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Security Supervisor

Recruitment #20-000916-0004


Springfield Hospital Center is a regional psychiatric hospital operated by the State of Maryland, Maryland Department of Health, which is located on a picturesque campus in southern Carroll County, MD. Springfield Hospital Center is one of the largest psychiatric hospitals in the State of Maryland that provides a wide range of clinical services for the treatment of patients with mental illnesses.




MDH, Springfield Hospital Center, Sykesville MD

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to provide direct security services, diverse administrative and clerical assistance to the SHC - Captain of Police. This position works at the full level and will be involved in the training and scheduling of work assignments for all security personnel under the direction of the SHC Police Department. This position reports directly to the Captain of Police.

Duties assigned to this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing security services when and as needed
  • Providing direct supervision of all security services personnel
  • Inspecting all security personnel for uniform and hygiene compliance (i.e. compliance of grooming, uniform standards, etc.)
  • Assisting with writing and updating policies and procedures that apply to security personnel and hospital needs
  • Training all security personnel, on their work assignments and equipment on assigned post
  • Conducting rounds and inspections of security personnel
  • Conducting counseling sessions with subordinates
  • Training security personnel in and enforcing departmental policies, as well as, SHC-Hospital policies, procedures, and recommends disciplinary actions for/of subordinates, in violation of those polices
  • Preparing and serving employee evaluations and counseling forms
  • Recommending and implementing security procedures
  • Preparing monthly work schedule and daily posts assignments for all security officers
  • Must be able to properly maintain twenty-four-hour hospital security coverage at all times
  • Inspecting work sites for potential security hazards and report incidents of potential security hazards to the appropriate department for repairs and or corrections


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

Experience: Two years experience in general services functions, office administration activities or in the receiving, storing, issuance, purchase or requisition of equipment, materials, and parts and supplies.

Notes: 1. Additional experience as stated above may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in logistics specialist classifications or administrative support specialty codes in the logistics field of work, on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


The selected candidate must have one year security services experience.


The desired candidate should possess leadership experience as well as experience working in a psychiatric hospital setting.


Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may 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 education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). 

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. 

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

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to 410-333-5689. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or 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.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.