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Recruitment #18-001260-0008




Department of Human Services

Baltimore County Department of Social Services

Human Resources Unit

6401 York Road

Baltimore, MD 21212

Main Purpose of Job

This position performs a variety of Human Resource tasks in support of the Human Resources Office for the Baltimore County Department of Social Services, which serves 1,485 State and County employees (including contractual).


This position prepares, ensures accuracy, submits and monitors paperwork for State and County positions and employee actions; such as new appointments, transfers, reclassifications, disciplinary actions, PIN changes, promotions and terminations; prepares DHR 603 and 605 forms and utilizes the State Personnel System Workday and JobAps; requests and reviews certification lists, drafts and sends interest letters, and schedules candidates for interviews via JobAps; reviews applications for minimum, preferred and selective qualifications; verifies candidate(s) minimum qualifications; coordinates the State Performance Evaluation Program (PEP), including sending out notifications to managers that PEPs are due with an established due date; coordinates the Probation Evaluation process for new employees, sending the initial memo and probation form to the supervisor, creating and maintaining the database to follow up on the 90 days and six-month evaluations; conducts new State employee orientation, ensuring that all documents are completed and submitted correctly, explaining policies and procedures to new employees; serves as an Agency Benefit Coordinator for State Health Benefits and Retirement, providing consultation to employees regarding their benefits; ensures timely completion of all benefit forms for new employees and coordinates the initiation of benefits; monitors Leave Bank enrollment, donations and other related inquiries, assures that Leave Bank forms are accurately completed and tracking information for employees.


Please read the job announcement in its entirety before applying for this recruitment. Applicants must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire.

Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Three years of general clerical or administrative support experience at least one year of which must have been paraprofessional personnel experience involving the application of public sector procedures, policies, rules and regulations to specific employment actions. Appropriate paraprofessional personnel experience should have included responsibility for activities such as, preparing and maintaining employment records, calculating salaries, applying and interpreting rules and policies, preparing personnel-related reports, counseling employees regarding benefits and obligations, and responding to inquiries concerning employment actions.

Notes:  1.  One additional year of paraprofessional personnel experience as defined above may be substituted for one year of general clerical or administrative support experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in human resources assistance classification or human resources assistance specialty codes in the human resources management field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualifications.

The ideal candidate will possess:

Six months experience in the State of Maryland Personnel System.

Six months experience conducting new employee orientation.

Six months experience presenting information to groups.


Please provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.

Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for one year.

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies. 


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position.  It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all experience and education that is related to this position. 

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.


The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.



Online applications are STRONGLY preferred.  If the online application process is not available, please send your paper application and supplemental questionnaire (if applicable) to:

Department of Human Services  

Examination Services Unit

Attention: Leslie Wigfield

311 W. Saratoga Street, First Floor

Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Or, fax requested information to: 410-333-0882;; Voice 410-767-7316, toll-free: 1-800-332-6347.

Do not submit unsolicited documentation.

The paper application must be received by 5 PM on the closing date for the recruitment. 

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay, 1-800-925-4434.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.