the Department’s Annapolis Office during the 90 day legislative session (January through April) providing policy support for OPRGA and Commerce staff during the session.

The selected candidate will possess strong written and oral communications skills and the interpersonal skills necessary to work with high level public and private sector officials; have excellent analytical  skills and a track record of developing relationships among business and government parties; be able to handle multiple, concurrent and high priority tasks.


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.


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

One year of experience in policy analysis/development, government relations, economic development or related field.

Knowledge of and experience with Maryland’s legislative process and policy makers highly preferred.  

Must be willing and able to work in the Annapolis office.

BA degree in public administration, economics, public policy, or government.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Mail and/or other relevant software.


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.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications 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 eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The evaluation 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.



If you have questions about this recruitment, please contact the Department of Commerce at 410-767-6300. You may also visit our website at:  

It is highly preferred that you apply online at - review Career Openings section. Please attach a resume along with the supplemental questionnaire to your online application.  If you are unable to apply online, you may submit the State paper application, resume, and supplemental questionnaire (by closing date) to:

Maryland Department of Commerce - Office of Human Resources 


World Trade Center – 401 East Pratt Street, 10TH Floor 

Baltimore, Maryland 21202 

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay 1-800-735-2258

As an E-Verify and Equal Opportunity Employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. 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. 

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.