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Recruitment #23-001710-0009


When you join the Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS), you join a team of more than 5,000 employees across the state dedicated to positively changing the lives of more than 1 million Marylanders each year. We do this by providing economic support, preventive services, and caring for children and adults. 

We aim to deliver services so that we more quickly meet the needs of the people we serve. At DHS, we grapple with hard questions to find new ways to foster a culture of bold innovation. We do this to ensure that in Maryland, we leave no one behind.

This recruitment is limited to current State of Maryland employees only. 




Baltimore City Department of Social Services 
Office of Human Resources 
1910 N. Broadway 
Baltimore, MD 21213

Main Purpose of Job

The incumbent will effectively function as principal Personnel Associate I to the Baltimore City Department of Social Services (BCDSS) Administrative Specialist III by assisting with the day- to-day operations in the Office of Human Resources. This position is responsible for ensuring the accurate application of the appropriate personnel rules, guidelines and regulations for each transaction of the Office of Human Resources. This position will assist the Health Benefits Unit and the Workday/Processing Unit in daily activities such as preparing and processing 6034's, conducting retirement interviews and processing retirement paperwork. Incumbent will manage databases as well as performing technical and secretarial duties. This position will perform a variety of tasks ranging from highly specialized function to a broad range of general personnel activities involving the application and explanation of principles and practices of the personnel system. This position will also service as backup coverage for the front desk receptionist for the Office of Human Resources. Greet and assist internal and external customer.


  • Collect information from the Hiring and Promotions Unit for accurate and timely submission for seating arrangements and equipment requests. 

  • On Board new employees into SailPoint and request computer logon, Google account, laptop, and agency cell phone for all staff.
  • Evaluate and maintain the Off-Boarding data tracker system to ensure accurate documentation of existing employees. 
  • Prepare and process 6034's in order to generate the Off-Boarding process that impacts all employees that are separating from the agency (resignation, termination, transferring or retiring etc.) 


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.

Education:   Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Six months of general clerical or administrative support experience, at least three months must have been paraprofessional personnel experience involving the application of personnel procedures, policies, rules and regulations to specific employment actions. Appropriate paraprofessional personnel experience should have included responsibility for activities such as, preparing and maintaining employment records, calculating salaries, applying and interpreting rules and policies, preparing personnel-related reports, counseling employees regarding benefits and obligations, and responding to inquiries concerning employment actions.

Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in human resources assistance classification or human resources assistance 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 regarding your qualifications.

One year experience of customer service with internal and external customers.

One year experience working for Maryland State Government.

One year experience with maintaining confidential information.

One year experience using Google Workspace, Microsoft Office, Smartsheet, and Workday.


This recruitment is limited to current State of Maryland employees only. 




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.


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.


As an employee of the State of Maryland, you will have access to outstanding benefits, including: health insurance, dental, and vision plans offered at a low cost. CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR MORE DETAILS: STATE OF MARYLAND BENEFITS.

  • Personal Leave - new State employees are awarded six (6) personnel days annually (prorated based on start date).
  • Annual Leave - ten (10) days of accumulated annual leave per year.
  • Sick Leave - fifteen (15) days of accumulated sick leave per year.  
  • Parental Leave - up to sixty (60) days of paid parental leave upon the birth or adoption of a child.
  • Holidays - State employees also celebrate at least twelve (12) holidays per year.  
  • Pension - State employees earn credit towards a retirement pension.
  • Positions may be eligible for telework.


The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to, Department of Human Services, Examination Services Unit, 311 W. Saratoga Street, First Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.

Or email Voice 410-767-7416, toll-free: 1-800-332-6347. 


All mailed documents must include the applicant's name and the job number and must be received by 5 p.m. on the closing date. 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 410-767-4850 or 

Do not submit unsolicited documentation.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

As an 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 applicants are encouraged to apply.


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

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