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DIRECTOR of Equal Employment Opportunity and Fair Practices

Recruitment #19-005475-0001


The Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Fair Practices.




1100 North Eutaw Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to direct, plan and manage Equal Opportunity Programs for the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR), specifically the Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, 504/ Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Equity, Compliance, Volunteerism, and Methods of Administration programs. The scope of the programs apply to all Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) of DLLR's components and operating agencies - e.g. general administration; Employment Service, Unemployment Insurance, Job Training and Partnership/Workforce Investment Act programs; Labor and Industry programs; Occupational and Professional Licensing (Boards and Commissions - over one hundred-twenty (120) members appointed by the Governor); Financial Regulation and the Racing Commission. This is a highly responsible administrative and policymaking position, and the incumbent is a member of the DLLR Senior Staff. The departmental functions listed above are directed and/or coordinated by this position requiring a thorough knowledge of all departmental programs, merit system principles and the State legislative agenda and an expert knowledge of relevant Human Resources/Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Nondiscrimination/ ADA/Compliance and Volunteerism. The incumbent is the Department's Fair Practices Officer and is responsible for enforcing provisions of the Governor's Code of Fair Practices. Additionally, the incumbent is the 504/ ADA Coordinator and is responsible for the development and the implementation of the Methods of Administration required by Workforce Investment Act regulations contained at 29 CFR 37.


Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Directs the planning and preparation of the office's budget including the determination of staff's needs and expenditures in addition to determining ADA accessibility needs for DLLR administrations and corresponding budgetary requirements.
  • Designs, directs, manages, controls and evaluates the Department's programs and provides administrative leadership, executive oversight and policy guidance to the Executive staff of the Department in specific areas, including but not limited to hiring, reclassifying, promoting, training and disciplining DLLR employees.
  • Directs the planning, preparation, and implementation of: the Department's Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity reports to the Governor, Management Development progress reports, Volunteerism analysis reports and other required State and federal reports.
  • Interprets for and advises the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Assistant Secretaries and Commissioner on civil rights legislation that impact on departmental procedures, practices and policies.



Candidates must possess a Bachelor's degree from a accredited, four-year college or university


Eight (8) years of recent professional experience implementing and equal employment opportunity program and ensuring adherence to fair practice standards to include administration of programs for persons with disabilities and policy implementation.


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

Master's degree preferred


All candidates are subject to a background check against files maintained by the Division of Unemployment Insurance (DLLR/DUI) to determine whether any monies are owed to DLLR/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 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.

Successful candidates will be placed on the certified list categorized as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified. The certified list will be used by DLLR for a period of one year.



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:  

DLLR Office of Human Resources

Attn: Ernestine Hyman    19-005475-0001

1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 101

Baltimore, MD 21201

For additional information, please contact Ernestine Hyman at 410-230-6298 or via email  

The MD State Application Form can be found online   Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of DLLR 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.