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Office of Equal Opportunity Director


Recruitment #24-005482-0003


 "Together, we are building a stronger Maryland."

-  Governor Wes Moore

Do you want to lead a dynamic, innovative team? Join one of the State of Maryland’s largest agencies, the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS)! When you work at DPSCS, it’s an opportunity to support and impact our large workforce, help ensure the public safety of Maryland’s residents and change the lives of returning citizens.

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This is a Management Services position with the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS). The incumbent serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority.    




6776 Reisterstown Road

Baltimore, MD 21215


The Director for the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) is responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring programming to ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal civil rights laws and regulations relating to affirmative action and equal employment opportunity. This position is responsible for implementing initiatives that support the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and in recruitment, selection, and employment. Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in the interpretation and implementation of procedures which support Departmental compliance with employment-based federal and state regulatory requirements.
  • Managing the development, coordination, and implementation of Department wide affirmative action plans in compliance with Federal and State statutes.
  • Partnering with senior leadership to establish and implement strategic practices that foster an employee oriented and high performance culture emphasizing growth, quality, productivity and high ethical standards.
  • Overseeing the investigation and resolution of complaints relating to discrimination and unfair practices.
  • Conducting outreach efforts and maintaining liaison relationships with protected class interest groups throughout the State.


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

Experience: Eight (8) years of recent professional experience implementing an equal employment opportunity program and ensuring adherence to fair practice standards to include administration of programs for persons with disabilities.


Note: Candidates may substitute additional experience as outlined above on a year-for-year basis for up to four (4) years of the required 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.

  • Previous experience training all levels of staff on EEO policies and regulations.
  • Demonstrated experience and success in addressing complaints and applying investigative techniques relating to employment and employee relations including but not limited to EEO, ADA, FLSA, and FMLA, Title VII.
  • Experience in litigation or mediation.


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 placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


Specific educational and experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.


As an employee of the State of Maryland, you will have access to outstanding benefits, including: health insurance, dental, and vision plans offered at a low cost.


  • Personal Leave - new State employees are awarded six (6) personnel days annually (prorated based on start date). 
  • Annual Leave - ten (10) days of accumulated annual leave per year. 
  • Sick Leave - fifteen (15) days of accumulated sick leave per year.  
  • Parental Leave - up to sixty (60) days of paid parental leave upon the birth or adoption of a child. 
  • Holidays - State employees also celebrate at least twelve (12) holidays per year.   
  • Pension - State employees earn credit towards a retirement pension.
  • Student Loan Forgiveness - Employees with the State of Maryland are eligible to participate in the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Mass Transit Benefit​ - Permanent State employees are entitled to use the Baltimore Light Rail, the Baltimore Metro Subway, the Baltimore Bus Service


Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be emailed to Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment.

If you are submitting additional information, the preferred method is to upload it with your application. All uploaded additional information must be received by the closing date and time. If you are unable to upload, please email the requested information to referencing the recruitment number in the subject line. Only additional materials that are requested will be accepted for this recruitment.

For other HR related questions, please contact the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, HRSD-Recruitment Division at 410-585-3999.

Ashley Lohr

If you are having difficulties with submitting your online application, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at <> or 410-767-4850.

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 recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.


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