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Deputy Director, Legislative and Government Affairs

Recruitment #23-005472-0004


Join a dynamic team of that supports the Maryland National Guard, their mission, and the other State employees of the Maryland Military Department. This position works on a compressed work schedule from 6:30 am to 5 pm, Tuesday through Friday. The Maryland Military Department offers free parking at the Baltimore location.


Grade 19, Management Services, Exempt from cash overtime.


Fifth Regiment Armory

219 29th Division Street

Baltimore, MD 21201


This location may change to Annapolis when the Legislation is in session or on a permanent basis sometime in the future.

Main Purpose of Job

Serves as the Deputy Director of Legislative and Government Affairs for the Maryland Military Department and will be trained to potentially assume the Director role from incumbent; responsible for managing and directing administrative operations of the legislative office; coordinating actions on behalf of the Director; responsible for recommending actions for consideration of the Director. Reports to the Director of Legislative and Government Affairs. This position serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.


Duties for this position include but are not limited to: 


· Works with the primary liaison, the Director, on behalf of the Adjutant General with: Maryland’s Congressional Delegation; Maryland Governor’s and Lt. Governor’s office; the Maryland General Assembly; Maryland Agency staff; local level officials; National Guard Bureau and the general public on legislative and agency operational issues.

· Assist in supporting and maintaining effective communication between Maryland Military Department and the Maryland National Guard and a broad range of stakeholders including Governor’s press office, General Assembly members and staff, federal agencies, congressional members and staff, and local government elected officials and staff.

· Plan, coordinate, and assess the work of program staff. 

· Oversee the maintenance of task tracking system.

· Assist in directing and coordinating responses to legislative matter inquiries and fiscal note requests.

· Assist in the management of the operations of the Legislative and Government Affairs office.

· Manage elected official inquiry response program and follow up.

· Provide support for special events.

· Represent the legislative office in a liaison capacity before the legislatures on federal, state, and local levels.

· Represent the Director at official event and meetings as required.

· Perform other related duties.


Education:    Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in planning, management, public affairs, or related fields

Experience: Six years of administrative staff or professional work.


1. Candidates may substitute 30 college 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.


Preferred Qualifications

* Two years of experience with administrative work in Legislative and Government Affairs.

* Two years of experience coordinating responses to legislative inquires and fiscal note request.  

* Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills to senior staff, elected state and federal officials, and members of the military. This will include the knowledge of proper decorum when communicating with the various stakeholders and customers.

* Demonstrated problem solving, strategic planning and project management skills.


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 with less than 5 points on their driving record.


This position will require the ability to pass a federal security check in addition to a State & Federal background check to obtain a CAC ID card to access military installations and computer systems. The ability to obtain and maintain a CAC ID Card is a condition of employment for this position.

This position may require travel. 


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.


This position is exempt from all union MOU’s.


As an employee of the State of Maryland, you will have access to outstanding benefits package which includes health insurance, dental, and vision plans offered at a low cost. Click on this link for more details:


Leave Benefits include:

* Personal Leave - new State employees are awarded six (6) personnel days annually (prorated based on start date). 

* Annual Leave - ten (10) days of accumulated annual leave per year. 

* Sick Leave - fifteen (15) days of accumulated sick leave per year. 

* Parental Leave - up to sixty (60) days of paid parental leave upon the birth or adoption of a child. 

* Holidays - State employees also celebrate at least twelve (12) holidays per year.

Pension - State employees earn credit towards a retirement pension.


Military Veterans may qualify for additional bonus points towards certification.

A copy of your proof of eligibility (DD214) for Veterans’ Credit must be in this office and completely verified before Veterans’ Credit will be approved.


Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application to: Maryland Military Department State Personnel Office, 29th Division Street, Room B10, Baltimore, MD 21201-2288.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Nick Pindale via email at  Fax: 667-239-3559

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country!

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