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IT Distance Learning Program Manager

Recruitment #22-002588-0090


The Maryland Military Department is looking for a candidate for the position of IT Distance Learning Program Manager, Administrator III. Join a dynamic team and embark on a career with great benefits, pension, generous leave, and a competitive salary!  We have free parking, and this position will work a compressed work Schedule, Tuesday – Friday, 6:30 am to 5:00 pm


Grade 18


Camp Fretterd Military Reservation
5404 Rue Saint Lo Drive
Reisterstown, MD 21136  
Statewide travel required.

Main Purpose of Job

The purpose of this position is to serve as the lead employee for providing information technology system support and maintaining operability of 120 network computers and several audio-visual systems located in, but not limited to, eight Maryland Army National Guard (MDARNG) Distance Learning (DL) Centers located in MDARNG facilities throughout the state. This position coordinates and provides systems administration support for workstations/computers, printers and audio-visual equipment associated with the DL Centers. This position is responsible for the execution of DL program for the MDARNG, coordinating with customers and site personnel to ensure the smooth and efficient operations of the DL Program. The position is responsible for installing and testing the system security configuration and monitoring, operating, troubleshooting, and maintaining workstations hardware and software. This position reports daily to the MDARNG G6 office at Camp Fretterd Military Reservation and has responsibility to travel to DL Centers throughout the State as needed to provide support to the DL Centers. Performs related duties as assigned. This position requires a Secret level security clearance and CompTIA Security+ certification.


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

Experience: Six years of administrative staff or professional work.


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

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and two years of experience in administrative staff or professional work for the required experience. 

3. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university for five years of the required experience.

4. 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 experience.


 1. One year of experience with DoD information systems. 
 2. Two or more years program management experience. 
 3. One year of customer service support experience.
 4. Experience with maintaining multiple distance learning sites.


1. This position requires a CompTIA Security+ certification or equivalent and the ability to maintain the certification. 
2.  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.


1. Candidates for positions will be required to apply for a criminal background check, as well as the ability to pass and maintain, as a condition of continued employment, a Secret level Security clearance required for system administrator privileges on the MDARNG Non-secure Internet Protocol Router (NIPR) network.

2. Maintains without lapse CompTIA Security+ certification by passing the periodic recertification exam and/or continuing education for recertification as necessary. 

3. This position requires a valid Maryland Motor Vehicle operator's license class C with less than five points in order to operate state vehicles.

4. This position requires statewide travel.  


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 who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training, and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates, and hours of work. For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after the closing date.


This position is not subject to Bargaining MOU's


As an employee of the State of Maryland, you will have access to outstanding benefits package which includes health insurance, dental, and vision plans offered at a low cost. Click on this link for more details:


Leave Benefits include:
* Personal Leave - new State employees are awarded six (6) personnel days annually (prorated based on start date). 
* Annual Leave - ten (10) days of accumulated annual leave per year. 
* Sick Leave - fifteen (15) days of accumulated sick leave per year. 
* Parental Leave - up to sixty (60) days of paid parental leave upon the birth or adoption of a child. 
* Holidays - State employees also celebrate at least twelve (12) holidays per year.

Pension - State employees earn credit towards a retirement pension.


Military Veterans may qualify for additional bonus points towards certification.


A copy of your proof of eligibility (DD214) for Veterans’ Credit must be in this office and completely verified before Veterans’ Credit will be approved.




Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application to: Maryland Military Department State Personnel Office, 29th Division Street, Room B10, Baltimore, MD 21201-2288.


For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Katie Powell at  Fax: 667-239-3559


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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