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DJS Superintendent II (Repost)

Recruitment #22-002626-0002






DJS Garrett Children's Center
164 Freedom Lane
Lonaconing, MD 21539

Main Purpose of Job

Garrett Children's Center serves court-involved youth with emotional and behavioral problems. Our secure residential campus provides the setting for an intensive treatment program that enables youth in the care and custody of the Department of Juvenile Services to develop the skills necessary to succeed.

The position provides assistance and information to senior management from time to time. This includes assisting the Executive Director of Residential Services in streamlining all residential processes, projects, initiative roll-outs, and training to ensure consistency, preparedness, and effective residential services for our children and families. To be successful in this position, you must be able to develop, implement and maintain program initiatives aligned with the department's mission. You must have the ability to think critically, solve problems and execute good decision-making skills.


This position provides direct management of the daily operations of a juvenile treatment program. This includes performing advanced (senior-level) managerial work providing administrative supervision of the services and staff at the treatment program. The program is responsible for providing clinical services, social and recreational activities, social skills development, education, mentoring, and daily support and monitoring of male youth in a secure setting. The is responsible for fostering a staff culture that supports the agency's values and code of conduct, which includes ensuring that staff at the treatment program are:
  • Working to help youth to achieve progress in learning and applying methods to identify and manage reactions to stress and trauma and react in more socially appropriate ways;
  • Using appropriate intervention methods in response to behavioral issues which seek to aid in learning and correcting behavior;
  • Maintaining a consistent effort to ensure safe environments and employ security measures appropriately;
  • Interacting and engaging with youth in ways that both maintain appropriate structure and demonstrate understanding of brain development in youth and complex trauma; and,
  • Maintaining healthy relationships and boundaries with youth and consistently recognize youth progress


EDUCATION: High School diploma or G.E.D. certificate acceptable to the Maryland State Board of Education as described in the Correctional Training Commission Regulation.

EXPERIENCE: Six (6) years of experience providing supervision and guidance to youths in a juvenile facility or juvenile services community program for at-risk youth or working in a correctional setting. Four (4) years of this experience must have involved exercising supervisory responsibility over other staff providing services to youth.

NOTE: An Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice or the social or behavioral sciences from an accredited college or university may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required general experience.  A Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice or the social or behavioral sciences from an accredited college or university may be substituted for up to two (2) years of the required general experience.


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 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.


The assessment will be a rating of your application based on your education, training, and experience as it relates to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work.  Completed applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.



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

Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. 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 mail your application, then 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 4 digits of your SS#. The paper application must be received by 5:00 p.m., 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
217 E Redwood Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Fax number: 410-333-4188
Attn: Mr. Keenan Townes

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

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

Bilingual applicants are welcome to apply for all recruitments.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them 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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