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Recruitment #18-003680-0005


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MDH, Deer's Head Hospital Center, Salisbury MD (Wicomico County)

Main Purpose of Job

This position functions as the primary coordinator for human resources program administration including acting as the Retirement Coordinator, Health Benefits Coordinator, the SPS/Workday Initiator, and SPP Contract Specialist. This position assists the Human Resources Officer in adhering to MDH and State of Maryland procedures for hire, transfer, noncompetitive promotion, reclassification, voluntary/involuntary demotion, and disciplinary process, and must have a working knowledge of the retirement/pension system, health benefits, and human resources rules and regulations in order to assist State employees and the general public.


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

Experience: Three (3) years of general clerical or administrative support experience at least one (1) 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.


The desired applicant should have the following:

  • Experience utilizing the Maryland Statewide Personnel System (SPS) Workday to process HR transactions
  • Experience conducting personnel audits and new hire orientation
  • Experience utilizing Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel) to create spreadsheets
  • Experience communicating with internal and external customers


Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year.

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201.  The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.  If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689.  Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.  For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251.  If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.



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

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.