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Recruitment #22-002587-0085






Office of Research and Evaluation 
217 E. Redwood St 
Baltimore, MD 21202

Main Purpose of Job

This position functions as a master’s-level researcher/evaluator within the Office of Research and Evaluation. The position is responsible for participating in the implementation and reporting of: 1) data analyses that respond to questions posed by the Department, the Governor, and the Legislature regarding who is being served, services provided, and youth outcomes; 2) program evaluations of DJS interventions; and 3) research projects undertaken by the Department. This position collaborates with other DJS staff, staff from other youth-serving agencies, and/or universities in these activities. This includes keeping current on best practices in juvenile services interventions and evaluation and research methods applicable to the position.


  • Participates in planning, design, and conduct of departmental research and program evaluation projects focusing on key DJS programs and initiatives in collaboration with the Office of Research and Evaluation staff and other DJS staff and external collaborators, and interprets the results of the studies.

  • Participates in the development of protocols for and implementation of data analyses and written documentation of projects, including narrative text, tables, and spreadsheets which address specific research and evaluation questions defined by the Department in conjunction with other Office of Research and Evaluation staff and Department staff.

  • Participates in intra-office, intra-departmental, and inter-agency teams and committees to assess data needs for the DJS, and participate in planning coordinated programs for data collection and analysis, and produces weekly, daily, and annual reports.


Experience  Eight years of experience in administrative staff or professional work.


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and four years of experience in administrative staff or professional work for the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for- year basis for the required 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.

  • Experience in program evaluation or policy research, especially in a juvenile justice or human services setting;

  • Experience designing and implementing research studies, including identifying, gathering, and analyzing data using statistical software appropriate to the topic being studied;

  • Experience developing logic models or evaluation plans;

  • Experience working in Excel, including pivot tables and charts;

  • Experience developing PowerPoint presentations;

  • Demonstrated ability to employ research and analytical thinking skills.


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. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

This list will be used by the DJS hiring agency to select employees.

The resulting Certified Eligible List for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.


The assessment will be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related experience and education. For education obtained outside the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service.

Please note that your answers on the Supplemental Questionnaire must correspond to the information provided on your application to receive credit.



The online application process is strongly urged.  However, if you are unable to apply on line you may mail a paper application to the address below or fax a paper application to the fax number below.  If you choose to fax or use regular mail, you must include on each page of the attachment your First and Last Name, the Recruitment Number that is located at the top of the bulletin and the last four digits of your SS#.  The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for this recruitment.  No postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted:   


  Maryland Department of Juvenile Services   

  OHR-Recruitment & Examination Unit  

  217 E. Redwood Street

  Baltimore, MD 21202

  Attn: Jakiraman Jones 

  Fax number 410-333-4188 

  TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay


Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact DJS Office of Human Resources at  Include the Recruitment Title/Number that is located at the top of the bulletin. 


As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.


DJS values the experience gained by Veterans while serving our country. Veterans are welcome to apply for all current recruitments. 


Bilingual applicants and people with disabilities are welcome to apply for all recruitments.


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