Professional Careers in Public Policy

Office of Information Systems

 

The Office of Information Systems (OIS) is the primary technology support group for the Department of Legislative Services (DLS) and the Maryland General Assembly (MGA).  The services of OIS include design, development, maintenance, and support of custom legislative systems such as legislative bill drafting, bill status, and chamber automation.  OIS supports about 1200 personal computers in the Annapolis complex and operates a legislative data center including Windows Servers hosting Exchange, SQL Server, IIS Server and other related facilities.  In addition, most members of the General Assembly have personal and laptop computers supplied and supported by OIS with an integrated legislative office-computing package.  OIS has dedicated user-support and training activities and a core team that develops and supports DLS and MGA applications.  OIS is structured and operated as an "in-house" consulting group.

 

OIS offers computer professionals a fast-paced, rapid development environment, with individuals quickly assuming broad responsibilities covering the entire systems development life cycle.  The development methodology is oriented toward iterative prototyping and rapid development cycles, with typical major projects ranging from a few months to two years in duration.  Developers work in teams under the direction of a senior developer.

 

For entry-level development positions, OIS hires individuals with computer science or related degrees together with some real-life development experience.  User-support positions require previous support experience.  A computer-related degree is preferred.  Applicants interested in positions in OIS should contact the Department of Legislative Services, Human Resources Office, Room 311, 90 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401or call (410) 946-5120, or (301) 970-5120.