***Please note that your answers on the supplemental questionnaire must correspond to the information provided on your application to receive credit. Applications that do not include a completed supplemental questionnaire will be considered incomplete and may be subject to disapproval.***
By checking this box, I hereby certify that I read and fully understand the items listed below, and that I am willing to conform to these terms and conditions of employment as a DJS employee in a mandated position.
DJS APPLICANT WILLINGNESS STATEMENT
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND:
Employees in DJS mandated positions (involving the investigation, custody, control or supervision of minors, juvenile delinquents, and youthful offenders who are under the supervision and authority of DJS) are subject to substance abuse testing and drug use history in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR).
Applicants must meet the selection standards required and successfully complete the training prescribed by the Maryland Correctional Training Commission (MCTC). To be eligible for the training you must:
be a U.S. Citizen or Resident Alien
be at least 21 years of age
successfully complete an oral interview
successfully complete a background investigation including fingerprinting and drug testing
successfully complete an physical examination
successfully undergo a mental health assessment
successfully undergo a review through the Child Protective Services "Central Registry" of the Maryland Department of Human Resources
DJS employees in mandated positions may be (1) subject to being on-call 24 hours a day and therefore must provide the employing Agency with a telephone number where they can be reached; and (2) assigned duties that require the operation of a motor vehicle and therefore will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.
DJS employees in all mandated positions are assigned a regular shift but may be required to work other shifts, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays as required by staffing needs.
DJS employees in all mandated positions must be WILLING to do the following:
Give directions and follow instructions.
Be accountable and responsible for one's own work and decisions.
Behave as a role model for co-workers and youth.
Communicate and provide services to youth.
Successfully complete a six-week Training Academy.
Accept assignment on any work shift: day, evening, or night.
Work weekends and holidays, work mandatory overtime following your shift when needed due to a staff shortage, and work around the clock (with breaks) in cases of emergency.
Be designated as essential personnel, requiring you to attend work regardless of weather-related and other emergencies.
Arrive on time at the beginning of your assigned shift every day as scheduled.
Move from one assignment to another on short notice.
Take responsibility for your own transportation to work.
Regard your position with DJS as your primary employment, committing to work schedules and emergency call-ins over any other job you may hold.
Work around youth who may have behavioral problems and issues.
Patrol youth living quarters, work areas, and recreational areas to monitor youth activity and prevent or detect unusual or potentially disruptive behavior.
Listen to youth problems, needs, and complaints and respond with the appropriate action or referral.
Respond appropriately to pressure from youth.
Ensure that activities are in compliance with required laws and regulations.
Conduct searches of living areas, youth rooms, and visitors for safety hazards and contraband, as required.
Administer basic first responder first aid as necessary to youth, including cardiopulmonary and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
Complete routine paper work on a regular basis, including writing notes in logbooks, documenting head counts, and writing in-depth narrative reports to Document disruptive incidents.
Listen to and follow oral instructions from your supervisor.
The items listed above describe many of the things that you may be required to do as a DJS employee in a mandated position. Please consider each item carefully and honestly. If you are not willing to these terms and conditions, you should probably consider a different career opportunity in Maryland State government. For additional career information, please visit the Online Employment Center
By checking this box you hereby certify that I you have read and fully understand these items, and are willing to conform to these terms and conditions of employment as a DJS employee in a mandated position.
Please describe your experience with planning and supervising the performance of employees' work. Provide the dates of employment, hours per week worked and the name of the employer where you performed this responsibility. If you do not possess this experience, enter N/A
Please describe your experience planning and supervising the performance of employees' work within a secure juvenile residential setting. Provide the dates of employment, hours per week worked and the name of the employer where you performed this responsibility. If you do not possess this experience, enter N/A