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Recruitment #21-005144-0001


This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.




These positions are located in DOC and Pretrial throughout the State of Maryland. The resulting eligible list will be used to fill current and future vacancies. When completing the application, please select all locations in which you are willing to work.


A Warden in this class plans, administers, coordinates and reviews the security, treatment and administrative programs of a correctional facility in the state of Maryland. Work involves directing professional, technical, security, clerical, and other staff and subordinate managerial staff. This position is responsible for adult facility management and supervisory work of unusual difficulty in directing all security, treatment and administration for facilities. Employees in this classification supervise the Assistant Warden, Correctional Security Chiefs, and other staff. Manages and administers annual budget, including estimates and justifications. Responsible for assuring audit compliance by adhering to policy. Work is performed in a correctional facility and employees are exposed to inmates who may be abusive and hostile.


Education: High School diploma or G.E.D. certificate acceptable to the Maryland State Board of Education as described in the Correctional Training Commission regulation.

Experience: One year of experience as an Assistant Warden or three years of experience as Facility Administrator or five years as a Security Chief. 


1. Candidates may substitute additional education at an accredited college or university at the rate of sixty credit hours for one year of the required experience provided that a minimum of 15 credit hours are in the field of criminal justice or related social science. Please note that only current Assistant Wardens may use this education to substitute for any of the required Assistant Warden experience. Other applicants may use this education to substitute for up to a year of the Facility Administrator or Security Chief experience.

2.  Experience as a Director or Manager of a program within a correction institution can be substituted for the required experience as a Security Chief on a year for year basis for the Security Chief experience.

3.  Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience in correctional classifications or correctional specialty codes similar to Assistant Warden, Facility Administrator or Security Chief on a year for year basis. 

4. Experience served in positions similar to the rank Facility Administrator and Security Chief in other jurisdictions will be considered on a year-for-year basis.


Please make sure that you provide complete and accurate 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 the above closing date.

All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application 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 Division at 410-585-3999.

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.