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DJS RESIDENTIAL GROUP LIFE MANAGER I

Recruitment #18-002610-0001

Introduction

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.

Current vacant positions are located throughout the State of Maryland. Therefore, the resulting eligible list will be used to fill current and future vacancies in work locations listed above. When completing the application, please select all locations in which you are willing to work.

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

Current DJS Vacancies are listed below -

Salary for following locations - $46,857.00 - $75,012.00:

Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center

300 North Gay Street

Baltimore, MD 21202

 

Charles H. Hickey, Jr. School

9700 Old Harford Road

Parkville, MD 21234

 

Salary for following locations - $54.298.00 - $75,012.00:

Cheltenham Youth Detention Facility

11003 Frank Tippett Road

Cheltenham, MD 20623

 

J. DeWeese Carter Center

300 Scheeler Road

Chestertown, MD 21620

 

Alfred D. Noyes Children’s Center

9925 Blackwell Road

Rockville, MD 20850

Main Purpose of Job

The DJS Residential Group Life Manager I position is responsible for providing supervision and guidance of group life activities to the youth residing in a facility that is operated by the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services. The DJS Residential Group Life Manager I functions as shift commander for the entire campus.

POSITION DUTIES

The Maryland Department of Juvenile Services is recruiting to fill current vacancies for the DJS Residential Group Life Manager I at the Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center, the Charles H.  Hickey, Jr. School, the Cheltenham Youth Detention Facility, the J. DeWeese Carter Center and the Alfred D. Noyes Children’s Center. The DJS Residential Group Life Manager I for each location will function as the shift commander for a shift of direct care staff and has full responsibility for the group life program during a shift and provides supervision to DJS Resident Advisor Supervisors. The DJS Residential Group Life Manager I ensures safety and security of the facility and is responsible for addressing concerns and reporting of incidents.  The positon is responsible for standards of performance and continuity of training of assigned personnel and their adherence to facility and department policies   The position is assigned a regular shift but may be required to work other shifts, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays as required by staffing needs.  The incumbent may be subject to call-in based on staffing needs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Experience: Four years of experience providing supervision and guidance to
youth in a juvenile facility or juvenile services community program
for at-risk youth.

Notes: 1. The education and certification requirements are set by the Maryland Correctional Training Commission in accordance with the Correctional Services Article, Section 8-209.

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

3. Candidates may substitute a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or the social or behavioral sciences from an accredited college or university for two years 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

The ideal candidate will have three years experience supervising employees in the performance of work in a secure juvenile setting.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1.Candidates who have not already done so must complete and successfully pass the Entrance Level Correctional Training Course for DJS staff required for the Maryland Correctional Training Commission certificate within 365 days of initial appointment or placement in this classification according to Code of Maryland Regulations 12.10.01.03. Employees 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 of the Maryland
Annotated Code, Section 8-209, 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 21 years 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.  You must meet the minimum qualifications to be considered.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.  You must possess the minimum qualifications before you may be selected for a State job – Verification will be completed by the appointing authority.  If you are scheduled to complete an educational or licensing requirement within six months of the examination, you may participate in the examination process.Permanent State employees may also complete necessary experience requirements within six months of the date of an examination.  Credit is given for relevant part-time, temporary or volunteer experience based on the number of hours worked per week.  You must include on your application the time you spent in such activity.  You must be legally authorized under the United States Immigration Reform and Control Act to be hired in the position for which you apply.  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 evaluation must be uploaded/submitted with your application.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.  Resumes may not be submitted in lieu of completing the employment application.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

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.  Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be placed on the eligible list categorized as QUALIFIED, BETTER QUALIFIED OR BEST QUALIFIED. Candidates shall be certified to the eligible list for a period of one year.   This list will be used by the DJS hiring agency to select employees.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online application process is strongly urged.  However, if you are unable to apply on line you may mail a paper application to the address below or fax a paper application to the fax number below.  If you choose to fax or use regular mail, you must include on each page of the attachment your First and Last Name, the Recruitment Number that is located at the top of the bulletin and the last 4 digits of your SS#.  The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for this recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted:

    Maryland Department of Juvenile Services

    OHR-Recruitment & Examination Unit

    One Center Plaza

    120 W. Fayette St.

    Baltimore, MD 21201

    Attn: Linda Padgett

    Fax number 410-333-4188

    TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

The resulting Certified Eligible List for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies. 

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

Bilingual applicants are welcome to apply for all recruitments.

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.



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