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Recruitment #23-002624-0001




Region 7 - Landover
827 Brightseat Road 
Landover, MD 20785

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of the Recreation Coordinator position is to coordinate, support, and implement the daily programming related to the Evening Reporting Center; The Recreation Coordinator will ensure the daily programming is structured, has an identified programming objective, and utilizes an engaging medium to support the identified objective. The programming logistics will be expressly communicated with fellow ERC Team Members to generate an efficient, engaging, producing effective competency development tools aligned with the mission/purpose of the ERC. The Recreation Coordinator’s programming coordination will be guided by personal leadership and accountability principles lending itself to desirable long-term outcomes. An attempt to expand the ERC participants sense of self-awareness and enhancing traits required for personal leadership and accountability.

The Recreation Coordinator will be responsible for the purchase and self-auditing of programming materials required to drive the outcomes sought for daily programming. The Recreation Coordinator will be encouraged to seek and build partnerships with outside entities and individual vendors capable of adding value to the ERC programming mission. The Recreation Coordinator will be provided autonomy to become immersed in creative outlets yielding desirable programming outcomes. Minimally, administrative tasks will be expected but not limited to the following: document creation and implementation, data entry, and programming assessment tool development. This position also calls for the Recreation Coordinator to work within a team dynamic consisting of Case Managers; Youth Transportation Officer; and volunteers/interns.


Researches and Curates daily programming meant to engage and promote personal development in accordance with the eight (8) Dimensions of Wellness.

This position requires the willingness and attained knowledge of resources and an understanding of the social and familial dynamics amongst the population served.


Education:   A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Adventure Sports, Recreation or a related recreational field.

Experience: None.


1.  Candidates may substitute possession of an Associate of Arts degree from an accredited college or university in a recreational program such as Recreation; Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies; Sports and Fitness Administration or Health and Physical Education and two years of experience supervising recreational programs for youth in a juvenile facility or juvenile services community program for at-risk youth for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service  experience as a non-commissioned officer in Recreation Aid and Assistant classifications or Recreation Aid and Assistant specialty codes in the Social Science, Psychology and Welfare field of work 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.

  • Experience scheduling recreational activities to meet the needs of adolescent youth.

  • Experience demonstrating the safe use of physical education equipment.

  • CPR certification


This recruitment is limited to current Maryland Department of Juvenile Services employees only.


1. Candidates appointed to positions in this classification must obtain and maintain certification by the Maryland Correctional Training Commission prior to appointment .

2. 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.

3. Employees in this classification must obtain and maintain adventure sports certification through a nationally recognized program such as The Ropes Course through Rescue 3 International or Interquest or an Association for Challenge Course Technology approved vendor.


1. In accordance with the Correctional Services Article, Section 8-209 of the Annotated Code of Maryland, the Maryland Correctional Training Commission shall establish the minimum qualifications for probationary or permanent appointment of a Department of Juvenile Services employee. These requirements are listed in detail in the Code of Maryland Regulations, general regulations of the Maryland Correctional Training Commission, and include:

    U.S. Citizenship or Resident Alien status

    Must be at least 21 years of age

    A thorough background check, including fingerprinting and drug testing

    An oral interview, and

    Physical and psychological examinations.

2. Employees in this classification may be subject to call-in and, therefore, may be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number at which they employee can be reached.

3. Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulation 17.04.09 – Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.


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 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. This list will be used by the DJS hiring agency to select employees.



Utilizing 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 use 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#. The paper application must be received by 5 p.m., close of business, on the closing date for this recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted:   


  Maryland Department of Juvenile Services   

  217 E. Redwood Street

  Baltimore, MD 21202

  Attn: 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. 


As an equal-opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.


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


Bilingual applicants are welcome to apply for all recruitments.

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