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Recruitment #22-004914-0006




Department of Juvenile Services
Office of Human Resources
300 N. Gay Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The position serves as a generalist for the DJS Office of Human Resources and provides technical advice and guidance to DJS employees, supervisors and managers regarding professional recruitment, classification and staffing matters, and grievances and disciplinary issues. The position facilitates activities for recruitment processes, non-competitive position classifications, vacancy downgrades within same series, classification determinations for contract and temporary employees, review and classification determination of acting capacity requests, retirement procedures, worker’s compensation issues, FMLA laws, EAP policies, leave donation/leave bank processes and on-boarding programming. The position participates in grievance and disciplinary conferences and advises management of appropriate actions based on laws, regulations, policy or precedence. The position participates in the recruitment and selection processes by preparing recruitment announcements, reviewing and evaluating employment applications, and overseeing the interview process.


  • Interprets and applies and advises management regarding federal and state personnel management laws such as FMLA, ADA etc. as well as all laws, policies, and procedures pertinent to State Personnel Management System (SPMS) and Code of Maryland (COMAR) Regulations such as leave issues, employee to employee donations, and workers compensation issues.

  • Provides technical advice to DJS Regional supervisors in the implementation of personnel management programs within their units and all disciplinary and grievance actions. This includes the proper implementation of SPMS 11-106. Provides technical advice to DJS employees on the appropriate manner in which to precede with the resolution of personnel-related issues.

  • Provides advice & guidance to managers and employees regarding FMLA and on-the job injury policies & procedures. 

  • Oversees and coordinates requests for employee reclassifications, contract, and temporary employment, and all Acting Capacity Pay types. The position reviews vacancies and processes requests for vacancy downgrade within the same series. Reviews the unit’s staffing needs and assists management in determining the appropriate classification for positions and new functions. In doing so, the position reviews the employee’s employment history, training, and qualifications in making determinations regarding the appropriate class, level, and grade for positions and new functions.


Experience: Five years of experience, one year 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 and an additional four years of professional HR management work experience in the areas of recruitment and selection, classification, salary administration, employee relations, test development and validation or as a generalist.


1. Candidates may substitute paraprofessional personnel work experience on a year-for-year basis for up to four years of the required experience.  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.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and one year 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 for the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute the possession of 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 the required experience.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in human resources management classification or human resources management specialty codes in the human resources management field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding these qualifications.  

  • Experience interpreting and clarifying how to apply personnel-related laws, rules, policies, and procedures.

  • Experience providing guidance to employees in the appropriate manner to resolve personnel-related issues.

  • Working knowledge of 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, 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 (and on separate pages, if necessary) 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 employment (eligible) list for at least one year.


The assessment will be a rating of your application based on your education, training, and experience as it relates to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate educational and employment information on your application. Please make sure to provide sufficient information on your application to show the qualifications for this recruitment. For education obtained outside the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service. This list will be used by the DJS hiring agency to select employees.



Online application process is strongly preferred. However, if online access is not available, you may mail or fax a paper application to the address/fax number below. If you choose fax or regular mail, you must include on each page of the attachment your first and last name, recruitment number that is located at the top of this bulletin and the last 4 digits of your social security number. The paper application must be received by 5 pm close of business on the closing date for this recruitment, no postmark will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

Maryland Department of Juvenile Services

OHR-Recruitment and Examination Unit

217 E Redwood Street

Baltimore, MD  21202

Attn:  Jakiraman Jones

Fax Number 410-333-4188

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact DJS Office of Human Resources at Include the recruitment title and number that is located at the top of this bulletin.

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

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

The Department of Juvenile Services values the experience gained by Veterans while serving our country. Veterans are welcome to apply for all current recruitments.

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