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Recruitment & Examination Unit Supervisor

Recruitment #19-004917-0007




300 East Joppa Road, Towson, MD 21286

Main Purpose of Job

Manages and coordinates activities for the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services; Recruitment and Examination Unit.  The HR Officer III provides and supervises professional and superior customer service to internal and external clients/customers. The HR Officer III position is the front line supervisor directly responsible for managing the daily recruitment and selection activities performed by professional HR staff (HR Officer II's, HR Officer I’s, HR Specialists and HR Specialist Trainees). Manages the full performance recruitment processes for all of their assigned departments/units within DPSCS. The HR Officer III position assesses and recommends training needs for the professional development of their staff. Supports, interprets and recommends policy and process management and change.

Monitors the steps in the recruitment process for themselves and their staff (which includes; meeting with hiring authorities, recommending and determining the best method and process to fill vacant positions, reviewing applications, managing the interview process, making hiring selections and managing salary determinations). Delegates, reviews and approves assignments, conducts staff meetings and training sessions, meets with the HR Administrator I weekly to provide status reports and statistical data for recruitment difficulties and other recruitment related activities. In the absence of the HR Administrator I, manages the Recruitment Unit.  


Recommends new or changes to existing HR related processes, policies and procedures to increase efficiency and accomplish established HR administration goals

Works with STATS coordinator with the vacancy report and recruitment trends   

Assists in the establishment of HR related program goals and objectives  

Maintains confidentiality for all HR related activities   

Monitors the workload of employees and ensures timely processing of recruitment assignments  

Manages recruitment assignments with the proper standards, methods, policies and procedure under the supervision of the REU Manager  

Ensures training is provided to all employees to include continued system updates  

Approves the selection and hiring process for employees  

Conducts training for hiring managers concerning recruiting and interviewing policies and procedures  

Provides advice and guidance to employees, program managers, agency executives and other public officials regarding HR related matters   

Assess agency training needs and provides training in HR related or other employee development areas


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

Experience: Three 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, employee-employer relations, or 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, 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.


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

HR experience in Maryland State service including experience utilizing State Personnel and Pensions Article, Code of Maryland Regulations-Title 17, HR related laws, regulations, rules, policies, procedures and guidelines

Supervisory work experience


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 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.



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 S. Hudson at 410-767-4910.

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.