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Customer Service Coordinator

Treasury Professional I

Recruitment #23-005646-0007


Are you a Customer Service Professional looking to advance your career? 

We have an amazing opportunity for you with Maryland529 Customer Care!

(This is an internal only recruitment limited to the employees in the Maryland529 Division of the State Treasurer's Office)


17  (Salary Guidelines apply for State employees)


Baltimore City

Main Purpose of Job

The mission of Maryland529 is to provide tax sheltered plans to help Maryland families save for future college expenses and reduce future dependence on student loans, as well as help individuals with disabilities save money and pay for qualified disability-related expenses without jeopardizing state or federal means-tested benefits such as SSI or Medicaid. MD529 provides these opportunities through two unique plans allowed under section 529 of the IRS tax code - the Maryland College Investment Plan (MCIP) and the Maryland Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) program. In addition, MD529 continues to oversee the Maryland Prepaid College Trust Plan (MPCT) for account holders eligible for tuition benefits after the plan permanently closed enrollment options on June 1, 2023.

The purpose of the Customer Care unit is to provide superior customer service to current and prospective 529 plan account holders above and beyond the assistance available from each plan’s respective outsourced administrator. Customer care representatives are responsible for responding to all forms of account holder inquiries, providing reliable guidance and resources regarding the plans, and tracking all correspondence. This position will be responsible for coordinating the activities of the Customer Care unit.  This position requires competent knowledge of internal policies, program parameters, and state and federal law as it pertains to Maryland529 plans in order to ensure delivery of accurate, efficient, and effective customer service.


The Customer Care Coordinator position will
  • oversee customer service activities 
  • provide first-level agency assistance for escalated customer service issues 
  • track trends in customer service issues in order to mitigate recurring problems 
  • facilitate consistent communication between and from the third-party program managers and internal staff 
  • ensure overall efficiency in operations through means of customer satisfaction metrics 


The Treasury Professional I classification is one level in a non-competitive promotion series in which an employee may advance in grade and class level from intermediate to a full performance Treasury Professional II through work experience and competency.

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

Experience: Four years of experience in business administration, office management, finance, accounting, economics, or related field.


1. Candidates may substitute education from an accredited college or university or nationally recognized industry certification program, at a rate of thirty credit hours for each year of experience, for up to two years of the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in financial administration and program classification or financial administration specialty codes in the accounting and budget group field of work 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 with coordinating customer service activities (e.g., high call volumes, multiple intake sources, multiple customer service representatives)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel


  1. This recruitment is limited to current staff working in the Treasury-Maryland 529 Division. 
  2. Applicants must be willing to work in the Baltimore area. 


Applicants who meet the minimum and selective qualifications will be admitted to examination for this classification. Successful candidates passing the examination will be ranked as BEST QUALIFIED, BETTER QUALIFIED, or QUALIFIED and placed on the employment (eligible) list for one year.


The examination may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position.  You may be required to complete a qualifications supplement, or the rating may be based on your application.  Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Report all experience and education that is related to this position.





All job opportunities within the Maryland State Treasurer’s Office are accessible through JobAps, the Statewide Recruitment, Examination and Applicant tracking system.  Please upload a current copy of your resume with your application.


Electronic application is strongly preferred; however, if you do not have access to a computer, you may send a copy of your resume to the State Treasurer's Office, Human Resources, 80 Calvert Street, Room 109, Annapolis MD 21401, or fax to 410-260-4090. 


All candidates will be subject to a background investigation at the time of interview, to include criminal, civil, and credit history.


Any questions regarding this recruitment or the recruitment process may be directed to the STO Personnel Office at 410-260-7078. 


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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