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CJIS Systems Officer (CSO)

Recruitment #21-005476-0008


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


 It is important that all experience be fully documented. Failure to LIST ALL EXPERIENCE AND ANSWER ALL SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS SPECIFICALLY AND ACCURATELY may cause the candidate to be rejected.




Maryland State Police

Police Communications Support Division

1201 Reisterstown Road

Pikesville, MD 21208

Main Purpose of Job

The purpose of this position is to serve as the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI's)federally mandated Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) Systems Officer (CSO) for the State of Maryland. The CSO manages daily operations of all CJIS systems throughout the state and is the state representative for the mandated CJIS Security Policy workgroups meetings. The CSO also manages the statewide CJIS audit process and provides technical support to all users of the system to ensure they are following the guidelines set by the CJIS Security Policies. The CSO also serves as the liaison between the Maryland Electronic Telecommunications Enforcement Resource System (METERS), National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and the International Justice and Public Safety Network (NLETS) staff. In addition to these duties, the CSO assists with CJIS training, writing documentation for local policies and procedures involved in the use of these systems. Lastly, this position supervises the staff in the METERS/NCIC Unit of the Police Communications Support Division.


Education: Possession of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university

Experience: Three (3) years of experience leading a team, working with executive management of an organization and managing multiple concurrent projects. Two (2) years of experience enforcing federally mandated standards  of the Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) Security Policies set forth by the FBI. One (1) year experience with law enforcement use of the national Crime Information center (NCIC), International Justice and Public Safety Network (NLETS) and Maryland Electronic Telecommunications Enforcement Resource System (METERS).

Note: Candidates may substitute additional years of experience for the required education on a year-for-year basis.


Preferred Qualifications:

1. Knowledge of the National Information Exchange Model

2. General understanding of message keys and the services provided by a state message switch.

3. Technical background related to networking and authentication/advanced authentication.


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.


 In accordance with Section 2-204 (b) (6) of the Public Safety Article, candidates for positions in this classification are subject to an initial drug screening and a complete criminal background investigation to include a polygraph examination before permanent appointment can be made. A criminal conviction may be grounds for rejection of the candidate.


Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be considered for this classification. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Successful candidates will be placed on the Eligible List categorized as BEST QUALIFIED, BETTER QUALIFIED or QUALIFIED and remain eligible for consideration for at least one year from the date of examination. The list will be used by the hiring manager to select employees.


The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position. You may be required to complete a qualifications supplement, or the rating may be based on your application. Report all experience and education that is related to this position. Applicants may be given a physical examination and will be subject to an interview, background investigation, polygraph examination and substance abuse testing.



NOTE: Currently, applicants are limited to uploading one file. As a result, it is strongly urged that those applying upload ALL required and additional documents (undergraduate and graduate transcripts, resumes, etc.) as one file. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit an application via mail. The Maryland State Application Form can be found online.

Completed applications, required documentation and any required addendums may be mailed to:

Maryland State Police

Human Resources Division

1201 Reisterstown Road

Pikesville, MD 21208

ATTN: William Boniarski

It is the policy of the Maryland State Police to comply with all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting employment discrimination and to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, gender, identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, belief or opinion, sex, sexual orientation or any other protected status.