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Recruitment #19-001450-0002


Long-Term Contractual

Two vacancies; full-time and part-time schedules available 

Contract Period: Flexible (contract amount not to exceed $30,000)





Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Natural Resources Police, is currently accepting applications for two long-term contractual Polygraph Examiner positions. These positions will conduct pre-employment examinations of applicants who apply for Natural Resources Police Recruit Officer Candidates, Cadets or Laterals.

Please note, the selected candidates will be subject to a complete criminal background investigation and polygraph examination prior to hire. A criminal conviction may be grounds for disqualification.


Education: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Three years of experience in criminal investigative work with a recognized law enforcement agency, including one year of experience administering Polygraph examinations.


1. Applicants may substitute a graduate degree for only one year of the required general criminal investigative experience.

2. Applicants may substitute additional professional work in law enforcement for the required education at the rate of one year of experience to two years of education, for up to four years of the required education.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Law Enforcement classifications or Criminal Investigator or Special Agent specialty codes in the Counter Intelligence or Special Investigations field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


1. Five years of investigative experience with a recognized law enforcement agency.
2. Three years of experience administering polygraph examinations.
3. Familiar with the operation of the Lafayette LX 4000 instrument operation and its associated software.
4. MPTC Polygraph Examiner Training Certificate.


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.


1. Employees in this classification must have access to an automobile for use on official business in the event a State vehicle cannot be provided. Standard mileage allowance will be paid for use of a privately owned vehicle.

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


Please make sure you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment, and report all experience and education related to this position. Verifiable volunteer experience will be considered; please include it on your application, if applicable. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will proceed to the next phase of evaluation.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a temporary/contractual employee who works an average of at least 12 hours per week. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


The online application is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application to:

Department of Natural Resources
Human Resources
580 Taylor Avenue, C-3
Annapolis, MD 21401

The Human Resources Department is not responsible for applications sent to any other address.

Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted.

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Chuck Hecker at  

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.