Unique Opportunity in Health Care Human Resources Management
Employee and Labor Relations Liaison (2366) SR
(Personnel Administrator I (2366), located within the DHMH, Office of Human Resources)
LOCATION: 201 West Preston Street, Baltimore MD 21201
SALARY: $43,725 - $69,999 Salary range (Grade 17)
$43,725 - $56,750 (Hiring range salary)
CLOSING DATE: Applications must be received by the DHMH Recruitment and Selection Office no later
then close of business, 5 p.m. on August 6, 2012 – No postmarks will be accepted.
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) oversees Maryland’s health care delivery system and funds health services for over one million vulnerable Marylanders. The FY 2013 allowance for DHMH totals $10.19 billion. Since 2007, in historically difficult economic times, the O’Malley-Brown Administration has expanded healthcare coverage to approximately 400,000 more Marylanders. During this period, the State received national acclaim for expanding access to health and dental care for low-income children, Maryland’s infant mortality rate declined to the lowest level ever recorded, and funding for patients in State-funded drug treatment increased by 22%.
DESCRIPTION: The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) is seeking a talented individual with exceptional critical thinking, judgment, decision making and social perceptiveness skills to assist the Director of the Office of Human Resources (OHR) in exploring solutions to challenging employment and labor relation situations, in compliance with Federal and State statutes and regulations. These include but are not limited to the Family Medical Leave Act; the Fair Labor Standards Act; the Immigration and Nationality Act; Maryland Annotated Code – State Personnel and Pensions; Code of Maryland Regulations and the Memorandums of Understanding with the Exclusive Union Bargaining Representatives for employees of the State of Maryland, including DHMH employees. The position serves as a liaison between the Office of the Attorney General and the Office of Human Resources and works directly with OHR Division Chiefs and DHMH Program Managers to provide guidance and training relating to statutory, regulatory and legal authorities on employment issues.
Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
Experience: Four years of professional personnel work in the areas of either job analysis, job evaluation, salary administration, employee recruitment and selection, employer-employee relations, personnel program evaluation or personnel policy formulation. Professional personnel management work experience includes 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 personnel policies and procedures to meet agency-unique needs.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will possess a Juris Doctor or equivalent degree from an accredited school of law and one year experience or specialization in an area of employment law, or a Juris Doctor or equivalent from an accredited school of law and two years experience researching and analyzing laws, regulations, policies and precedent decisions to prepare for hearings and/or to determine conclusions. In addition the ideal candidate will possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
1. Thirty graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in the fields of personnel administration, human resources management, business administration, public administration, statistics, tests and measurements, or psychology may be substituted for up to two years of the required experience.
2. Professional personnel management work experience as defined above may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for up to four years of the required education.
3. Paraprofessional personnel management work experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for up to four years of the required education. Paraprofessional management work is defined as work involving the application of public sector procedures, policies rules and regulations to specific employment actions. Appropriate paraprofessional experience should include responsibility for activities such as preparing and maintaining employment records, calculating salaries, applying and interpreting rules and policies, preparing personnel-related reports, counseling employees regarding benefits and obligations and responding to inquiries concerning employment actions.
4. For employer-employee relations positions applicants may substitute the possession of a Juris Doctor of equivalent degree from an accredited school of law for the required experience.
Special Requirements of the Classification:
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.
How to Apply: Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications, limitations and selective qualifications (if indicated) will be evaluated. The evaluation will 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. To ensure that you provide sufficient information, you may add separate pages, if necessary. For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date.
To be considered for this position, submit a Maryland State application MS-100 form to:
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Recruitment & Selection Division
P.O. Box 22330
Baltimore, MD 21203-4330
Drop Off Address:
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Recruitment and Selection Division
201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B
Baltimore, MD 21201
PLEASE NOTE: This is a position specific recruitment. The resulting eligibility list will be used to staff this position or function only. Interested persons need to reapply for any future recruitment for this classification. Applicants certified to this list will remain eligible only for this particular position for a period of one year.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling:
(410) 767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.
For Recorded Job Information, call: 410-767-6018.