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 ​Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for State jobs:
The State of Maryland utilizes an on-line application.  You can access current vacancies and complete the on-line application.  Simply click on “Apply.”

Do I need an email account to apply for a job on-line?
Yes, you will need to have an active email account to apply for a job on-line, but if you do not have one, it is easy to sign up for free email services to obtain one.  There are many websites such as,,, and to name a few that will permit you to set up a free email account.

I don’t have a computer, so how do I apply for a job on-line?
If you do not have Internet access, you may visit your local library; most have computers available for public use.  Additionally, you may consider visiting a Maryland One-Stop Career Center.  Find a convenient location by visiting  These centers permit visitors to use computers to aid in job searches.  You may also visit the Gerard Moylan Employment Center to use a State computer.  The Center is located in Room 510A at 301 West Preston Street Building. The hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding Holidays).

If I need help with the application process, who do I call?
If the position for which you are applying includes contact information in the announcement, it may be best to contact that individual for assistance.  Another source of assistance is to contact the Recruitment and Examination Division (RED) of the Department of Budget and Management.  RED may be contacted by telephone at 410-767-4850.

How will I know that my application has been received?
You will be notified via email that your application was received.  One of the more exciting aspects of the on-line application process is that you will be able to track your application through the process.

How do I provide documentation to support my application if I am applying on-line?
You will have the ability to upload attachments to your application by following the instructions that are embedded in the on-line application.

Can I still file a paper application?
While on-line employment applications are encouraged, paper applications may also be submitted.  Paper applications should be mailed to the human resources office of the hiring agency and must be received on or before the closing date.  Maryland State Application