***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.***
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 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).
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 Training Academy.
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
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 directly with 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 to ensure that activities are in
compliance with required laws and regulations.
17. Conduct searches of living areas, youth rooms, and visitors for safety hazards and
contraband, as required.
18. Administer basic first responder first aid as necessary to youth, including
cardiopulmonary and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
19. 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.
20. 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 and are in addition to the duties and responsibilities outlined in your job description (MS-22) and state and DJS policies, procedures, regulations and standards. Please consider each item carefully and honestly. If you are not willing to agree to these terms and conditions, you should probably consider a different career opportunity in Maryland State government. For additional career information, please visit www.dbm.maryland.gov.
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 possess a Bachelor's Degree in a Social and Behavioral Science major, such as Criminal Justice, Sociology, Human Relations, Psychology, Child and Adolescent Studies, and Social Work?
Do you possess at least one year of experience providing direct services to children in a community or residential setting. If so, please include employer name, dates of employment, hours worked per week and duties. If you do not have this experience, type N/A.