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Recruitment #22-002247-0202


If you are looking for an exciting career with great benefits, pension, generous leave, competitive salary, and the opportunity for advancement and professional growth, apply to join the DPSCS team today!

The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) is seeking dedicated candidates to fill important roles within our department. We are one of the largest departments in Maryland with nearly 12,000 employees and a budget of more than $1 billion. In order to fulfill our mission of promoting safety, we have increased security at our institutions while leading the way in innovative restorative justice projects that will help offenders reintegrate into society upon release.

As a member of the DPSCS team, you can have a fulfilling career, while also enjoying a wide range of benefits such as medical and dental coverage, paid time off (i.e. vacation, sick leave), becoming vested in the State pension, supplemental retirement options, and even joining the Maryland State Employees Credit Union.

This position is limited to permanent and contractual employees working with Programs, Treatment, and Re-entry for the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.




Reisterstown Plaza Office Center (RPOC)
6776 Reisterstown Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21215


This position serves as the primary administrative and clerical support for the Executive Director of Social Work and Re-Entry Services. As such, the incumbent conducts administrative work requiring regular use of judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans or policies. The incumbent is responsible for the efficient operation of the office; receiving and directing phone calls and visitors; developing and maintaining forms and spreadsheets to be utilized in the collection of data; obtaining and tracking data for Social Work and Re-entry Services reports; drafting correspondence and responses for signature; scheduling and facilitating training and outreach events to support department directives; and collecting and maintaining accurate records to monitor the progress of department programs involving returning citizens.

  • Ensures initiatives, programs, and activities comply with the mission and policies of the Social Work and Re-entry unit including (1) facilitating re-entry planning meeting and training sessions; (2) maintaining records pertaining to community­ based staff and organizations; (3) cooperate with facility staff to schedule facility programs; (4) collaborating with social work, case management and designated staff to recruit inmates for program participation; and (5) submit weekly, monthly, and annual reports to the Executive Director of Social Work and Re-entry Services and designated staff 
  • Receives telephone calls and visitors; redirects callers to appropriate unit or provide information that may require knowledge of various units’ functions and interpretation of various agency directives; opens and reviews incoming mail for Social Work and Re-entry Services staff. 
  • Prepares comprehensive resource packets to meet the requirements of release plans for released inmates. Prior to release, facilitates Re-entry Planning meetings for all Departmental facilities. Coordinates with field staff and community-based providers to schedule Re-entry Planning meetings for inmates within 120 days of release, which involves inviting representatives from agencies and facilitating provider-inmate follow-up. Schedule Resource Fairs within the correctional facilities. Work closely with facility staff, the Division and Parole and Probation, community-based partners, and agencies for participation


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: Three years of administrative staff or professional work.


1. Candidates may substitute 30 college credit hours from an accredited college or university for each year up to two years of the required experience. 

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from a college or university for the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included the regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules or regulations or analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvement on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.  



This position is limited to permanent and contractual employees working with Programs, Treatment, and Re-entry for the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.


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.


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.

Tiara Massey

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.

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