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Administrative Assistant

Recruitment #22-002043-0050


This is a full-time contractual position.

Telework options may be available for this position. Telework is at the discretion of the hiring authority and can be discussed during the interview process.




Department of Human Services
Family Investment Administration
311 W. Saratoga Street
Baltimore MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This position functions as the Administrative Assistant within the Bureau of Audit Compliance & Reporting under the Family Investment Administration (FIA) Office of Operations. Responsible for applying the policies, procedures, regulations, and directives governing ongoing administrative responsibilities of the Bureau to include, but not limited to: analyzing and interpreting data; assisting in the preparation and coordination of legislative responses; assisting in the preparation of final reports; assisting in the preparation of audit responses; and suggesting recommendations for improvement, proofreading documents, coordination of meetings and conferences, obtaining supplies, and working on special projects. The Administrative Assistant will also answer routine correspondence and may assemble highly confidential and sensitive information.


Experience: Four years of experience in administrative staff or professional work.


1. Candidates may substitute the completion of 60 credit hours at an accredited college or university and two years of experience in administrative staff or professional work for the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university for the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer involving staff work requiring regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting rules and regulations in accordance with agency laws and policies on a year-for-year basis for the required 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:

One year of experience working in a human services program or experience conducting studies and analyses of programs, procedures, practices, and organizations.

Two years of experience in using Microsoft Office programs.

One year experience in data analysis and/or statistics. 

One year of experience using CARES, Eligibility & Enrollment (E&E), DataWatch, WORKS, Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD) Direct, etc.


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.  It is important that you report all related education and experience that is relevant to this recruitment qualifications. We will not consider information submitted after this date.  Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible) list.  The resulting list may be used for future vacancies with this agency or other state agencies.


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.


Online applications are highly recommended, however the paper application may be submitted to the Department of Human Services/HRDT, Attn: Kafach McLaren, 311 W. Saratoga Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-3500.  The paper application must be received by the closing date for this recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.  Information received after the closing date will not be considered.  Application inquiries may be directed to, include the recruitment # on the subject line of the 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

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