State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $41,890.00-$69,036.00 Yearly






A Drinking Driver Monitor I is the entry level of work providing supervision to offenders referred by the Motor Vehicle Administration to the Division of Parole and Probation for driving while intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances.  Employees in this classification do not supervise other Drinking Driver Monitors.

Employees in this classification receive close supervision from a Drinking Driver Monitor Supervisor.  Employees may be required to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Positions in this classification are evaluated by using the classification job evaluation methodology.  The use of this method involves comparing assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work Sections of the class specification.

The Drinking Driver Monitor I, Drinking Driver Monitor II and Drinking Driver Monitor III are differentiated on the basis of degree of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over these employees.  The Drinking Driver Monitor I learns to perform duties under close supervision.  The Drinking Driver Monitor II performs the full range of duties and responsibilities under general supervision.  The Drinking Driver Monitor III performs lead/advanced duties under general supervision.


Learns to monitor the conduct of offenders referred to the Division of Parole and Probation for driving while intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances through frequent in person visits;

Learns to counsel offenders in regard to abstinence from alcohol and other drugs and personal problems;

Learns to prepare violation of probation reports, case records, and progress summaries;

Learns to recommend actions to the courts in regard to violations of court ordered probationary conditions;

Learns to provide testimony in support of specific recommendations resulting from observations and investigations of offenders' conduct;

Learns to assess the offender's needs and the risk to public safety during an offender's probationary period;

Learns to conduct interviews with the offender in order to determine progress in meeting conditions of probation;

Learns to document observed behaviors of offenders;

Learns to communicate with treatment providers and community resources in order to enhance the offender's rehabilitation and to promote public safety;

Learns to conduct breath analysis and drug tests on offenders in order to determine alcohol and drug usage;

May learn to recommend modifications of special conditions of probation to courts and other authorities;

Performs other related duties.


Knowledge of the principles of substance abuse addiction and recovery;

Knowledge of the criminal justice system in working with alcohol and drug related offenders;

Ability to learn to use interviewing and communication techniques;

Ability to learn to gather, evaluate, document, and present information in regard to the offender's progress in meeting the conditions of probation;

Ability to learn to prepare and present reports;

Ability to learn to motivate offenders to improve their behavior in regard to substance abuse;

Ability to learn to testify at a court session;

Ability to maintain confidentiality of case material.


Education:   Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate acceptable to the Maryland State Board of Education as described in the Maryland Correctional Training Commission regulation.

Experience: None.

Note: The above educational requirement is set by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission in accordance with Correctional Services Article, Section 8-209 of the Annotated Code of Maryland.


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.


1. Employees who have not already done so must meet the selection standards required and successfully complete the training prescribed by the Maryland Correctional Training Commission for a Drinking Driver Monitor during the probationary period, (Correctional Services Article, Section 8-209, Annotated Code of Maryland). Selection standards for Drinking Driver Monitor training are listed in detail in the Code of Maryland Regulations Title 12, Subtitle 10, Chapter 01 and include the following:

U.S. Citizen or Resident Alien status

Must be at least 21 years of age

A completed background investigation

Oral interview

Physical examination.

2. Employees in this classification are required to use the Criminal Justice Information System. Conviction for any felony or conviction and incarceration for any misdemeanor may be a bar to access to the System and may be grounds for rejection of the applicant.

3. Employees in this classificationare subject to call 24 hours a day and, therefore, will be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where they can be reached.


Class specifications are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

This is a Skilled Service classification in the State Personnel Management System.  All positions in this classification are Skilled Service positions.  Some positions in Skilled Service classifications may be designated Special Appointment in accordance with the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 6-405, Annotated Code of Maryland.

This classification is assigned to Bargaining Unit H, Public Safety and Security classes.  As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded from collective bargaining.  Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.

Employees in this classification are eligible to receive overtime compensation.  An employee who works more than the normal workweek is entitled to be compensated for that overtime as provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 8-305.

This classification is one level in a Non-Competitive Promotion (NCP) series.  NCP promotions are promotions by which employees may advance in grade and class level from trainee to full performance levels in a classification series.  In order to be non-competitively promoted to the next level in a NCP series an employee must: 1) perform the main purpose of the class as defined in the Nature of Work section of the class specification; 2) receive the type of supervision defined in the class specification, and 3) meet the minimum qualifications of the classification.

Date Revised

July 1, 2022 

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 001136; REV: 7/1/2022;

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