Work for Maryland
Elgibility credits Offered to Veterans who apply for Jobs with Maryland
by Marcy Bulstrom
The Great State of Maryland is hiring folks! Yep, Maryland is looking for top quality veterans to fill government jobs now! They are offering credits for veterans who appply. They’ve partnered with HireVeterans.com, a leading job board for U.S. Veterans, to reach out to our community of Veterans.
The State employs staff in a wide range of fields, including: accounting, administrative support, agriculture, business and economic development, corrections and law enforcement, finance, health, human services, information technology, the law, natural resources, public safety, teaching, and many more. They offer an excellent benefits package.
The Maryland State Personnel Management System understands the importance of family and children. Our family-friendly benefit practices and policies offer the support and flexibility you need at work and at home.
Our generous leave package includes from ten to 25 days of annual (vacation) leave per year, depending on seniority, as well as six personal days each calendar year. In addition, the State offers eleven paid holidays and fifteen days of sick leave per year. Our leave policies also adhere to the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993.
When you come to work for the State of Maryland, you and your family may benefit from our medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage. You may also be eligible for life, accidental death and dismemberment and long term care insurance plans at low group rates.
Reduced Child and Health Care Costs
Working for the Maryland State Personnel Management System entitles you to participate in Health Care and Day Care Flexible Spending Accounts. These plans allow you to save, on a pretax basis, for health care and day care costs incurred during the plan year.
Flexible Work Schedules
Employees of the State of Maryland typically work a forty-hour work week. Many State agencies offer their employees flexible work schedules. The Teleworking Program enables eligible state employees to work at home, at a satellite office, or at a Telework Center.
Maryland State employees are eligible for participation in a contributory defined benefit pension plan in which they are vested after five years. State employees are also eligible to participate in two supplemental retirement plans: the 457 Deferred Compensation Plan and the 401(k) Savings and Investment Plan.
Free Mass Transit Benefit
Permanent State employees are entitled to use the Light Rail, the Baltimore Metro Subway and bus service in the Baltimore metro area at no charge with a valid State ID card. This benefit can be used any time of day or evening, including weekends.
The Free Mass Transit Benefit does not include the MARC trains, commuter buses or any special event buses.
An appointing authority shall apply a credit of ten points on any selection test for:
1. an eligible veteran;
2. the spouse of an eligible veteran who has a service connected disability; or
3. the surviving spouse of a deceased eligible veteran.
An appointing authority shall apply a credit of two additional points on any selection test for:
1. an eligible veteran who has a service connected disability; or
2. a former prisoner of war.
A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE AND WORK
Maryland, with a population estimated over 5,500,000 people is a dynamic state located in the Mid Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia and West Virginia to the south and west, Pennsylvania to the north, and Delaware to the east. Historically it was part of the Chesapeake Colonies where planters cultivated tobacco.
It was the seventh state to ratify the United States Constitution and bears two nicknames, the Old Line State and the Free State. Its history as a border state has led it to exhibit characteristics of both the Northern and Southern regions of the United States. Generally, the rural Western, Southern and Eastern Shore regions of Maryland reflect a Southern culture,while densely-populated Central Maryland — radiating outward from Baltimore City and the Washington Beltway — exhibit characteristics of the Northeast.
Maryland is a life sciences hub with over 350 biotechnology firms, making it the third-largest such cluster in the nation. Institutions and agencies located throughout Maryland include the University System of Maryland, The Johns Hopkins University, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Celera Genomics, Human Genome Sciences (HGS), the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), MedImmune (recently purchased by AstraZeneca), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Maryland is a great place to live and working for the State Maryland is a great opportunity for you. Check them out!