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DJS RESIDENTIAL GROUP LIFE MANAGER I

Recruitment #18-002610-0006

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

Cheltenham Youth Detention Facility
11001 Frank Tippett Road
Cheltenham, Maryland 20623

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 Cheltenham Youth Detention Facility. The DJS Residential Group Life Manager I 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, Annotated Code of Maryland.

2. Candidates may substitute possession of 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 possession of 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, 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 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.  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 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 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: Shavonne Holman 
    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