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Recruitment #18-001450-0001




The current location: 8510 Corridor Road, Suite 100, Savage, MD, 20763

The future location: 6776 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, MD 21215

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of the position is to conduct pre-employment examinations for correctional officer applicants of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. Additionally, this position will conduct the necessary polygraph examinations of current employees as deemed necessary by the department during investigations. This position conducts polygraph examinations for sensitive internal investigations and criminal investigations for the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. This position prepares written reports of polygraph test results and testifies as an expert witness in courts of law regarding polygraph related issues.


Administers computerized lifestyle pre-employment, criminal and internal investigation polygraph examinations for the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. Review criminal investigation files and reports to determine whether investigative information in criminal case meets the standard for administering a polygraph examination. Provide investigative guidance to investigators.

Performs polygraph pre- test interviews during which the examinee is provided an explanation of the anatomy and physiology aspect of polygraph testing related to the automatic nervous system, the physiology of lying, psychological aspect of polygraph testing, and explanation of pneumograph, electrodermal, and cardiovascular components that will be attached to the examinee during testing. Properly attaches polygraph components on an examinee’s body so data collected during the examination can be analyzed appropriately and an option rendered.


Education: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. 


An unofficial copy of your degree/transcript must accompany your application or the college and graduate school information must be completed on your application under the "College and Graduate School Education" section.

Experience: Three years of experience in criminal investigative work with a recognized law enforcement agency, including one year of experience administering Polygraph examinations. 

1. Applicants may substitute a graduate degree for only one year of the required general criminal investigative experience.


2. Applicants may substitute additional professional work in law enforcement for the required education at the rate of one year of experience to two years of education, for up to four years of the required education.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Law Enforcement classifications or Criminal Investigator or Special Agent specialty codes in the Counter Intelligence or Special Investigations field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


1. Employees in this classification are required to meet mandatory standards for continuing education every two years, as determined by the American Polygraph Association. Employees who fail to obtain the required continuing education credits shall be subject to disciplinary action including demotion, suspension and dismissal.
2. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


1. Applicants for this position with the Maryland State Police or the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services will be subject to a complete criminal background investigation and polygraph examination before permanent appointment can be made. A criminal conviction may be grounds for rejection of the applicant.

2. Employees in this classification are subject to call-in on a 24 hour basis and must provide a telephone or pager number so they can be contacted.

3. Employees in this classification must have access to an automobile for use on official business in the event a State vehicle cannot be provided. Standard mileage allowance will be paid for use of a privately owned vehicle.

4. Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulation 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.


All persons who meet the minimum and selective qualification will be approved on the certification list and will be placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after the above closing date.


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.



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: W.C. Smith

6776 Reisterstown Road, Suite 309

Baltimore, MD 21215

For more information, please call 410-585-3061

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.