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HR SPECIALIST

Recruitment #21-004914-0001

GRADE

14

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Department of Juvenile Services
BCJJC
300 N. Gay Street, 
Baltimore, MD 21202

POSITION DUTIES

This position serve as the generalist for the DJS Office of Human Resources and will be assigned to the Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center I Baltimore City, MD to provide technical advice and guidance to DJS employee, supervisors and managers regarding professional recruitment, classifications, vacancy downgrades within same series, classification determinations for contract and temporary employees, review and classification determination of acting capacity requests, retirement procedures, worker’ compensation issues, FMLA laws, EAP policies, leave donation bank processes and on-boarding programming. The position participates in grievance and disciplinary conferences and advises of appropriate actions based on laws, regulations, policy or precedence. The position participates in the recruitment and selection processes by preparing recruitment announcements, reviewing and evaluating employment applications, and overseeing the interview process. .

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Experience: One year 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 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 the required experience. 4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in human resources management classification 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

1. Experience interpreting and clarifying how to apply personnel related laws, rules, policies and procedures.
2. Experience providing guidance to employees the appropriate manner to resolve personnel related issues. 
3. Working knowledge of JobAps.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

Limited to state of Maryland employees only

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 will be a rating of your application based on your education, training, and experience as it relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate educational and employment information on your application. Please make sure to provide sufficient information on your application to show the qualifications for this recruitment. For education obtained outside the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service. This list will be used by DJS hiring agency to select employees.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. However, if online access is not available, you may mail or fax a paper application to the address/fax number below. If you choose fax or regular mail, you must include on each page of the attachment your first and last name, recruitment number that is located at the top of this bulletin and the last 4 digits of your social security number. The paper application must be received by 5 pm close of business on the closing date for this recruitment, no postmark will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

Maryland Department of Juvenile Services
OHR-Recruitment and Examination 
Unit217 E Redwood Street 
Baltimore, MD  21202
Attn:  Shavonne Holman 
Fax Number 410-333-4188
TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact DJS Office of Human Resources at djs.careers@maryland.gov. Include the recruitment title and number that is located at the top of this bulletin.

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 application.help@maryland.gov.

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

The Department of Juvenile Services values the experience gained by Veterans while serving our country. Veterans are welcome to apply for all current recruitments.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay


Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.