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Recruitment #18-002598-0004




MD Department of Juvenile Services
Office of the Inspector General
Quality Assurance Unit
9700 Old Harford Road
Parkville, MD 21234

Main Purpose of Job

The Program Specialist will work within the Office of the Inspector General-Quality Assurance Unit. The Program Specialist will ensure that the Department is in compliance with the execution of policy and daily operations of detention facilities, committed facilities and community offices under DJS jurisdiction.


The Program Specialist will work in the Office of the Inspector General within the Quality Assurance Unit. The Program Specialist will perform as a member of the Facility and Field Audit Team. Facility Audit duties will include ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of the DJS committed programs and detention facilities. Field Audit duties will consist of monitoring and evaluating the quality of DJS case management practices.

As a DJS Program Specialist, the incumbent will uphold the Department's compliance standards that are required by statue, regulations, policies, and administrative directives. The incumbent will implement, monitor, and evaluate best practices to ensure the health, safety, and wellbeing of youth in DJS care. The Program Specialist will provide technical assistance as requested and represent the Department at internal and external meetings.


Education: A Bachelor’s degree in the social or behavioral sciences or criminal justice from an accredited four year college or university.

Experience: Three years of experience providing case management or resource specialist services to emotionally or socially maladjusted, delinquent, victimized or exceptional juveniles in a community or residential setting.

1. Candidates may substitute an Associate of Arts degree in the social or behavioral sciences from an accredited college or university and two years of experience providing direct services to children in a community or residential setting for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute a Master’s degree in the social or behavioral sciences from an accredited college or university for one year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Correctional Institution Administration classifications or Correctional Institution Administration specialty codes in the Miscellaneous Occupations field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


• At least one year of experience with using the following software databases: ASSIST, SAFE MEASURE, and METS
• At least one year of Supervisory management experience in a detention or committed facility
• At least one year of work experience of compliance monitoring and reporting in the areas of Program Management, Case Management, and/or Detention or Committed Facility Mgmt. .


Candidates must be a current State of Maryland employee.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties may be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.



The assessment will be a rating of your application based on your education, training, and experience as it relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate educational and employment information on your application. Please make sure to provide sufficient information on your application to show the qualifications for this recruitment.



The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. However, if you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application to the address below or fax a paper application to the fax number below. If you choose fax or regular mail you must include on each page of the attachment your first and last name, recruitment number that is located at the top of this bulletin and the last 4 digits of your social security number. The paper application must be received at the address below by 5 pm: close of business, on the closing date for this recruitment, no postmark will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. 
    Maryland Department of Juvenile Services 
    Office of Human Resources 
    One Center Plaza 
    120 W. Fayette Street 
    Baltimore, MD 21201 
    Attn: Shavonne Holman 
    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.

DJS values the experience gained by Veterans while serving our country. Veterans are welcome to apply for all current recruitments.

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.