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PERSONNEL ASSOCIATE II

Recruitment #19-001260-0013

Introduction

THIS RECRUITMENT IS LIMITED TO CURRENT EMPLOYEES WORKING AT HOWARD COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES.

GRADE

11

LOCATION OF POSITION

Department of Human Services

Howard County Department of Social Services

LGA

9780 Patuxent Woods Drive

Columbia, MD  21046

POSITION DUTIES

This position provides support to the Human Resources Officer of the Howard County Department of Social Services (HCDSS). This position will be responsible for providing human resource generalist services to maintain a uniform system of personnel management for employees within the HCDSS. This position coordinates personnel activities within the department to include: Personnel Administration, Personnel Counseling, Employer/Employee Relations, Agency Benefits Coordination and Records Management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Experience: Three years of general clerical or administrative support experience at least one 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.

Note: One additional year of paraprofessional personnel experience as defined above may be substituted for one year of general clerical or administrative support experience.

1. 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.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

Strong preference will be give to applicants that possess the following preferred qualification(s):

1. One year of experience using Microsoft Office Suite to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations.

2. One year of experience providing advice and guidance to employees on HR related processes, policies and procedures.

3. Six months of experience using the Statewide Personnel System Workday, JobAps and/or processing human resources transactions.

4. Possession of an AA degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Legal Studies or related fields.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

LIMITED TO CURRENT EMPLOYEES WORKING AT HOWARD COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES.

SELECTION PROCESS

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.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

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.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to: Department of Human Services, Examination Services Unit, 311 W. Saratoga Street, Room 137, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.

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

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.

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 Application.Help@maryland.gov

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.

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.