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Recruitment, Exams, and Promotions Deputy Director


Recruitment #23-004920-0003


 "Together, we are building a stronger Maryland."

-  Governor Wes Moore

Do you want to lead a dynamic, innovative team? Join one of the State of Maryland’s largest agencies, the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS)! When you work at DPSCS, it’s an opportunity to support and impact our large workforce, help ensure the public safety of Maryland’s residents and change the lives of returning citizens.

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The ideal candidate will have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills with previous experience managing and leading a HR recruitment or talent acquisition team.     

This is a MANAGEMENT SERVICES position with the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. The incumbent serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority.




6776 Reisterstown Road

Baltimore, MD 21215


As the Deputy Director of Recruitment, Exams, and Promotions, the incumbent will ensure that all members of the DPSCS Recruitment Unit are adhering to COMAR, MD State Personnel and Pension Articles, and the Agency hiring standards as they relate to recruitment, examination and retention efforts performed for all positions within the DPSCS. This position will oversee recruitment efforts to fill vacant positions, coordinate promotional opportunities, test development and validation, and the implementation of retention strategies. In conjunction with the Director, the incumbent will also lead several administrative functions including:


Policy Administration and Management

  • Establishing procedures and methods for conducting recruitments and examinations for all agency classifications to ensure that sufficient pools of qualified applicants are available for filling vacancies.
  • Ensuring that all appointments are made in compliance with the appropriate laws and regulations and resolves appeals/ grievances. 
  • Promoting the development of retention strategies and statistical data collection by implementing strategies as they relate to recruitment, examination and retention.
  • Overseeing promotional processes for mandated positions. 
  • Managing field and administrative recruitment teams.

Strategic Planning and Stakeholder Engagement

  • Establishing organizational goals and strategies based on evidence based practices, current trends, statistical data, and workforce forecasting. 
  • Identifying and collecting data/information from a variety of stakeholders and sources in an objective, unbiased manner in order to enable strategic and leadership decision making for recruitment and retention.
  • Maintaining a liaison and coordination relationship with Agency Hiring Managers and with the DBM Recruitment & Examination Division of the Office of Personnel Services and Benefits.
  • Providing training, guidance and technical assistance and interpretation to Appointing Authorities, Agency Heads, Program Managers and agency HR staff regarding recruitment, examination and retention in accordance with the State Personnel Pension Article and COMAR.
  • Planning, coordinating, and attending job/ career fairs to represent the DPSCS in the recruitment of qualified applicants and provides technical assistance to operating agencies regarding recruitment and selection procedures/guidelines.
  • Drafting narrative and statistic reports for recruitment, testing, auditing, budgeting, and reporting.


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


Experience: Five (5) years of professional HR experience involving recruitment and talent acquisition. At least two (2) years must have been in an HR supervisory capacity.

Note:  Additional HR management work in the areas of recruitment and selection or talent acquisition may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for up to four (4) years of the required education.


Preference may be given to applicants that possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualifications.

  • Experience with State Service HR and recruitment 
  • Experience with providing guidance to management and employees regarding state employment, compensation, classification and other aspects of Human Resources 
  • Experience with processing and/or approving HR transactions in Workday 
  • Experience with recruitment tasks in JobAps 
  • Two or more years of supervisory experience
  • Experience with large volume of recruitments


1. Specific educational and experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.

2. 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.


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.


  • 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.
  • Student Loan Forgiveness - Employees with the State of Maryland are eligible to participate in the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Mass Transit Benefit​ - Permanent State employees are entitled to use the Baltimore Light Rail, the Baltimore Metro Subway, the Baltimore Bus Service


Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be emailed to Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment.

If you are submitting additional information, the preferred method is to upload it with your application. All uploaded additional information must be received by the closing date and time. If you are unable to upload, please email the requested information to referencing the recruitment number in the subject line. Only additional materials that are requested will be accepted for this recruitment.

For other HR related questions, please contact the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, HRSD-Recruitment Division at 410-585-3999.

Ashley Lohr

If you are having difficulties with submitting your online application, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at <> or 410-767-4850.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged 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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