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Recruitment #18-002711-0044


This is a Position Specific Recruitment for the Department of Human Services, Baltimore City Department of Social Services.




Department of Human Services

Baltimore City Department of Social Services

Office of Human Resources

1910 N. Broadway

Baltimore, MD  21213

Main Purpose of Job

The purpose of the Employee Wellness and Engagement Coordinator is to oversee the strategic implementation and continuous improvement of the Baltimore City Department of Social Services ,Employee Engagement and Wellness Program. This position performs a variety of both routine and complex tasks to plan, develop and monitor agency wide wellbeing initiatives and assists in the development of programs that create awareness, motivation and provides tools to employees that help them adapt and maintain a well rounded healthy lifestyle. This position will be responsible for integrating engagement and wellness concepts into existing and future initiatives and will work with agency management, partners, and staff to execute initiatives and effectively communicate their availability and outcomes. Duties will include establishing the budget, initiating contracts, setting goals, managing schedules, reporting on key milestones for large and small-scale projects, and identifying metrics to ensure the projects and programs stay on schedule and within.


Creates, implements and assesses a comprehensive and sustainable 'whole employee' strategy that leverages engagement initiatives, wellness programming, and development opportunities. Integrates and maintains wellness into current and future agency initiatives. Leads the development of strategies and implementation of programs by the wellness committee and develops timelines, milestones, communications, key success factors and metrics to identify expected outcomes and success. Plans and organizes annual agency wide employee engagement events, health and safety fair, internal activity challenges, external activity and community service activities such the MS Bike Ride, Breast Cancer Walks, American Heart Association Walks, etc. Designs, coordinates, manages and maintains total wellbeing programming to reduce health risk, medical costs, and encourage healthy lifestyles; conducts and/or coordinates the delivery of training programs related to health and wellbeing initiatives. Research, create and/or recommend tools, training materials, and resources to increase use of and participation in engagement and wellness initiatives. Provides consultation to managers on small-scale employee engagement and work with cross-functional teams to identify unique division/location needs while balancing overall purpose and requirements with strategy. Establishes goals and budget needs, as well as a methodology to provide feedback on program initiatives and progress. Works with consultants and vendors to analyze data and research trends on health and wellness, continually bringing new thought to wellness program management. Acts as a liaison to encourage participation and connect our employees to community wellness events. (i.e. Autism Speaks, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Annual Walks, etc.). Keep abreast of current national wellness and wellbeing initiatives and activities, developing a network of resources and contacts. At all times, the incumbent will provide customer service to both internal and external customs that meets or exceeds the standards set by the Department.


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: Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

Experience: One (I) year experience in administrative or professional work.


1. Candidates may substitute additional experience in administrative staff or professional work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester credit hours for each year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules or regulations or analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvement on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


Applicants must meet the selective qualification(s) to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

If using experience to meet the requirements, the applicant must have one year of experience coordinating and overseeing an employee wellness program.


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 the following:

1. One year of experience using Microsoft Office Suite Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Google Docs.

2. One year of experience explaining information to internal and external customers and stakeholders.

3. One year of experience working with different vendors to initiate contracts and availability of services.


Please make sure that you 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. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position. You may be asked to complete a supplemental questionnaire. The supplemental questionnaire may be used as part of the rating process. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.

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.



Online applications process is STRONGLY preferred.  If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire (if applicable) to: Department of Human Services, Examination Services Unit, Attention: Betty Ketterman, 311 W. Saratoga Street, Room 142, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.

All mailed documents must include the applicant's name and job number and must be received by 5 P.M. on the closing date. Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the application.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload. If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-0882. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time. 

If you have any questions concerning the recruitment process for this position, please call 410-767-7414.

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.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.