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Recruitment #21-004915-0002




Department of Juvenile Services
Office of Human Resources
217 East Redwood Street-15th Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21202


The HR Officer I position functions as a Medical and Leave Services Specialist within the Department of Juvenile Service's (DJS) Office of Human Resources, responsible for coordinating State Medical Director referrals, managing Chesapeake Employer’s Insurance Company work related injuries and leave issues and advising DJS management how to manage and address complex leave issues arising from absences due to medical disability. ln accordance with COMAR regulations, SPMS law and Departmental policies and procedures, the position evaluates and makes determinations to grant or deny certain types of leave for employees in a large agency. The position provides guidance to DJS management and DJS employees regarding policies related to employee services and benefit programs such as Family and Medical Leave, State of MD Donation programs, Accident Leave, health benefits, retirement and pensions and other related programs. The position additionally updates and maintains essential databases and tables to provide mandated personnel reports. Responsibilities include interpretation of state law, regulations and policies and coordinating and preparing mandatory reports according to State and Federal requirements. The position also performs recruitment activities thru SPS Job Aps.


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

Experience: Two 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.


1. Professional HR management work in the areas of recruitment and selection, classification, salary administration, employer 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, human resources management, 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 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.


1. At least two years of experience in managing leave cases (FMLA) and workers’ compensation claims.
2. At least two years’ experience providing guidance to management and employees regarding policies related to employee benefits programs.
3. One year experience in SPS Job Aps.
4. At least one-year experience consulting with medical professionals on complex medical leave disability caseloads and advising management on key indications for a workability evaluation. 
5. Working knowledge of FMLA, ADA, EEO, HIPPA, FLSA and all other Federal and State employment related laws.
6. Demonstrated commitment and experience with providing quality customer service to a diverse group of customers.
7. Excellent multi-tasking skills.


The recruitment is limited to current Maryland State employees.


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.


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.


The assessment will be a rating of your application based on your education, training, and experience as it relates 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. The Certified Eligible list will be used by the hiring agency to select employees. Please note that your answers on the supplemental questionnaire must correspond to the information provided on your application to receive credit. Applications that do not include a completed supplemental questionnaire will be considered incomplete and may be subject to disapproval.



Online application process is strongly urged.  However, if you are unable to apply on line you may mail a paper application to the address below or fax a paper application to the fax number below.  If you choose to fax or use regular mail, you must include on each page of the attachment your First and Last Name, the Recruitment Number that is located at the top of the bulletin and the last 4 digits of your SS#.  The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for this recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted:      
 Maryland Department of Juvenile Services  
 OHR-Recruitment & Examination Unit  
 217 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 Include the Recruitment Title/Number that is located at the top of the bulletin.
The resulting Certified Eligible List for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.
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
As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. 
DJS values the experience gained by Veterans while serving our country. Veterans are welcome to apply for all current recruitments.
Bilingual applicants are welcome to apply for all recruitments.