Program Manager, Federal Business Relations

 PROGRAM MANAGER, FEDERAL BUSINESS RELATIONS 

(SPECIAL APPOINTMENT) 

SALARY RANGE: $62,493 – $100,547 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 

DIVISION OF BUSINESS & INDUSTRY SECTOR DEVELOPMENT 

MILITARY & FEDERAL AFFAIRS 

The Maryland Department of Commerce is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Program Manager, Federal Business Relations (Industrial Development Representative) within its Division of Business & Industry Sector Development – Office of Military and Federal Affairs (OMFA). OMFA develops business relationships between U.S. military bases, federal laboratories and the private sector in Maryland and leverages resources in the public, private and academic sectors to enhance the economic vitality of the military installations and civilian federal agencies in Maryland by protecting, sustaining and growing their associated missions and employment base. Position connects Maryland’s small businesses and entrepreneurs to federal agency contracting opportunities to enhance the economic impact of federal procurement. Duties include: building and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with federal agencies and small businesses; coordinating and monitoring all activities designed to attract businesses; facilitating effective communications between entities; conducting special projects and outreach activities in support of the mission of the Department and Unit in identifying, expanding, and retaining businesses in/to the State; and maintaining all business-to-government materials including website and social media content. Individual identifies and advocates for areas of importance for federal agency sustainability and expansion in the State and is key in making Commerce the Federal Agencies’ “go-to” organization for support. Person serves as the state liaison to federal government agencies located in Maryland, and functions as the Agency’s subject matter expert on Military and Federal Affairs programs, assets and capabilities; interacts with representatives and executives of businesses and federal agencies; develops strategic objectives; inform parties of available resources and services; conducts business needs assessments, represents Commerce at functions. 

The selected employee will possess excellent interpersonal, written, oral communication, and presentation skills; ability to work with high level public and private sector officials and maintain effective working relationships; experience with Federal or military agencies to develop and execute plans that impact economic policy; able to handle multiple concurrent and high priority tasks; familiar with programs and resources provided by federal, state, and local government agencies that support economic development. Google Suite, Microsoft Office, and other relevant software required. 

Minimum Qualifications: Nine (9) years of experience in professional work. Notes: 1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in business, business marketing, economics or related field AND five (5) years’ experience in business development. Other substitutions: graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 credit hours on a year-year basis for required experience; U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher-ranking commissioned officer on a year-for- year basis for the required experience. Preferred Qualifications: 1) Experience with Federal and military agencies 2) 3 years management experience 3) Experience in evaluating, managing, and reporting on programs 4) Experience with federal procurement 

It is highly preferred that you apply online at http://commerce.maryland.gov/careers – review Career Openings section. Please attach a resume to your online application. If you are unable to apply online, submit the State paper application, resume, and supplemental questionnaire to: anna.halikias@maryland.gov or mail to: 

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE – OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES 

ATTN: PROGRAM MANAGER, FEDERAL BUSINESS RELATIONS (#22-005011-0003) 

World Trade Center – 401 East Pratt Street – 10TH Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 

NO LATER THAN: MONDAY, August 1, 2022 

An E—Verify and Equal Opportunity Employer TTY Phone: 1-800-735-2258 

To apply for this job please visit commerce.maryland.gov.