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Recruitment #19-002543-0001


This position is limited to permanent and contractual Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services employees who work within the Division of Parole and Probation.





Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to support the people in Maryland in making communities safer by ensuring appropriate levels of control of offenders through comprehensive case management and intervention strategies; the delivery of victim services; entering and developing partnerships with stakeholders that lead to a shared vision; living the professional principles of the division. This position manages regional operations as delegated and functions as the chief staff person to the Regional Administrator.


Identifies and recommends ways to strengthen service systems;

Conducts on-site audits of operating efficiency of regional programs, services, and work force to determine effectiveness of supervisors in terms of functional performance and attainment of program objectives;

Assists Regional Administrator in the formulation of service delivery plans, installation of new resources, and the adoption of administrative procedures for compliance with program and personnel standards;

Determines optimal use of resources through analytical studies of workload distribution and alignment of staffing patterns for field operations;

Assists the Regional Administrator in developing data for the agency annual operating budget and contributes program and fiscal reports on the regional operations for the executive plan and annual reports prepared by the Division of Parole and Probation;

Consults with agency representatives regarding implementation and interpretation of State personnel policies and administrative guidelines;

Acts as liaison between the Regional Administrator and criminal justice officials, the Maryland Parole Commission, Division of Corrections and local social welfare agencies;

Promotes public interest in agency activities through presentations before civic groups and professional organizations;

Keeps abreast with professional literature reporting innovations in parole and probation administration and correctional research, and attends special conferences and seminars to assure continuing education;

May prepare extensive and in-depth analytical reports on the organization, administration and management of field offices in a designated region;

Performs other related duties.


Education:    A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, with a major in business or public administration or the social, behavioral or correctional sciences.  

Experience:  Six years in parole and probation work, at least two years of which must have involved administrative or supervisory responsibility over full time professional staff in an agency responsible for the supervision of adult probationers or parolees.  


1.  Candidates may substitute 30 credit hours of graduate level education in business or public administration or one of the social, behavioral, or correctional sciences for one year of the required general experience.      

2.  Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military services experience as a commissioned officer in social work or correctional counseling classifications or specialty codes in the criminal justice field of work at the rate of two years of military experience for one year of the required experience.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following desired qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications. 

  • Experience as a community liaison with criminal justice officials and agencies, or social welfare agencies
  • Experience conducting presentations before professional organizations
  • Experience with fiscal responsibility of allocating supplies and staff resources within a budgetary allowance.
  • Experience conducting training


This position is limited to permanent and contractual Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services employees who work within the Division of Parole and Probation.


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.


Employees in this classification will be required to provide a telephone number at which they can be reached.


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. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

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 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.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Room 608, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

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.