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Director, Office of Human Resources

Recruitment #19-004923-0002


The Maryland Department of Labor is accepting applications from all qualified applicants for the position of HR Director II. This position is the management and supervision of Maryland Department of Labor's human resources program. This position is limited to current State of Maryland employees only.

This is a Management Service Position, and serves at the Pleasure of the Appointing Authority.




1100 North Eutaw Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is the management and supervision of the LABOR's human resources program. The program includes the following units: Recruitment and Retention, Classification and Compensation, Employee/Employer Relations, Benefits and Administration, Payroll and Timekeeping. It also involves the close collaboration with LABOR's Fair Practice Office in terms of recruitment and reclassification, investigations, and other issues; administering and coordinating other special programs including health benefits, ethics, SPMS, payroll, employee evaluation and performance, and succession planning. The position also plans, develops and implements policies and procedures unique to employees located statewide in teaching in correctional facilities. The position reports directly to the Executive Director, Office of Administration.


Position duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

Directs the work, establishes work priorities, supervises and evaluates the performance of HR Managers who supervise and lead subordinate staff engaged in human resources administration activities. Recruits and selects personnel staff, approves leave, authorizes overtimes, evaluates and discipline staff. Functions as the agency liaison with the Department of Budget and Management on such issues as personnel action, reclassifications, grievances and appointments. Provides HR division support for 1,403 permanent positions, 200 contractual positions, and temporary Senior Aide positions. Develops new or innovative methods, practices and methodologies to improve personnel operations; recommends changes to existing rules having an impact on personnel operations; informs agency staff of new rules, regulations and laws affecting staff, supervisors and managers. Maintains an awareness of the current state of the art of public personnel administration theories and practices by reviewing relevant literature, conducting research and participating in professional development activities. Analyzes and evaluates the efficiency of HR actions based on established guidelines, procedures and precedents and recommends approaches or solutions to HR problems. Prepares the budget estimates, administers and monitors the funds appropriated for the personnel division. Identifies and determines fiscal and operational impact of personnel actions and decisions. Interprets and applies various provisions of Merit System Law, rules, policies and regulations. Advises employees, supervisors, managers and senior staff on personnel matters, federal and state  personnel laws, rules, policies and regulations as well as serves on senior management committees and other leadership committees; service on interview panels; and attends meetings on behalf of the Office of Human Resources.


Education: Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business, or a related field required.

Experience: Six (6) years of professional experience including 4 years in professional personnel work and 2 years supervisory or managerial experience.


Applicants may substitute four (4) years of professional personnel management experience for the Bachelor's Degree. Professional personnel work can be in the area of either job analysis, job evaluation, salary administration, employee recruitment and selection, employer-employee relations, personnel program evaluation or personnel policy formulation.


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

Master's Degree in Business or Human Resources Management

Experience with State of Maryland employment laws, policies and procedures

Knowledge and experience of performing transactions with human resources information system such as Workday

Knowledge and experience with Applicant Tracking systems, such as JobAps




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.


All candidates are subject to a background check against files maintained by the Division of Unemployment Insurance (Department of Labor/DUI) to determine whether any monies are owed to Department of Labor/DUI as a result of unemployment overpayment/fraud. Any unpaid debt may have an impact on whether or not a candidate is offered employment.


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.


All information concerning the qualifications, including any required documentation (diploma, transcript, certificate, etc.) must be submitted and received by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be considered.

For positions that require Bachelor/Master Degree etc:

Educational credentials from foreign countries must be evaluated by an approved education review service. This evaluation must be submitted prior to hire. 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.


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.

The examination for this recruitment will be an evaluation and rating of the information provided on your application. Therefore, it is essential that the application is filled out completely and accurately, listing all relevant education and experience, addressing the specific qualifications shown above and submitting any required documentation (diploma, transcript, certification, license, etc.). Please include clear, detailed and specific information on your application regarding experience qualifications related to the minimum qualifications, desired, and/or selective qualifications of the position.



The online application is STRONGLY preferred. However, if you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via mail or deliver in person. Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job announcement number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.

The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.


Completed applications, required documentation, and any required addendums may be mailed to:  

Department of Labor Office of Administration

Attn: Tenisha Tunstall    19-004923-0002

1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 101

Baltimore, MD 21201  

For additional information, please contact Tenisha Tunstall at 410-767-2772 or via email  

The MD State Application Form can be found online  

Department of Labor uses E-Verify and is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Department of Labor that all persons have equal opportunity and access to employment opportunities, services, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.