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Recruitment #22-002599-0019



Looking for an exciting career with great benefits, pension, generous leave, competitive salary, and the opportunity for advancement and professional growth?  Apply to join our team today!

The Department of Juvenile Services (DJS) is seeking dedicated talent to fill important roles within our department.  DJS offers a wide range of rewarding career opportunities to improve the lives of our youth, families and communities.  We strive to build SUCCESSFUL YOUTH, STRONG LEADERS AND SAFER COMMUNITIES.

As a member of DJS, 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 is a statewide recruitment for all Maryland DJS facilities.  Please choose the proper county/location that you are interested in when applying.


Our facilities are:



Green Ridge Youth Center

10700 Fifteen Mile Creek Road

Flintstone, MD 21530



Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center

300 North Gay Street

Baltimore, MD 21202



Charles H. Hickey School

9700 Old Harford Road

Parkville, MD 21234



Victor Cullen Center

6000 Cullen Drive

Sabillasville, MD 21780



Backbone Mountain Youth Center

124 Camp 4 Road

Swanton, MD 21561


Garrett Children's Center

164 Freedom Lane

Lonaconing MD 21539


Mountain View Children's Center

124 Camp 4 Road

Swanton, MD 21561



Alfred D. Noyes Children's Center

9925 Blackwell Road

Rockville, MD 20850



Cheltenham Youth Detention Center

11003 Frank Tippett Road

Cheltenham, MD 21234



Western Maryland Children's Center

18420 Roxbury Road

Hagerstown, MD 21740



Lower Eastern Shore Children's Center

405 Naylor Mill Road

Salisbury, MD 21801


A DJS Resident Advisor Trainee is the entry level of work providing supervision and guidance to youth residing in a facility operated by the Department of Juvenile Services by observing, interacting and assisting them with everyday life skills and advising them of appropriate alternative behaviors. Employees in this classification do not supervise other positions. Employees in this classification receive close supervision from a DJS Resident Advisor Supervisor or other designated administrator. Employees will be required to undergo training leading to certification by the Maryland Correctional Training Commission. The work of this class may require travel to various locations for youth appointments and activities, such as courts, local health departments and community service project sites. Employees are assigned to a regular shift but may be required to work other shifts, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays. Employees may be subject to call-in on a twenty-four hour basis based on staffing needs. The DJS Resident Advisor Trainee, DJS Resident Advisor I and DJS Resident Advisor II are differentiated on the basis of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over these employees. The DJS Resident Advisor Trainee learns to perform duties under close supervision. The DJS Resident Advisor I performs duties under close supervision until fully certified and then performs duties under close supervision at times and under general supervision at other times depending on the complexity of the specific duty being performed, following certification. The DJS Resident Advisor II performs the full range of duties and responsibilities under general supervision.


Education:   Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: None.

Note: The above educational requirement is set by the Maryland Correctional Training Commission in accordance with the Correctional Services Article, Section 8-209, Annotated Code of Maryland.


Employment experience within the last 18 months 

Associate’s Degree in a related field (I.e., Criminal Justice, Social or Behavioral Sciences)


1. Employees in this classification must complete and successfully pass the Entrance Level Correctional Training Course for DJS staff required for the Maryland Correctional Training Commission certificate during the probationary period.

2. 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.


1. In accordance with the Correctional Services Article, Section 8-209 of the Annotated Code of Maryland, the Maryland Correctional Training Commission shall establish the minimum qualifications for probationary or permanent appointment of a Department of Juvenile Services employee in a mandated position. These requirements are listed in detail in the Code of Maryland Regulations, general regulations of the Maryland Correctional Training Commission, and include:

§  U.S. Citizenship or Resident Alien status

§  Must be at least 21years of age

§  A thorough background check, including fingerprinting and drug testing

§  An oral interview, and

§  Physical and psychological examinations.

2. Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.


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. Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be placed on the eligible list.  This list will be used by the DJS hiring agency to select employees.



Using the online application process is strongly urged. However, if you are unable to apply online 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 4digits of your SS#. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted:


Maryland Department of Juvenile Services

OHR-Recruitment & Examination Unit

217 E Redwood Street

Baltimore, MD 21202

Attn: Recruitment and Examination Unit

Fax number 410-333-4188

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay


The resulting Certified Eligible List for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.  Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required or if you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact DJS Office of Human Resources at Include the Recruitment Title/Number that is located at the top of the bulletin.


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


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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