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Recruitment #21-002599-0012


DJS is a child-serving agency responsible for assessing the individual needs of referred youth and providing intake, detention, probation, commitment, and after-care services.  DJS collaborates with youth, families, schools, community partners, law enforcement, and other public agencies to coordinate services and resources to contribute to safer communities.

Current vacant positions are located throughout the State of Maryland. Therefore, the resulting eligible list will be used to fill current and future vacancies in work locations listed above. When completing the application, please select all locations in which you are willing to work.




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

Lower Eastern Shore Children’s Center
405 Naylor Mill Road
Salisbury, MD 21801

Victor Cullen Children’s Center
6000 Cullen Drive
Sabillasville, MD 21780

Thomas J. S. Waxter Children’s Center
375 Red Clay Rd., S.W.
Laurel, MD 20724

Western Maryland Children's Center
18420 Roxbury Road
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Green Ridge Youth Center
10700 Fifteen Mile Creek Road
Flintstone, MD 21530

Garrett Youth Center
164 Freedom Lane
Lonaconing, MD 21539

Mountain View Youth Center
124 Camp 4 Road
Swanton, MD 21561

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.


The ideal candidate will have at least 4 months’ experience providing supervision and guidance to the youth residing in a DJS operated facility


The ideal candidate will have also successfully passed the Entrance Level Correctional Training Course for DJS staff and be MCTC certified.


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.


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, postmarks will NOT be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted:

    Maryland Department of Juvenile Services

    OHR-Recruitment & Examination Unit

    1 James Day Drive

    Cumberland, MD 21502

    Attn: Heather Roach

    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.