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DJS RESIDENTIAL GROUP LIFE MANAGER II

Recruitment #18-002611-0001

Introduction

The Department of Juvenile Services is accepting applications to fill a vacant DJS Residential Group Life Manager position at the Alfred D. Noyes Children's Center. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply.

GRADE

18

LOCATION OF POSITION

Alfred D. Noyes Children's Center
9925 Blackwell Road
Rockville, Maryland 20850

Main Purpose of Job

A DJS Residential Group Life Manager II is one of two levels of managerial work providing supervision and guidance to youth residing in a facility operated by the Department of Juvenile Services. The DJS Residential Group Life Manager II oversees all services of a facility except administration. Employees in this classification supervise DJS Residential Group Life Manager I positions. Employees receive managerial supervision from a DJS Assistant Superintendent Residential Facility, designated administrator or higher-level manager charged with directing the operation of the facility. Employees may be required to work evenings, weekends and holidays. Employees may be subject to call-in on a twenty-four hour basis based on staffing needs.   Placement in this classification is determined by using the Classification Job Evaluation Methodology. The use of this method involves comparing the assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work Sections of a class specification. The DJS Residential Group Life Manager I is differentiated from the DJS Residential Group Life Manager II by the scope of managerial responsibility and accountability. The DJS Residential Group Life Manager I functions as shift commander for a shift of direct care staff care for the entire campus while the DJS Residential Group Life Manager II oversees all services of the facility except administration. These services may include direct care, intake and electronic reporting. The DJS Residential Group Life Manager II may function as the assistant director of the facility. 

POSITION DUTIES

The duties of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Plans, coordinates, supervises and evaluates the work of DJS Residential Group Life Manager I positions;
Directs training programs for DJS Residential Group Life Manager I and related staff;
Oversees all service operations for the entire campus, including direct care, intake and electronic reporting;
Briefs subordinate supervisory staff and shift commanders regarding activities and incidents from prior shifts, and staffing and personnel changes;
Recommends modifications to facility policy and operations;
Briefs subordinate supervisory staff on changes in facility or departmental policies;
Provides advice and guidance to DJS Residential Group Manager Is in observing and reacting to the behavior of residents and suggests methods off de-escalating potentially harmful situations;
Promotes an environment conducive to learning helpful alternative behaviors by encouraging communication among youth and staff, guiding and critiquing group discussions, offering advice at appropriate junctures and serving as a mentor and role model for resident youth;
Inspects the facility to ensure that security and safety are properly maintained and policies and regulations are consistently enforced;
Identifies staff training needs and advises appropriate personnel of additional training requirements;
Reviews incident and staff reports prepared or reviewed by DJS Residential Group Life Manager Is;
Investigates staff and resident complaints and recommends corrective actions;
May function as the assistant director of the facility;
May coordinate concessions or oversee youth accounts;
May recommend and oversee equipment, vehicle and building repairs;
May plan and coordinate staff training;
May review and approve or modify recommended behavioral sanctions

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Experience: Five 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 educational 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

Experience supervising employees who work in a secure juvenile setting preferred.

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. 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 employment (eligible) 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 relate 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. 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. 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. Applications that do not include a completed supplemental questionnaire will be considered incomplete and may be subject to disapproval. If you are a Veteran applying for this position, please submit your DD 214 Long Form with your application to receive proper credit.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application process is strongly urged. However, if you are unable to apply on line you may mail a paper application and copy of license/certificate to the address below or fax a paper application and copy of license/certificate 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 linda.padgett@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.