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PIA (Public Information Act) Manager

Recruitment #21-005476-0023




200 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201


The main purpose of this position is to manage the Maryland State Department of Education’s PIA (Public Information Act) requests. As such, the position directs and manages the processing of all PIA requests, establishing a sophisticated tracking system for tracking, response and reporting. The incumbent will report to the Office of Communications and Community Engagement’s Deputy Director of Media Relations, and will work closely with the agency’s legal team to assemble responses, including data and documents, and assess and collect service fees, as well as the review and redaction of records to assure legal sufficiency. The types of records reviewed and redacted include, but are not limited to, written reports, correspondence, contracts, notes, and email correspondence. Due to the nature of the records kept, the work of the unit is intricate as well as sensitive in nature. The position is also charged with coordinating PIA efforts amongst inter and intra Departmental record custodians and ancillary divisions. Relative to PIA matters, the position serves as the point of contact for the Attorney General's Office, the PIA Compliance Board and Public Access Ombudsman. Directs and manages the daily operations of the Department's PIA compliance and response effort. The incumbent will also evaluate the Department's efficiency and compliance with PIA Requirements.


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

Experience: Four years of administrative/professional work experience.

Note: Graduate education may be substituted for up to two years of the required work experience. Additional administrative/professional experience may be substituted year-for-year up to four years of the required education.


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

1. Experience advising and coordinating responses to Public Information Act (PIA) requests.
2. Experience with Microsoft Excel or similar tracking software.


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 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.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

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.