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Chief Operating Officer

Recruitment #21-005479-0024


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

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Maryland Correctional Enterprises (MCE) is the self-sustaining, vocational training arm of the Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services (DPSCS). Our goal is to teach our program participants the technical skills and work ethics needed to obtain employment after they are released. For more information, visit us online at




Howard County:

7275 Waterloo Rd. Jessup MD 20794


This position provides management and oversight to Maryland Correctional Enterprises (MCE) Operations. MCE is a multifaceted financially self-supporting manufacturing and service operation within the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services responsible for the rehabilitation of incarcerated individuals through structured work and life skills training. The agency has an annual budget exceeding $50 million with twenty-six business units in nine major industry groupings including graphics, office furniture, AutoCAD office design, metal fabrication, food processing, apparel/textiles, and agriculture, laundry services, and recycling. The Chief Operating Officer is responsible for the following departments within MCE: twenty-six manufacturing and service business units, sales, customer service, marketing, transportation, and warehousing. These units employ several civilian personnel and nearly 1,000 incarcerated individuals. This position holds appointing authority for the agency in the absence of the Chief Executive Officer.

The successful candidate will possess the following skills and abilities:
Must have excellent leadership skills and the ability to effectively manage, lead and supervise a multidisciplinary team.
Must excel at strategic thinking, be open to new perspectives and better ways to do things and be creative, a visionary and manage innovation well.
Must have a proven track record of successful financial management
Must have the ability to delegate effectively
Must possess executive level communication and influencing skills with the ability to resolve issues, build consensus among groups of diverse internal and external stakeholders and have proven skill in negotiating and mediating conflict.
Must be able to create and balance budget statements


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: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four year college or university

Experience: 6 years of administrative experience working on an executive leadership team, overseeing a complex enterprise's finances, operations, special projects and/or business strategies. Five years of this experience must include supervisory and management responsibilities.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

Masters of Business Administration
Five years experience in fabrication/production/manufacturing or business administration
Experience reviewing and making recommendations regarding financial statements and budgets.
Experience using Microsoft Office applications and/or advanced IT systems to include ERP software.


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.



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 Division at 410-585-3999.

J. Rolon

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

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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.