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Manager of Employee Relations

HR Administrator III

Recruitment #23-004920-0002


The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from our divisions, we oversee State and federal programs that support the needs of a diverse population – students, teachers, principals, and other educators throughout Maryland.

This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.




Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building
200 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Note: All MSDE positions require in-person/on-site reporting.

Main Purpose of Job

This position serves as the Manager of Employee Relations for the Department of Human Resources in the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). This position supports the overall mission of MSDE by assisting with employee relations strategies consistently and equitably. The person in this position will perform various complex professional and administrative work related to employee/labor relations and recommend appropriate actions to the director. Other responsibilities of this position include partnering with leaders to provide guidance, training, and analysis, with respect to discipline, performance management, and other ER-related functions. This position requires a working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the Amercians with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA).


Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

Experience: Five years of professional Human Resources experience, including making determinations based on related employment law and regulations. Two of these years must have involved Employee Relations and/or Employment Services, including experience in review of ADA requests, employee grievance and disciplinary matters, and conducting grievance and disciplinary investigations.


Preferred candidates will possess:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in Human Resources or related discipline from an accredited college or university
  • Management experience in recruitment and selection, classification, salary administration, employee relations, test development and validation, or general HR 
  • Professional experience involving the Family Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, processing leave requests, unemployment compensation matters, State medical director referrals, processing injured workers claims, OSHA and Bureau of Labor Statistics data submission, policy review, and review of employment laws and regulations


Applicants must consent to State and FBI (CJIS) background check as a routine procedure for all employees. 


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. 

For education obtained outside of the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation will be required prior to hire. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

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.



It is preferred that applicants complete the MD State Government online application for employment -AND- submit their professional resume. The application must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for the position. If the applicant is unable to apply online, paper applications can be obtained from the link below and  mailed to MSDE Office of Human Resources, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. If there is a supplemental questionnaire, this must be completed and sent in with your paper application, if you are unable to apply online.

Please do not put "See Resume" in the job duties section of your application; your application will not be considered.  

All application materials must be received in our office by the closing date. Postmarks will not be accepted. Applications must be complete to be considered including all related job duties, even if those are also listed on an attached resume. Additional required materials may be uploaded with the online application or mailed to the address listed.

Inquiries can be made to 410-767-0019 TDD 410-333-3045. Appropriate accommodations can be made for individuals with disabilities.

If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850. TTY Users: Call via Maryland Relay.

Proof of eligibility to work is required in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.

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 candidates are encouraged to apply.

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