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Recruitment #23-002589-0023


Maryland voters approved a referendum to legalize adult-use cannabis in the State effective July 1, 2023. This position will be a part of the State’s regulatory body for both medical and adult-use cannabis.




Maryland Cannabis Administration, Linthicum, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This position will be responsible for providing policy research and analysis support to the Office of Policy and Government Affairs at the Maryland Cannabis Administration (MCA). This position will support the Office of Policy and Government Affairs in legislative and regulatory matters, including conducting legal and policy research, drafting legislation and position statements supporting the Administration position, responding to public comments on proposed regulations, and serving as a liaison to industry stakeholders. The position requires regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting rules and regulations in accordance with agency laws and policies.


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

Experience: Six years of administrative staff or professional work.

A four-year degree from an accredited college or university may be substituted for four years of professional work experience; an advanced degree in law, public health, or public policy may be substituted for two additional years of professional work experience. 


Specific education, training, or experience in public policy; experience in drafting of legislation or regulations; an advanced degree in either public policy, public health, or law.


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.


A resume must accompany your application.


Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position.

Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). 


Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. 



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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