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CORRECTIONAL SECURITY CHIEF

Recruitment #18-004086-0002

Introduction

This is a MANAGEMENT SERVICES position with the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. The incumbent serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority.

GRADE

20

LOCATION OF POSITION

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

Main Purpose of Job

A Correctional Security Chief is the highest of the three levels of managerial work involving the custody, security and control of adult inmates confined in a correctional facility. Correctional Security Chief has complete responsibility for the overall management of a security program at institutions with an authorized correctional staff so large as to require three Correctional Officer Majors to effectively manage the staff. Employees manage the work of correctional officers on three shifts through the supervision of Correctional Officer Majors. This position reports directly to the Assistant Warden or Warden.

POSITION DUTIES

Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

·         Supervise uniformed correctional staff in order to assure safety and security of inmates, employees and the public as measured by a review of completed annual efficiency ratings, institutional training records and other official records verifying compliance with state, department and division of human resource rules and regulations and established correctional standards.

·         Develop and implement institutional security policies, monitor and analyze security programs within the facility by coordinating inspections, searches and implementing other directives related to security operations.

·         Ensure the development of emergency plans is clear, concise and current.

·         Coordinate the control of inmate movement, review and make recommendations concerning institutional post orders, policies and procedures and ensure investigations are completed in a timely manner.

·         Make recommendations concerning security enhancements, expenditures as measured by a review of the budget and modifications made to meet immediate and long term security needs.  Review audit compliance audit reports, serious incident reports and other documents reflecting the overall soundness of institutional security.

·         Perform duties of the Assistant Warden or Warden in his/her absence as measured by a review of the institution’s continuity in functioning during the period of absence.

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: Ten (10) years of correctional experience in a correctional facility to include four (4) years managing the work of correctional officer supervisors in the custody and security of adult inmates.

Notes:

Candidates may substitute 30 credit hours to include 15 credit hours in the field of criminal justice or related social science from an accredited college or university on a year-for-year basis up to 2 years for the required experience.   

IF YOU ARE CLAIMING EDUCATIONAL SUBSTITUTIONS AN UNOFFICIAL COPY OF YOUR TRANSCRIPT MUST ACCOMPANY YOUR APPLICATION.  FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN DISAPPROVAL.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

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.    Employees in this classification are subject to 24 hour call-in and, therefore, will be required to provide the facility with a phone number at which they can be reached.

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

3.    Employees must undergo a thorough background investigation.

SELECTION PROCESS

As part of the interview process, candidates may be given a written assessment.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

Only applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for this recruitment will be considered for this opportunity. It is essential that you submit complete and accurate information on your application in order to determine if you meet the qualifications as specified above. Due to the nature of this list, all qualified applicants are placed on an unranked list of candidates and will remain active on this 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.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

You may also fax required additional information.  To submit qualifying documents; the preferred method for submitting additional information is to upload it directly into your online account.  Please remove references to the first 5 digits of your SSN and your DOB on all attachments by deleting, redacting or blacking that information out with a marker.  Or you email qualifying documents to Application.Help@maryland.gov.   

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the ONLINE application.

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred; however you may mail your application and/or required additional information.  You must include the following information on each page you submit:

1.     First and Last Name

2.     Recruitment Number (located at the top of the bulletin)

3.     The last 4 digits of your SS#

Mail:

 

DPSCS – Office of Human Resources

ATTN: Christine Walls

300 East Joppa Road, 11th Floor

Towson, Maryland  21286

 

Fax:

 

You may also fax required additional information to (410) 585-0570.  This fax number is for the Dept. of Public Safety and Correctional Services recruitment efforts only.    We will not consider information submitted after the closing date of this announcement.

   

For more information, please call 410-339-4258. If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at (410) 767-4850 

Or

Application.Help@maryland.gov.

 

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.  

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