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Recruitment #23-005188-0001


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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.




Maryland Correctional Training Center
18800 Roxbury Rd, Hagerstown, MD 21746


A Chaplain is the full performance level or work providing chaplaincy and religious programming service to all faiths of a population in a correctional facility or at a State health facility. Employees in this classification do not supervise other Chaplains. Employees receive general supervision from a designated management official. Employees may be required to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Works cooperatively with the Volunteer Activities Coordinator in recruiting, screening, orienting, supervising, and terminating religious program volunteers, including volunteer clergymen and lay volunteers. 

Develops, monitors, and delivers worship services.


Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Two years of ministerial leadership experience following formal certification, or an acceptable equivalent experience, in that the applicant has fashioned a firm cleric identity.

Required Document: Chaplains must possess current endorsement from a recognized denominational authority. Initial appointment- The applicant’s relationship to the endorsing body must reflect a minimum two-year association before endorsement.  

Note: For education obtained outside the U.S., candidates are required to provide proof of the equivalent of American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation services.  All information used to determine your qualifications must be submitted with the application by the closing date.


Candidate must be willing to complete a standard Correctional Officer Academy and work with other faith groups outside of their faith inside of a correctional facility.


1. A Bachelor's degree in the disciplines of Theology, Religious Studies, or Sacred Studies from an accredited institute, seminary, or equivalent.
2. One year of experience specifically counseling others or completion of one course in Clinical Pastoral education.


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.

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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 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.

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