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Department of Commerce Careers

Be a part of TEAM Commerce

What if you could help shape the future of Maryland? That’s what we do at Commerce. Our goal is to make Maryland the best place to live, work and raise a family. Every day we strive to provide exemplary customer service. From helping a small business person with a big idea kick start a dream to assisting companies with expanding to new markets across the globe, our mission is to create more opportunities for everyone in Maryland. We love this state, and we’re looking for people who want to be a part of this mission.

What is it like to work at Commerce?


Maryland’s Department of Commerce is out to change the way business is done. Our corporate culture is award-winning. We are customer oriented. We are results-driven. We are Commerce. Check out our photo stream below to see what being a part of Team Commerce is like.

Employee Appreciation Day 2023


OPPORTUNITIES

Commerce hires a wide range of people – from specialists who promote and support the latest cutting edge industries like cyber and biohealth to team members who staff our welcome centers and help showcase our beautiful state. There are plenty of opportunities here, including:

Administration & Technology

The agency's Division of Administration and Technology helps to keep the Agency running smoothly. Commerce support teams include Information and Technology Management, Budget and Finance, Human Resources, General Services and Contracts and Procurement.​

Business & Industry Sector Development 

The Division of Business and Industry Sector Development focuses on job creation and deals primarily with business assistance, retention and attraction. Business and Industry Sector Development team membe​​​​rs foster strong relationships with the state's economic development and industry organizations and leaders, making it easier for staff to assist you. Business development, site location, regional, small business and finance teams work collaboratively with partners at all levels to provide financial, counseling and technical assistance to businesses.​ 

Office of Strategic Industries and Entrepreneurship 

The Office of Strategic Industries and Entrepreneurship works to support, attract and expand emerging industries ranging from Life Sciences, Cybersecurity and Aerospace, Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Energy, Entrepreneurship, and Education and Workforce

Office of Business Development - Business Retention 

The Office of Business Development - Business Retention is based geographically to assist businesses in every corner of the state. This team of experienced and knowledgeable professionals provides easy access to Commerce programs and services wherever your business is located. Our business development reps assist companies of all sizes seeking to expand their markets, their workforce or physical expansions within the state. They can also assist with a broad range of business needs, from identifying sources of funding, customer/supplier connections and networking, to accessing Commerce programs and resources, workforce and technical resources.

Office of International Investment​ & Trade

​​​The Office of International Investment & Trade provides support to Maryland companies planning to enter new foreign markets or advance export sales. Commerce's International Team also assists foreign companies seeking to establish a U.S. or North American presence in Maryland.​

​Office of Military and Federal Affairs

​The Office of Military and Federal Affairs develops business relationships between U.S. military bases, federal laboratories and private companies in Maryland to help create and retain jobs. The team also helps businesses diversify to reduce their dependence on the federal government.​

Marketing and Communications

The Division of Marketing and Communications serves as the voice of the Maryland brand, communicating the state's competitive business advantages, assets and quality of life. Maryland businesses have a lot of great stories to tell, so we take those successful stories and share them through our many channels, using digital marketing, media relations, publications, advertising and research to market Maryland's business community. The team also plans events and tradeshows and works closely with our business development team to promote Maryland's key strengths. The division is committed to giving you the insight, resources, publications and online tools that you need to grow your business in Maryland. 

Office of Tourism & Film

The Office of Tourism & Film promotes Maryland's quality of life and all the fun stuff that Maryland offers in order to attract, create and retain jobs in the tourism and film industries.

Maryland State Arts Council

The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) supports artists and arts organizations looking for technical and financial assistance and incentives. For over 40 years, MSAC works daily to build an even stronger creative community across the state. 


LOCATION

Our main offices are located in the World Trade Center Baltimore and feature breath-taking waterfront views – right in the heart of Baltimore’s historic inner harbor. Live in one of Baltimore’s many cool surrounding neighborhoods and take a water taxi or bike ride to work. Enjoy shopping or a walk through Downtown’s historic districts during lunch.


Downtown Baltimore has scenic sights, green parks and plazas, historic buildings, afternoon Orioles games, and some of the best restaurants to grab a bite in the region. Subsidized parking, free transit, and walkability round out the reasons why Commerce is one of the best agencies to work for in Maryland. Learn more about Downtown Baltimore.


CAREER OPENINGS

Here are the current Commerce opening(s) we have. Want to check out other state opportunities? View all state job listings.

Don’t see a job opening that fits? We are always seeking the best and brightest for future positions. Please email your resume here for consideration.


BENEFITS OVERVIEW

We understand 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. Visit Maryland’s Department of Budget and Management for more information.

  • Leave
    • ​The state’s generous leave package includes from 10 to 25 days of annual (vacation) leave per year, depending on seniority, as well as six personal days each calendar year. In addition, Commerce offers 11 paid holidays and 15 days of sick leave per year.

  • Health Coverage
    • ​You and your family may benefit from our medical, prescription, dental, vision and behavioral health coverage and also be eligible for life, accidental death and dismemberment and long term care insurance plans at low group rates. We offer Health Care and Day Care Flexible Spending Accounts that allow you to save, on a pretax basis, for health care and day care costs incurred during the plan year.

  • Flexible Schedules
    • ​Commerce team members typically work a forty-hour work week and flexible work schedules. The Teleworking Program enables eligible state employees to work at home, at a satellite office, or at a Telework Center.

  • Retirement
    • ​Commerce team members are eligible for participation in a contributory defined benefit pension plan in which they are vested after ten 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
    • ​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. Parking near the World Trade Center is also offered at a subsidized rate for most Commerce team members.

  • Additional State Benefits