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Reciprocity Specialist

Recruitment #23-002711-0081


The Maryland Department of Labor is accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of Administrative Officer I. Administrative Officer I is administrative work requiring regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans or policies.




1100 North Eutaw Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This position is Reciprocity Specialist for both the Maryland Board of Barbers and the Maryland Board of Cosmetologists. The position requires the analysis, development, and implementation of complex professional oversight processes. Duties include; processing applications for license to practice and reinstatement of suspended license, composing Board correspondence to licensed professionals, professional associations and residents of Maryland concerning the state statutes and Board regulations and policies and review and prepare daily bank deposit. This is an administrative position working with the Executive Director and Assistant Executive Director and other Board staff to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Boards oversight of professionals to protect the public. This position may provide direction and instruction, of one or more clerical staff. It involves daily interaction on the Board’s behalf with professionals, licensees, and the public. The job responsibilities of this position are essential to the mission of the Boards and the livelihoods of thousands of professionals in Maryland.


Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Certifications-Performs verifications of licensure and examination for licensees to be sent to other States, including researching automated records, internet, and archives. Reviews verifications of training/transcripts from other states/countries to approve candidates for licensure or to sit for the State exam to obtain licensure. Processes applications for reinstatement of suspended licenses. Identify problem areas in the endorsement process and recommend appropriate solutions based on logical consideration of alternatives. Develop and maintain relationships with other State Agencies for the purposes of acquiring pertinent information for the candidate requesting licensure in Maryland. 
  • Deposits-Process incoming application and the corresponding payments. Ensure payment is adequate to the service that is being requested. Reviews information to verify accuracy prior to the Executive Director/Assistant Executive Director signing off on the deposit.


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

Experience: One year of administrative staff or professional work.


1. Candidates may substitute 30 college 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 commissioned officer involving staff work that included regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules or regulations or analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvement on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


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

Experience interpreting and applying a variety of laws, rules, regulations, standards and procedures

Experience preparing accurate work-flow charts, organization charts and other analytical aides

Experience identifying problem areas and recommend appropriate solutions


This recruitment is limited to current Maryland Department of Labor-Occupational and Professional Licensing 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 (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 Human Resources

Attn: Tenisha Tunstall    23-002711-0081

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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