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Recruitment #20-000090-0001




The positions are located in Baltimore City. Therefore, the resulting eligible list will be used to fill current and future vacancies in Baltimore City. When completing application, please select all locations in which you are willing to work.


The Pretrial Release Investigator Trainee is the entry level of pretrial release investigative work for the Division of Pretrial Detention and Services (DPDS), Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, serving Baltimore City.

Learns how to compile, organize, and prepare case files for arrestees;

Learns rules, regulations, procedures and policies applicable to the State pretrial release program and criminal justice system;

Accesses the appropriate information systems to obtain criminal histories, etc.;

Verifies all background data;

Completes a Risk instrument to assess danger to the community or appearance in court;

Formulates an appropriate recommendation for bail or recognizance based on the investigation;

Presents the gathered information and proffers the recommendation to the Judge at Bail Review; forwards the information to Records/Classification; and

Performs other related duties.


Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: None.


1.  Candidates may substitute additional investigative experience in law enforcement, court services, parole and probation or pretrial release work on a year-to-year basis for the required education.


2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in special investigations classifications or specialty codes in the criminal justice field of work at the rate of two years of military experience for one year of experience.


The following qualifications are preferred, not required:

Experience processing data into a criminal justice information system (CJIS).

Experience with research and report writing.

Investigative experience in law enforcement, court services, parole and probation or pretrial release work.

Possession of coursework in any of the fields of criminal justice, criminology, psychology, sociology, human relations, or business or public administration.


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


Employees in this classification will be assigned to one of three shifts in order to maintain 24 hour coverage and may be required to work on weekends and holidays.


The examination process will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as

presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is

important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Successful

candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

Please make sure that you provide complete and accurate 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 the above

closing date.



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 Public Safety and Correctional Services, HRSD-Recruitment & Examination, Attn: Oluwafemi Ebilene, 300 E. Joppa Road, Suite 1000, Towson, MD 21286. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

If you are submitting additional information, the preferred method is to upload it with your application. All uploaded additional information must be received by the closing date and time. If you are unable to upload,
please fax the requested information to 410-585-0570 (providing a cover sheet with your contact information, recruitment name, recruitment number and the number of pages faxed). Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, HRSD-Recruitment & Examination at 410-339-6500, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

If you are having difficulties with submitting your online application, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850.

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 recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.