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DJS PROGRAM SPECIALIST

Part-Time Contractual Position

Recruitment #19-002598-0002

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

Department of Juvenile Services

Resource Office

120 W. Fayette Street

Baltimore, MD  21201  

Main Purpose of Job

This position is responsible for state-wide Departmental compliance with Federal regulations that govern Title IV-B protections for youth in out of home placements and their families as put forth in Part E of the Social Security Act. The Department takes direction from the Department of Human Resources which serves as the single state agency for receiving mandates from the federal government regarding regulations, audits, and standard practices for Title IV-B. This position is responsible for the oversight for Title IV-B monitoring, implementation and problem solving.

This position will require travel to local offices throughout Maryland to conduct administrative case reviews for youth.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:   A Bachelor’s degree in the social or behavioral sciences or criminal justice from an accredited four year college or university.

Experience: Three years of experience providing case management or resource specialist services to emotionally or socially maladjusted, delinquent, victimized or exceptional juveniles in a community or residential setting.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute possession of an Associate of Arts degree in the social or behavioral sciences from an accredited college or university and two years of experience providing direct services to children in a community or residential setting for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute possession of a Master’s degree in the social or behavioral sciences from an accredited college or university for one year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Correctional Institution Administration classifications or Correctional Institution Administration specialty codes in the Miscellaneous Occupations field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties may be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure 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.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment will be a rating of your application based on your education, training, and experience as it relates to the requirements of the position.   Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work.  Completed applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

 

Please note that your answers on the supplemental questionnaire must correspond to the information provided on your application.

 

For education obtained outside the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service.

 

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits 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 contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. However, if you are unable to apply on line you may mail a paper application to the address below or fax a paper application to the fax number below.   If you choose to fax or mail your application, then you must include on each page of the attachment your First and Last Name, the Recruitment Number that is located at the top of the bulletin and the last 4 digits of your SS#.   The paper application must be received by 5 p.m., close of business, on the closing date for this recruitment.  No postmarks will be accepted.  Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. 

 

Maryland Department of Juvenile Services

One Center Plaza

120 W. Fayette Street

Baltimore, MD  21201 

Fax number:   410-333-4188

Attn:  Pauline Forney

 

Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please, contact DJS Office of Human Resources at djs.ohr@maryland.gov. Include the Recruitment Title/Number that is located at the top of the bulletin.

  

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

 

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request 

 

Bilingual applicants are welcome to apply for all recruitments.

 

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

 

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

 

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