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Supplemental Questionnaire

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Please note that your answer on the supplemental questionnaire must correspond to the information that is provided on your application to receive credit.




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:

1.         Give directions and follow instructions.

2.         Be accountable and responsible for one's own work and decisions.

3.         Behave as a role model for co-workers and youth.

4.         Communicate and provide services to youth.

5.         Successfully complete a six-week TrainingAcademy.

6.         Accept assignment on any work shift: day, evening, or night.

7.         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.

8.         Be designated as essential personnel, requiring you to attend work regardless of weather-related and other emergencies.

9.         Arrive on time at the beginning of your assigned shift every day as scheduled.

10.       Move from one assignment to another on short notice.

11.       Take responsibility for your own transportation to work.

12.       Regard your position with DJS as your primary employment, committing to work schedules and emergency call-ins over any other job you may hold.

13.       Work around youth who may have behavioral problems and issues.

14.       Patrol youth living quarters, work areas, and recreational areas to monitor youth activity and prevent or detect unusual or potentially disruptive behavior.

15.       Listen to youth problems, needs, and complaints and respond with the appropriate action or referral.

16.       Respond appropriately to pressure from youth.

17.       Ensure that activities are in compliance with required laws and regulations.

18.       Conduct searches of living areas, youth rooms, and visitors for safety hazards and contraband, as required.

19.       Administer basic first responder first aid as necessary to youth, including cardiopulmonary and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

20.       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.

21.       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, I hereby certify that I read and fully understand these items, and that I am willing to conform to these terms and conditions of employment as a DJS employee in a mandated position.


Do you have 1 to 2 years of experience scheduling a variety of recreational programs and activities to meet the needs of adolescent youth?

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Do you have more than 2 years of experience scheduling a variety of recreational programs and activities to meet the needs of adolescent youth?

Yes No

Do you have experience leading adolescent youth in organized recreational activities?

Yes No

Do you have experience with demonstrating physical activities and the proper use of equipment and materials (large muscle exercise)?

Yes No

Do you have experience coaching and mentoring adolescent youth with emotional needs or special physical circumstances?

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Do you have experience maintaining logs or other documentation of daily recreational activities?

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Do you have a Bachelor's Degree in physical education or a related field?

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If you are certified in CPR and/or other First Aid Procedures, then please specify the certifications in the field below. 

If you do not have certifications, then type "NA".

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