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DJS YOUTH TRANSPORTATION OFFICER TRAINEE

CONTRACTUAL

Recruitment #19-002600-0002

GRADE

10

LOCATION OF POSITION

Alfred D. Noyes Children's Center

9925 Blackwell Road

Rockville, MD 20850  

Main Purpose of Job

The DJS Youth Transportation Officer II is the full performance level of work transporting and escorting youth who have been detained or placed in a facility operated by the Department of Juvenile Services.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate acceptable to the Maryland State Board of Education as described in the Maryland Correctional Training Commission regulation.

Experience: None.

Note: The above educational requirement is set by the Maryland Correctional Training Commission in accordance with the Correctional Services Article, Section 8-209, Annotated Code of Maryland.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. Employees in this classification must complete and successfully pass the Entrance Level Correctional Training Course for DJS support staff required for the Maryland Correctional Training Commission certificate during the probationary period.

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

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. In accordance with the Correctional Services Article, Section 8-209 of the Annotated Code of Maryland, the Maryland Correctional Training Commission shall establish the minimum qualifications for probationary or permanent appointment of a Department of Juvenile Services employee in a mandated position. These requirements are listed in detail in the Code of Maryland Regulations 12.10.01.04, general regulations of the Maryland Correctional Training Commission, and include:

U.S. Citizenship or Resident Alien status

Must be at least 21 years of age

A thorough background check, including fingerprinting and drug testing

An oral interview, and

Physical and psychological examinations.

2. Employees in this classification may be subject to call-in 24 hours a day and, therefore, may be supplied with a pager or be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number at which they can be reached.

3. Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulation 17.04.09.03 – Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.

SELECTION PROCESS

All applicants must provide sufficient information on the Maryland State application to show they meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  Applications that meet the qualifications will be referred to the hiring unit for interview/selection.  Only those candidates that demonstrate, in their applications, the required qualifications will be deemed qualified and referred.  Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be placed on the eligible list categorized as BEST QUALIFIED.  Candidates shall be certified to the eligible list for a period of one year.  For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application.   

Therefore, it is important that you report all experience and education that is relevant to this position completely and accurately.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment will be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position.  Therefore it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related experience and education.  Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate pages, if necessary) to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  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 works 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.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

If you have any questions about this recruitment, please contact the Department of Juvenile Services at 410-230-3454

A background investigation will be conducted which includes, but is not limited to criminal history, child protective services records, state and national sex offender registry records, employment records, driving records and educational records.

Online application process is strongly urged. If you are unable to apply on line you may fax a paper application:

Maryland Department of Juvenile Services

Rockville Office

7300 Calhoun Place, Suite 500

Rockville, Maryland  20850

Attn:  Karen Badostain 

Fax number 301-279-1204

If you choose fax or regular mail 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:

DJS values the experience gained by Veterans while serving our country.   Veterans are welcome to apply for all current recruitments.

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