Skip to Main Content


Recruitment #22-004916-0008


The Maryland Department of Commerce is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Human Resources Officer II within the Division of Administration and Technology, Office of Human Resources.




The World Trade Center - 401 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202


The primary responsibilities are to provide the full range of human resources services with special emphasis in the areas of recruitment and benefits administration.

This position serves as full performance HR generalist interpreting and applying a broad range of policies and procedures as related to a variety of HR areas including: Recruitment, Employment Services, Classification, Compensation, Benefit coordination, Employee Relations. This position manages the administration of and coordinates implementation of services, policies, and programs through Human Resources staff to include personnel policy management and coordination; position management and reporting; employee appraisal process oversight; records management; personnel transactions; new hire onboarding and orientation. The position assists and advises management about Human Resources issues; reports to the Human Resources Director; and leads a Human Resources Officer

This position coordinates implementation of services, policies, and programs to include classification and compensation, recruitment, new hire onboarding, employee relations, benefits, performance appraisal process oversight, records management, position management and reporting, training, retirement coordinator duties, and risk management.  The position will conduct full cycle recruitments; develop and evaluate job descriptions; research, compile, and evaluate HR related information and make recommendations; serve as the Agency Benefits Coordinator; and provide advice and guidance to staff regarding HR policies and practices.

The selected employee will possess a working knowledge of the principles of job evaluation, salary, FLSA, EEO, ADA, FMLA, Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR), Annotated Code of Maryland and other human resources related laws; be well organized, self-motivated, able to maintain confidentiality and work independently; possess strong analytic skills, good judgment, integrity and excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications skills; ability to maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, managers, public officials and the general public; proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Mail.  Statewide travel may be required.  Employees in this classification are required to obtain certification in State Personnel Management System policies and procedures and functionality within six months from the time of appointment to the position and every six months thereafter.


Experience: Six years and six months of experience, two years and six months 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 two years and six months 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, human resources management, business administration, public administration, statistics, tests and measurements, psychology or a related field for up to six 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.


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

1. Experience with the State of Maryland recruitment process or recruiting with a government agency according to State or Federal guidelines.

2. Work experience with JobAps.

3. Work experience with SPS Workday. 

4. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Mail


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.


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 the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.


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.

This recruitment contains Supplemental Questions.  It is important to complete the Supplemental Questions as part of the application process.  Please note that your answers on the Supplemental Questionnaire must correspond to the information provided on your application to receive credit.



If you have questions about this recruitment, please contact the Department of Commerce at 410-767-6300. You may also visit our website at:  

It is highly preferred that you apply online at - review Career Openings section. Please attach a resume along with the supplemental questionnaire to your online application.  If you are unable to apply online, you may submit the State paper application, resume, and supplemental questionnaire (by closing date) to:

Maryland Department of Commerce - Office of Human Resources 


World Trade Center - 401 East Pratt Street, 10TH Floor

 Baltimore, Maryland 21202 

As an E-Verify and Equal Opportunity Employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay 1-800-735-2258

Powered by JobAps