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Recruitment #19-004082-0001


This is a promotional examination limited to employees of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. This recruitment will be utilized to fill vacancies within the Department of Corrections, Pre-Release, & Pre-Trial Institutions throughout the State of Maryland.




The resulting eligible list will be used to fill positions in DPSCS Correctional facilities throughout the State of Maryland. Applicants certified to this list will remain eligible for at least one year.

Main Purpose of Job

This is correctional work at the advanced or lead level involving the custody, security and supervision of adult inmates confined to a correctional facility.


Education: High School diploma or G.E.D. certificate acceptable to the Maryland State Board of Education as described in the Correctional Training Commission regulation.

Experience: Three years of experience as a correctional officer involving the custody and security of adult inmates.

Notes: 1. The above educational requirement is set by the Correctional Training Commission in accordance with Correctional Services Article, Section 8-209.

2. Candidates may substitute additional education at an accredited college or university at the rate of sixty credit hours for one year of the required experience provided that a minimum of 15 credit hours are in the field of criminal justice or related social sciences.

3. Candidates may substitute equivalent State experience in other classifications within the correctional field which involve daily contact with and custody of inmates for the required experience. Qualifying experience must be in a classification where the salary is comparable to that of Correctional Officer II.

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

5. Candidates may substitute experience equivalent to Correctional Officer II obtained in other states or local jurisdictions that involves daily contact with custody of inmates at the rate of two years of experience for one year of the required experience.


1. 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.

2. Employees in this classification may be required to operate busses for the transportation of inmates. Employees assigned such duties will be required to acquire a Class B Commercial Driver's License with passenger and air brakes endorsements valid in the State of Maryland.


1. Employees who have not already done so must meet the selection standards required and successfully complete the training prescribed by the Maryland Correctional Training Commission for a correctional officer during their probationary period, (Correctional Services Article, Section 8-209). Selection standards for correctional officer training are listed in detail in the Code of Maryland Regulations Title 12, Subtitle 10, Chapter 01 and include the following:

U.S. Citizenship or Resident Alien status
Must be at least 21 years of age
A completed background investigation
Oral interview
Physical examination.

2. Employees in this classification hired or reinstated on or after July 1, 2016 shall successfully complete the Entrance Level Firearms Training prescribed by the Maryland Correctional Training Commission (Code of Maryland and and demonstrate practical knowledge and proficiency in the safe use and care of firearms on a periodic basis.

3. Employees are subject to call-in 24 hours a day and, therefore, must provide the employing agency with a telephone number where they can be reached.

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


Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be admitted to the examination for this classification. Therefore, it is essential that you give complete and accurate information on your application. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment list categorized as BEST QUALIFIED, BETTER QUALIFIED, OR QUALIFIED. Once this list is established, it will be used by the hiring agency to select employees and will be in effect for one year.


The written examination is designed to measure the candidates’ knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to the duties of this job classification.



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.



PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU SUBMIT THE ONLINE APPLICATION AND NOT AN APPLICATION TEMPLATE.                                                              

For questions concerning this recruitment you may contact:  Kristen F:

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

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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