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Certification Unit Administrator

Recruitment #18-007740-0003


*This is a SPECIAL APPOINTMENT position with the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. The incumbent serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority.




6852 4th Street

Sykesville, Maryland 21784  

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to manage the operations of Police Correctional Training Commission's Certification Unit for certification of mandated law enforcement officers and mandated correctional personnel as required by COMAR law and Maryland Police Correctional Training Commissions regulations.


Managing the Certification Unit by overseeing the certification of approximately 29,000 mandated law enforcement and correctional employees throughout the State of Maryland.

Directing audits of law enforcement and correctional academies, employment and annual in-service training records of all law enforcement and correctional agencies to ensure compliance with the Commissions' selection and training standards and, if necessary, corrections of deficiencies supporting compliance.

Overseeing the processing for initial certification renewal and recertification of mandated law enforcement and correctional personnel in the state of Maryland.

Manage notifications to all law enforcement and correctional agencies regarding the lapse of certification and compliance status of mandated personnel.

Supervise processing for initial certification, certification renewal and recertification of mandated law enforcement and mandated correctional personnel in Maryland.

Provide supervision of subordinate staff.

Perform other duties as necessary.


Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five years of experience in administrative staff or professional work.


1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basics for the required education.

2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year to year basis for the required general experience.


Applicant must meet this selective qualification to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

Two years experience in reviewing/interpreting/applying requirements of statutory regulations, policies and procedures.


The following qualification is preferred, not required:

Two years experience reviewing or processing applications for licensing or other regulatory functions.


Employees in this classification 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.


Selected applicant MUST successfully complete a background investigation.


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 with the exception of a foreign degree evaluation (if applicable). Your application may be approved pending receipt of the evaluation. Successful candidates may be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.


Your application is part of the examination process. The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of this position. The rating will be based on the information provided on your application. Therefore, it is important that you provide all the experience and education that is related to this position completely and accurately. Verifiable volunteer experience will be considered. Please include it on your application, if applicable. This recruitment does not require any additional materials to be uploaded with the exception of a foreign degree evaluation (if applicable). Please do not submit unsolicited documentation (resumes, transcripts, cover letters, etc.). Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application. You will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire.



The online application is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application to:

Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services
Human Resources Services Division
300 East Joppa Road, 10th Floor
Towson, MD 21286

Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Please do not submit unsolicited documentation (resumes, transcripts, cover letters, etc.).

Specific inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Erin Alston at

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.

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

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

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