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MCE OFFICER TRAINEE Services

MCE Reentry Specialist

Recruitment #22-005283-0001

Introduction

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Maryland Correctional Enterprises (MCE) is the self-sustaining, vocational training arm of the Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services (DPSCS). Our goal is to teach our program participants the technical skills and work ethics needed to obtain employment after they are released. For more information, visit us online at www.mce.md.gov

GRADE

CORR 0004

LOCATION OF POSITION

Anne Arundel County
7275 Waterloo Road
Jessup, MD 20794

POSITION DUTIES

This is a mandated position. The main purpose of this position is to work both inside correctional facilities, as well as within various communities stateside to assist individuals transitioning through the criminal justice system to find meaningful employment that will increase an individual’s confidence and reduce recidivism. This position is responsible for connecting returning citizens with various reentry services upon release, as well as developing and instructing various reentry related curricula during incarceration and MCE participation. This position will assist the MCE Reentry Director position with various administrative and reentry duties. This position will require travel to several correctional facilities across the state.


  • Maintain and analyze databases pertaining to MCE participation, post-release employment and other pertinent programming data.
  • Provide supervision to incarcerated individuals within various business units.
  • Provide excellent customer service to incarcerated individuals, community partners and various stakeholders.
  • Prepare written and oral reports as well as related documents as needed.
  • Work in conjunction with the MCE Projects Team and DPSCS Grants, Policy and Statistics Office to develop and maintain recidivism data and research. 
  • Work with DPSCS Case Management, transitional specialists, social workers, and MCE staff to identify participants that are eligible for reentry assistance.
  • Provide individualized services to improve the offender's employability and social skills in order to facilitate a successful reintegration.
  • Provide reentry support as needed for MCE inmates unable to attend CARES program including job and programming placement. 
  • Maintain client confidentiality in accordance with State and Department policy and procedures.
  • Utilize OCMS database to track various outcome measures.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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 acceptable to the Maryland State Board of Education as described in the Maryland Correctional Training Commission regulation. 
Experience: One year of experience in Services or related field. 

Notes: 
1. Specific educational requirements and other selection standards are set by the Maryland Correctional Training Commission in accordance with Correctional Services Article, Section 8-209 of the Annotated Code of Maryland and are listed in the Code of Maryland Regulations Title 12, Subtitle 10, Chapter 01. 
2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience in correctional institutional specialty codes in the criminal justice field of work at a rate of two years of military experience for the required experience.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must meet the selective qualification(s) to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

One year of experience working with incarcerated or justice involved individuals.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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 with Microsoft Office applications and database entry and/or management.   
Experience with reentry programming and customer service initiatives.  

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Selection standards for Correctional Officer certification are established by the Maryland Correctional Training Commission in accordance with Correctional Services Article, Section 8-209 of the Annotated Code of Maryland. These selection criteria are listed in detail in the Code of Maryland Regulations Title 12, Subtitle 10, Chapter 01 and include the following:

U.S. Citizenship or Resident Alien status

Must be at least 21 years of age

A completed background investigation

Oral interview

Physical examination.

2. Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.

SELECTION PROCESS

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.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

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.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be emailed to hr.recruitmentuser@maryland.gov or faxed to 410-484-5928. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment.

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 hr.recruitmentuser@maryland.gov 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.

Jada Newman

443-326-6087

jadal.newman@maryland.gov

If you are having difficulties with submitting your online application, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at Application.Help@maryland.gov <Application.Help@maryland.gov> 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.