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HR Officer III (056692)

Senior HR Generalist

Recruitment #23-004917-0004


This is a Skilled Service position with full State of Maryland benefits

Work that Matters. The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development(DHCD) is a national leader in the financing and development of affordable housing and community development lending. 

The office of Human Resources is dedicated to collaborating with all DHCD divisions and offices to maximize the potential of our greatest asset - our employees. We focus on delivering quality customer services internally and externally. We are committed to recruiting, developing, compensating and retaining a talented and highly skilled workforce to better serve the citizens of Maryland.

HR Values:
High Quality Customer Service
·    Advise and support our executives, managers, supervisors and employees.
·    Be readily available and accessible to all.
·    Respond to the needs of our customers in an efficient, effective and timely manner.

·    Share information.
·    Participate with inclusion.
·    Lend a helping hand to any and all customers.

·    Maintain confidentiality.
·    Be transparent in revealing our decision making process.
·    Consistently maintain fair and ethical standards.




7800 Harkins Road Lanham, MD 20706.

The Department of Housing and Community Development Headquarters is located in Prince George's County across from the New Carrollton Metro stop.


This position serves as the Senior HR Generalist within the Office of Human Resources (OHR) for the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). The Senior HR Generalist is responsible for executing human resource personnel activities, specifically in the areas of recruitment, classification and compensation, benefits, leave, and performance management. This position supervises and leads HR staff in coordinating permanent and contractual full-lifecycle recruitments and processing personnel actions in accordance with the established deadlines. 

Additionally, the position ensures that divisions and programs promptly and effectively fill vacancies by using the JobAps applicant tracking system, Workday HRIS system, and other personnel databases and systems. Uses discretion and independent judgment to make decisions and provide recommendations to upper management and executives related to personnel. This position functions with minimal supervision and must be able to make decisions and communicate effectively. Works on sensitive and confidential projects that require high level direction, discretion and judgment; and ensures that policies and practices are upheld and enforced Implement and maintain documents required for compliance and audits.

Please note: Employees must successfully complete their probation period to be eligible for hybrid telework.


Experience: Seven years of experience, three 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 and an additional four years of professional HR management work experience in the areas of recruitment and selection, classification, salary administration, employee relations, or 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, 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 three 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.

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.


  • Knowledge and experience of the full life cycle (i.e. preparing, sourcing, screening, selecting, hiring, and onboarding) recruitment process.
  • Supervisory experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or Business Administration, Science, Management or Public Administration or related field.
  • Master’s Degree in Human Resources or Business Administration, Management or Public Administration or related field.


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 provide sufficient information on your application to document that you meet the minimum qualifications for this recruitment. Unofficial transcripts, certifications or diplomas to document educational or certification qualifications are required. Educational credentials from foreign countries must be evaluated by an approved education review service. This evaluation must be submitted with your application. For further information, you may call International Consultants of Delaware, Inc. (302) 737-8715 or World Education Services Inc. 1-800-932-3897 or (202) 331-2925. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year. Eligible list may be used to fill future vacancies of the same classification. Successful candidates must document eligibility to work in the U.S. upon hire.

Please note: The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is not sponsoring new employees in application of the H-1B Visa at this time due to budgetary constraints. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986. Federal regulations prohibit H1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees, all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer.


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. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Report all experience and education that is related to this position.

Candidates will be subject to a Microsoft Excel test and a writing sample. 



Online applications are STRONGLY preferred. However, if you wish to submit a paper application, you may mail your application and materials to:
Kathleen Hubbard
Department of Housing and Community Development
Office of Human Resources
7800 Harkins Road, Lanham, MD 20706
All application materials must be received by the filing deadline. If you are unable to upload your transcripts into the system, please send via email to miles.peterson@maryland.govPlease include the following information in the body of the email:
  • Attn: Kathleen Hubbard, Employee Relations and HR Generalist Manager
  • Your First and Last Name
  • Recruitment #
  • Classification (Job Title) of Recruitment
Incorrect application forms, or resumes in place of the application, will not be accepted. If you are interested in these positions and cannot apply online please fill out the paper application. For questions concerning these positions, please call 301-429-7418.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.

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.

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