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Recruitment #18-004921-0001




Maryland Department of Health, Office of Human Resources, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) Payroll and Timekeeping Chief is the lead position responsible for guiding agency practices and procedures that result in the accurate compensation of employees and contractual staff.  This position oversees the input and transmission of bi-weekly hours worked, leave taken an accrued, overtime, and other leave and work types as provided for and required by various laws and agreements, including but not limited to: COMAR Title 17, Fair Labor Standards Act, Family Medical Leave Act, MDH's Timekeeping and Administrative Procedure Manual; and, applicable MOUs with exclusive bargaining representatives.

This position directly manages the Payroll and Timekeeping staff assigned to MDH Headquarters within the Office of Human Resources.  This unit is directly responsible for the submission, correction, and auditing of time and attendance data for headquarters and health department staff.

This position also provides indirect oversight to Payroll and Timekeeping staff in facilities and other independent MDH locations.  Typically, the work is conducted through the local Operations and/or Fiscal Directors, as well as directly with those at the facilities responsible for the input, review and approval of local staff time.

The MDH Payroll and Timekeeping Unit must maintain close relationships with the HR Generalist offices throughout the Agency.  Together these positions work to identify the causes of mistakes and problems in employee pay as they arise.  Additionally, the Payroll and Timekeeping Chief is responsible for using these experiences to develop, disseminate and train other employees on standard operation procedures and corrective actions that will prevent such mistakes in the future.


Qualified candidates must posses a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university and four years professional experience in either a professional payroll and/or timekeeping role or a professional human resources role, that includes payroll and timekeeping.   Two of these years must have been in a managerial or supervisory capacity. 

A Masters degree will substitute for two years of the non-supervisory experience.  Additional experience in a professional payroll and/or timekeeping role or a professional human resources role, that includes payroll and timekeeping may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for up to four years of the required education. 


Qualified candidates should possess experience with Workday or other similar HRIS payroll and/or timekeeping system.  Experience and knowledge of COMAR, State Personnel and Pensions, MOU's and/or unions is desired. 


This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.  A resume must accompany your application.

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.

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.



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.

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