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ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER III-CONTRACTUAL

Contract Monitor- MD Legal Services Program

Recruitment #17-002247-0020

Introduction

This is a full-time contractual position with Department of Human Resources, Maryland Legal Services Program. 

GRADE

15

LOCATION OF POSITION

Department of Human Resources 

Maryland Legal Services Program

311 W. Saratoga Street

Baltimore MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This position will assist the Maryland Legal Services Program (MLSP), with the contract monitoring of the Child In Need of Assistance (CINA) Program, the Adult Guardianship Program, and the Court Appointed Attorney Program (CAAP) within the Department of Human Resources (DHR).

POSITION DUTIES

Performs on-site and in-court Contract monitoring for all Maryland Legal Services Program (MLSP) Contracted Providers statewide. Uses Procurement laws and Agency Procurement policies and procedures to ensure appropriate Contract maintenance. Assists with monitoring oversight of all Contract deliverables. Prepares Contract Monitoring Reports, Provider correspondence, Processed Procurement modification paperwork, and updates shelter calendars. Communicates all MLSP Contracted Provider compliance statistics and updates. Maintains internal and external communications with MLSP Staff. Researches legislation and client billings.  Documents compliance of the ongoing statewide assessment of legal service delivery to identify quality issues and to develop corrective action to improve services in effected jurisdictions. Creates annual Contract Monitoring Reports, Provider correspondence, and assists with modification paperwork. Assists with Program audits.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Experience: Three years experience in administrative or professional work.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute additional experience in administrative staff or professional work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

 2. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester credit hours for each year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included the regular independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules or regulations or analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvement on a year to year basis for the required education and experience.  

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

YOU MUST MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATION AND THE SELECTIVE QUALIFICATION TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS RECRUITMENT, IF YOU ARE NOT USING EDUCATION TO SUBSTITUTE FOR EXPERIENCE. 

If you are not using education to substitute for experience, one year of the required administrative or professional experience must have been in monitoring and reporting on contracts.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will possess the following:  

Legal experience which includes interpreting laws and procedures, preparing correspondence and researching legislation.  

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

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

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  It is important that you report all related education and experience that is relevant to this recruitment qualifications. All information concerning your qualifications, including a copy of your diploma or transcripts must be provided if selected for an interview.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.   Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible) list. 

The resulting list may be used for future vacancies with this agency or other state agencies.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the 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.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated.  If selected for an interview, you will be required to provide an official transcript.  For all foreign education obtained outside the U. S. you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service if selected for an interview.  

Online applications are highly recommended, however the paper application may be submitted to the Department of Human Resources, 311 W. Saratoga Street, Attn: D. Greene, Room 131, Baltimore, MD 21201.  The paper application must be received  by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date for this recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.  Information received after the closing date will not be considered.  Application inquiries may be directed to 410-767-7414.      

TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.