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HR OFFICER III

Assistant Manager of CCHU

Recruitment #20-004917-0003

Introduction

This recruitment is limited to current permanent and contractual DPSCS employees.

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

30420 Revells Neck Rd, Westover, MD 21890

POSITION DUTIES

The incumbent of this position functions as the Assistant Manager of the Correctional Centralized Hiring Unit, and oversees the day-to-day operation of the unit. The unit is responsible for completing the investigative backgrounds and hiring of all entry-level Correctional Officers and Reinstatements to work for the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. This includes the Division of Correction's facilities in Baltimore, Jessup, Sykesville, Southern Maryland and Eastern Shore as well as the Division of Pre-Trial Detention and Services and Patuxent Institution. The Correctional Centralized Hiring Unit is also responsible for performing background investigations for all institutional support staff applicants, Correctional Officer re-certifications, DPSCS Promotional and Transfer candidates, applicants to Parole and Probation and outside Vendor contracts. This incumbent also supervises the Drug Testing, Psychological and Physical examination process for newly hired Correctional Officers as well as other mandated staff hired by the various DPSCS Institutions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Notes:

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.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The following qualifications are preferred, not required:

  • Experience reviewing background investigations such as: criminal records history, employment screenings, and neighborhood references
  • Experience reviewing and implementing the Pre-Employment Hiring Guidelines

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

This recruitment is limited to current permanent and contractual employees of DPSCS.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

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.

SELECTION PROCESS

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.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

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.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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 Public Safety and Correctional Services,HRSD-Recruitment & Examination, ATTN: Elizabeth Cohen, 300 E. Joppa Road, Suite 1000, Towson, MD 21286. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

If you are submitting additional information, the preferred method is to upload it with your application. All uploaded additional information must be received by the closing date and time. If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to 410-585-0570 (providing a cover sheet with your contact information, recruitment name, recruitment number and the number of pages faxed). Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, HRSD-Recruitment & Examination at 410-339-6500, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

If you are having difficulties with submitting your online application, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at Application.Help@maryland.gov or 410-767-4850. 

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 recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.