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Director of Nursing

Recruitment #20-004264-0001




Maryland Department of Juvenile Services   
217 E Redwood Street 
Baltimore, MD 21202

Main Purpose of Job

A Director of Nursing is responsible for developing, planning and implementing an integrated program of nursing service for the Department of Juvenile Services facilities. This position supervises Nurse Managers and Nursing Supervisors and through them indirectly supervises subordinate nursing staff and licensed and non-licensed health care staff.


Designs, develops, implements, and evaluates the philosophy, objectives, standards and policies of nursing practice and interprets them to administrative personnel;

Ensures the quality of nursing care and treatment of youth in DJS facilities;

Develops and executes plans for the organization, direction, and supervision of nursing services, nursing coverage and nursing education programs, and for the improvement and reorganization of existing methods and procedures in the care and treatment of physical or mentally ill youth and developmentally disabled youth in the care and custody of DJS;

Initiates and assists in the development of care and treatment plans for youth with DJS with Special Needs;

Coordinates nursing services with other services in DJS facilities;

Initiates and oversees studies and collects monthly statistical data to determine the validity of existing methods and procedures of nursing care, audits of nursing services and education;

Makes periodic visits to the DJS facility health units and meets with nursing and other health care professionals.


Education:   A Master’s degree in Nursing or a health-related field from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five years of experiences as a Registered Nurse including four years of experience in an administrative, supervisory, consultative or teaching capacity.


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or health-related field from an accredited college or university and two years of experience as a Registered Nurse in an administrative, supervisory, consultative or teaching capacity for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Doctorate degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university for two years of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a commissioned officer in Nursing classification or Nursing specialty codes in the Nursing field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


1. Experience supervising nurses/health care units.
2. Experience in the implementation of policies and procedures of multiple facilities.
3. Experience auditing medical charts with documentation and corrective actions with follow-up implementation.
4. Experience compiling statistical information.
5. Experience in developing and implementing health education modules for youth.
6. Willingness to travel to facilities as required for oversight.


1.Candidates for positions in this classification must possess a current license as a Registered Nurse from the Maryland State Board of Nursing, 4140 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215 or possess a current multi-state license in party states that candidates have declared as primary states of residence .

2.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.


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 eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position.  Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Report all experience and education that is related to this position.



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 use 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#.  The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for this recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted:
  Maryland Department of Juvenile Services
  OHR-Recruitment & Examination Unit
217 E Redwood Street
  Baltimore, MD 21202
  Attn: Shavonne Holman
  Fax number 410-333-4188 
TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required or if you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact DJS Office of Human Resources at attn.: Shavonne Holman.  Include the Recruitment Title/Number that is located at the top of the bulletin. 

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

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

Bilingual applicants are welcome to apply for all recruitments. 

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

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

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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.