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Recruitment #21-002599-0001




Current Vacancies in all facilities listed below:
Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center
300 North Gay Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Charles H. Hickey, Jr. School
9700 Old Harford Road
Parkville, MD 21234
Cheltenham Youth Detention Facility
11003 Frank Tippett Road
Cheltenham, MD 20623
Alfred D. Noyes Children’s Center
9925 Blackwell Road
Rockville, MD 20850
Victor Cullen Children’s Center
6000 Cullen Drive
Sabillasville, MD 21780
Backbone Mountain Youth Center
124 Camp 4 Road
Swanton, MD 21561

Main Purpose of Job

The DJS Resident Advisor Trainee position is the entry level of work responsible for providing supervision and guidance to the youth residing in a facility that is operated by the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services.


The DJS Resident Advisor Trainee ensures supervision and guidance of the youth by observing, interacting and assisting them with everyday life skills and advising them of appropriate alternative behaviors.  The position is assigned a regular shift but may be required to work other shifts, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays as required by staffing needs.  The incumbent may be subject to call-in based on staffing needs.


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

Experience: None.

Note: The above educational requirement is set by the Maryland Correctional Training Commission in accordance with the Correctional Services Article, Section 8-209, Annotated Code of Maryland.


  • Employment experience within the last 18 months 
  • Associates Degree in a related field (I.e., Criminal Justice, Social or Behavioral Sciences)

    1. Employees in this classification must complete and successfully pass the Entrance Level Correctional Training Course for DJS staff required for the Maryland Correctional Training Commission certificate during the probationary period.

    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.


    1. In accordance with the Correctional Services Article, Section 8-209 of the Annotated Code of Maryland, the Maryland Correctional Training Commission shall establish the minimum qualifications for probationary or permanent appointment of a Department of Juvenile Services employee in a mandated position. These requirements are listed in detail in the Code of Maryland Regulations, general regulations of the Maryland Correctional Training Commission, and include:

    U.S. Citizenship or Resident Alien status
    Must be at least 21years of age
    A thorough background check, including fingerprinting and drug testing
    An oral interview, and
    Physical and psychological examinations.

    2. Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.


    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 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.  Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be placed on the eligible list categorized as QUALIFIED, BETTER QUALIFIED OR BEST QUALIFIED. Candidates shall be certified to the eligible list for a period of one year.   This list will be used by the DJS hiring agency to select employees.



    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
    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 or if you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact DJS Office of Human Resources at   Include the Recruitment Title/Number that is located at the top of the bulletin
    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.
    As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

    Click on a link below to apply for this position:

    Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
    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.