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Licensing Specialist

Recruitment #21-002587-0063


The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency (MLGCA) serves as one of the largest revenue sources for the State of Maryland, supporting important state programs and services including education, public health and safety, human resources and the environment. In addition to generating revenue from the sale of lottery products and promotions, the MLGCA is also responsible for the oversight of the state’s casino gaming program, providing direction and guidance to its casino partners on financial, security, regulatory and licensing procedures for the facilities. 





Montgomery Park Business Center 

1800 Washington Boulevard, Ste. 330 

Baltimore, Maryland 21230

Main Purpose of Job

This position will be responsible for determining the financial, regulatory and overall due diligence considerations for Casino operators, manufacturers, their officers, directors, employees, and other designated persons. This position will actively support the auditing and enforcement programs implemented to enhance the role of the division within the current six casinos. The employee will uphold the policies, procedures and required compliance mandated for gaming licensing to ensure the integrity of the position and the agency.


The duties of this position include but are not limited to:

Examination, evaluation, and investigation of all applicants to provide assurance that applicants meet suitability requirements as established by law;

Conduct field investigations and interviews of applicants, witnesses, and other relevant parties to corroborate information on applications;

Develop comprehensive investigative reports that support the denial/approval of licensure;

Maintain each case file and documentation within electronic database;

Prepare necessary documentation and correspondence for the Lottery Commission meetings that supports auditing and enforcement programs;

Provides testimony before Hearings and Appeals, the Commission and courts of law or hearing forums;

Provides constituents, businesses, customers, and stakeholders with services in accordance with the State of Maryland Customer Service Promise; and

Travels within Maryland, the United States and abroad to complete investigative assignments as required.



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 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.


Gaming and investigative experience applying COMAR regulations as it pertains to a Gaming License Application;

Experience relating to the use of an eLicensing system;

Knowledge of enforcement/compliance programs supported by the Division as it relates to the casinos, licensed employees and patrons.


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 (and on separate pages, if necessary) 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 employment (eligible) 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.



Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.  Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, applicants may submit a paper application and direct any inquiries to: Tyrice Gorham

Maryland Lottery and Gaming Agency

Attn: Tyrice Gorham

1800 Washington Boulevard, Suite 330 

Baltimore, MD 21230

Office: 410-230-8840 or email:


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. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.