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DJS RESOURCES SPECIALIST

Recruitment #20-002596-0001

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Department of Juvenile Services

Region IV-Community Services

301 Bay Street

Easton, MD  21601

Main Purpose of Job

A DJS Resources Specialist is the full performance level of work identifying service options and recommending expenditures for the treatment and care of juveniles under the jurisdiction of the Department of Juvenile Services. Employees ensure that individualized services adhere to departmental protocols, meet the needs of juveniles in the least restrictive environment, and are fiscally responsible and consistent with public safety concerns.

POSITION DUTIES

The DJS Resources Specialist will coordinate and advise on the placement process for youth who are under the jurisdiction of the five upper shore counties in the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services Eastern Region. The DJS Resources Specialist will work directly with staff regarding the needs of youth by providing expertise in treatment options, fiscal resources, availability of programs and program development; ensure that the provision of individualized services to youth are appropriate and efficient by identifying and procuring services that meet the needs of the youth in the least restrictive environment, and are fiscally responsible and consistent with public safety concerns. The DJS Resource Specialist will participate in development of contracts, RFPs and solicitations, program development and program monitoring.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:   A Bachelor’s degree in the social or behavioral sciences or criminal justice from an accredited four year college or university.

Experience: Two years of experience providing case management services to emotionally or socially maladjusted, delinquent, victimized or exceptional juveniles in a community or residential setting.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute possession of an Associate of Arts degree in the social or behavioral sciences or criminal justice from an accredited college or university and two years of experience providing direct services to children in a community or residential setting for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute possession of a Master’s degree in the social or behavioral sciences or criminal justice from an accredited college or university for one year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Social Services classifications or Social Services specialty codes in the Social Science, Psychology and Welfare field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of public and private resources that address DJS juvenile service needs

Experience with DJS placement process

Experience working with the ASSIST database system

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

This recruitment is limited to current Maryland Department of Juvenile Services Employees.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

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.

SELECTION PROCESS

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. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

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. 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. Please note that your answers on the Supplemental Questionnaire must correspond to the information provided on your application to receive credit.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application process is strongly urged. However, if you are unable to apply on line you may mail a paper application to the address below or fax a paper application to the fax number below. If you choose to 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#. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted:

     Maryland Department of Juvenile Services

     OHR-Recruitment & Examination Unit

     217 E. Redwood Street

    Baltimore, MD 21202

     Attention: Linda Padgett

     Fax number 410-333-4188

    TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact DJS Office of Human Resources at djs.careers@maryland.gov Include the Recruitment Title/Number that is located at the top of the bulletin.

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

The resulting Certified Eligible List for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.