State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $78,503.00-$126,047.00 Yearly






An Internal Investigation Director is the senior managerial level of investigation work involving allegations of misconduct or suspected criminal activity by employees of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (PSCS), adult inmates confined in a correctional facility or any individual that has contact with the employees or clients, such as arrestees, detainees, or parolees of the Department.  Employees in this classification supervise Internal Investigation Detective Captains, and through them indirectly supervise Internal Investigation Detective Lieutenants and lower-level Internal Investigation Detectives.

Employees in this classification receive managerial supervision from a Deputy Secretary.  Employees are subject to call-in during emergencies and staffing shortages.

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 Internal Investigation Director is differentiated from the Internal Investigation Detective Captain in that the Internal Investigation Director has managerial responsibility for all internal investigations and directly supervises Internal Investigation Detective Captains while the Internal Investigation Detective Captain has supervisory responsibility for Internal Investigation Detective Lieutenants.


Plans, directs and coordinates all major internal investigation activities of alleged criminal activity and serious misconduct by PSCS employees, inmates, visitors and others individuals, such as arrestees, detainees, or parolees;

Supervises Internal Investigation Detective Captains and through them indirectly supervises Internal Investigation Detective Lieutenants and lower-level Internal Investigation Detectives through out the State;

Plans and develops short and long range goals for the administration of the internal investigation program;

Evaluates internal investigation criminal and administrative investigation operations, policies and procedures to identify and correct problems, increase effectiveness of program and ensure consistency with the mission and goals of the Department;

Develops and coordinates internal investigation budget preparation and expenditures;

Develops and enforces the internal investigation policies and procedures;

Executes search and seizure and arrest warrants, carries firearms and makes arrests;

Establishes and maintains liaison with other governmental agencies concerned with the criminal justice system;

Testifies in court and administrative hearings to explain the results of the investigations;

Participates in developing anti-corruption programs through an interchange of information and cooperation such as the Drug Interdiction Program;

Performs other related duties.


1. Candidates for this classification must possess and maintain a current Maryland certification as a Police Officer.

2. 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 must meet the selection standards required and successfully complete the training prescribed by the Maryland Police Training Commission for police officers in accordance with Public Safety Article, Section 3-207 of the Annotated Code of Maryland. Selection standards for police officer training are listed in detail in the Code of Maryland Regulations Title 12, Subtitle 04, Chapter 01 and include the following:

U.S. Citizenship or Resident Alien status

Must be at least 21 years of age

A complete background investigation

Oral interview

Physical examination

Polygraph and psychological evaluations.

2. Candidates for this classification will be given a medical examination to determine their ability to perform job-related functions. Employees in this classification will be required to bear firearms, and to demonstrate practical knowledge and proficiency in the safe use and care of firearms on a periodic basis.

3. Employees in this classification are subject to call-in on a 24-hours a day basis and will be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where they can be reached.

4.Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 06.01.09, 12.04.01 and Maryland Police Training Commission General Regulation .01-1, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.


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


Class Descriptions broadly define 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 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

June 28, 2019 

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 003709; EST: ; REV: 6/28/2019;

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