Baltimore Job Alert: Maryland DOT – Transportation Legislative/Policy Analysts

Closing Date:             December 9, 2013

Salary Ranges:          Grade 21 – $59,355 – $95,297 (effective January 1, 2014)

Grade 22 – $63,341 – $101,708 (effective January 1, 2014)

(Multiple Salary ranges are posted due to multiple vacancies at different grades.  This recruitment will be used to fill both grade 21 and grade 22 vacancies.  Salary will be dependent upon education and experience).  The current vacancies are at MDOT Headquarters and State Highway Administration; however, the qualified candidates may be used to fill other vacancies in the future.

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is an umbrella organization comprised of a headquarters office known as The Secretary’s Office, five modal administrations (State Highway Administration, Maryland Transit Administration, Motor Vehicle Administration, Maryland Port Administration, and Maryland Aviation Administration), and one Authority (Maryland Transportation Authority).  MDOT is seeking to fill several Transportation Legislative/Policy Analyst and Policy and Program Analyst positions.  These positions provide expert legislative, policy, fiscal research and management services for MDOT headquarters and/or its modal administrations.  The incumbents will perform duties associated with the development and coordination of legislative, policy and regulatory activities of the agency to which they are assigned. These include, but are not limited to representing the agency at meetings with elected and appointed government officials, State and Federal agencies, area business/civic/community organizations, and the general public. The positions are responsible for communications between their assigned agency, Maryland General Assembly and congressional delegation staff, and national and regional transportation associations and other MDOT modal administrations and the Authority.  The incumbents will perform a key role in the legislative and policy development and implementation process for the assigned agency.  This will include researching issues and providing expert opinion and position recommendations, quantitative analysis performing project manager functions under the direction of senior managers, and managing and staffing expert committees and task forces. These responsibilities require knowledge of legislative processes; the ability to perform complex analysis and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment; and strong organizational and communication skills.  The group of qualified candidates will be used to fill multiple vacancies within the Maryland Department of Transportation.



Possession of a bachelor’s degree in public administration, government, political science, communications, or a related field from an accredited college or university. Advanced degree preferred.

EXPERIENCE:  Six (6) years of experience in administrative or professional work, two (2) years of which must be working with the legislative process (defined as developing, negotiating, testifying, responding to legislative related questions, and educating individuals regarding legislation) or two (2) years of experience handling analyses of policies and programs to develop and analyze complex policy questions .  The applicant must also have two (2) years of experience involved in one or more of the following:  the supervision of other employees, overseeing and coordinating the general operations of a unit, applying rules and regulations or exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures.


1.         Additional experience in administrative or professional work as it relates to public administration, government, political science, communications, or a related field may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2.         Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year to year basis for the required general experience.

Licenses, Registrations and Certificates:

Employees in this classification will be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle.  Employees assigned such duties must possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

TO APPLY: You must complete an MDOT application to be considered for this recruitment. RESUMES CANNOT BE SUBSTITUTED FOR THE MDOT EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION. Please include all relevant experience on your application. This includes, but is not limited to, full or part time, volunteer, military, acting capacity, or any other experience that is relevant to the position you are applying for. Qualified applicants may be subject to background and reference checks. 

For an application, please call 410-865-1073. Mail your application to: Recruitment and Examinations Unit, 7201 Corporate Center Drive, Hanover, MD 21076, or you may apply online at Your application must be received by 12/9/13.   Postmarks will not be accepted.

Applications sent without sufficient postage will not be accepted and will be returned. Applications sent through interoffice mail that are not received by the closing date will not be accepted. Appropriate auxiliary aids and services for qualified individuals with disability will be provided upon request. Please notify in advance. MD Relay Service Number (711). Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

The Maryland Department of Transportation is not sponsoring new employees in application of the H-1B Visa at this time due to budgetary constraints. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986. Federal regulations prohibit H1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees, all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer.   NOTE:  The State of Maryland is dedicated to a Drug-Free Workplace, employees are subject to the State’s Substance Abuse Policy.

Issue Date: 11/15/13


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