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Recruitment #21-006096-0002


The Maryland Department of Commerce is seeking qualified applicants for the contractual position of Maryland Emergency Management Liaison to serve as liaison between the Maryland Department of Commerce and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA).

This is a contractual position.




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

Main Purpose of Job

The position supports projects and initiatives both at Commerce (25%) and MEMA (75%) and works to strengthen the relationships and programs between economic development staff and emergency managers. This position and partnership will provide integrated preparedness, response, and recovery services to private sector businesses through daily programmatic actions within the Private Sector Integration Program (PSIP) and during disasters in the Maryland Business Emergency Operations Center (MBEOC) to increase value to private sector stakeholders by taking the expertise of Commerce and MEMA programs and engaging private sector stakeholders in the coordination of emergency preparedness activities via an all-hazards approach to the delivery of specific capabilities, categorized by five (5) mission areas (Prevention, Protection, Response, Recovery, and Mitigation).

At Commerce, the position primarily reports to the Secretary and/or designee and serves as the point of contact for business engagement related to emergency management activities.

At MEMA, the position primarily reports to the MEMA Business Engagement Program Manager and is responsible for advancing economic development and business interest in an emergency management context.


At Commerce, duties include serving as Commerce's primary liaison to the Maryland Business Emergency Operations Center (MBEOC) during emergency operations; updating and maintaining the Emergency Vendor Database; identifying Maryland companies that could provide products and/or services to the State in an emergency; engaging Maryland’s Business community in emergency preparedness to promote the need for an emergency management plan for their business entity; and developing strategies to mitigate supply chain or distribution interruption to various industries in the state during an emergency.  

At MEMA, duties include recruiting members to the Maryland Private Sector Integration Program, developing relationships with businesses, engaging trade associations, developing disaster related economic impact analysis, and staffing the Maryland Business Emergency Operations Center (MBEOC) during disasters impacts Maryland.

The selected employee will possess strong technical, presentation, planning, organizational, and leadership skills; good judgement, excellent interpersonal, written, and communication skills; ability to work with high level public and private sector officials and maintain effective working relationships; the ability to handle multiple, concurrent, and high priority projects; and familiarity with strategic planning, oversight of logistical and support functions. Working knowledge and experience of State and Federal laws governing policies and procedures in subject areas cited.  

Some statewide travel is required.


Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Economics, Public Administration or closely related field..

Experience: Five (5) years of experience in administrative staff or professional work. One year 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 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). Describe in detail any job duties relating to your qualifications.  

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

MBA from an accredited college or university.


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.


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.


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

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. 

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

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.