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Recruitment #18-004919-0001




Maryland Health Benefit Exchange 750 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD  21202

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to serve as the Human Resources Administrator for the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange. This position will serve as the Lead HR Generalist for the entire agency. This position will serve as a liaison to the various personnel offices within the Department of Budget & Management. Responsible for managing the Human Resources Office to include planning, directing, controlling, organizing, and maintaining all appropriate records.


1. Responsible for establishing priorities and deadlines when a special project is assigned and the regular workload needs to be evaluated and reorganized to complete the special project without interfering with the operation of the unit. 

2. Collaborate with the agency timekeeper and payroll partner to resolve payroll and timekeeping problems. 

3. Functions as a subject matter expert in interpreting and applying various provisions of the State Personnel Management system, including laws, regulations, policies and guidelines and the Maryland Insurance Articles. 

4. Responsible for developing, managing and adhering to the agency’s overall risk management/Worker’s Compensation/American with Disabilities Act regulations and processes. 

5. Assist with the development of MHBE specific HR policies and procedures.

6. Conduct recruitment actions via the State’s JobAps system in collaboration with the Department of Budget & Management.

7. Initiate and monitor personnel actions via the State’s WorkDay System in collaboration with the HR partner, Office of Finance, and the Department of Budget and Management. 

8. Meet with Directors, Managers and Administrators to give basic technical advice and guidance in employee/employer relations issues


Education: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Four years of professional HR experience involving recruitment and employment services, classification and compensation, employee relations, test development and validation, job analysis, job evaluation, salary administration, HR program evaluation, or HR policy formulation.


1. Professional HR management work in the areas of recruitment and selection, classification, salary administration, employee relations, test development and validation or as a generalist may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for up to four years of the required education.

2. Paraprofessional personnel work experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for up to four years of the required education. Paraprofessional personnel work is defined as work involving the application of public sector personnel procedures, policies, rules and regulations to specific employment actions. Appropriate paraprofessional personnel experience includes responsibility for activities such as: preparing and maintaining employment records, calculating salaries, applying personnel-related rules and policies, preparing personnel-related reports, conducting employee orientation and counseling employees regarding benefits and obligations and responding to inquiries concerning employment procedures.

3. Thirty graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in the fields of HR/personnel administration, business administration, public administration, statistics, tests and measurements, psychology or a related field may be substituted for up to two years of the required experience.

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


1. Candidates should possess strong Human Resources generalist knowledge.

2. Strong knowledge and experience with State of Maryland Personnel Management System or comparable entity.

3. Experience using automated Human Resources Information System (HRIS) i.e. Workday, People Soft.


1. Employees in this classification are required to obtain certification in State Personnel Management System policies and procedures and in the functionality of the Statewide Personnel System from the Office of Personnel Services and Benefits, Department of Budget and Management within six months from the time of appointment to the position. Employees are also required to obtain recertification every six months thereafter.

2. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


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. 



Applications will not be accepted after the close of business on the closing date of the announcement. Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application. The online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application, supplemental questionnaire and resume to:

Maryland Department of Budget & Management, Attn: Elizabeth Cohen, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201

If you have questions, you may call 410-767-4850.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay 1-800-735-2258


We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.