Employer/Employee Relations Officer-Personnel Officer I
Maryland Department of Transportation - Maryland

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RECRUITMENT AND EXAMINATION ANNOUNCEMENT

** OPEN RECRUITMENT ** ** SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS **

Employer/Employee Relations Officer PERSONNEL OFFICER I (2245)

SALARY: $37,006 -- $58,719

CLOSING DATE: February 28, 2013

DESCRIPTION: This individual will be responsible for providing counseling and guidance to all levels of management, and is responsible for interpreting MDOT policy in relation to complex Employer/Employee Relations issues. The position represents the Modal Administration in grievance proceedings, disciplinary actions, and unemployment insurance hearings to officially present, defend and negotiate the Agency's position before the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and at the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH). The position interfaces with the Equal Employment Opportunity Unit, Classification Unit, Recruitment and Selection and Employee Services, on matters that impact employer-employee relations. The position will be involved in conducting investigations on behalf of management, interpreting cited rules, and policies, and reviewing initiated requests proceeding to a Step Two Grievance Hearing at The Secretary's Office (TSO). This position also assists the EER Manager with managing all aspects of the Administration's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and referrals to the State Medical Advisor. The employee will provide training on various MDOT policies such as Violence in the Workplace and Substance Abuse in the Workplace. The current vacancy exists for Personnel Officer I at the State Highway Administration (SHA) in Baltimore, MD. The eligible list produced from the recruitment may be utilized for future Personnel Officer I (Employer/Employee Relations) vacancies within MDOT.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Two (2) 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; one (1) year of which must have involved professional Employer/Employee Relations (EER) experience advising and representing management on employee disciplinary appeals and grievances.*

* A Selective Qualification Recruitment is conducted for a job or position when there is a specific or additional bona fide occupational qualification (i.e., knowledge, skill or ability).

Notes: 1. Thirty (30) graduate semester credits from a college or university in the fields of personnel administration, business administration, public administration, statistics, tests and measurements, or psychology may be substituted for one year of the general experience. Education cannot be substituted for the selective qualifications experience.

2. Paraprofessional or professional personnel management work experience may be substituted on a year for year basis for up to four years of the required education.

3. For employer-employee relations positions, applicants may substitute the possession of a Juris Doctor or equivalent degree from an accredited school of law for the required experience. This education cannot substitute for the selective qualifications experience.

Licenses, Registrations and Certificates:
Candidates appointed to positions in these classifications 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.

TO APPLY: You must complete a MDOT application to be considered for this recruitment. RESUMES CANNOT BE SUBSTITUTED FOR THE MDOT EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION. Please include all relevant experience on your application. This includes, but is not limited to, full or part time, volunteer, military, acting capacity, or any other experience that is relevant to the position you are applying for. Qualified applicants may be subject to background and reference checks. The examination for this recruitment may be an evaluation and rating of the information you provide on your application. Therefore it is important that you provide complete and accurate information. For an application, please call 410-865-1073.

Mail your application to: Recruitment and Examinations Unit, 7201 Corporate Center Drive, Mail Stop 140, Hanover, MD 21076, or you may apply online at https://jobs.mdot.state.md.us. Your application must be received by 2/28/13. Postmarks will not be accepted.

Applications sent without sufficient postage will not be accepted and will be returned. Applications sent through interoffice mail that are not received by the closing date will not be accepted. Appropriate auxiliary aids and services for qualified individuals with disability will be provided upon request. Please notify in advance. MD Relay Service Number (711). Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

The Maryland Department of Transportation is not sponsoring new employees in application of the H-1B Visa at this time due to budgetary constraints. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986. Federal regulations prohibit H1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees, all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer.

The incumbent in this position will not be a member of a covered bargaining unit and, therefore, will not be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.
WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
MDOT does not discriminate based on age, ancestry, color, creed, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, belief or opinion, sex, or sexual orientation.

Issue Date: 2/11/13

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