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Recruitment #21-004922-0001


This is a Management Service position and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.  It is important that all experience be fully documented.  Failure to LIST ALL EXPERIENCE AND ANSWER ALL SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS SPECIFICALLY AND ACCURATELY may cause the candidate to be rejected.

Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) is a diverse, bilingual community that, in partnership with families, provides an equitable and exemplary education in a nurturing, engaging and challenging environment to ensure our students achieve personal excellence and become lifelong learners.




Applicants must be willing to work at both the Frederick and Columbia Campuses:

MSD, Frederick Campus, 101 Clarke Place, Frederick, MD 21705

MSD, Columbia Campus, 8169 Old Montgomery Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Main Purpose of Job

Serve as Human Resource department administrator for the school and sits on the management team.  Provides analysis, evaluation, consultation and innovative thinking in developing policies and procedures in accordance with best practices and state personnel laws.  Provides EEO and ADA guidance to management.


Directs all recruitment and employment services to include the creation of postings, review of applicants and candidate ranking.

Directs all classification and compensation operations to include application of salary guidelines for all the positions at the school.

Assists with the development of the faculty pay plan and directs salary changes as needed. Supervises the issuance of faculty contracts annually.

Directs employee relations activities to include giving guidance on annual reviews, progressive discipline and grievance processes.

Interprets and implements HR related laws, regulations, policies and procedures relevant to the State Personnel Management System.

Advises the management team and the Board of Trustees regarding new or revised HR related legislation affecting the school.

Provides training pertaining to personnel procedures to managers and employees.

Serves as Liaison with the MD Department of Budget and Management regarding EEO, ADA, Employee Relations, collective bargaining and other pertinent issues.

Oversees the updates in the employee handbook.

Other duties as assigned.


BA degree in Human Resources or other related field.

Strong English writing skills required.

Either currently hold or have the ability to obtain certification in State Personnel Management System Policies and in the functionality of the Statewide Personnel System from the office of Personnel Services and Benefits within six months from the time of appointment to the position.


1. Candidates may substitute additional experience in HR professional work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester credit hours for each year of the required experience.


Knowledge of or willingness to learn American Sign Language.

Experience with MD State Personnel System preferred.


New hires are subject to a criminal background investigation at their own expense (Maryland Code, Family Law Article 1, Sections 5-560 – 5-568)

Candidates will need to provide three letters of recommendation.



Online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If online access is not available or if you encounter difficulty, you may submit via mail, e-mail, fax, or deliver in person before the closing date and time.  Please include your name and recruitment number on any documentation to ensure timely processing. Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.  Additional or supplemental information must be submitted by the closing date and time.  References will be required if selected for an interview.  Application inquiries or supplemental information can be directed to the following:

Mailing Address: Maryland School for the Deaf Recruitment Department, P. O. Box 250  Frederick, MD 21705


Phone: 410-696-3031, TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Fax: 410-696-3084

Individuals from traditionally underserved and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.  As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.  We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

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