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PSCS Management Advocate I

Recruitment #19-006907-0001

Introduction

This is a Special Appointment position with the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. The incumbent serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

Office of the Secretary

Employee Relations Unit

300 E. Joppa Road, Suite 1100, Towson, MD 21286-3020

POSITION DUTIES

The Management Advocate I position is an entry level position at the Departmental level of employee relations work. involved in the serves as a legal advisor to Secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services on Second Step Appeals and renders legally sufficient decisions on Disciplinary Action and Grievance and Dispute Resolution Appeals. The incumbent also represents the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services management on appeals of grievances, disciplinary actions and dispute resolution complaints before the Department of Budget and Management and at the Office of Administrative Hearings. This position makes recommendations to the Secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services on the legal sufficiency of Notices of Termination, Notices of Disciplinary Charges and appeals of terminations. This position represents the Department at Settlement Conferences before the Department of Budget and Management.

The incumbent is also responsible for interpreting, reviewing and resolving employee-employer relations disputes arising out of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. This position also schedules and conducts administrative conferences as designee of head of the principal unit and renders decisions related to grievance and disciplinary appeals; reviews facts and determines appropriateness of imposed discipline based on evidence and testimony presented in disciplinary appeals and in accordance to applicable laws, regulations and policies and case precedents; reviews facts and determines the viability of Dispute Resolution Complaints filed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the State of Maryland and the Union; and reviews facts and determines whether HR policy or regulation has been interpreted and applied correctly to the employee.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited college or university  

Experience: None

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Coursework from an accredited school of law in Employment Law, Labor Law, Trial Advocacy

Experience in Employment Law, Labor Law, Administrative Law, or acting as an advocate in trials or hearings

Experience in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and/or settlement negotiations

Excellent communication skills

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

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.

SELECTION PROCESS

All persons who meet the minimum qualification will be approved on the certification list and will be placed on the employment (eligible) 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.

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after the above closing date.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at Application.Help@maryland.gov 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.