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DJS COMMUNITY DETENTION OFFICER SUPERVISOR

Recruitment #18-002559-0001

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

DJS Upper Marlboro Office
14735 Main Street, Suite M0400​
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Main Purpose of Job

The Community Detention Program is a statewide alternative to detention program that allows a youth to be in the community on court-ordered home detention as opposed to being placed in secure confinement pending a court appearance. The position may be required to work evenings and weekends to ensure supervision of staff and youth. The DJS Community Detention Officer Supervisor will address and ensure inventory control, public safety, staff coverage, and youth supervision.

POSITION DUTIES

The Department of Juvenile Services is currently accepting applications to fill a vacant DJS Community Detention Officer Supervisor position at its office in Upper Marlboro, MD. The Community Detention Program is an alternative to detention whereby youth are referred by the Court and abide by court order specifications. The DJS Community Detention Officer Supervisor position will supervise DJS Community Detention Officers who provide youth assigned to the DJS Community Detention Program enhanced treatment and supervision through electronic monitoring, face to face and telephone contacts. The DJS Community Detention Officer Supervisor in Upper Marlboro will be required to work evenings and weekends to ensure supervision of staff and youth.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: High School diploma or G.E.D. certificate acceptable to the Maryland State Board of Education as described in the Correctional Training Commission regulation.

Experience: Three years of experience providing supervision and guidance to juveniles in a court ordered community or home detention program.

Notes: 1. The above educational requirement is set by the Maryland Correctional Training Commission in accordance with the Correctional Services Article, Section 8-209.

2. Candidates may substitute two years of experience providing supervision and guidance to youth in a juvenile facility or juvenile services community program for at-risk youth for one year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute possession of an Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice or the social or behavioral sciences or sixty credit hours from an accredited college or university, including 15 hours in criminal justice or the social of behavioral sciences for one year of the required experience.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Correctional Officer classifications or Correctional Officer specialty codes in the Miscellaneous Occupations field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience supervising employees in the performance of work.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

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

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. Candidates appointed to positions in this classification must be fully certified by the Maryland Correctional Training Commission prior to appointment and are required to maintain certification while employed.

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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. In accordance with the Correctional Services Article, Section 8-209 of the Annotated Code of Maryland, the Maryland Correctional Training Commission shall establish the minimum qualifications for probationary or permanent appointment of a Department of Juvenile Services employee in a mandated position. These requirements are listed in detail in the Code of Maryland Regulations 12.10.01.04, general regulations of the Maryland Correctional Training Commission, and include:

    U.S. Citizenship or Resident Alien status

    Must be at least 21years of age

    A thorough background check, including fingerprinting and drug testing

    An oral interview, and

    Physical and psychological examinations.

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

SELECTION 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 this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment will be a rating of your application based on your education, training, and experience as it relates to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate educational and employment information on your application. Please make sure to provide sufficient information on your application to show the qualifications for this recruitment.

If you completed education outside of the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service. The Certified Eligible list will be used by the 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.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. However, if you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application to the address below or fax a paper application to the fax number below. If you choose fax or regular mail you must include on each page of the attachment your first and last name, recruitment number that is located at the top of this bulletin and the last 4 digits of your social security number. The paper application must be received at the address below by 5 pm: close of business, on the closing date for this recruitment, no postmark will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. 
    Maryland Department of Juvenile Services 
    Office of Human Resources 
    One Center Plaza 
    120 W. Fayette Street 
    Baltimore, MD 21201 
    Attn: Shavonne Holman
    Fax number: 410-333-4188 
    TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please, contact DJS Office of Human Resources at djs.ohr@maryland.gov. Include the Recruitment Title/Number that is located at the top of the bulletin.

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.

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

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.