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Recruitment #17-004236-0002




Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center

Somatic Health

300 N. Gay Street

Baltimore, MD 21202

Main Purpose of Job

A Dentist III, Residential is overall in charge of the dental health services programs for physically disabled, mentally ill or developmentally disabled patients or clients at residential treatment facilities or for inmates of correctional facilities.


At the MD Department of Juvenile Services (DJS), the part-time 60% Dentist III, Residential position will provide and oversee comprehensive dental services at the Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center (BCJJC) to male youth detained at BCJJC and female youth detained at the Waxter Children’s Center. The Dentist III positon functions as part of a health team providing interdisciplinary care to detained youth supervises dental support staff or trainees at the facility and supports the DJS Medical Director in performing continuous quality improvement practices to include developing policies and procedures related to dental services in DJS facilities. The highly preferred candidate will possess at least three years post residency clinical experience and possess at least one year of experience in the practice of pediatric dentistry working with adolescents.


Education: Determined by the State Board of Dental Examiners under the licensing requirements for Dentists.

Experience: Three years of experience in the practice of dentistry with two years of the required experience in an institutional setting or a public health program.

Note: 1. A Master’s degree in public health may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Dental Officer classifications or Dental Corpsman or Officer specialty codes in the dental field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.  


The required three years experience must be post residency clinical experience.


1. More than three years post residency clinical experience in an institutional setting or a public health program.

2. At least one year experience in the practice of pediatric dentistry working with adolescents.

Please address in the Supplemental Questionnaire accessed via the link below how you meet the Preferred Qualifications.


1. Candidates for positions in this classification must possess a current license as a Dentist from the State Board of Dental Examiners, 4201 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215-2299.

2. Candidates for positions in this classification must possess or be eligible to obtain controlled substances registration certificates as issued by the Federal government and the State of Maryland in order to prescribe narcotic medication.

3. Persons appointed to positions in this classification may be required to successfully complete and maintain current certification of cardiopulmonary resuscitation training.


Applicants may be given a medical examination prior to appointment to determine their ability to perform the work of the position.


Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications and possess a current license as a Dentist from the State Board of Dental Examiners will be admitted to the evaluation for this classification and will be placed on the eligible list categorized as BEST QUALIFIED, BETTER QUALIFIED OR QUALIFIED. Candidates shall be certified to the eligible list for a period of one year.   This list will be used by the DJS hiring agency to select employees.


The assessment 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 experience and education.  Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate pages, if necessary) to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  For education obtained outside the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date. 


The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.




Online application process is strongly urged. However, if you are unable to apply on line you may mail a paper application and copy of license to the address below or fax a paper application and copy of license to the fax number below. If you choose to fax or use regular mail, you must include on each page of the attachment your First and Last Name, the Recruitment Number that is located at the top of the bulletin and the last 4 digits of your SS#. The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for this recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted: 

  Maryland Department of Juvenile Services

  OHR-Recruitment & Examination Unit

  One Center Plaza

  120 W. Fayette Street

  Baltimore, MD 21201

  Attn: Linda Padgett

   Fax number 410-333-4188

  TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please, contact DJS Office of Human Resources at  Include the Recruitment Title/Number that is located at the top of the bulletin.

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.