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Recruitment #18-004924-0001


The Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services has an opening for a Human Resource Officer III (Director) This position is Management Service and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.




300 E. Joppa Road, Towson, Maryland 21286

Main Purpose of Job

This position directs and manages the long range strategic responsibilities of the Human Resources Services Division for the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. Primary among these is the ongoing recruitment and retention of Correctional Officers for the State's multiple correctional facilities. The position provides leadership relating to the effective management of human capital issues and is responsible for the accurate interpretation and implementation of related issues in State Personnel & Pensions for DPSCS. The incumbent also provides guidance thru consultation with DPSCS executive leadership team for issues related to recruiting, managing and retaining our human capital. 


Provides Strategic leadership and direction resulting in the effective Management of the Human Resources operation for DPSCS.

Ensures a robust pool of Correctional Officer applicants is available to fill vacancies as needed statewide.

Reviews and devises long range plans, goals and objectives, for effective personnel operations throughout the Department.

Establishes policies, procedures, priorities and deadlines governing personnel-related matters including analysis of training needs for HRSD staff and field personnel staff

Provides leadership to field personnel staff thru the Deputy Director of HR for Operations, who is a direct report and link to all field personnel staff. Ensures consistent application of personnel policies and SPP throughout the Department, as they relate to human resources actions, directive and initiatives.

Establishes standards for the attainment of goals and ensures all human resources operations and programs are effectively coordinated.


Education: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Human Resources, Business Management or Administrations or Industrial Organizational Psychology.

Experience: Four (4) years of professional HR experience which must be at a supervisory or management level; overseeing and coordinating the general operations of an HR specialist or generalist unit to include; applying personnel rules and regulations, developing recruitment and retention strategies and supporting promotional processes.


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.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. You must meet the minimum qualifications (and selective qualifications for this recruitment to be considered. For education obtained outside the U.S. you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service. This evaluation must be submitted with your application. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Resumes will not be submitted in lieu of completing the employment application. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, and Qualified and placed on a employment (eligible) 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 for this position. You will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire. Therefore, it is important that your provide complete and accurate information on your application.



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. If you need to submit additional information, the preferred method is to upload your documents by electronic means with the submission of your application. However, if you are unable to upload your documents, please fax the requested information only to 410-585-0570 providing a cover sheet with your contact information and number of pages. We will not consider information submitted after the closing date of this announcement. Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online paper application. Online applications are highly recommended, however a paper application may be submitted to:  HRSD- Personnel Services Unit Attn: W. Anderson 6776 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21215   As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.   TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay