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WDQI Program Manager

Recruitment #23-005476-0016


The Maryland Department of Labor, (Labor), Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning is accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of Program Manager I. This recruitment will be used to fill current and future vacancies. All candidates must meet the minimum qualifications during the time apply. The resulting eligible list will be maintained for one year after the closing date of the announcement.

This position is located in the Office of Workforce Information and Performance (OWIP) under a USDOL Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI) grant. The Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI) supports the development of, or enhancements to, longitudinal administrative databases that integrate workforce data and education data. WDQI also emphasizes promoting improvements and the level of quality of these systems, in addition to increasing the accessibility of performance data, including data reported by employment services and training providers.




Maryland Department of Labor (Headquarters)
1100 N. Eutaw Street, Room 316
Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The primary purpose of the Project Manager is to oversee the implementation and operation of the Maryland Workforce Data Alignment project funder under the Workforce Data Quality Initiative Grant (WDQI). Key duties include: (1) managing partner relations and data sharing agreements; (2) facilitating the successful execution of WIOA data integration into the Maryland State Longitinial Center ( MLDS) 3) ensuring workforce data translates into trackable performance outcomes that MD Labor can report; and, (4) sustaining the workforce longitudinal data system after the grant period ends. The Program Manager is responsible for connecting MD Labor, MLDS, and other partners to improve data quality and the connection between workforce, unemployment, and education data in the MLDS.


- Responsible for connecting MD Labor, MLDS, and other partners to improve data quality and the connection between workforce, unemployment, and education data in the MLDS

- Develop and manage budget for projects and be accountable for delivering against established business goals/objectives

- Work with other program managers to identify risks and opportunities across multiple projects within the department

- Analyze, evaluate and overcome program risks, and produce program reports for management and stakeholders

- Implement, evaluate and oversee the WDQI projects within managerial established timeframes and guidelines 

- Represents the department in a liaison capacity with managers and officials of other agencies concerning WDQI program activities

- Assist with speaking engagements and presentations, including, but not limited to coordinating meetings, audience research, preparing slide decks and talking points, and providing materials

- Ensure compliance with federal reporting requirements and provide information to applicable staff

- Manage partner relations and data sharing agreement with administrators of other units


Education: Bachelor's Degree from a nationally accredited college or university in the field Business, Business Administration, Management, Public Policy, or any related fields. 

Experience: Four (4) years experience in administrative or professional work to include four (4) years of experience supervising employees. Two (2) years of work experience must have directly involved overseeing the administration of programs.


Four (4) years of research, writing, organizational, public speaking and presentation skills.


  • Master's Degree in Management Experience with public speaking.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills experience.
  • Experience in customer service.
  • Experience in program management.
  • Experience in personnel management.
  • Ability to multi task and problem solve.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word.


All candidates are subject to a background check against files maintained by the division of Unemployment Insurance (LABOR/DUI) to determine whether any monies are owed to LABOR/DUI because 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 applications 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.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.



For questions concerning this recruitment, please contact: Brittany Small at Please provide recruitment number 23-005476-0016 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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