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Promotion and Examination HR Analyst

Recruitment #19-004916-0012




300 E. Joppa Road

Towson, MD 21286

Main Purpose of Job

The HR Officer II position is significant to the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Service’s(DPSCS), Promotion & Examination Unit. This position manages projects with advanced level professional work in the administration of HR programs in the State Personnel Management System (SPMS). Serving in the Promotion & Examination Recruitment Unit, this position directs the project management of multiple processes involved with entry level hiring and promotional activities on a large scale. Performing full cycle recruitment processes, duties include performing as the administrator of employment and promotional examinations, the coordinator of interviews, and the administrator of assigned Correctional Officer promotional processes.


  • Manages multiple recruitment assignments in various stages of the full recruitment cycle
  • Follows laws and policies for posting job announcements, completing the application review process, administering employment and promotional examinations and coordinating and directing the interview process
  • Monitors vacancy reports for assigned recruitments to determine the method and process for posting the job announcement for the best results to attract qualified candidates to fill the vacant positions
  • Creates Workday requisitions in order to begin the recruitment process 
  • Creates requisitions and conducts the full recruitment process in JobAps including creating the certified list
  • Coordinates subject matter expert meetings with the Manager to review the recruitment process, the timeline and other factors to strategically plan for a successful outcome to fill vacant positions


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

Experience: Two and one half 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

Notes: 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, human resources management, 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.


The following qualifications are preferred, not required: 

Experience with JobAps or similar applicant tracking system    
Experience with Workday or similar system
Experience administering written examinations including those for employment or professional certification


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.


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. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year. 

Please make sure you provide complete and accurate information on your application to show 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 the above closing date.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.