State of Maryland

DJS YOUTH TRANSPORTATION OFFICER TRAINEE (#002600)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $32,176.00-$50,377.00 Yearly


GRADE

ASTD10

CLASS ATTRIBUTES

SKILLED SERVICE    BARGAINING UNIT: H      OVERTIME ELIGIBLE     NCP

NATURE OF WORK

The DJS Youth Transportation Officer Trainee is the entry level of work transporting and escorting youth who have been detained or placed in a facility operated by the Department of Juvenile Services.  Employees in this classification do not supervise other positions.

Employees in this classification receive close supervision from a DJS Youth Transportation Officer Supervisor or other designated administrator.  Employees may be required to work days, evenings, weekends or holidays.  Employees may be subject to call-in on a twenty-four hour basis based on staffing needs.  Employees may be exposed to youth who are abusive and hostile.  Employees are required to learn to physically subdue violent youth, intervene to prevent situations from escalating and prevent escapes if needed.  Employees will be required to learn to apply and remove mechanical restraining devices.

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 specification.

The DJS Youth Transportation Officer Trainee, DJS Youth Transportation Officer I and DJS Youth Transportation Officer II are differentiated on the basis of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over these employees.  The DJS Youth Transportation Officer Trainee learns to perform duties under close supervision.  The DJS Youth Transportation Officer I performs duties under close supervision until fully certified and then performs a limited range of duties with some independence at times and under close supervision at other times, depending on the complexity of the specific duty being performed, following certification.  The DJS Youth Transportation Officer II performs the full range of duties under general supervision.      

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Learns to transport youth in the care of the Department of Juvenile Services to and from juvenile courts, youth facilities or other designated locations using State vehicles, such as ten passenger vans;

Learns to ensure the safety and security of youth being transported by providing supervision, care and crisis intervention during their transportation, escort and temporary detention in juvenile courts;

Learns to maintain assigned vehicles by scheduling preventive maintenance, ensuring cleanliness and following start-up and operating procedures;

Learns to apply and remove mechanical restraining devices, such as handcuffs, waist chains and leg shackles, on youth;

Learns to ensure that passenger vans are equipped with an adequate number of working restraining devices;

Learns to conduct searches of youth, vehicles and holding areas;

Learns to observe, supervise and control youth in court detention areas;

Learns to escort youth to courtrooms in a secure manner and provide a security presence in the courtroom;

Learns to subdue unruly youth and attempt to prevent escapes or runaways;

Learns to coordinate with officials of juvenile institutions, regional probation offices, sheriff’s offices, police departments and juvenile courts on the transportation and temporary detention of youth;

Attends in-service training on crisis prevention, suicide prevention, emergency medical treatments and behavioral modification models, to maintain knowledge of childcare needs, counseling methods and trends in the juvenile justice field and to obtain certification;

Learns to maintain vehicle maintenance logs and prepare incident reports;

May learn to perform intake or admissions functions such as drug testing of newly admitted youth;

May learn to supervise youth in a facility during emergency situations;

Performs other related duties.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of Maryland traffic laws and regulations;

Ability to learn policies, regulations and procedures for transporting, escorting and temporarily supervising youth in the care of the Department of Juvenile Services;

Ability to learn vehicle maintenance and preventive care;

Ability to learn to operate vehicles such as ten passenger vans;

Ability to use road maps;

Ability to learn crisis intervention techniques in working with youth who may be unruly, violent or emotionally overwrought;

Ability to maintain logs and to prepare reports;

Ability to communicate effectively with youth detained by the Department of Juvenile Services;

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials of juvenile institutions, regional probation offices, sheriff’s offices, police departments, juvenile courts, detained youth and their families or guardians

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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 Correctional Training Commission in accordance with the Correctional Services Article, Section 8-209, Annotated Code of Maryland.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. Employees in this classification must complete and successfully pass the Entrance Level Correctional Training Course for DJS support staff required for the Maryland Correctional Training Commission certificate during the probationary period.

2. Employees in this classification will be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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 in a mandated position. These requirements are listed in detail in the Code of Maryland Regulations 12.10.01.04, 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 24 hours a day and, therefore, may be supplied with a pager or be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number at which they can be reached.

3. Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulation 17.04.09.03 – Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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

October 5, 2018

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 002600; EST: ; REV: 10/5/2018;

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