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INSTITUTIONAL PAROLE ASSOCIATE I

Recruitment #21-000877-0001

GRADE

ASTD9

LOCATION OF POSITION

Washington County

18800 Roxbury Road

Hagerstown, MD 21746

POSITION DUTIES

The Institutional Parole Associate position serves as the Commission’s liaison within the Division of Correction (DOC) that facilitates the Commission’s parole grant hearings and provides inmates with all the parole related rights and processes that are afforded under the law and the Parole Commission’s policies and procedures. At the IPA I level, incumbents are trained and oriented to the job responsibilities under close supervision, functioning with increasing job scope and independent authority as experience is gained.

General duties
Providing institutional parole services for a specific region which includes:
• Coordinating and communicating with institutional personnel, and inmates as the Commission’s liaison in order to facilitate parole and/or revocation hearings
• Interviewing inmates to determine if they wish to proceed with a parole or revocation hearing and to inform them of their rights associated with the process;
• Conducting file review and ensuring that all confidential information is removed and forms are signed appropriately;
• Answering relevant procedural questions that inmates may pose in the course of file review;
• Serving parole decisions and explaining the appeal process;
• Assisting with open parole hearings to ensure that victims, representatives, and/or inmate’s family are apprised of the process;
• Explaining the release process and special conditions and having offenders sign their release orders;
• Facilitating/coordinating releases with other law enforcement agencies for inmates being released to detainers;
• Certifying service of written parole/revocation suspension decisions with inmates by obtaining signatures and completing data entry;
• Recording inmate requests for postponements; and
• Conveying necessary files and materials between institutional offices and Commission Headquarters.

Other duties
• Coordinating medical parole releases;
• Answering staff, inmate, and family questions as well as correspondence about parole issues;
• Providing same day inmate file review (if necessary) and access to necessary documents;
• Obtaining duplicate file material and/or other necessary information from case management;
• Ensuring that special arrangements/accommodations are made if/when necessary;
• Providing coverage to the other regions when necessary; and
• Maintaining monthly statistics on file reviews, appeals, decisions served, and correspondence addressed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire. Please read all requirements before applying.

Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.
Experience: Three years work experience involving public contact.
Note: Candidates may substitute education at an accredited college or university at a rate of thirty credit hours for each year of experience for the required experience.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must meet the selective qualification(s) to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

1. Employees assigned to this classification will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.
2. Willing to work in a correctional environment

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

1. Experience and knowledge of OCMS, Microsoft Word, and Excel.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

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 operators license valid in the State of Maryland.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Employees in this classification may be required to have access to a motor vehicle. Standard mileage will be paid.

2. Employees in this classification may be required to work at other institutions whenever workload levels warrant reassignment.

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 eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be emailed to hr.recruitmentuser@maryland.gov or faxed to 410-484-5928. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment.

D.Spanier

David.Spanier@maryland.gov

443-379-1788

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 email the requested information to hr.recruitmentuser@maryland.gov referencing the recruitment number in the subject line, or fax to 410-484-5928 (providing a cover sheet with your contact information,
recruitment name, recruitment number and the number of pages faxed). Only additional materials that are requested will be accepted for this recruitment.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, HRSD-Recruitment Division at 410-585-3999.

If you are having difficulties with submitting your online application, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at Application.Help@maryland.gov <Application.Help@maryland.gov> 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.