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Recruitment #21-002378-0004




DJS Headquarters – Office of Communications
217 East Redwood Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Main Purpose of Job

The Public Affairs Officer II will work as the Special Assistant for the Office of Communications. The incumbent will be responsible for collaborating with the Communications team in creating content, updating, and maintaining the Department’s Internet and Intranet Websites, as well as all DJS social media channels.


The incumbent will also develop new content and positive news stories for the Department, which will include video. The incumbent will have daily collaboration with DJS field and residential staff, gathering various information related to staff and youth and then disseminating the news in a timely manner. Other responsibilities may include reviewing and editing published documents that promote the Department’s mission and vision, as well as working with the Director on various other projects.


Education:   A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with at least 30 semester credit hours in one or more of the following subjects: English, journalism, public relations, writing or other similar and related courses.

Experience: Three years experience in public information, public relations, journalism or other related experience in publicity or promotional work.


1. Candidates may substitute additional experience as described above on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in public affairs specialist classification or public affairs specialty codes in the information and arts field of work on a year- for-year basis for the required experience and education.


At least 1 year of experience providing social media development.
At least 1 year of experience working with a photo editing software.
Strong writing and proofing skills.


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 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. For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.



Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. A paper application may be mailed to the address below or faxed to the fax number below. If you choose 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#. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the online application or paper application. Applications must be received by the closing date no postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted:

Maryland Department of Juvenile Services
OHR-Recruitment and Examination Unit
217 East Redwood Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Attn: Shavonne Holman
Fax Number 410-333-4188
TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

The resulting Certified Eligible List for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other state agencies. Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact DJS Office of Human Resources at , include the Recruitment 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.

Bilingual applicants are welcome to apply for all recruitments.

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