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Director, Fair Practices Office

Recruitment #22-005473-0001


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 State Police

Office of Fair Practices

1201 Reisterstown Road

Pikesville, MD 21208

Main Purpose of Job

This position serves as the Fair Practices Officer for the Department of State police (MSP) and reports directly to the Superintendent. The position manages, directs and administers the Equal Opportunity programs for the MSP with responsibilities toward Title VI and Title VII issues. The incumbent of this position must exhibit a high level of discretion and integrity due to a degree of confidentiality and extremely sensitive nature of matters handled by this specific section. Particularly, this position monitors compliance with equal opportunity laws, regulations, codes and policies; investigates and mediates complaints of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and unfair practices; provides assistance, consultation, and training to employees, supervisors and commander/directors to address workplace conflicts, employee grievances, minority business enterprise goals and other occupational and personal problems that may be adversely affecting the employee's work environment or job performance.


Directs, coordinates, administers and manages all programs in the Fair Practices Section for the Maryland Department of State police to ensure rules, regulations and procedures pertaining to the Federal Code of Fair Labor Standards, Title VI and VII, and the State's Code of Fair Practices are followed by employees and commanders/directors and enforced. Oversees all departmental activities in explaining and interpreting departmental fair practices policies, rules, and procedures, State regulations for affirmative action, equal opportunity, sexual harassment, employee assistance, and Americans with Disabilities Act compliance to departmental employees. This also involves exercising informed, politically astute, and highly professional judgement in providing advice and written commentary to the Superintendent on legally and politically sensitive issues related to discrimination, harassment, and hiring practices.

The function of the programs are as follows:

Selection Process: In accordance with Title 5, Subtitle 2 of the State Personnel and Pension Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, monitors all personnel actions in the Department.

Fair Practices: Investigates complaints, prepares investigative reports and makes recommendations to Departmental Administrators on issues concerning EEO compliance. Plans, develops and implements fair practices and EEO program policies and procedures.

Grievance Process: Oversees 'Step Three' of the Sworn Grievance Process.

Citizen Comment Form: Responsible for reviewing, monitoring and responding to all citizen comment forms (MSP Form 225) to ensure the fair and impartial treatment of the general public.

Training: Develops content, structure and format of Departmental training in EEO compliance and workplace Diversity.

Other duties as assigned/required by the Office of the Superintendent or as required for the position.



Education: Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited four year college or university.

Experience: Six years of professional Human Resources experience, including three years of experience working with, and expert knowledge of Title VI and Title VII issues.


Preferred Qualifications:

1. Familiarity with Title VII, Title VI, Title 20 and Title II ADA regulations as well as other Federal and State laws governing employment.

2. Managerial/supervisory experience with planning, implementing and monitoring compliance of EEO Program.


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.


In accordance with Section 2-204 (b) (6) of the Public Safety Article, candidates for positions in this classification will be subject to an initial drug screening, a physical examination and a complete criminal background investigation, to include a polygraph examination, before permanent appointment can be made. A criminal conviction may be grounds for rejection of the candidate.


The selection process for this recruitment will involve a review of each application. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on an eligible list in the BEST QUALIFIED, BETTER QUALIFIED or QUALIFIED category and remain eligible for consideration for at least one year from the date of examination. The list will be used by the hiring manager to select the individual to fill the vacancy.


The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position. You may be required to complete a qualifications supplement, or the rating may be based on your application. Report all experience and education that is related to this position. Applicants may be given a physical examination and will be subject to an interview, background investigation, polygraph examination and substance abuse testing.



NOTE: Currently, applicants are limited to uploading one file. As a result, it is strongly urged that those applying upload ALL required and additional documents (undergraduate and graduate transcripts, resumes, etc.) as one file. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit an application via mail. The Maryland State Application Form can be found online.

Completed applications, required documentation and any required addendums may be mailed to:

Maryland State Police

Human Resources Division

1201 Reisterstown Road

Pikesville, MD 21208

ATTN: William Boniarski

It is the policy of the Maryland State Police to comply with all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting employment discrimination and to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, gender, identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, belief or opinion, sex, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

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