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Recruitment #17-000667-0005


By law, DJS is a child-serving agency responsible for assessing the individual needs of referred youth and providing intake, detention, probation, commitment and after-care services. DJS collaborates with youth, families, schools, community partners, law enforcement and other public agencies to coordinate services and resources to contribute to safer communities.




Western Maryland Children's Center

18420 Roxbury Road

Hagerstown, MD 21740

Main Purpose of Job

A Painter is the full performance level of interior and exterior painting work in State facilities, hospitals and institutions. Employees receive general supervision from a Maintenance Supervisor or other designated higher-level maintenance staff. Employees may be required to work in elevated areas and to lift heavy objects.


The DJS Painter repairs interior and exterior surfaces to be painted with caulk, plaster, spackling compound and putty. The incumbent will be responsible for applying all types of paints and special coatings including oil based and latex primers, waterproofing, sealers, finishing coats and other related coating material to building surfaces. The DJS Painter duties includes maintaining records and inventory of supplies and equipment.


Education: Completion of the eighth grade.

Experience: Four years of experience in painting work.


1. Additional painting experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for up to two years of the required education.

 2. A degree from an accredited vocational or technical high school with a concentration in painting may be substituted for up to three years of the required painting experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Painters, Construction and Maintenance classifications or Painters, Construction and Maintenance specialty codes in the Painting field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.  


One year of painting experience in a commercial environment.


This recruitment is limited to employees of the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services only.




Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate pages, if necessary) to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year. This list will be used by the DJS hiring agency to select employees.


The assessment will be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related experience and education. For education obtained outside the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service. This list will be used by the DJS hiring agency to select employees.

***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.***


The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.



If you have any questions about this recruitment, please contact the Department of Juvenile Services at 410-230-3454.

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to submit your application online, you may mail a paper application to the following address:

Maryland Department of Juvenile Services

OHR-Recruitment & Examination Unit

One Center Plaza 

120 W. Fayette St.,2nd Floor 

Baltimore, MD 21201


If you mail your application, it MUST be received by the closing date and time. You must include on each page the following information: *First and Last Name *Recruitment Number-located at the top of the bulletin  *last 4 digits of your SSN. All incorrect application forms will not be accepted!

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

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

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.