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Recruitment #23-002597-0001




Region V


Annapolis Office

49 Old Solomons Island Road, Suite 300

Annapolis, MD 21401


Ellicott City Office

3451 Courthouse Drive

Ellicott City, Maryland 21043


Note: The selected candidate will have the option to choose between the two locations as their home office.

Main Purpose of Job

Manages the placement process for youth who are under the jurisdiction of the Department of Juvenile Services. Works directly with Region V staff regarding the needs of youth by providing expertise in treatment options, fiscal resources, availability of programs and program development. Ensures that the provision of individualized services to you are appropriate and efficient by identifying and procuring services that meet the needs of the youth in the least restrictive environment, consistent with public safety and that are fiscally responsible. Manages budget in excess of a million dollars. Participates in development of contracts, RFP’s and solicitations; program development; and program monitoring. This position may supervise professional and support staff. This is a highly responsible position with multiple roles requiring contacts with all levels of administration within and outside of the Department. This position is responsible for Region V (Anne Arundel, Carroll, and Howard Counties). This position is located in various offices around the State, but reports to the Regional Director of Region V.



  • Manages an Area Resource Office providing supervision to professionals, support staff, and Resource Specialists in Anne Arundel County, Howard County, and Carroll County. Supervises staff, manages both routine and special assignments, and develops required reports and correspondence.


  • Manages the placement process for DJS youth by consulting with Community Justice Supervisors and Case Management Specialists in staffing about youth who may need special services or out-of-home placement develops and offers treatment options and advises staff about available programs and funding. Adheres to Department protocols in the determination of appropriate placements and services. 

  • Manages budget for a specific area and ensures that expenditures are within allocation. Maintains a cost accounting client tracking management system to approve purchases, to track expenditures, to process invoices, and to develop purchase orders as needed to purchase care and services for youth.


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

Experience: Three years of experience providing case management services to emotionally or socially maladjusted, delinquent, victimized or exceptional juveniles in a community or residential setting.


1. Candidates may substitute possession of an Associate of Arts degree in the social or behavioral sciences or criminal justice from an accredited college or university and two years of experience providing direct services to children in a community or residential setting for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute possession of a Master’s degree in the social or behavioral sciences or criminal justice from an accredited college or university for one year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Social Services classifications or Social Services specialty codes in the Social Science, Psychology and Welfare field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


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

  • Two years of experience and knowledge of public and private resources that address DJS juvenile service needs.

  • Two years of experience with the DJS placement process.

  • Two years of supervisory experience.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties may 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 employment (eligible) list for at least one year.


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 experience and education. Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate pages, if necessary) to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.

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



The online application process is strongly urged. 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 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#. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted:


Maryland Department of Juvenile Services

OHR-Recruitment & Examination Unit

217 E. Redwood Street

Baltimore, MD 21202

Attention: Jakiraman Jones

Fax number 410-333-4188

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay


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


DJS values the experience gained by Veterans while serving our country. Veterans are welcome to apply for all current recruitments.


As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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