ADMINISTRATOR III - Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives
LGBTQ Commission Director
|Date Opened||1/20/2022 3:00:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||2/18/2022 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$54,822.00 - $89,738.00/year|
The position will serve as the State’s director of the Commission on LGBTQ Affairs. This is a Special Appointment position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.
LOCATION OF POSITION
100 Community Place, Crownsville, MD 21032 (Anne Arundel County)
Main Purpose of Job
The Director will accomplish the goals of the 15-member commission and the office in which it is
The Director, who may not be a member of the commission, will administer its activities, which
1) Assess challenges facing LGBTQ communities.
2) Collect data on LGBTQ policies and discrimination complaints.
3) Study and establish LGBTQ inclusionary best practices.
4) Work with local governments on LGBTQ-inclusive laws.
5) Publish an annual report on LGBTQ anti-discriminatory recommendations.
6) Assist the commission in augmenting state funds for these purposes from gifts, grants, donations, bequests, and/or endowments; and
7) To direct and generally attend to the administration of the commission related tasks.
Serving as the State’s Commission Director in the administration of its activities, other core duties include planning and organizing meetings; handling logistics; contributing to the annual budget; strategic planning; responding to internal and external requests; and processing commissioner reimbursements. Collaborating with all State agencies on exchanging information. In addition to preparing and submitting an annual report to the Governor and the General Assembly, and other pertinent reports, briefings, white papers and recommendations as needed; the position will manage information and oversee its presentation on the website and any external-facing media; and assist with overall communications pertinent to the office. Collaborating with all State agencies on exchanging information and collecting data on LGBTQ policies and discrimination complaints.
Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
Experience: Five years of experience in administrative staff or professional work.
1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required general experience.
3. 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 education and experience.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Leadership, sound judgement, and tact, in working with the administration, commission, stakeholders, and the public on issues related to the LGBTQ community.
Superior outreach skills along a broad spectrum of pertinent public and private, internal and external groups and organizations to gather information, evaluate data, plan strategically, and make recommendations that benefit the LGBTQ community throughout the State of Maryland.
Critical strategic planning skills. High-level organizational, directorial, and administrative capabilities.
Ability to perform duties with independent judgment and decision-making.
Excellent communications, writing, reporting, and editing expertise.
Flexibility to travel as needed throughout the State of Maryland.
Executive written and oral communications skills in providing information and serving as spokesperson as needed to State agencies, media, stakeholders, and the general public regarding the activities of the office and the Advisory Group.
Collegial and professional ability to work with coworkers and to maintain partnerships with governmental agencies, community organizations, stakeholders, advocacy groups, and individuals.
Proactive ability to provide weekly reports and memos outlining the activities of the office and the commission.
Licenses, Registrations and Certifications
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.
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.
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.
Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201.
Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted. For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at Application.Help@maryland.gov