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Recruitment #18-004923-0001




Maryland Department of Health, Office of Human Resources, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Deputy Director of the Office of Human Resources (OHR) for the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) reports to and works in close cooperation with the OHR Director to plan, direct, supervise, and coordinate the work activities in Recruitment and Selection; Employment Services (HR Generalists); Employee Relations (grievance and disciplinary action appeals); Labor Relations; Payroll; Training Services; and HR Information Systems (reporting and data analysis); and Diversity and Inclusion.  The Deputy Director must be a strong leader and manager, as he/she has direct management responsibilities for the most of the leaders of each of these divisions.  This position develops and evaluates HR policies and procedures for HR representatives in MDH field units and assists in overseeing field HR representatives relative to HR policies and procedures, assuring compliance with State and Federal statutes and regulations. The Deputy Director may serve as the Director in their absence.

The Deputy Director, OHR may be called upon as a technical advisor to MDH management on any matter relating to the State Personnel Management System, corresponding Federal and State statutes, regulations, policies, procedures, and Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with the Exclusive Bargaining Representatives for Maryland State Employees.  The position may advise all levels of MDH management regarding strategic planning and organizational development and how changes affect employee compensation and working conditions.  This position may also represent MDH on the Statewide Personnel Advisory Committee (PAC) and may assist in labor negotiations.  The incumbent will perform projects and special assignments at the direction of the Secretary, Deputy Secretaries, Chief of Staff, and/or OHR Director.



Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and six (6) years of professional experience including 4 years in professional human resources work and 2 years supervisory or managerial experience. Applicants may substitute four (4) years of professional human resources management experience for the Bachelors degree.

Professional human resources work can be in the areas of either job analysis, job evaluation, salary administration, employee recruitment and selection, employer-employee relations, human resource program evaluation or human resource policy formulation. Professional human resource management work experience would include creating eligible lists, developing position selection plans, conducting recruitment efforts, performing job analysis and evaluation to determine appropriate classification and salary; interpreting, and applying the State Personnel Management System laws, rules, regulations and standards, reviewing requests for disciplinary actions and recommending appropriate resolution, representing management at hearings and grievances, providing advice and guidance regarding standards of conduct and the performance evaluation process, and developing and implementing human resources policies and procedures to meet agency-unique needs.


The ideal candidate will have demonstrated successes in HR management and leadership; project management and prioritization; problem solving; critical thinking; social perceptiveness; and/or sound judgment.  Successful HR experience with one or more Maryland State Agencies is also preferred.


This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.  A resume must accompany your application.

Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year.

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201.  The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689.  Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251. 

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.



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. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.