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Recruitment #21-003669-0001




Allegany County

13800 McMullen Highway SW, Cumberland, MD 21502

14100 McMullen Highway SW, Cumberland, MD 21502


Baltimore City

300 E Madison St, Baltimore, MD 21202


Baltimore County

90 Painters Mill Rd, Owings Mills, MD 21117

115 Sudbrook Ln, Pikesville, MD 21208


Somerset County

30420 Revells Neck Rd, Westover, MD 21890


Washington County

18601 Roxbury Rd, Hagerstown, MD 21746


A Commitment Records Specialist I reviews, verifies and interprets information in order to make determinations and resolve problems involving the calculation of adult inmate prison sentences in accordance with State laws and the regulations and policies of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.

Creates and maintains manual and electronic data-based commitment records and files on prison inmates using information from court orders, local detention center records and other official criminal confinement records;

Adjusts the calculations of time that inmates must serve through the application of various credits such as those given for good conduct, industrial assignments, educational assignments, special project and housing participation as well as discretionary street-time credits awarded by the Maryland Parole Commission;

Researches the commitment records procedure manual, COMAR, the Annotated Code and State appellate decisions to identify and follow the appropriate procedures for documenting and calculating inmate sentences and maintaining the commitment records files;

Accesses criminal records and information using various online State and national offender systems in calculating inmate sentences;

Posts inmate records to reflect diminution of time credits earned or revoked as well as additional sentences ordered by courts;

Prepares written summaries of inmates’ time credits earned to assist department attorneys assigned to civil actions alleging miscalculation of release dates;

Explains to interested individuals such as judges, attorneys, parole officers, co-workers, and inmates and their families, the calculation of inmate prison sentences and inmate release dates;

Prepares paperwork that accompanies inmates who must go to court indicating the original length of their sentence, diminutions of the sentence and the rationale, additional sentences and their release date;

Prepares and reviews forms and letters notifying other jurisdictions, State officials, families of victims and others of the planned time and place of an inmate’s release;


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: One year of experience in reviewing, verifying and interpreting information for compliance with laws, regulations and policies.


1.  Applicants may substitute education from an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester credit hours for one year of experience for the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer involving staff work requiring use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting rules and regulations in accordance with agency laws and policies on a year to year basis for the required education and experience.


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 composing reports, summaries and routine correspondence.

2. Experience maintaining electronic files, logs and records.




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.


The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit.



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



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 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 & Examination at 410-339-4200, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

If you are having difficulties with submitting your online application, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at <> or

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.

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.