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Deputy Director of Human Resources

Recruitment #23-004924-0001


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

Main Purpose of Job

This position is responsible for the direction and day-to-day management of multiple units within the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, Human Resources Services Division (HRSD). The units include: Talent Acquisition and Retention, Background Investigations; Polygraph and Psychological Examinations, Call Center Operations, Employee Health and Risk Management; Compensation and Classification, Records Management, Human Resources Information Systems, and the Operational Support Units. The incumbent supports the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) in the management and development of all assigned staff and in division-wide goals, policy development, performance implementation. This position provides support to DPSCS Executives, Department heads, and management personnel, requiring a vast knowledge of Federal laws, State regulations, and Departmental directives related to personnel matters. 



Supports the Chief Human Resources Officer of the Human Resources Division (HRSD) with back-up responsibilities in all areas of leadership and management of the various units within the Department. Evaluates the appropriateness of HR actions based on guidelines, procedures and precedents and selects approaches or solutions to HR related problems.

Interprets State Personnel and Pensions Articles, Code of Maryland Regulations, and Department of Budget and Management Guidelines. Develops, adapts and implements Departmental policies to meet unique agency needs.

Advises management and executive level staff on the interpretation of the Memorandum of Understanding as it relates to HRSD.

Technical Assistance

Provides guidance, technical assistance and interpretation to the Departmental program managers, agency heads, division directors, and agency Personnel Administrators regarding all Human Resources issues to include: Department-wide recruitment and testing; staffing needs; employee relations; employee health services; classification and salary issues; research and statistics (to include StateStat) and the personnel services unit.

Manages multiple units within the Human Resources Services Division. Serves as the Subject Matter Expert for the State Personnel System implementation and utilization.

Strategic Planning and Executive Oversight

Collaborates with the Executive CHRO of HRSD to prepare responses to the Governor, Department Secretary, Deputy Secretary, members of the legislature, and elected officials concerning complaints and proposed legislation and regulation unique to the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.

Supports the CHRO of HRSD in planning and scheduling HR related meetings with executives and staff to review and clarify personnel practices and activities in Departmental agencies, providing advice and assistance, as necessary.

Serves on policy committees, interview panels, work groups and other initiatives at the request of senior leadership.

Reviews audits of departmental HR offices to determine compliance with policies and guidelines developed by the Department of Budget and Management and the DPSCS Office of the Secretary.

May testify before legislative bodies in order to render expertise or represent the organization or program.

May participate processes and provide direction for grievances.

Performance Management

Manages other duties as assigned. Works collaboratively with HRSD staff and DPSCS management to achieve stated objectives and goals.

Writes performance standards and evaluates all HRSD Managers according to the Performance Planning and Evaluation Program. Collaboratively trains supervisors and staff in the Performance Evaluation Process (PEP).

Establishes HR program goals and objectives, develops and implements departmental HR policies and procedures, and evaluates the accomplishments of HR program. Prepare and interpret data analytics to measure performance.

Evaluates fiscal and operational impact of HR related actions. 


Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Human Resources, Business Management or Administrations or Industrial Organizational Psychology or related field or commensurate experience.

Experience: Seven (7) years of professional HR experience which must be at a supervisory or management level; overseeing and coordinating the general operations of an HR specialist or generalist unit to include; applying personnel rules and regulations, developing recruitment and retention strategies and supporting promotional processes. Five (5) years of the experience should be directing or managing multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices, employee and union relations, talent acquisition, performance management, and federal and state respective employment laws.



PHR/SHRM Certification

Experience in general HR operations and procedures, formulating policy, and assisting in developing and implementing new strategies and procedures in partnership with senior leadership.


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.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

To submit the qualifying documents; the preferred method is to upload them using the "other" tab on the online application.

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

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 recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

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