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Executive/Leadership Recruitment Specialist

Recruitment #19-004914-0001




Department of Human Services

Human Resource Development and Training

311 W. Saratoga Street

Baltimore MD 21201-3500


This position is responsible for recruitment activities and hiring employment responsibilities for the Department of Human Services (DHS), Office of the Secretary and all Executive/Leadership positions that report to this office. These include the following: Family Investment Administration (FIA), Social Service Administration (SSA), Child Support Administration (CSA), Office of Technology for Human Services (OTHS), Budget and Finance, Procurement, Division of Administrative Operations, Office of Communications, Office of Government Affairs, Office of the Inspector General, Maryland Legal Services. In addition, this position provides consultation and technical assistance to the 23 Local Departments of Social Services on contractual recruitments and management level recruitments. 

This position is responsible for conducting recruitments for Executive/Leadership positions within the agency; prepares vacancy announcements and requests position specific recruitment; sends notices to candidates and applicants; reviews, screens and approves eligible applicants; finalizes the appointment of selected candidate and obtains required approvals; verifies that appropriate procedures were followed and all supporting documentation is included in selection packet, from initial recruitment effort through actual notification of start date; and complies with laws, regulations, policies and guidelines.

Other duties include processing approvals to fill vacant positions throughout the entire agency; reviewing job descriptions (MS-22) for completion and review by DHS/Classification Unit; creating reports to monitor requests pending with DBM; conducting and coordinating new employee orientation sessions; preparing and conducting recruitment/employment training sessions for DHS staff; and conducting employee exit interviews with Executive/Leadership employees.


EDUCATION: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

EXPERIENCE: One year of PROFESSIONAL HR experience involving recruitment and employment services, classification and compensation, employee relations, test development and validation, job analysis, job evaluation, salary administration, HR program evaluation, or HR policy formulation .

(Paraprofessional job experience--see description in Notes section below--is not qualifying for this minimum experience qualification.)


1. Professional HR management work in the areas of recruitment and selection, classification, salary administration, employee relations, test development and validation or as a generalist may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for up to four years of the required education.

2. Paraprofessional personnel work experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for up to four years of the required education. Paraprofessional personnel work is defined as work involving the application of public sector personnel procedures, policies, rules and regulations to specific employment actions. Appropriate paraprofessional personnel experience includes responsibility for activities such as: preparing and maintaining employment records, calculating salaries, applying personnel-related rules and policies, preparing personnel related reports, conducting employee orientation and counseling employees regarding benefits and obligations and responding to inquiries concerning employment procedures.

3. Thirty graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in the fields of HR/personnel administration, business administration, public administration, statistics, tests and measurements, psychology or a related field may be substituted for the required experience.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in human resources management classification or human resources management specialty codes in the human resources management field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.



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

Possession of a Bachelor's or Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Human Resource Management. 

One year experience using an HRIS system and the Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Email.

One year experience interpreting and applying HR related laws, regulations, policies and procedures within State Personnel Management System.

One year experience conducting or assisting with recruiting for positions.

One year experience conducting training for hiring managers concerning recruiting policies and procedures.

One year experience preparing position announcements or job advertisements for circulation.   

One year experience providing advice and guidance to employees, supervisors, program managers, agency executives and others on HR related matters.

The ability to communicate effectively and maintain confidentiality.



1. 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, 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.

2. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


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.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.


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.



The online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to, Department of Human Services, Examination Services Unit, 311 W. Saratoga Street, Room 134, Baltimore, Maryland 21201. All mailed documents must include the applicant's name and the job number and must be received by 5 P.M on the closing date.  Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the application.   

Please upload any requested supporting documentation. Resumes are not required. If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to 410-333-0882. 

Only additional materials that are requested will be accepted for this recruitment. If you have any questions concerning the recruitment process for this position, please call 410-767-7414.  TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.    

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  

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 applicants are encouraged to apply.  

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country and encourage them to apply.