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Human Resources Manager (13904, Grade 30) 
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission - Silver Spring, MD 20902

$69,175 - $120,559 a year
Can you see yourself leveraging your considerable Human Resources talents to advance the human capital of a vibrant and growing parks system?

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a six-time National Recreation and Parks Association Gold Medal Award Winner, is seeking a Human Resources Manager to work at the Montgomery County Department of Parks, Silver Spring, Maryland. We are all about people. We have a career staff complement of nearly 800 employees, and we serve a diverse population of more than one million residents. We manage 421 parks on nearly 37,000 acres of parkland and we are fiscally sound with an annual operating budget of over $100 million, and a six-year Capital Improvement Program of over $180 million.

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, passionate and highly motivated Human Resources Professional. The ideal candidate can consistently deliver results in a timely and professional manner and is highly skilled at collaborating and communicating with internal and external customers.

The Human Resources Manager is directly responsible for the overall management, administration, coordination of the human resources function within the Department of Parks. This position will provide strategic and tactical guidance, advice, and support to Senior and Executive Management on the full range of issues pertaining to the operation and delivery of HR services, including but not limited to, consultation on complex or sensitive personnel matters, allocation of workforce resources, employee development, and development and execution of general human resources strategies and plans.

Examples of Important Duties

    • Responsible for the general leadership, direction, and supervision of the Human Resources (HR) staff and work program for the Department of Parks.
    • Plan and organize all HR activities within the Department to include: employee/labor relations, performance management, training and development, recruitment, and extended medical leave programs (i.e. FMLA, ADA, LTD, etc.)
    • Align HR work program goals to departmental goals, objectives and systems
    • Direct the development of internal HR processes and procedures relevant to the Department's HR work program.
    • Conduct internal and external research to ensure that the Department is in alignment with best practice approaches in the HR industry.
    • Create data -driven improvements to HR processes and programs
    • Provide guidance to management and staff on various HR matters to ensure internal procedures are standardized and in compliance with Commission policies and all Federal, State, and local employment laws.
    • Partner with Legal, Audit, Risk Management, Corporate HR, and other Commission entities to derive at recommendations that support policies and employment laws.
    • Lead meetings, facilitate management discussions, manage focus groups, and surveys to create HR initiatives that meet the needs of the Department.
    • Conduct investigations, gather, and analyze information pertaining to performance management and/or conduct issues to ensure resolutions are in compliance with Commission rules and regulations, Collective Bargaining Agreements, and Federal and State employment laws.
    • Provide recommendations to management and determine the appropriate course of action to address issues from initial stage to completion.
    • Foster and sustain trust with the Department's frontline workforce.
    • Develop and oversee department-wide on-boarding and succession planning efforts as well as an employee recognition program.
    • Utilize HRIS systems to manage and analyze HR data.
    • Expand recruitment efforts to include partnerships with educational institutes, outreach through social media, and apprenticeships.
    • Implement and support the Department's diversity and inclusion strategies.
    • Engage all levels of the Montgomery County Parks staff at meetings and training events and answer questions and concerns.
    • Develop and implement HR tools, resources, and training for management to utilize as a mechanism for effectively supervising their staff.
    • Recommend new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of Department and HR services performed.

Preferred Education and Experience:

     A master's degree in human resource management. HR Professional Certifications (SHRM-SCP, PHR, SPHR, IPMA-HR, etc.) Eight to Ten years of Human Resources Management experience with at least Five years of Supervisory experience

Minimum Qualifications1. Bachelor's degree in business administration, management, or related subject; and

2. Eight years of progressively responsible administrative experience related to the needs of the department to which the position is assigned, including two years of progressively responsible supervisory or project management experience; or

3. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

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Human Resource Management, Undergraduate School - Adjunct Faculty 
University of Maryland University College  Washington, DC
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Adjunct Faculty 

Human Resource Management 

The Undergraduate School 

Location: Washington, DC area 

University Maryland University College (UMUC) seeks adjunct faculty to teach in the Human Resource Management program. Specifically, we are seeking faculty for the following hybrid courses:

HRMN 406 - Employee Training and Development: An examination of employee training and human resource development in various organizations. Topics include the development, administration, and evaluation of training programs; employee development; career development; and organizational change. Issues in employee development (including assessment of employee competencies, opportunities for learning and growth, and the roles of managers in employee development) are explored.

HRMN 495 - Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management Practice: A study of human resource management that integrates knowledge gained through previous coursework and experience and builds on that conceptual foundation through integrative analysis, practical application, and critical thinking. The goal is to consider and analyze emerging issues in human resource management.

Required Education and Experience 

  • Master’s degree in Human Resources Management or related field from an accredited institution of higher learning.
  • Professional experience in related field.
  • You must meet the minimum technology requirements, which can be reviewed at https://www.umuc.edu/visitors/careers/facultyrecruit/upload/Adjunct-Faculty-Minimum-Technology-Requirements.pdf
  • Stateside Location Specific: This position is specifically to teach in the Washington, DC area.

Preferred Education and Experience: 

  • Terminal degree preferred.
  • Teaching or training experience preferred .

Who We Are and Who We Serve 

UMUC—one of 11 degree-granting institutions in the University System of Maryland (USM)—is a mission-driven institution with seven core values that guide us in all we do. At the top of the list is "Students First," and we strive to do just that for our 90,000 students at home and abroad. From its start in 1947, UMUC has demonstrated its commitment to adult learners. We recognize that adult students need flexibility and options. UMUC is proud to be a global, 24-hour, institution of higher learning.

The typical UMUC student is an adult learner juggling a career, family, and other priorities. Roughly 80% work full time, half are parents, and half are minority students. They are continuing their education to better themselves, their families, and their professional opportunities. UMUC is also a leading higher education provider to the U.S. military, enrolling 55,000 active-duty service members, reservists, National Guard members, veterans, and family members annually. We are proud of our military heritage and are committed to this service.

The Adjunct Faculty Role at UMUC 

UMUC is committed to helping students achieve success not only with us, but also in their professional fields. As a result, we actively seek faculty members who are scholar-practitioners: professionals who are actively and successfully engaged in their field who additionally wish to help the next generation of professionals grow in their knowledge and expertise through education. Your role as an adjunct faculty member will be to:

  • Actively engage students though frequent interaction that motivates them to succeed, and conveys a genuine energy and enthusiasm for their learning.
  • Guide students in active collaboration and the application of their learning in problem- and project-based learning demonstrations.
  • Provide rich and regular constructive feedback, utilizing rubrics effectively for the assessment of student work, and acknowledging student accomplishments.
  • Demonstrate relevant and current subject-matter expertise, and help students connect concepts across their academic program.
  • Provide feedback to your program chair on possible curricular improvements.

The Human Resource Management program at UMUC 

To learn more about this program, including its description, outcomes, and coursework, please visit: https://www.umuc.edu/academic-programs/bachelors-degrees/human-resource-management-major.cfm

Faculty Training at UMUC 

We are committed to your professional success at UMUC. Each new faculty member is required to successfully complete our online two-week new faculty orientation, FacDev 411, as a condition of hire.

Position Available and will Remain Open Until Filled 

Salary Commensurate with Experience 

All submissions should include a cover letter and résumé. UMUC offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits for qualifying positions, such as tuition remission, generous leave and healthcare. For detailed benefits information, please visit: https://careers.umuc.edu/benefits.html .

The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination. UMUC is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, ancestry, political affiliation or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. If you are an external candidate, you will have the option to create an account after you submit your application. Passwords for external accounts must contain 8 characters including 1 uppercase letter, 1 number, and 1 special character. Please remember this password, as it will be required to apply to additional jobs

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