Employment Opportunity

This is a position-specific recruitment for the Maryland Military Department. Persons interested in future vacancies in this classification will need to re-apply at that time. Applicants must meet all minimum and selective qualifications and conditions of employment for consideration

This position is a Designated Special Appointment and employees occupying this position serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority.


                                  (Chief of Staff, Office of The Adjutant General) 

LOCATION:             Fifth Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland                                 

SALARY:                 $73,341 – $117,751 (Grade 25)

CLOSING DATE:       Friday, September 30, 2011

POSITION DUTIES:  This is a Designated Special Appointment position that will serve as the Chief of Staff for the Maryland Military Department and will perform as a member of the Adjutant General’s senior management team.  The position is responsible for initiating and coordinating high-level and sensitive actions and decisions on behalf of The Adjutant General including preparing, authenticating, and distributing the Standard Operating Procedures and standards for the Military Department; monitoring the execution of instructions, plans, and orders issued by The Adjutant General and the Maryland Military Department; reviewing and analyzing areas of interest to The Adjutant General to determine and enhance their effectiveness in supporting operations and achieve the objectives of the Military Department; preparing a wide variety of written communications to subordinate commands which express the ideas and directives of The Adjutant General; presenting to members of the legislature and Federal Agencies ideas and directives which have been identified by The Adjutant General as necessary to carry out the goals of the Military Department; preparing correspondence for The Adjutant General to the public as well as other Federal and State Agencies; conducting staff research based on identified problems or areas of concern; maintaining policy files, command and internal Standard Operating Procedures, staff section records and reference files for the Military Department and The Adjutant General; and supervising the Directors of Finance and Administration, Facilities and Installations, Program Equity, FreeState ChalleNGe Academy and Honor Guard Program, and the Public Affairs Officer. 


Education:    A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience:  Ten years of experience in professional work.  Six years of this experience must have involved the supervision of other employees or exercising responsibility for program development.

Note:    Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted for the required general experience at the rate of 30 semester credit hours for one year of the required general experience.


  1. 1.    Two years of administrative or professional experience in the military or in a nationally recognized agency or organization devoted to serving veterans, such as state or federal Veterans Employment and Training offices, all of which must also have included program development or supervisory responsibility; OR
  2. 2.    Two years of in-depth experience in upper management at the rank of program manager or department head and directly reporting to the agency head or equivalent.


The successful candidate will be required to travel throughout the State and will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

TO APPLY: Complete Maryland State Form MS-100 (Application for State Employment) noting position title on the top of the form. Information contained on separate resumes but not on the application will not be considered. Copies of documents attesting to qualifications and skills must be attached to the application, including college degrees or transcripts. It is important to include all pertinent information in the application materials; incomplete applications will be disapproved with no opportunity for response. Additional information of any kind will not be accepted after the closing date.

Applications may be obtained by calling or visiting the Military Department State Personnel Office at (410) 234-3838, Fifth Regiment Armory, Room B10, Baltimore, Maryland 21201-2288; State website at www.dbm.maryland.gov; or by calling 410-767-4850 or toll free at 1-800-705-3493. Resumes, facsimiles and applications submitted by e-mail will not be accepted. Photocopies are acceptable provided there is an original signature and copies are on standard paper (8 ½ x 11).


NO LATER THAN 5:00 PM, Friday, September 30, 2011


Military Department

State Personnel Office

Fifth Regiment Armory, Room B10

Baltimore, Maryland 21201-2288                   Issued: 09/11 5484

An Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer

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