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State Program Monitor

Recruitment #23-002587-0006


The Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning is seeking an energetic, innovative and focused individual to join the Monitoring and Compliance Unit team. This division is home to multiple programs (Adult Education, Workforce, SCSEP, Trade and Apprenticeship, etc.) This position serves as a Program Monitor for the Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning within the Office of the Assistant Secretary. The Program Monitor is one of the most critical positions within the division, as it provides required oversight on behalf of the Governor per the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and other federally funded programs. The unit is responsible for covering the State of Maryland in 13 local areas, with each having a unique Comprehensive American Job Center. It also include education institutions, correction facilities and nonprofits. The funding for these programs is primarily awarded through the US Department of Labor, and the US Department of Education.


Grade 17


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

Main Purpose of Job

The primary purpose of the job is to act as a lead liaison to Local Workforce Development Areas within the State of Maryland. The Program Monitor will monitor program eligibility and parts of center operations of Local Workforce Development Areas receiving funds for program services under federal Title I Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and Title II Adult Education. The position will also conduct program monitoring under Senior Community Service Employment Program, Correctional Education, Special Project grants and Trade Adjustment Assistance. The job will involve compliance monitoring, technical assistance, training, policy development and planning, and special project management. It will also involve coordinating with other team members to complete work projects. The position will report directly to Compliance Manager to support the unit's mission of ensuring the integrity of the workforce systems through onsite and desk monitoring's and focused reviews.


The incumbent will provide field oversight of all MD Department of Labor/DWDAL program activities whereby he/she observes, interprets laws and regulations, analyze program data, enforce corrective actions, provide training and report noncompliance, issues or concerns. In addition, they will coordinate meetings with local directors, discretionary grant awardees and education management to discuss concerns and issues affecting their programs. The Program Monitor will work with internal LABOR Directors and Managers to coordinate local activities and assess recertification. Will ensure effective implementation of new program policies, laws, regulations, and guidance that affect LABOR/DWDAL programs. Conduct reviews of workforce development activities, services, and specialized program areas to evaluate the integrity and effectiveness of services. Oversees the corrective actions and continuous program improvement process. Prepare observation reports.


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

Experience: Six years of administrative staff or professional work. 


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 two years of experience in administrative staff or professional work for the required experience. 

3. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university for five years of the required 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.


1. One year of experience in interpreting and applying state and local policies of state and/or federally funded programs.
2. One year of monitoring or program evaluation experience.
3. Must be willing to travel.


- Experience participating in and monitoring quality assurance for an agency.
- Experience interpreting policy involving compliance standards.
- Experience in monitoring compliance with state and federal policies, regulations and standards; as well as report writing.
- EXperience using Microsoft Excel or other spreadsheet program in preparing statistical tables and charts for management level analysis.
- Experience working with public programs.
- Excellent teamwork skills.


Limited to Maryland Department of Labor - Office of the Secretary 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 (Dept. of Labor/DUI) to determine whether any monies are owed to Dept. of 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 23-002587-0006  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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