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Director, Fair Practices Office

Recruitment #22-005475-0007


***REPOST, Previous applicants do not need to reapply***

This is a Management Service position that serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority. This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Office of the Secretary.  The resulting eligible list will be used to fill this position only.




Tawes State Office Building, 580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, Maryland (Anne Arundel County). Option for telework and flexible work locations.

Main Purpose of Job

This position serves as the Fair Practices Officer for the Department of Natural Resources and reports directly to the Deputy Secretary. The position manages, directs and administers the Equal Opportunity programs for DNR 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.

The Director of the Fair Practices Office directs, coordinates, administers and manages all programs in the Fair Practices Section for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources 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 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 Deputy Secretary on legally and politically sensitive issues related to discrimination, harassment, and hiring practices.


Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited, four-year college or university

Experience: Eight (8) years of recent professional experience implementing an equal employment opportunity program and ensuring adherence to fair practice standards to include administration of programs for persons with disabilities and policy implementation.


Please make sure 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 may be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) 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 online application is preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to: Department of Natural Resources, Human Resources, 580 Taylor Avenue, C-3 Annapolis, MD 21401. The Human Resources unit is not responsible for applications sent to any other address.

Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application.

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 or call 410-767-4850.

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Christopher Langley at

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Candidates with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.

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