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Recruitment #22-003235-0069


Administrative Officer I - Grade 13 - $42,874.00 - $53,259.00, with potential growth to $68,061.00
Administrative Officer II - Grade 14 - $45,604.00 - $56,720.00, with potential growth to $72,634.00


MDH, Office of Human Resources, Payroll and Timekeeping, Baltimore, MD


Maryland Department of Health (MDH) Payroll Coordinators are primarily responsible for processing time and gross payroll for approximately 8200  regular and 2100 contractual MDH employees.  Positions function as subject matter experts to all 14 Headquarters programs, 11 health care facilities, and 23 Local County Health Departments within MDH. Positions have the responsibility of navigating through the automated Workday system to audit, investigate, analyze and resolve MDH employees’ payroll and leave issues. Positions audit and adjust time sheets and interpret reports to ensure correct pay to employees, while meeting all deadline and time constraints for Workday and Central Payroll Bureau. MDH Payroll Coordinators are required to practice with a high degree of confidentiality due to the exposure to personal identifying information, personal health information, employment records, social security numbers, addresses, health benefit information, medical documentation, disciplinary actions, payroll information, as well as retirement information.  


Administrative Officer I:

Experience:   Five years of experience in administrative staff or professional work. 

Administrative Officer II: 

Experience: Six years of experience in administrative staff or professional work.

Notes (both levels):

1. Candidates may substitute 30 credit hours from an accredited college or university for each year for up to four years of the required experience. 

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a bachelor's degree from a college or university and two years of experience in administrative staff or professional work for the required experience. 

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

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules or regulations or analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvement on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Desired candidates should possess the following:

  • Experience with payroll
  • Experience using Workday for timekeeping and payroll
  • Experience using Microsoft Office


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 that 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 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.

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