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Recruitment #21-005479-0027



Our mission is to proactively reduce disaster risks and reliably manage consequences through    collaborative work with Maryland's communities and partners.


NOTE: Position will be required to work in an emergency/disaster capacity according to assignment within the State Emergency Operations Center and according to the Consequence Management Operations Plan. This may involve working 12 hour shifts extended periods of time in support of 24 hour consequence management activities.  

The Maryland Department of Emergency Management is the agency of State Government with primary responsibility and authority for emergency preparedness policy, and for coordinating hazard mitigation, incident response, and disaster recovery.  We work to ensure that all Marylanders engage in preparedness activities and that the entire state is more disaster resilient.                                               




5401 Rue St Lo Drive, Reisterstown, MD 21136


The Director of Mission Support is responsible for the direction and oversight of the Mission Support Directorate at the Maryland Department of Emergency Management. The incumbent serves as the chief administrative officer for the Department.

These responsibilities include but are not limited to directing, evaluating, and administering all aspects of the Finance, Grants, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Facilities units at the Department. 

This position reports to the Deputy Executive Director and is a member of the senior executive team. The incumbent will serve on a number of senior policy groups and committees and may represent the Secretary of Emergency Management.

This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.


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

Experience: Six years of experience in administrative staff or professional work. Two years of this experience must have involved one or more of the following: the supervision of other employees, overseeing and coordinating the general operations of a unit, applying rules and regulations, or exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures. 


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.


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

Experience applying analytical skills, and utilizing data for project management purposes.

Experience developing organizational or program strategy.

Experience developing and monitoring organizational budgets and grants.

Experience developing organizational policies and procedures.

Experience in human resources and contracting staff.

Work experience at an emergency management agency, emergency operations center, or a disaster setting.


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 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 and supplemental questionnaire must be received in our office by the closing date.  Materials will not be accepted after the recruitment closing date.  Postmarks will not be accepted.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the State application.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or call S. Hudson at 410-767-4910.

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.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.