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Talent Acquisition - Staff Recruitment Officer

Recruitment #17-006916-0001



State Salary Grade 15 -16

Annual Salary Range: $41,358 - $63,880 (depending on experience)

*State Salary Guidelines apply for current State employees.*


Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building

200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional position is responsible for recruiting and hiring professional staff and serving as the administrative lead for initiating Human Resources processes related to recruitment and hiring.


Administers and facilitates initial recruitment for (credentialed) education professionals, support professionals and para-professional positions; designs position announcement campaigns and coordinates advertisements; completes initial screening of applications and resumes makes recommendations for interviews; provides Human Resources consultation to Divisions in the provision staffing strategies and solutions; Serves as the lead for the HR reception office/lobby in order to assure efficient day-to-day operations for application control and work flow; assists with the administration contractual employment program;  conducts training for Human Resources Procedures;  completes special projects that contribute to enhancing and improving HR services.


EDUCATION: Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with course work in Human Resources, Business/Public Administration, or a related area. PHR/SPHR certification is desirable.  

EXPERIENCE: One year of professional human resources experience in recruitment, training, or similar experience is required. Experience working with automated HR applicant tracking systems is desirable.  

NOTES: Additional experience within human resources recruitment, training or similar experience may be substituted for the required Bachelor’s Degree at a rate of one year of this experience for one year of the required education.


Knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices associated with human resource management; knowledge of recruitment methods and employment laws; knowledge of Microsoft Office, database software and Maryland’s Online Application system JobAps (SPS); skill in resolving human resources issues by applying various methodologies and deciding among several solutions; skill in communicating clearly and effectively; skill in maintaining harmonious and effective working relationships with supervisors; coworkers, officials, and the general public; ability to learn program content areas; ability to design and conduct orientation and training programs.


Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and possible travel throughout the State are required. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.


For immediate consideration please submit your application by April 28, 2017 - Open until filled.


To apply for this position online go to MSDE Jobs on JobAps (or complete an MSDE Application on On-line applications (and resumes) are the preferred method for receiving your application/attachments.  Using this method will allow applicants to access their documents for future recruitments for which they apply and verify that the appropriate documents (resume-credentials) have been attached to the recruitment that requires them. Applicants must include their resume and provide sufficient information on the application to document that they satisfy the minimum qualifications for this recruitment. Please do not put "See Resume" in the job duties section of your application; your application will not be considered.  

If you utilize fax or regular mail as the option to submit required attachments, you will need to resubmit these documents each time you apply for a new position that requires the attachments.  Additionally, you must include the following information on each page of the attachment you submit in order to ensure that we append the attachments to the correct recruitment: First and Last Name, Recruitment Number, and the last 4 digits of your SS# and indicate application for Human Resources Officer I-II – Talent Acquisition #084473 - JobAps# 17-006916-0001. Mailing Address: Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland  21201. Fax: 410-333-8950 – This fax number is for Department of Education recruitment actions only.  

If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850. For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 or visit our website at  

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request