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Deputy Director, Maryland Public Employee Relations Board


Recruitment #23-005479-0039


To apply, please submit resumes/references to Erica L. Snipes, PERB Interim Executive Director at by 11/22/2023 at 11:59PM, ET.  The subject line should read: (YOUR NAME – Position Title). 




This position is located in beautiful downtown Annapolis at:


Maryland Public Employee Relations Board Office

45 Calvert Street, Annapolis MD


A hybrid (telework/in office) work schedule may be available upon request.

Main Purpose of Job

During the 2023 legislative session, the legislature consolidated the State Labor Relations Board, the Public School Labor Relations Board and the State Higher Education Labor Relations Board and created the Public Employee Relations Board (PERB).  The new PERB has the responsibility of overseeing collective bargaining for all public employees. 


The newly formed PERB is seeking three Deputy Directors (one for Executive Branch labor relations, one for public school labor relations, and one for public higher education labor relations).  Each Deputy will have the responsibility to investigate unfair labor practice charges and claims within their respective area of public employment.  


• Each Deputy Director will serve at the direction of the Board.

• Each Deputy Director, within their subject area, shall investigate Unfair Labor Practice charges and present the results of their investigation to the Board upon which the Board shall rely upon for a determination of probable cause to issue a complaint against the charged party. 

•The Deputy Directors will need to rely upon prior opinions and decisions of the former Boards to assist in their determination of probable cause. 

•Each Deputy Director will attempt at all times to seek informal resolution of charges or complaints.


• Individuals in the Deputy Director position should be self-starting, self-motivated, and possess the knowledge and experience the statute requires.

• They must be prepared for direction from the Board about the investigative materials/results they provide to the Board. 

•Applicants should have knowledge of what constitutes “probable cause” regarding unfair labor practice charges alleging conduct in bargaining that impacts bargaining, so they may present an appropriate determination for the Board in such matters. 

•Applicants should have excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

•Applicants should have at least three (3) years of experience in the field of employee and/or labor relations.

•Based on the current Public Employee Relations Board caseload, those with knowledge and experience in labor relations at public higher education institutions and public K through 12 schools, will be scheduled for interviews first.



To apply, please submit resumes/references to Erica L. Snipes, PERB Interim Executive Director at by 11/22/2023 at 11:59PM, ET. The subject line should read: (YOUR NAME – Position Title). 

Ms. Snipes may be reached by phone at (410) 260-7291, if there are questions about the Deputy Director position or the interview process. 

The State of Maryland is committed to diversity among its staff, and recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services to supporters and constituents. The State of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or disability, or any other legally protected basis. The State of Maryland is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the hiring process and on the job, as required by applicable law. The State of Maryland will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited.

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