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HR Generalist

Recruitment #19-004915-0009


This a Skilled Service position with State of Maryland benefits

Work that matters.  The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is a national leader in the financing and development of affordable housing and community development lending. The Office of Human Resources is a dynamic team that assists the agency’s internal and external customers with all aspects of employment and transformation human resources activities. We are seeking a talented, motivated individual who will assist with managing the day-to-day operations of Human Resources for DHCD.




7800 Harkins Rd Lanham, MD 20706.

The Department of Housing and Community Development Headquarters is located in Prince George's County across from the New Carrollton Metro stop.


The HR Generalist manages the day-to-day operations of Human Resources for the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). This position reports to the Senior HR Generalist and will provide support for a wide variety of activities of human resources including recruitment, classification, benefits and labor relations. The incumbent of this position will be responsible for coordinating permanent and contractual recruitments from the beginning to the end. Areas of primary focus are full life cycle recruitment activities to enable divisions and programs to promptly and effectively fill vacancies using the JobAps applicant tracking system, utilization of Workday Human Resources Information System (HRIS) in conjunction with other personnel databases and systems. This position performs classification analysis duties by reviewing position descriptions and supporting documentation for reclassifications, acting capacity requests, and contractual classification study reviews prior to submission to the Department of Budget and Management. The incumbent must be knowledgeable about Code of Maryland (Personnel & Pensions), and COMAR.


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.


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.


  • Master’s degree in Human Resources, Business, or a related field
  • HR Professional Certification
  • One year professional experience utilizing Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) and applicant tracking systems
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with Google mail and Microsoft Office - Excel


    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 provide sufficient information on your application to document that you meet the minimum qualifications for this recruitment. Unofficial transcripts, certifications or diplomas to document educational or certification qualifications are required. Educational credentials from foreign countries must be evaluated by an approved education review service. This evaluation must be submitted with your application. For further information, you may call International Consultants of Delaware, Inc. (302) 737-8715 or World Education Services Inc. 1-800-932-3897 or (202) 331-2925. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year. Eligible list may be used to fill future vacancies of the same classification. Successful candidates must document eligibility to work in the U.S. upon hire.

    Please note: The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is not sponsoring new employees in application of the H-1B Visa at this time due to budgetary constraints. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986. Federal regulations prohibit H1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees, all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer.


    The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. You may be required to complete a qualifications supplement, or the rating may be based on your application. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Report all experience and education that is related to this position. Qualified candidates are subject to a written examination.



    Online applications are STRONGLY preferred. However, if you wish to submit a paper application, you may mail your application and materials to:

    Mrs. Kathleen Hubbard,
    Department of Housing and Community Development,
    Office of Human Resources,
    7800 Harkins Road, Lanham, MD 20706.

    All application materials must be received by the filing deadline. If you are unable to upload your transcripts into the system, please send via email to Please include the following information in the body of the email:

    • Attn: Mrs. Kathleen Hubbard, HR Coordinator
    • Your First and Last Name
    • Recruitment #
    • Classification (Job Title) of Recruitment

    Incorrect application forms, or resumes in place of the application, will not be accepted. If you are interested in these positions and cannot apply online please fill out the paper application. For questions concerning these positions, please call 301-429-7418.

    TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.

    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.