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Executive Director of Resource Office

Recruitment #22-005483-0022


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




Department of Juvenile Services 
217 E. Redwood Street 
Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The Executive Director of Resource Office (Executive Director) reports to the Deputy Secretary of Community Operations. The Executive Director manages all activities to support and provide a continuum of services for all youth who come into contact with the Department of Juvenile Services. The continuum includes all contracted services provided to youth under pre-court, community detention, community supervision, and services for youth who have been court-ordered into an out-of-home placement. This office is responsible for ensuring that youth receive the appropriate, individualized, fiscally responsible services that address their needs in the least restrictive environment, consistent with public safety. 

This position represents DJS on the Interagency Council of Homelessness (ICH) and related workgroups, which are all legislative mandated committees. 

This position directs the Department's Placement Unit, oversees three positions that work with youth placed in the community, and directs the Department’s Interstate Compact Unit.


Education:  A Bachelor’s degree in the social or behavioral sciences or criminal justice from an accredited four-year college or university.

Experience: Eight years of progressive supervisory experience in units or programs. 

For education obtained outside the United States, you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service.


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

  • Work experience in the public or private sector coordinating or providing a continuum of services to youth in the community or residential setting;

  • Work experience in contract development;

  • Work experience in auditing or monitoring programs;

  • Masters of Social Work.


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 the date.


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 experiences and education.   Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be placed on the eligible list categorized as Qualified, Better Qualified, or Best Qualified.   Candidates shall be certified to the eligible list for a period of one year.  This list will be sued by the DJS hiring agency to select employees.



Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. A paper application may be mailed to the address below or faxed to the fax number below. If you choose fax or 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 4 digits of your SS#. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the online application or paper application. Applications must be received by the closing date no postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted:

Maryland Department of Juvenile Services

OHR-Recruitment and Examination Unit

217 E. Redwood St., 15th Floor

Baltimore, MD 21202

Attn: Jakiraman Jones

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, please contact DJS Office of Human Resources at Include the Recruitment 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.


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.

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