Goverment Jobs
September 24, 2019
Towson, Maryland
Job Type


Regular Schedule: 34 hours per week.

A Non-Merit vacancy with benefits exists inthe Department of Economic and Workforce Development.

NOTE: Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume and a list of three professional references to:[email protected]. Please clearly state in the subject line, the title of the position for which you are applying.

Non-Merit positions are not classified within the Baltimore County Government Classification and Compensation Plan.

This position is funded all or in part through grants. Significant changes in the grant awards or terms could impact future employment.

Examples of Duties

Under general supervision,the Project Specialist provides workforce development services and support to Youth programs; ongoing job development to support program participant placements, specifically in-school youth; creates healthy, strategic partnerships with Baltimore County stakeholders that reflect labor market trends; provides support to the Summer Youth Employment Program by recruiting businesses and community employers; prepares and analyzes a variety of data and narrative reports as they relate to performance and outcomes; and represents the Department and Baltimore County at local, state and national workforce development meetings and conferences. The Project Specialist will provide services and support to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in-school program. This position also plays a critical role in supporting performance measures for WIOA programs and will be responsible for providing job placement services to youth.

  • Assists with the implementation and oversight economic or workforce development programs.
  • Provides ongoing support for program participants specific to the program assignment.
  • Creates strategic partnerships with stakeholders to support provision of departmental services.
  • Analyzes data and prepare narrative reports.
  • Drafts confidential and substantive correspondence for manager's signature.
  • Represents the Department and Baltimore County at meetings and conferences as assigned.
  • Participates in special assignments or projects as assigned.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of two (2) years' experience in a related field. Any combination of education and experience may be considered.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of economic development, workforce development, and/or tourism services.
  • Ability to develop relationships and collaborate effectively with diverse groups of internal and external stakeholders and employers.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of local service delivery organizations and resources.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Intermediate computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets and graphics tools.
  • Ability to organize and manage projects, think strategically and be self-motivated.
  • Reliable transportation and valid driver's license required.
  • Ability to pass background check and drug screening.
Conditions of Employment

Physical and Environmental Conditions
The work of this classification is essentially sedentary, but may involve occasional walking, other limited physical activity and occasional travel between work sites using personal vehicle.

Medical Examination and Employment Background Investigation
Applicants selected for an appointment to a position in Baltimore County must successfully complete a physical examination and drug screen and an employment background investigation, including, but not limited to a criminal background, education, and fingerprint check.

Please note: This position is funded by grants. Significant changes in the grant awards or terms could impact future employment.

Employment Benefits for Non-Merit or Non-Classified, Part-Time Employees

Baltimore County General Government offers the following benefits to part-time, non-merit or non-classified employees. New employees are eligible for benefits upon hire, unless noted otherwise.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Baltimore County is an equal opportunity employer and encourages minority, female and disabled applicants.

Smoke free workplace
All Baltimore County offices are smoke free.

Drug free workplace
Baltimore County provides a drug free workplace. Prospective employees are required to submit to urinalysis drug testing as part of the pre-employment physical examination.

Employee Assistance Program
Our Employee Assistance Program provides confidential and professional assessment and referral assistance for employees and eligible dependents in the household who are experiencing personal problems that may be affecting work performance, job satisfaction, or overall quality of life.

Health Insurance
In order to qualify for health insurance benefits (medical, prescription, dental and vision insurance), part-time employees must be scheduled for four (4) full work days plus two (2) hours each week.

Health Insurance benefits elected become effective the first day of the month following the date of hire if the employee has completed online enrollment prior to that date. New employees must enroll within thirty (30) calendar days of hire. Plans offered include:

Medical, Prescription, Dental andVision insurance.

Flexible Spending Accounts
Opportunity to set aside pre-tax dollars, through payroll deduction,for eligible unreimbursed medical care expenses and/or dependent care costs.

Life Insurance
In order to qualify for life insurance benefits, part-time employees must be scheduled for four (4) full work days plus two (2) hours each week.

Employees may elect basic term life insurance for themselves equal to one time the employee's annual salary, rounded to the next higher $1,000. Employees contribute a portion of the premium through monthly payroll deductions.The County also offers an Additional/Employee paid Life Insurance plan with coverage up to $100,000.

Part-time civilian employees can waive enrollment for up to sixty days, then may join or waive permanently.Newly hired employees at least 55 years of age may opt not to join the ERS.

Paid Leave
Sick Leave - Monthly sick leave earnings prorated based on the number of hours worked per week. No maximum on accrual. Accrued balance can be applied toward service credit at retirement.

Vacation Leave - Monthly vacation leave earnings prorated based on the number of hours worked per week. Earnings increase after five, ten and fifteen years of service generally.

Holidays - Part-time 30 to 39 hournon-merit or non-classified employees will generally be paid for ten holidays per calendar year. Other part-time, non-merit or non-classified employees working 29 hours per week or less will receive two paid holidays per calendar year. These holidays are the Christmas holiday and the Independence Day holiday.

Bereavement Leave
Jury Leave
Military Leave

Baltimore County Employees Federal Credit Union
Membership in Baltimore County Employees Federal Credit Union offers a full range of savings programs, loans, checking, direct deposit, payroll deduction, savings bonds, and other financial services.

Direct Deposit
Payroll through direct deposit to the financial institution selected by employee is required.

Deferred Compensation
Nationwide Retirement Solutions offers a 457 retirement plan allowing for payroll contributions of tax deferred dollars to investment options of your choice.

This is only a summary of benefits and policies in Baltimore County. Any benefit or policy may be changed at any time at the discretion of the administration. This summary does not constitute an express or implied contract, nor does it constitute a guarantee that your employment relationship will continue for any specified period of time or end only under certain conditions.