Jakiraman Jones, Member at Large

Jakiraman Jones

Maryland Public Television

Jakiraman Jones is a Human Resources professional experienced in the execution and delivery of sound practices aligning business objectives and organizational needs. Ms. Jones’ expertise includes recruitment, benefits, retirement, analytical, advisory, and consultative services relating to Human Resources and the interpretation of policies, procedures, laws and regulations. She is recognized for her outstanding professional achievements and has received several performance awards.

She has been an employee with the State of Maryland for over 16 years. During those 16 years as a Maryland State employee, she served in the following capacities: recruitment manager, HR Officer, two terms as an HR Officer I, HR Administrator, Management Associate, and Lead Residential Advisor.

Currently, Ms. Jones serves as the recruitment manager for Maryland Public Television. In this capacity she oversees the recruitment and employment services which includes: reviewing applications and resumes for appropriate classification and ranking of candidates; developing scoring matrices for interview panel scoring of candidates; provides training for hiring managers around the issues of recruiting and interviewing policies and procedures; preparing job advertisements for local and national publications, and implementing special recruiting activities for job fairs and college campuses.

Prior to her employment with MPT, Ms. Jones worked for the Department of Juvenile Services, Department of Public Safety and Corrections with the Parole and Probation Unit, and The Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulations.

Jakiraman is an alumnus of the University of Baltimore where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resource Management.  She also holds an Associate’s Degree in Computer Information Systems from Baltimore City Community College.

Currently, she is a member of IPMA-Patuxent River Basin Chapter. She holds the position of Member-at-Large on the board and volunteered as Chair of the Holiday committee for the past two years. She also is a member of Chesapeake Human Resources Association (CHRA) and volunteers on the Spring Conference and Diversity and Inclusion Committees.

Jakiraman is a positive and passionate role model and conducts herself with dignity and veracity. She has a passion for service and is dedicated to giving back to society. Her favorite quote is “to whom much is given, much is required.” She exhibits excellent interpersonal and communication skills and is dedicated to providing outstanding customer service.