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Recruitment #23-001755-0018


The Public Service Commission has a position for an Administrative Specialist I in their Transportation Division. The Transportation Division enforces the laws and regulations of the Commission pertaining to the safety, rates and service of certain types of transportation companies operating in intrastate commerce. The division monitors the safety of common carrier operations, rates, schedules of service, and matters regarding the adequacy and quality of service for passenger for hire carriers operating within the State of Maryland.




Public Service Commission
Saint Paul Street 
Baltimore, MD 21202

Main Purpose of Job

To manage the Common Carrier applications and insurance programs in the Transportation Division, which manages and coordinates the Public Service Commission's regulatory programs involving the safety, rates and service provided by the intrastate passenger carrier and taxicab industries in order to assure that the public has access to safe, reliable, and economical transportation. This position processes new carrier applications, vehicle additions and deletions to fleets, insurance filings on regulated carriers, and insurance related citation issues, applies and interprets law, policy and regulations for the public and other Transportation Division staff. 


Review, investigate, process and prepare written recommendations for common carrier authority;

Prepare letters, memorandums and orders for approved common carriers and perform data entry; 

Review and approve vehicle additions; 

Manage insurance program to ensure compliance with COMAR 20.95.01 and be familiar with all federal and state safety regulations;  

Refer carriers that have not complied with insurance requirements to the Assistant Director for issuance of a civil penalty;  

Prepare comments and recommendations of civil penalties of non-compliant carriers; 

Prepare and deliver competent testimony at hearings; 

Perform general office and administrative duties. 


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

Experience: One year of experience performing administrative staff, clerical, clerical technical, or secretarial work.


1. Candidates may substitute 30 credit hours from an accredited college or university for the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer involving staff work requiring regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting rules and regulations in accordance with agency laws and policies on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


The ideal candidate will possess the following:

One year of experience using Microsoft Word and Access or similar database. 

Prior or current experience working with the Public Service Commission or another regulatory agency. 

Experience monitoring compliance with regulations or law. 

Experience testifying in court-like settings or making presentations to a group. 


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 minimum 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 employment (eligible) list for at least one year. This list will be used by the hiring agency to select employees. 

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. 

Due to the confidential nature of the work, selected candidates must undergo and pass a background check.


The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience relating to the requirement of this job. The rating will be based on your application. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Report all experience and/or education that are related to this job.



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 or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

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