State of Maryland

DJS Assistant Superintendent Residential Facility II (#002628)

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






A DJS Assistant Superintendent Residential Facility II is the second managerial level of work overseeing the daily administration, management and overall operation of a large Department of Juvenile Services facility or multiple smaller facilities.  Employees in this classification function as deputies to Facility Superintendents and assume full responsibility for the facility or facilities in the absence of the Superintendent.  Employees in this classification manage the work of employees providing services to resident youth through subordinate DJS Supervisors.

Employees in this classification receive managerial supervision from a Department of Juvenile Services superintendent or from a program manager charged with directing the operation of the facility.  Employees may be required to work evenings, weekends and holidays and may be subject to call-in based on staffing needs or emergency situations.  Employees may be subject to verbal abuse by youth and will be required to remain calm in stressful situations involving agitated, irate or overwrought youth.

Positions in this classification are evaluated 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 Assistant Superintendent Residential Facility II is differentiated from the DJS Residential Group Life Manager II oversees the operations of all the youth centers that are part of the entire DJS facility while the DJS Residential Group Life Manager II oversees all services of the facility except administration. The DJS Assistant Superintendent Residential Facility II is differentiated from the DJS Director Youth Center in that the DJS Director Youth Center is the managerial level of work overseeing the operation of a single Youth Center.


Manages the work of DJS Resident Advisors, DJS Case Managers and other direct care and administrative staff through the supervision of subordinate DJS Supervisors;

Assists the superintendent in the administration of the facility, including budget and staffing responsibilities, and assumes responsibility for the operation and administration of the facility in the absence of the superintendent;

Oversees all operations of the facility, including buildings and grounds, transportation, dietary, education, recreation, and medical and emergency services;

Recommends and implements policy modifications and briefs subordinate supervisory staff on changes in facility or departmental policies;

Oversees the development, implementation and evaluation of treatment programs and services for resident youth;

Coordinates programs and services with other service providers such as educational administrators, local health departments and community groups;

Makes regular inspections of the facility to ensure that security and safety are properly maintained and policies and regulations are consistently enforced;

Identifies staff training needs, develops training initiatives, implements training programs and advises appropriate personnel of additional training requirements;

Reviews incident and staff reports prepared or reviewed by subordinate supervisors and compiles statistical reports;

Attends meetings with DJS headquarters administrators to keep abreast of departmental focus and policy, trends in services to juvenile populations and new legislation and regulations;

May be assigned to multiple facility sites and will coordinate scheduling of activities at all for optimum staff utilization;

Performs other related duties.


1. Specific education and experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position. 

2. Candidates who have not already done so must complete and successfully pass the Entrance Level Correctional Training Course for DJS staff required for the Maryland Correctional Training Commission certificate within 365 days of initial appointment or placement in this classification according to Code of Maryland Regulations  Employees are required to maintain certification while employed.


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, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded from collective bargaining. 

Date Established

April 1, 2020

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 002628; EST: 4/1/2020;

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