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Recruitment #22-002043-0108


The Maryland Department of Labor is looking for a Foreign Labor Certification (FLC) Specialist. The FLC has responsibility and duties statewide supporting the state's agricultural community remain viable and productive. The FLC works to ensure adherence to Federal and state laws and regulations with respect to FLC.   

***Please be advised that travel is required and a State vehicle may not always be available. Reimbursement for use of personal vehicle will apply according to the State travel policy***




Baltimore County

Main Purpose of Job

The primary purpose of this position is to assist in the administration of the Rural Services program for the Maryland Department of Labor, ensuring adherence to the federal laws and regulations by agricultural employers, the viability of those employers and support the economic stability of the labor force, businesses and the citizens of the State of Maryland.


Consult with businesses to facilitate the processes of state and federal requirements.
May conduct wage surveys, crop surveys and farm labor surveys in various regions of the State; train and assist American Job Center (AJC) staff to conduct said surveys in areas not serviced by this position. 
Conduct housing inspections, at times in conjunction with local health department officials; assist statewide in the inspection of migrant labor camps. 
Assist writing agricultural job orders, reviewing and processing clearance orders. 
Ensure accurate information is reflected in the job orders. 
Maintain a thorough knowledge of current national laws, regulations, policies, directives and procedures governing agricultural labor to inform and train AJC staff and assist employers. 
May collect data and extrapolate necessary information to prepare and submit periodic reports to the Assistant Secretary, Director of Field Operations, Program Manager and USDOL. 
Provide forms and technical assistance in the completion of: Agricultural and Food Processing Clearance Order (ETA-790); Application for Alien Employment Certification (ETA-750); Housing Inspection Certification (ETA-338). 
Assist in migrant agricultural worker outreach


Education:   Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Three years of experience performing clerical, clerical technical, or secretarial work. 


1. Candidates may substitute 30 college credit hours from an accredited college or university for each year of the required experience.

2. 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.


Applicants must meet the selective qualification(s) to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

Must be able to speak, write, and read Spanish proficiently.


At least 6 months experience in farming, landscaping or other agricultural businesses

At least 6 months experience interacting with employers, activities outreach, presenting to or advising employer groups


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.


All candidates are subject to a background check against files maintained by the Division of Unemployment Insurance (LABO)R/DUI) to determine whether any monies are owed to LABOR/DUI as a result of unemployment
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 with the exception of a foreign degree evaluation (if applicable). Your application may be approved pending receipt of the evaluation. Successful candidates may be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year


Your application is part of the examination process. The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of this position. The rating will be based on the information provided on your application. Therefore, it is important that you provide all the experience and education that is related to this position completely and accurately. Verifiable volunteer experience will be considered. Please include it on your application, if applicable. This recruitment does not require any additional materials to be uploaded with the exception of a foreign degree evaluation (if applicable). Please do not submit unsolicited documentation (resumes, transcripts, cover letters, etc.). Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application. You will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire.


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 application process is strongly preferred.  However, 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 addendum may be mailed to:

Department of Labor Office of Human Resources

Attention: 22-002043-0108/ Mrs. Maker 

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. 

Maryland Department of Labor is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of MDOL 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

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