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HR OFFICER II

Recruitment #22-004916-0001

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
HOWARD COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
9780 PATUXENT WOODS DRIVE
COLUMBIA, MD 21046

POSITION DUTIES

As a member of the Department’s Management Team, this position’s focus is to serve as the Personnel Officer for the agency’s Human Resources Program. In this capacity, the duties and responsibilities require the use of knowledge, independent judgment and discretion in interpreting and applying HR laws, regulations and policies to address administrative issues. This involves providing consultation, personnel expertise and support to the Director, Assistant Directors, management personnel and agency staff to ensure personnel functions support the work and goals of the agency. At all times, the incumbent will provide customer service to both internal and external customs that meets or exceeds the standards set by the Department.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire. Please read all requirements before applying.

Experience: Six and one half 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. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and two and one half 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 for the required experience. 

2. 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. 

3. Candidates may substitute the possession of thirty graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in the fields of HR/personnel administration, human resources management, 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.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

1. One-year experience working in Federal, Government, or State sector.

2. One-year experience working in Bargaining Union environment.  

3. One-year experience using Google Workspace and Microsoft Office Suite.  

4. Six-months experience using Workday and JobAps.


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, 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.

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.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

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. For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service is required prior to hire. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date. It is imperative to list all computer and software experience on your application pertaining to your job duties.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are STRONGLY preferred.  If the online application process is not available, please send your paper application and supplemental questionnaire (if applicable) to: Department of Human Services, Examination Services Unit, Attention: LaToura Jones, 311 West Saratoga Street, First Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.

Or email latoura.jones@maryland.gov: Voice 410-767-8844, toll-free: 1-800-332-6347.  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 Application.Help@maryland.gov.  

Do not submit unsolicited documentation. 

The paper application must be received by 5 PM on the closing date for the recruitment.  

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay, 1-800-925-4434. 

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

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.  

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country and encourage them to apply.