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Recruitment #20-001383-0002


This is an INTERNAL RECRUITMENT restricted to current full-time, permanent and contractual Maryland State Police Employees only and full-time employees working with the Maryland State Police by contract.




Maryland State Police Bel Air Barrack

1401 Belair Road

Bel Air, MD 21014

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of the Communications Supervisor is supervision of the communications center at a Maryland State Police installation. The work involves supervising a group of police Communication Operators engaged in providing services to law enforcement and other authorized agencies through the operation of computer equipment, multi-channel radio equipment and in person.


Review all METERS/NCIC Validation entries to ensure accuracy and completeness.

Provide initial training to new PCO's and continued training to experienced PCO's.

Prepare and maintain work and leave schedules for the PCO's.

Maintain related filing systems in the Communications Center.

Review Detainer File monthly to ensure wanted persons are still incarcerated.

Maintain all communications related manuals, including Departmental manuals in the Communications Center.

Access District Court Criminal Files and obtain disposition for disposing of confiscated property/evidence.

Counsel PCO's and prepare Annual Efficiency Rating Reports.

Perform the essential function of a PCO when needed.

Other related duties, as required by the Commander/Assistant Commander of the barrack.


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

Experience: Three years experience performing law enforcement communications work involving the operation of a computer terminal, multi-channel radio, and related equipment.

Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Operations Specialist classifications or Signal Corps, Cyberspace Support, or Communications specialty codes in the communications field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Preferred Qualifications:

1. Prior supervision experience while performing law enforcement communications work

2. Prior experience providing training to others performing law enforcement communications work


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.


1. Applicants for this classification may be subject to an extensive background investigation prior to appointment.

2. Employees in this classification will be required to provide a telephone number at which they can be reached.


Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be considered for this classification. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Successful candidates will be placed on the Eligible List categorized as BEST QUALIFIED, BETTER QUALIFIED or QUALIFIED and remain eligible for consideration for at least one year from the date of examination. The list will be used by the hiring manager to select employees.


The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position. You may be required to complete a qualifications supplement, or the rating may be based on your application. Report all experience and education that is related to this position. Applicants will be subject to an interview.



NOTE: Currently, applicants are limited to uploading one file. As a result, it is strongly urged that those applying upload ALL required and additional documents (undergraduate and graduate transcripts, resumes, etc.) as one file. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit an application via mail. The Maryland State Application Form can be found online.

Completed applications, required documentation and any required addendums may be mailed to:

Maryland State Police

Human Resources Division

1201 Reisterstown Road

Pikesville, MD 21208

ATTN: William Boniarski

It is the policy of the Maryland State Police to comply with all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting employment discrimination and to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, gender, identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, belief or opinion, sex, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

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