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Manager of Examination and Promotional Processes

Recruitment #17-004919-0003




Current Location: 6776 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, MD 21215

Future Location: 300 East Joppa Road, Towson, MD 21286

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to serve as the Human Resources Administrator for the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) Recruitment, Examination and Promotions Team. The HR Administrator II will manage projects with advanced level professional work in the administration of HR programs in the State Personnel Management System (SPMS). The incumbent has oversight of management functional areas such as recruitment, employment services, the interview process and creation of employment selection rating tools.

The HR Administrator II supervises members conducting job analysis studies to identify the job characteristics, and statistical analysis to assess the validity, reliability, readability, difficulty and impartiality of selection instruments. The HR Administrator II oversees the coordination and facilitation of various testing instruments throughout the state to include analyzing data and updating cloud based systems. The HR Administrator II ensures that staff troubleshoots technical and procedural issues with Ergometrics, Workday, JobAps and test scanning and scoring processes.


Summary of General Duties:

HR Administrator II manages the evaluation of competitive promotion requests, reviews vacancies within facilities, statewide, to ensure staffing needs are met while adhering to the Secretary's Directive on Promotions. Included is the evaluation of class and salary requests as it relates to pay plan amendment requests for promotions.

Explains and defends HR related actions and recommendations to supervisory and managerial staff, agency executives and by testifying in administrative and court proceedings.

The HR Administrator II leads new programs, special projects, assists in policy development and works with other managers to implement new procedures and apply regulations, policies and procedures. In addition, establishes work priorities and evaluates the performance of employees engaged in HR administration activities.

The HR Administrator assesses agency training needs and provides training in HR related or other employee development areas.

Performs other related duties


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

Experience: Four years 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.


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 up to two years of the required experience.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in human resources management classifications 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.


Applicants must meet this selective qualification to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

1 year of experience developing and administering Police and/or Correctional promotional processes to include; creating test development and structured interview policies and strategies.


The following qualifications are preferred, not required:

Experience managing subordinates in a professional HR environment

Experience developing employment and promotional test instruments


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.


The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.



To submit qualifying documents; the preferred method is to upload them using the "other" tab on the online application. However, if you’re unable to upload your documents, please fax requested information only to 410-585-0570 (providing a cover sheet with your contact information, recruitment name, recruitment number and the number of pages faxed). We will not consider information submitted after the closing date of this announcement.

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

Online applications are STRONGLY recommended; if you do not have internet access, please mail the Maryland State Application (paper) by the closing date to:

HRSD-Recruitment & Examination

ATTN: A. Coleman

6776 Reisterstown Road, Suite 309

Baltimore, MD 21215

For more information, please call 410-585- 3362

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

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