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Recruitment #18-005281-0002




There are three positions available with Maryland Correctional Enterprises.  These position are located inside of a Correctional Facility working directly with inmates.  The address for each are listed below:

JCI Sew Plant, 7800-7899 House of Correction Road, Jessup, MD 20794

MCI-W Sew Plant, 7943 Brockbridge Road, Jessup, MD 20794

ECI Sew Plant, 30420 Revells Neck Road, Westover, MD 21890

Main Purpose of Job

A Maryland Correctional Enterprises (MCE) Officer Trainee is the entry level of work involving the security, training and supervision of adult inmates engaged in technical and production work of an industrial shop located in a correctional institution. The main purpose of this position is to provide training and supervision to an inmate work force in a correctional facility in the operations of textile production.


This position is responsible for training and supervising an inmate work force in the operation of textile production.  Works with full independence in an assigned production process and reviews the work of inmate trainees.

  • Trains inmate workers in production methods of a specified product.
  • Supervisors inmate workers in actual performance of the production process from determining raw materials to preparation for shipping. 
  • Train/instruct inmates in proper use of production machinery, draft and make patterns on new products; must be able to determine yardage as necessary.
  • Inspects work in process, finished goods and maintains acceptable quality standards as determined by the Plant Manager.
  • Other duties as assigned.


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

Experience: One year of experience in the operations of textile production (such as working with industrial sewing equipment, garment manufacturing or cutting fabric).


1. Specific educational requirements and other selection standards are set by the Maryland Correctional Training Commission in accordance with Correctional Services Article, Section 8-209 of the Annotated Code and are listed in the Code of Maryland Regulations Title 12, Subtitle 10, Chapter 01.

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.


One year of experience in garment construction in apparel industry and/or one year of experience in commercial embroidery services.


Selected applicants MUST successfully complete a background investigation.


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 with the exception of a foreign degree evaluation (if applicable). Your application may be approved pending receipt of the evaluation. Successful candidates may be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.


Your application is part of the examination process. The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of this position. The rating will be based on the information provided on your application. Therefore, it is important that you provide all the experience and education that is related to this position completely and accurately. Verifiable volunteer experience will be considered. Please include it on your application, if applicable. This recruitment does not require any additional materials to be uploaded with the exception of a foreign degree evaluation (if applicable). Please do not submit unsolicited documentation (resumes, transcripts, cover letters, etc.).



The online application is STRONGLY preferred. If online access is unavailable, you may submit a paper application to:

Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services
Human Resources Services Division
300 East Joppa Road, 10th Floor
Towson, MD 21286

Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Please do not submit unsolicited documentation (resumes, transcripts, cover letters, etc.).

Specific inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Erin Alston at

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

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