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Director of Government Relations and Policy Development

Recruitment #13-009646-001

Introduction

The Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) is an independent State agency that regulates Maryland’s insurance industry and protects consumers by monitoring and enforcing insurers’ and insurance professionals’ compliance with State law.  Through the diligence of a highly professional staff of financial analysts, accountants, lawyers, law enforcement officers, actuaries, and others, the MIA works to facilitate a strong insurance marketplace where consumers are well informed and treated fairly.  Staff members are subject matter experts who serve as a resource for lawmakers, consumers, and other public and private entities.

The MIA is charged with a range of responsibilities including the licensure of insurance companies and insurance producers (brokers/agents) operating in Maryland, the conduct of financial examinations of companies to monitor financial solvency, and the review and approval of rates and contract forms.  The MIA investigates reports of consumer fraud and consumer complaints about life, health, automobile, homeowners, and/or property insurance.  Insurance companies are subject to market conduct examinations to monitor compliance with Maryland law.  The MIA has a unit dedicated to consumer education and outreach, which participates in hundreds of events and reaches thousands of individual consumers annually.

POSITION DUTIES

The Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) is recruiting for a Director of Policy and Government Relations. This position reports to the Insurance Commissioner and is a critical member of the MIA’s senior staff team.  The Director coordinates all legislative activities with the Governor's Office, the General Assembly, and the executive staff of the MIA and will assist in the development of MIA's public policy positions.  Responsibilities include identifying departmental legislative proposals, drafting legislative proposals and position statements, and researching and identifying legislation of interest to MIA. The Director will represent the MIA before the General Assembly and other venues as requested by the Commissioner and coordinates and tracks all legislative activity during the legislative session.  Additionally, the Director is responsible for writing the MIA’s legislative reports.  The Director supervises the activities of the Assistant Director of Government Affairs and the Regulations Coordinator.

MINIMUM EDUCATION OR GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Law degree from an accredited law school or an advanced degree from an accredited college or university in Public Policy, Public Administration, Business Administration or a related field;
  • Eight (8) to ten (10) years of experience in policy development, in a government agency or in the insurance industry;
  • Experience drafting legislation, fiscal notes, and position statements as well as skills in research and writing of reports;
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong organization and project management skills;
  • Prior legislative experience is required;
  • Previous supervisory experience is preferred.

BENEFITS

STATE OF MARYLAND BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

For immediate consideration, you MUST upload a single document at the Resume tab that contains:

1. a cover letter that includes your salary history and salary requirements; 

2. a current professional resume.

*If you are unable to apply online, you may submit the requested information via mail.  Please include all items listed above to ensure consideration.  Incomplete submission will not receive consideration.

Complete application packets may be mailed to:

Maryland Insurance Administration
Recruitment#:  13-009646-001
200 St. Paul Place, Suite 2700
Baltimore, MD 21202

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

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

 



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