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PRETRIAL RELEASE INVESTIGATOR TRAINEE

Recruitment #18-000090-0001

Introduction

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THIS RECRUITMENT REQUIRES THE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A WRITTEN EXAMINATION

GRADE

8

LOCATION OF POSITION

300 E. Madison Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to provide the Courts and Corrections with data pertinent to determining the bail status/conditions of release and correctional classification by interviewing persons arrested in Baltimore City to obtain background information; accessing the appropriate information systems to obtain criminal histories, etc.; verifying all background data; completing a Risk instrument to assess danger to the community or appearance in court; formulating an appropriate recommendation for bail or recognizance based on the investigation; presenting the gathered information and proffering the recommendation to the Judge at Bail Review; and forwarding the information to Records/Classification.

POSITION DUTIES

Learn how to compile, organize, and prepare case files for arrestees.

Interview arrestee utilizing the on-line system.

Obtain and review copies of the statements of charges and probable cause.

Learn rules, regulations, procedures and policies applicable to the State pretrial release program and criminal justice system.

Communicate effectively with defendants, courts, and protective service personnel, social service agency personnel and the general public.

Complete a risk assessment to assist with determining eligibility for Release on Recognizance or setting of bail.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: None

Note:

1. Additional investigative experience in law enforcement, court services, parole and probation or pretrial release work may be substituted on a year-to-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in special investigations classifications or specialty codes in the criminal justice field of work at the rate of two years of military experience for one year of experience.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this class may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a driver’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Employees in this classification will be assigned to one of three shifts in order to maintain 24 hour coverage and may be required to work on weekends and holidays.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

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 the above closing date.

THIS RECRUITMENT REQUIRES THE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A WRITTEN EXAMINATION: The written examination is designed to measure the candidates’ knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to the duties of this job classification. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be admitted to the examination for this classification. Therefore, it is essential that you give complete accurate information on your application. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment list categorized as BEST QUALIFIED, BETTER QUALIFIED, OR QUALIFIED and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS

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.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

To submit qualifying documents; the preferred method is to upload them using the "other" tab on the online application. However, if you’re unable to upload your documents, please fax requested information only to 410-585-0570 (providing a cover sheet with your contact information, recruitment name, recruitment number and the number of pages faxed). We will not consider information submitted after the closing date of this announcement. 

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.

Online applications are STRONGLY recommended; if you do not have internet access, please mail the Maryland State Application (paper) by the closing date to:

HRSD-Recruitment & Examination

ATTN: T. Montgomery

6776 Reisterstown Road, Suite 309

Baltimore, MD 21215

For more information, please call 410-585- 3091.

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.



Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.