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Director of Legislative Response and Special Projects

Recruitment #22-005477-0038


The Maryland Department of Labor is accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of Program Manager II. This position functions as the Director of Legislative Response and Special Projects.




1100 North Eutaw Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This position functions as the Director of Legislative Response and Special Projects. This person has a primary responsibility for coordinating the legislative and regulatory response for the Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation, including the policy support for the operational units of the Office. Specifically, this position provides technical support and project development and implementation with regard to policy changes, legislation, and regulations at each of the local, state and federal levels. This person is also responsible for special projects that may be assigned by the Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner to further the Division's mission. These activities further the regulatory mandate of the Commissioner. The Director of Legislative Response and Special Projects is a position that may, at management's discretion, work remotely in accordance with the Agency's telework policies.


Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinates the development and maintenance of a repository for policy decisions, legal decisions (including advice of counsel, and administrative and court orders), and other legislative, regulatory, and operational changes impacting the work of the Agency, including coordinating the development and implementation of training for Office staff on such changes.
  • Tracks federal and state (both Maryland and other states) legislative, regulatory, and enforcement activity in the banking and consumer financial services sector. Coordinates the development and implementation of training for Office staff with regard to relevant federal and state activity.


Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

Experience: 2 years of experience with State Legislative process and 2 years of experience in preparing policy positions.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

Juris Doctor from and accredited college or university 

Experience with interpreting/implementing statuses and regulations, public policy analysis and/or financial services sector

Experience tracking federal and state legislative, regulatory and operational changes within and organization

Understanding of the regulatory process and experience working with stakeholders in a regulatory environment

Experience managing regulatory affairs in public sector environment


All candidates are subject to a background check against files maintained by the Division of Unemployment Insurance (Department of Labor/DUI) to determine whether any monies are owed to Department of 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. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


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.

For positions that require Bachelor/Master Degree etc:

Educational credentials from foreign countries must be evaluated by an approved education review service. This evaluation must be submitted prior to hire. For further information, you may call International Consultants of Delaware, Inc. (302) 737-8715 or World Education Services Inc. 1-800-932-3897 or (202) 331-2925.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

The examination for this recruitment will be an evaluation and rating of the information provided on your application. Therefore, it is essential that the application is filled out completely and accurately, listing all relevant education and experience, addressing the specific qualifications shown above and submitting any required documentation (diploma, transcript, certification, license, etc.). Please include clear, detailed and specific information on your application regarding experience qualifications related to the minimum qualifications, desired, and/or selective qualifications of the position.



The online application 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.

The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.


Completed applications, required documentation, and any required addendums may be mailed to:


Department of Labor Office of Administration

Attn: Tenisha Tunstall    22-005477-0038

1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 101

Baltimore, MD 21201


For additional information, please contact Tenisha Tunstall at 410-767-2772 or via email


The MD State Application Form can be found online


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