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Director of Government Relations


Recruitment #22-005222-0003


The Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) is an independent State agency that regulates Maryland’s insurance industry and protects consumers by monitoring and enforcing insurers’ and insurance professionals’ compliance with State law.  Through the diligence of a highly professional staff of market analysts, financial analysts, accountants, lawyers, law enforcement officers, actuaries, complaint investigators, and others, the MIA works to facilitate a strong and competitive insurance marketplace where consumers are well informed and treated fairly.  Staff members are subject matter experts who serve as a resource for lawmakers, consumers, and other public and private entities.  

The MIA is charged with a broad range of responsibilities including the licensure of insurance carriers and insurance producers (brokers/agents) operating in Maryland, the conduct of financial examinations of companies to monitor financial solvency, and the review and approval of rates and contract forms.  The MIA investigates reports of consumer fraud and consumer complaints about life, health, automobile, homeowners, and/or property insurance.  Insurance carriers are subject to market conduct examinations and other actions to monitor compliance with Maryland law.  The MIA also has a unit dedicated to consumer education and outreach, which participates in hundreds of events and reaches thousands of individual consumers annually. 


** This is a Political Special Appointment position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority. **




Baltimore City and Annapolis, with potential for Hybrid

Main Purpose of Job

The Director of Government Relations is assigned to the Office of the Commissioner. This position is responsible for assisting in the development of the MIA's public policy positions to include, but not limited to, reports, bulletins and legislation. The incumbent coordinates legislative activities with the Governor's Office and the General Assembly; drafts legislation, amendments, and reports; and presents MIA's policy positions to the General Assembly and the public.


The Maryland Insurance Administration seeks a Director of Government Relations in the Office of the Commissioner.  This position reports to the Insurance Commissioner. The Director will research, analyze and advise the Commissioner on policy positions, legislation and regulation.  This position will be responsible for coordinating legislative activities with the Governor’s Office and the General Assembly; drafting and submitting legislation, amendments, and reports; and presenting MIA’s policy positions to the General Assembly and the public.  This position will testify before the General Assembly, communicate with the Governor’s Office and work with members of the General Assembly on insurance issues.   This position participates in the Department’s legislative activities during Maryland’s Legislative session, to include staffing the Department’s Annapolis Office, advocating for successful passage of the Department’s legislative priorities and budget allowance, and coordinating with other State agencies, the Governor’s Office, and lobbyists.  Statewide travel, attendance at Statewide conferences and some evening meetings, are required.


Education:   Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience:  At least six (6) years of professional experience in policy analysis or legislation; two (2) years of the total experience must also include the supervision of employees, and/or overseeing and coordinating operations of a unit.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). 


·   JD Degree and admissions to the Maryland Bar.

·   Legislative experience.

·   Experience interacting with General Assembly and with senior level or executive level public  

    and private sector officials.

·   Working knowledge of the insurance industry.

·   Strong research and analytical abilities.

·   Excellent drafting skills.

·   Working knowledge and experience with Maryland’s legislative process and policy makers.

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



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For immediate consideration, upload one WORD or PDF file, at the "Resume" tab, that contains:

1. a cover letter stating your interest and specific salary requirements; and

2. a current professional resume.  

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit the requested information via mail.  Please be sure to include all documents listed above to ensure timely processing. Complete application packets may be mailed to:  

Maryland Insurance Administration

Human Resources - Recruitment #:  22-005222-0003

200 St. Paul Place, Suite 2700

Baltimore, MD 21202  

Incomplete submission will not receive consideration.  

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay    

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them 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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