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Manager, Audit Unit

Recruitment #22-003235-0035


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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.




Baltimore City
6776 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21215


The Administrative Officer II will directly manage four subordinates in the daily management and operation of the Audit Unit. The Administrative Officer II is responsible for all managerial aspects of the unit. The position is responsible for overseeing audits of all criminal and non-criminal agencies within Maryland who submit and receive criminal history record information. The Administrative Officer II is also responsible for ensuring the audits of private providers throughout the state who collect and submit electronic fingerprint images under contract to the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, Criminal Justice Information System Central Repository. Audits are required by state and federal laws, rules, and regulations to insure proper handling of personal identifying information shared with those agencies.

  • Research various CJIS, NCIC, and JIS files, records, and reports to analyze error trends found during audits or found in independent audit agencies or the FBI.
  • Responsible for accurate analysis and for preparing any requested written or oral recommendations to the requesting official.
  • Provide managerial assistance to any CJIS employee conducting mandated audits of criminal, non-criminal, and private provider organizations submitting fingerprint cards to CJIS. This includes but is not limited to training employees on the various databases and research tools available to conduct such research; to review the work of those employees to insure the work is accomplished on time, accurately and completely; and to record the results of that research on various spreadsheets.


Experience: Six years experience in administrative staff or professional work.


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from a college or university and two 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 for each year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included 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.


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

1. Two years of experience performing audits in a criminal justice setting, including correctional institutions, law enforcement, and other public safety agencies. 

2. Two years of experience using various databases and research tools to conduct research for audits.


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.

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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 410-767-4850.

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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