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Recruitment #19-004919-0005




MDH, Office of Human Resources, Wester Maryland Regional Office, Hagerstown, MD


This position will serve as the Regional HR Administration for the Western Maryland region.  The main purpose of this position is to manage, direct, and supervise the Human Resources Departments in designated regions throughout the State, Western MD to include, Spring Grove Hospital Center, Western MD Center, Finan Center, Potomac Center and SETT.  These facilities are either a 24-hour, unit in-patient psychiatric facility, public health facility, DDA facility or a Local County Health Department within the Maryland Department of Health. This HR Generalist functions at the full performance level of administrative work to include training and will provide direct supervision of all HR Administrators and HR Officers considered Directors at various facilities or LHD’s.  This position will provide training and oversight of functions relating to recruitment, employment (budgeted and contractual), interpretation of state  policies and procedures; disciplinary actions, terminations, layoffs; performance evaluations; accident leave, leave bank, modified duty; classification and compensation; grievances; employee benefits programs, etc., and the overall implementation and monitoring of a State Human Resource program.  This position will receive supervision from the MDH Headquarters Office of Human Resources.  This position will be responsible for providing up to date information to each agency and maintaining open communication with their supervisor and CEO on any issues or new information.

The selected applicant will work at MDH Headquarters located in Baltimore, MD for a training period.  After that period, this position will require work from a remote location and travel between facilities within Maryland.  The incumbent will be required to return to MDH Headquarters for meetings and trainings as needed.


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

Experience: Four 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 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, 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.


Preferred candidates will possess the following desired qualifications:

  • Experience as an HR generalist;
  • Experience with State HR systems;
  • Supervisory or managerial experience;
  • Knowledge of and experience with the State Personnel and Pensions, COMAR and State of Maryland guidelines and procedures;
  • Experience working with Unions;
  • Ability to lead, guide and direct from remote locations;
  • Excellent organizational skills and communication skills.  


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.


Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). 

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to 410-333-5689. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251.

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

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or 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.

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