International Affairs and Trade Specialist (Industrial Development Officer II)

Website Maryland Department of Commerce

  • Position: International Affairs and Trade Specialist (Industrial Development Officer)
  • Salary: $50,392-$80,551
  • Company: Maryland Department of Commerce
  • Location: Baltimore, MD

Division of Business and Industry Sector Development
Office of International Investment and Trade

The Maryland Department of Commerce is seeking qualified applicants for the position of International Affairs and Trade Specialist (Industrial Development Officer II) within the Office of International Investment and Trade (OIIT). The position works in conjunction with the Senior Director, Senior and Regional Managers in the Baltimore office and Maryland overseas offices to manage, coordinate, implement and expedite administrative and international marketing projects, procedures, policies, transactions, and other functions related to the overall mission of OIIT.

This position supports OIIT’s international programs, including facilitation of international protocol and diplomatic inquiries, and supporting trade and investment activities. This role is responsible for assisting and conducting customer and stakeholder outreach involving collaboration with local, state, federal, international, community and business resources; activities and responsibilities include the implementation of broad-based policy development, intra and interagency coordination, and business development activities; conducting research, developing reports and collateral materials, updating existing and creating new program databases – including managing and maintaining OIIT’s listing of MOUs; and assisting with the development of materials designed to communicate the Department’s message. The incumbent will coordinate OIIT’s international events/programs and foreign delegation visits, including Sister State requests; represent OIIT at international events, Sister State committee meetings and attend conferences, trade shows, and other promotional events representing the Department of Commerce.

The selected employee will possess excellent interpersonal skills to work with high-level public, private sector, and international officials and maintain effective working relationships; excellent written and oral communication skills; the ability to handle multiple, concurrent, and high priority projects and possess proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite, Google Mail, Salesforce and/or other relevant software. Some statewide travel is required; as is, potential attendance at national and international events.

Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in international business, management, economics, or a related field AND at least two (2) years of experience of business or economic development. The following substitutions apply: Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work subject area on a year-for-year basis for the required education; additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year–for-year basis for the required general experience; U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included regular use of 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-for-year basis for the required experience. Preferred qualification: demonstrated knowledge of and work experience in international projects.

It is highly preferred that you apply online at; review “Career Openings”.A resume and the supplemental questionnaire MUST be included with your online application. If unable to apply online, submit your state application, resume, and supplemental questionnaire to or via mail to:

World Trade Center – 401 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

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