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Recruitment #19-000478-0002




6776 Reisterstown Road
Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This position is responsible for the management of the Correctional Hearing Officer Unit by ensuring inmate adjustments hearings are conducted in accordance with Maryland Law and Department policies and procedures.


  • Schedules and conducts inmate disciplinary hearings at assigned adult correctional institutions
  • Reviews facts to determine guilt or innocence of inmate charged with one or more infractions and apply the appropriate penalties based on evidence and testimony presented in accordance with the Division of Correction Regulations (DCRs), other applicable rules, regulations and guidelines and case precedents
  • Determines disciplinary actions that affect inmates privileges, length of sentences and levels of security classifications
  • Reviews incident reports of inmate infractions before hearings;
  • Advises institutional officials of the Division of Correction Regulations relating to inmates incident reports and hearings
  • Ensures inmates are provided with due process as required by State regulations and applicable local, federal and State court orders
  • Performs other related duties


Education:   A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, psychology, sociology or a related field.

Experience: Three years of experience scheduling and conducting inmate disciplinary hearings in a correctional setting.


1. Candidates may substitute completion of high school or high school equivalency certificate and additional experience counseling or supervising adult inmates in a correctional setting on a year-for year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience in correctional institutional specialty codes in the criminal justice field of work at a rate of two years of military experience for the required experience.

3.  Candidates may substitute six years of experience counseling, supervising adult inmates in a correctional setting involving inmate compliance with institutional rules and regulations or three years of experience conducting compliance investigations or evidential hearings in a correctional setting for the required experience.


The following qualifications are preferred, not required:

  • one year of experience conducting audits of the disciplinary process at correctional facilities
  • a Juris Doctor (JD) degree


Employees appointed to positions 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.


Candidates for positions in this classification will be subject to a background investigation per the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Code of Maryland Regulations,, Background and Criminal History Investigations.


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. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to:

DPSCS HRSD, Attn:  Tiffany Arrington, 300 East Joppa Road, Suite 1107, Towson, MD 21286. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.  Materials may also be faxed to (410) 585-0570.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Tiffany Arrington at Recruitment, Examination & Retention Unit at

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

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: (410) 767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service (800) 735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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