State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $73,787.00-$123,760.00 Yearly






A Deputy Sheriff Major is one of two managerial levels of work serving court and legal process orders of the Circuit Court of Baltimore City and the District Court of Maryland; relocating, safeguarding and escorting witnesses in the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Witness Protection Program; and targeting violent offenders, career criminals and drug kingpins in task forces and joint operations with federal law enforcement authorities, Baltimore City police and other local police agencies.  Employees in this classification supervise Deputy Sheriff Captains.

Employees in this classification receive managerial direction from the Deputy Sheriff Colonel. The work requires travel throughout Baltimore City, Maryland and other states. The work may involve contact with dangerous or hostile persons who may be armed. Employees are subject to call-in on a regularly scheduled basis.

Positions in this classification are evaluated by using the classification job evaluation methodology.  The use of this method involves comparing the 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 description.

The Deputy Sheriff Major is differentiated from the Deputy Sheriff Captain in that the Deputy Sheriff Major serves as the Chief of Operations of the Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office and on a daily basis has command oversight of all operational components of the agency while the Deputy Sheriff Captain has management responsibility for lower-level Deputy Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriff Sergeants through the direct supervision of Deputy Sheriff Lieutenants at the bureau level of the Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office.


Manages the work of Deputy Sheriffs through the supervision of Deputy Sheriff Captains;

Serves as the Chief of Operations and provides oversight of the major operational bureaus in the Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office;

Administers the total operating budget, provides administrative oversight for specific bureau operating budgets and testifies before the Baltimore City Board of Estimates on budget matters;

Recommends the development of new policies or modifications to current policies and procedures in order to effect an efficient and effective operation;

Ensures that new staff receives the proper training within the mandated time frames and that current staff meets in-service training and certification requirements;

Controls access to agency computer systems; monitors computer usage and controls activities through subordinate command staff to ensure that system integrity are maintained;

Approves in-service training courses and lesson plans before submission to the Maryland Police and Correctional Training and Standards Commission;

Approves the acquisition of uniforms and equipment and ensures that the applicable reports and records are prepared and maintained;

Assumes the duties and responsibilities of the Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff Colonel when necessary;

Performs other related duties.


Education:   High School diploma or G.E.D. certificate acceptable to the Maryland State Board of Education as described in the Maryland Police and Correctional Training and Standards Commission regulation.

Experience: Specific experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.

Note: The above educational requirement is set in accordance with Public Safety Article, Title 3 Law Enforcement, Subtitle 2, Maryland Police and Correctional Training and Standards Commission of the Annotated Code of Maryland.


Class Descriptions 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.

Class Descriptions provide information about the Nature of Work, Examples of Work, General Requirements and Acknowledgements.  The Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Minimum Education and Experience Requirements; Special Requirements; and recruitment and testing procedures are set by the using agency.

This is a Management Service classification in the State Personnel Management System.  All positions in this classification are Management Service positions.

This classification is not assigned to a bargaining unit, as indicated by the designation of S (Supervisor), M (Manager), T (Agency Head), U (Board or Commission Member), W (Student), X (Used by Agency or Excluded by Executive Order), or Z (Confidential).  As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102 Annotated Code of Maryland, 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.

Date Revised

September 16, 2022

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 001323; REV: 9/16/2022;

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