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HR ADMINISTRATOR II

Chief of Employee Relations

Recruitment #21-004919-0004

Introduction



The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from our divisions, we oversee State and federal programs that support the needs of a diverse population – students, teachers, principals, and other educators throughout Maryland.

GRADE

19

LOCATION OF POSITION

200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

POSITION DUTIES

This position reports to the Director for the Office of Human Resources (OHR) to support the agency's overall mission and the implementation of effective human resources services and strategies. This is a professional service position serving as the Chief of Employee Relations responsible for providing effective human resources strategies and services fairly and equitably; supervising assigned staff and managing activities associated with resolving employee and labor relations issues.


Manage employee relations staff; serve as an advisor to all people managers and employees regarding the maintenance and application of policies, procedures, and practices to maintain positive employee and labor relations. Recommend corrective action that facilitates conflict resolution; manage the grievance and disciplinary appeals process. Represent the agency at proceedings; provide sound advice for the resolution of employee relations concerns; assists with labor relations activities including interpretation of MOUs, complaint resolution, and participation at Labor-Management Committee meetings; recommend changes to existing labor-related processes, policies, and procedures to increase efficiency and add to the employee value proposition.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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.

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 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.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

One year of employee or  labor relations experience working in a public sector human resources environment. 

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience conducting settlement conferences and/or mediations; Possess a law degree; Knowledge of the Fair Labor Standards act; the Family Medical Leave Act; the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act; Equal employment laws and related State HR policies, rules and regulations; theories, principles, and practices associated with public HR/human resource management and principals of supervision; knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database software; skilled in resolving complex human resources issues by applying various methodologies and deciding among several solutions; skill in communicating clearly and effectively; skill in maintaining harmonious and effective working relationships with supervisors, coworkers, officials, and the general public; ability to learn State statute, regulation, and program content areas; ability to design and conduct related employee relations training programs.

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.


For education obtained outside of the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation will be required prior to hire. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

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

Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and possible travel throughout the State are required.  Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.

To apply for this position online go to MSDE Jobs on JobAps (or complete an MSDE Application on marylandpublicschools.org). On-line applications (and resumes) are the preferred method for receiving your application/attachments.  Using this method will allow applicants to access their documents for future recruitments for which they apply and verify that the appropriate documents (resume-credentials) have been attached to the recruitment that requires them. Applicants must include their resume and provide sufficient information on the application to document that they satisfy the minimum qualifications for this recruitment. Please do not put "See Resume" in the job duties section of your application; your application will not be considered.

 

If you utilize fax or regular mail as the option to submit required attachments, you will need to resubmit these documents each time you apply for a new position that requires the attachments.  Additionally, you must include the following information on each page of the attachment you submit in order to ensure that we append the attachments to the correct recruitment: First and Last Name, Recruitment Number, and the last 4 digits of your SS# and indicate application for  - Human Resources Administrator II (Chief of Employee Relations) 039593 (JobAps # 21-004919-0004). Mailing Address: Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland  21201. Fax: 410-333-8950 - This fax number is for Department of Education recruitment actions only.

 

If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850. For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 or visit our website at http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/.

 

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request


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.