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Recruitment #21-004915-0010




MDH/Kent County Health Department, Office of Human Resources, Chestertown, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

This position will advise, interpret and apply the Merit System policies and procedures for recruitment; testing; reclassifications; policy and vacancy management concerns; employee relations; temporary employment; and, acting capacity requests. This position will be expected to perform at the moderately proficient level, with significant independent decision-making ability, for the Kent County Health Department and its employees.

This position will work under the authority of the Maryland Department of Health's Office of Human Resources.


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.


The desired candidate should have professional human resources experience, specifically under a State department, organization, etc. He/she should also have experience assigning and/or reviewing the work of subordinate employees.


1. Employees in this classification are required to obtain certification in State Personnel Management System policies and procedures, as well as 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.


Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application, based on your education, training and experience, as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. 

Please report all related education, experience, dates, and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). 

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this, or other, State agencies.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload. If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to, 410-333-5689. Only additional materials which are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division, at 410-767-1251.

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

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service, at 1-800-735-2258.

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