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Recruitment #21-004918-0004




Maryland State Department of Education
Human Captial Management Office (Human Resources)
200 West Baltlimore Street
Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Coordinator, Recruitment in the Human Capital Management Division (Human Resources), will manage and facilitate the full-cycle recruitment process for all vacant and contractual positions in the Maryland State Department of Education to ensure the department has access to the highest-quality candidates to fulfill its multi-year strategic plan and Blueprint for Maryland’s Future initiatives. This role will develop and implement a comprehensive recruitment outreach program, utilizing high-yield marketing strategies, and event coordination as well as forming and managing partnerships with best-in-class external organizations to establish strong talent pipelines.


  • Work with assigned Talent Partners to build quality and competitive talent pipelines for specialized and hard-to-fill positions.  
  • Collaborate with Talent Partners and assist with planning, organizing, and leading recruitment tasks and projects resulting in attracting, engaging, developing, and retaining diverse talent. 
  • Source, establish and manage strategic partnerships with job specific organizations to build a sustainable pipeline for recruiting high-quality talent. (i.e., college and university career educator preparation offices, regional education service centers, professional associations, and other recruiting organizations.)  
  • Spearhead, plan, coordinate, and execute all MSDE job fairs statewide and regionally (in person and virtual). 
  • Analyzes MSDE recruitment trends and practices for hard-to-staff positions and develops and implements continuous improvement strategies  
  • Regularly review candidates who have applied for vacant positions via the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) JobAps. 
  • Evaluate candidate qualifications against position requirements and determine who to move forward in the recruitment process. 
  • Screen all incoming employment applications for Minimum Qualifications. Rating applications into Best, Better, and Qualified categories. 
  • Regularly design and publish position announcements on MSDE website, Job Aps, and various social media platforms in close collaboration with Office of Communications and Community Engagement 
  • Keep abreast of technical, legislative, and professional trends and developments affecting employment programs.
  • Develop and facilitate ongoing and on-demand social media campaigns, in close collaboration with the Office of Communications and Community Engagement, that attract high-quality candidates utilizing various social media platforms and strategies (i.e., LinkedIn, Education Week, etc.).


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

Experience: Four 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. Candidates may substitute additional experience in professional HR management work in the areas of recruitment and selection, classification, salary administration, employee relations, test development and validation or as a generalist on a year-for-year basis for up to four years of the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute paraprofessional personnel work experience 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. Candidates may substitute 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 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.


Experience facilitating the entire staffing life cycle.
Experience sourcing, establishing and managing strategic partnerships to establish talent pipelines.
Experience planning, coordinating and executing job fairs.
Experience analyzing recruitment trends and developing continuous improvement strategies.
Experience using JobAps and WorkDay.


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, Maryland 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 placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The evaluation 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.



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 Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 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.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

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Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.