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BLS Administrator

Recruitment #22-003184-0011


The Maryland Department of Labor, Division of Workforce Development OWIP unit, is accepting applications from qualified applicants for the position of Administrator V.


Grade 20 


Department of Labor
1100 N. Eutaw Street 
Baltimore, MD 21201


The primary purpose of this position is manage, direct and oversee the work and staff performing the data collection, coding, analyses, estimation, research, interpretation, reporting and dissemination of information associated with bureau of labor statistics (BLS) programs: quarterly census of employment and wages (QCEW), local area unemployment statistics and occupational employment statistics and (OES) within the office of workforce information and performance (OWIP). The position is responsible for program management, direction, planning, deliverables, data quality, data accuracy and timeliness. The position participates in strategic planning, oversees human resource management functions and assists in managing programmatic resources. The work performed by the position has significant economic, political and financial impact for the state, the department and other governmental entities.

Under the direction of the LMI manager/chief economist, this position oversees, manages, develops and directs: data collection, data quality, estimation, reporting, dissemination of information and program deliverables for the BLS programs. The position is responsible for managing data collection protocols, estimation methodologies, quality standards and timelines and for ensuring that the work is completed in a timely and accurate manner. The position collaborates with administration, managers, supervisors, staff and colleagues (internal and external) to develop and produce data and analyses used in informational products. The position is responsible for ensuring the timeliness and accuracy of information for state and sub-state areas. The position is responsible for accuracy, timeliness and appropriate interpretation of BLS information and for quality assurance of BLS data and information supplied.  The position will monitor the BLS federal/state cooperative agreements and ensure that deliverables are met and that resources are appropriately utilized.  The position is responsible for managing and participating in the recruitment, selection, training, career development, counseling, disciplining and evaluation of employee performance.  The position is responsible for managing, overseeing and ensuring compliance with state and department human resource policies and procedures.


Experience: Ten 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. Candidates may substitute 30 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 six years of experience in administrative staff or professional work for the required experience. 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.

3. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required general 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.


Two (2) years of experience in a management position.


- Programming experience; database management experience, data security experience.

- Familiarity with the BLS data and BLS programs through 4+ years of professional experience. 


This position is limited to MD Department of Labor - Office of Information & Performance employees only.


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 (LABOR/DUI) to determine whether any monies are owed to LABOR/DUI as a result of an unemployment insurance overpayment and/or fraud. Any unpaid debt may have an impact on whether or not a candidate is offered employment.


Applicants must provide sufficient information on the application to show they meet the qualifications for this recruitment. RESumes are not acceptable and not considered in the selection process. All information concerning the qualifications, including any required documentation (diploma, transcript, certificate, etc.) must be submitted and received by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be considered. Applications that meet minimum and/or selective qualifications will be referred to the hiring unit for interview selection. Units will select those candidates most closely demonstrating the qualifications for interview.



For questions concerning this recruitment, please contact: Brittany Small at Please provide recruitment number 22-003184-0011  in the subject line. The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application to: Maryland Department of Labor, Human Resources Office, Room 101, 1100 N. Eutaw Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application. Emailed inquiries should reference recruitment number listed in the announcement. If you are submitting additional information, the preferred method is to upload it with your application. All uploaded additional information must be received by the closing date and time. Please do not submit unsolicited documentation (resumes, cover letters, etc.). 

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay. 

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. People with disabilities and bilingual applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

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