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Recruitment #22-006413-0004


This is a SPECIAL APPOINTMENT position with the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. The incumbent serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority.

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.




Carroll County 
6852 4th Street
Sykesville, MD 21784


This position is responsible for overseeing and reviewing processing of documents to establish the certification and renewal of the certification of public safety personnel including police and correctional certifications. This employee is also responsible for processing instructor certifications; and for the approval of programs for law enforcement and correctional agencies including all academies. This position also must have the ability to interpret statute and legislation to provide feedback to client agencies. To oversee the unit in the absence of the Unit Administrator.

Supervises and processes as necessary any requests for initial certification, certification renewal and recertification of Maryland public safety professionals. To include evaluating submissions to the Certification Unit that contain supplemental information to ensure the packets are complete before referral to the Administrator and Executive Management Team. 

Reviews, approves and processes applications for instructor certifications for Maryland public safety professionals.

Reviews, approves and processes training program approval requests for client agencies including all academies.  Issue certificates for the academies.
Responds to questions, concerns and inquiries relating to statute or certification requirements for all public safety professionals.

Verifies and inputs entrance Level Training and Field Training received by the certification unit. 

Supervises, reviews, approves and processes as necessary notices of personnel action submitted to the Certification Unit.

Provides support and record maintenance of the certification management database for all public safety professionals and ensures the accuracy of agency training records, and mandated personnel and certification records.


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

Experience:  Four years performing administrative support duties.

One year of experience supervising administrative personnel.


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

1. Two years working as a training coordinator with a public safety training agency.


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. At least three years of experience working in a fast paced environment with demonstrated skills in multi-tasking, managing deadlines and working with various computer software systems, including MS Word, MS Excel and training database systems or certification tracking system.

2. At least two years of experience reviewing and interpreting regulations and/or state laws.

3. Experience preparing accurate and professional correspondence and working with confidential records and documents.


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.

Aicha Bomou

(443) 204-2820

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

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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