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Special Assistant (ADMINISTRATOR I)

Office of the Comptroller

Recruitment #23-006094-0002







Annapolis, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

Maryland's newly elected Comptroller, Brooke Lierman, is building her Executive Office team.  This is an exciting opportunity to learn about the inner workings of the agency and work at the center of the action, in a fast-paced office that embraces creative ideas and innovation.

The Special Assistant is an integral member of the Office of the Comptroller's Executive Office and will report directly to the Chief of Staff and work closely with other members of the executive team on a daily basis to provide direct support to the Comptroller. This position will be  responsible for working closely with the Comptroller's Senior Executive Assistant to ensure that the Comptroller is prepared for scheduled meetings and events each day; conducting research on priority topics; drafting memos and talking points, and providing back-up administrative support to the office, as needed.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, detailed oriented, and intellectually curious.  Most importantly, they will be a collaborator and partner who will help to support the Comptroller's vision for transforming the 1100-person agency and improving opportunities for our communities, small businesses, and families in the State of Maryland.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. These are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.

  • Work closely with members of the Executive Team and internal subject-matter-experts to prepare briefing materials and other supporting documents for the Comptroller and Chief of Staff
  • Draft and edit memos, summary documents, letters, talking points and other materials
  • Conduct research regarding topics related and/or of interest to the Comptroller’s Office
  • Provide back-up scheduling and other administrative support for the Comptroller and Chief of Staff, as needed
  • Accompany the Comptroller to meetings and events, as assigned


Education: Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

Experience: Two years of administrative or professional work.

** For education obtained outside of the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service. If you possess a degree obtained outside of the United States, please submit a detailed, course-by-course evaluation report from one of the U.S. equivalency evaluating members identified at


  • The candidate must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite - Word, Excel, Access; Microsoft Teams; and/or other relevant software.


  • A self-starter with excellent organizational and research skills
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively and be part of a team


  • Work locations may vary depending on the Comptroller's schedule. This position may require travel to off-site meetings or the Comptroller's branch offices.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to demonstrate that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. Please indicate clearly any position-specific experience and ensure all education and experience sections are complete. Incomplete information may result in the disqualification of your application.

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date.

*Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.


Only applicants who meet the minimum and selective qualifications for this recruitment will be considered for this opportunity. Approval of your application will be based on a review of your education, training and experience. It is essential that you submit complete and accurate information on your application in order to determine if you meet the qualifications as specified above. Due to the nature of this list, all qualified applicants are placed on an unranked list of candidates and will remain active on this list for at least one year.

Qualifying applicants are subject to an oral interview. Prior to appointment, the employee must successfully undergo a comprehensive background investigation including a review of criminal, MVA and tax records; and determination of legal authorization to work in the United States or under the United States Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. This background check is comprehensive and may involve fingerprinting. Upon initial appointment OR promotion to a position in the State Personnel Management System, an employee is required to serve an initial six- month probationary period. This probationary period may be extended an additional six months under certain circumstances at the discretion of the appointing authority.




We thank our Veterans for their service to our country and encourage them to apply. If you are seeking veteran's preference, please submit a copy of your DD-214.


The preferred method for submitting additional information is to upload it directly into your online account. Please remove references to the first 5 digits of your SSN and your DOB on all attachments by deleting, redacting or blacking that information out with a marker. Any attachments necessary to demonstrate the minimum qualifications were met must be submitted by the filing deadline.


The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you choose fax or email as the option to submit your application and/or required additional information, you must include the following information on each page you submit:

  1. First and Last Name
  2. Recruitment Number (located at the top of the bulletin)
  3. The last four digits of your SS#

Fax: 410-974-5249 – This fax number is for Comptroller of Maryland recruitment efforts only.


For Further Questions 

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or

If you have questions about this particular recruitment, please contact the Comptroller of MD, Office of Human Resources at

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: (410) 260-7695 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. Bilingual applicants and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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