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Class Analyst, Classification and Compensation

Recruitment #19-004915-0005


This recruitment is limited to current State of Maryland Employees only.




Department of Human Services

Human Resource Development and Training

Classification and Compensation

311 W. Saratoga Street

Baltimore MD 21201-3500

Main Purpose of Job

This position functions as a Classification Analyst within the Classification and Compensation Division of the Department of Human Services (DHS) and is responsible for coordinating the procedural details for all of DHS's personnel requests and actions related to classifications and compensation.

The position also provides professional support and training to HR Officers/liaisons and other DHS staff in the preparation and processing of personnel transactions. 


This position handles a variety of activities related to DHS' classification and compensation transactions, such as reclassification, acting capacity pay, and benchmark reclassification requests; evaluates documents submitted by HR Officers and Liaisons or other designated authorities department-wide pertaining to reclassification requests including benchmark reclassifications and vacancy downgrades, acting capacity requests to ensure validity and accuracy; advises the requesters of any observed errors or discrepancies in documentation, procedures, and regulatory compliance and offers possible resolutions; approves transaction in Workday as HR Coordinator for final approval by the Appointing Authority/HR Partner in the absence of the Supervisor or as directed; uses expert knowledge independently to provide guidance to Managers, HR Officers, Directors, and employees in the interpretation, clarification, and application of personnel policies, rules and regulations governing reclassification transactions, including benchmark reclassifications, acting capacity, vacancy downgrades, and non-competitive promotions; provides instructions on the most appropriate option when promoting an employee or reclassifying a position; and responds to inquiries from employees and HR Officers/Liaisons seeking explanation of the options available to them regarding denied reclassification requests...

This position meets with Managers and Supervisors of Classification and Compensation when necessary to discuss complex HR issues involving major deviations from established policies, regulations and standards, special assignments, or status of outstanding projects; analyzes relevant classification documents such as job specifications, previous class studies and organization charts to determine if a request is appropriate and acceptable for submission to Department of Budget and Management (DBM); maintains accountability for records, files, reports, and assists in tracking all classification and compensation transactions submitted to DBM, including acting capacity compensations; coordinates with the Database Specialist to periodically update Class and Compensation Unit's automated Classification Action Database for filled, vacant and grant-funded positions; ensures that the agency follows State Salary Guidelines applicable to promotions, demotions and acting capacity requests; computes and processes employees' compensation changes resulting from position reclassifications and/or acting capacity requests, Cost Of Living Adjustments (COLA), Annual Salary Review (ASR), etc.; composes correspondence to convey and support the results of classification determinations appointing authorities and HR Officers/Liaisons; interfaces with DHS, Payroll Division to resolve compensation issues such as incorrect salaries and acting capacity compensations and performs other related duties as assigned.


Applicants must meet all minimum qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire. Please read all requirements before applying.

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

EXPERIENCE: Two 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.

(Please include on your application job duties specifically addressing your professional-level HR experience in the areas mentioned above.) 


1. Professional HR management work in the areas of recruitment and selection, classification, salary administration, employer 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, human resources management, business administration, public administration, statistics, tests and measurements, psychology or a related field may be substituted for 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.


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

One year of experience reviewing documents (including job descriptions) for reclassification, acting capacity and benchmarked classifications requests to determine their propriety.

One year of experience with the various classification and compensation standards under the State Personnel Management System (SPMS).

One year of experience in calculating compensation changes based on application appropriate salary rules and guidelines.

One year of experience processing reclassification acting capacity requests, and compensation changes in Workday State Personnel System.

Willingness to work in downtown Baltimore City.


This recruitment is limited to current State of Maryland Employees only.


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.


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 of the position. 

You may be asked to complete a supplemental questionnaire.  The supplemental questionnaire may be used as part of the rating process.  Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service is required prior to hire. 



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 134, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.  

All mailed documents must include the applicant's name and the 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.   

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

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.  

People with disabilities and bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.  

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