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Recruitment #21-005479-0006


The Department of Labor, Board of Appeals is accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of Program Manager IV (contractual) with the functioning title as a Special Examiner. All candidates must meet the minimum and selective qualifications during the time apply. The resulting eligible list will be maintained for one year after the closing date of the announcement. 




1100 North Eutaw Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position will be to serve as a Special Examiner to the Board of Appeals. This is a temporary hybrid teleworking position with reporting to the office one day a week.


  • Review the case record of unemployment insurance cases on appeal to the Board and prepare draft decisions for the Board's signature.
  • Summarize the contents of hearings as requested by the Board and advise the Board as to the adequacy of the evidence to support the Hearing Examiner's findings of fact and whether the conduct of the hearing comported with minimum requirements.
  • Screen appeals filed to the Board to determine whether they raise new questions of law, or whether the Hearing Examiner's decision is affected by new law, possibly volatile of Board precedent or inconsistent with any other decisions being issued by the Hearing Examiners or the Board of Appeals. Advise the Board in writing of these findings.
  • Evaluate all allegations of procedural errors raised by appellants of Hearing Examiner's decisions, applying a knowledge of the Board regulations, the Hearing Examiner's legal jurisdiction, constitutional due process of law as it applies to administrative proceedings, United States Department of Labor hearing standards, and internal agency procedures and agency forms, to arrive at a written recommendation and a proposed decision for the Board which adequately addresses and disposes of the issues.
  • Special Examiner for the Board on occasion to hear difficult and complex cases including Labor Disputes and Employer Account cases, conduction hearing under oath and on the record in accordance with the Board regulations and drafting written decisions for the Board's signature.
  • Resolve questions as to what documents are properly a part of the record in each case appealed to the Circuit Court.
  • Assist with the updating of the precedent manual.


Education:   Juris Doctorate from accredited law school 

Experience:  One year of legal experience involving civil, criminal or administrative proceedings.


Please read the job announcement in its entirety before applying for this recruitment; applications must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire. 

Applicants applying for this recruitment must possess the following:

  • Admission to the Maryland Bar
  • Certificate of Good Standing from the Maryland Court of Appeals. 

A copy of law school transcript; certificate of good standing from the Maryland State Court of Appeals and any other documentation evidencing membership in other bars must be upload into the application or emailed to by the closing date.


Knowledge of Maryland Unemployment Law and Administrative Law experience.  Proficient in legal research and legal writing


All candidates are subject to a background check against files maintained by the Division of Unemployment Insurance (MDOL/DUI) to determine whether any monies are owed to MDOL/DUI as a result of unemployment insurance overpayment/fraud. Any unpaid debt may have an impact on whether or not a candidate is offered employment.


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.


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/EXAMINATION PROCESS.

***Please note all answers to the supplemental questionnaire must correspond to the information provided on your application to receive credit.***

All information concerning the qualification, including any required documentation (diploma, transcripts, certificate, etc) must be submitted and received by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be considered.


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.




U.S. Military Veterans may qualify for additional bonus points towards certification. Any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing a U.S. Military form DD 214 verifying honorable discharge from service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). Permanent State employees do not need to submit proof of Veterans’ status. 

If you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via mail or deliver in person. Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job announcement number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.


Completed applications, required documentation, and any required addendums may be mailed to:

DLLR Office of Human Resources
Attn: 21-005479-0006 (Program Manager IV-Special Examiner BOA)
1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 100
Baltimore, MD 21201

The MD State Application Form can be found online

If you have any questions about this recruitment, please contact the Maryland Department of Labor at 410-230-6300.

Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of DLLR 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.