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Recruitment #19-004922-0001


The Maryland Department of Commerce is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director of Human Resources.

This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.




The World Trade Center - 401 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Main Purpose of Job

This position is responsible for the overall direction, management and administration of the Department of Commerce's comprehensive human resources program in the State Personnel Management System (SPMS).


Formulates the department's HR policies and procedures using knowledge, discretion, and independent judgement in the interpretation and application of HR laws, regulations, and policies in compliance with the State and Federal rules and guidelines to address a variety of HR activities.  Oversees employment, class and compensation, labor and employee relations, benefits, performance, training, grievances and disciplinary actions; implementation of internal HR policies and guidelines consistent with established laws or procedures; establishment of agency’s current and long range HR objectives; and provides guidance and technical consultant services to the agency’s executive staff and provides direction on HR matters to the staff and managers.  Incumbent will maintain working relationships with those state agencies/departments responsible for providing HR support services.  This position provides managerial supervision to HR professional and paraprofessional staff and serves on various internal and external committees representing the agency and leadership. The selected employee will possess strong organizational, administrative and analytical skills; good judgment; integrity; and excellent written, oral communications and interpersonal skills. Familiarity with FLSA, EEO, ADA, FMLA, and other Federal and State laws governing employment. Must be able to work with high level public and private sector officials and maintain effective working relationships.

Statewide travel is required.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited college or university

Experience: Six (6) years of increasingly responsible professional HR experience in recruitment and employment services; classification and compensation; employee relations; job analysis, salary administration; or HR generalist functions; HR program evaluation and policy formulation. 

Note: Equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.


Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualifications.

A working knowledge of, and experience with State Personnel & Pension Article (SPP) and COMAR Title 17 and State of Maryland employment laws, policies, and procedures

Experience with the SPS Workday and JobAps systems

Supervisory experience

Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite for Windows including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, Google Mail and/or other relevant software.     


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.

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.



If you have questions about this recruitment, please contact the Department of Commerce at 410-767-6300. You may also visit our website at:  

It is highly preferred that you apply online at - review Career Openings section. Please attach a resume to your online application.  If you are unable to apply online, please submit a resume to: 

Maryland Department of Commerce - Office of Human Resources 


The World Trade Center – 401 East Pratt Street 

Baltimore, Maryland 21202 

As an E-Verify and equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. 

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