State of Maryland

DPSCS Cadet (#004021)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $35,041.00-$53,763.00 Yearly






The DPSCS Cadet classification provides an opportunity for young men and women, between the ages of 18 and 21, to experience the various duties and responsibilities performed by Correctional Officers at the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) in preparation for and anticipation of the cadet’s acceptance and into the Correctional Officer Training Academy at the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions.

The DPSCS Cadet position is a provisional position only; a DPSCS Cadet who has attained his or her twenty-first birthday is only eligible to serve in such a position until his or her acceptance and entry into the next available Correctional Officer Academy class.


Processes and sorts mail entering and exiting a correctional institution or facility;

Sets up tables, organizes materials and speaks with potential job candidates to assists recruiting personnel at job fairs and other recruitment events;

Schedules vehicle maintenance, completes required State and department forms for vehicles assigned to a correctional institution or facility to assist fleet personnel;

Completes property management forms and tracks inventory and other supplies for property personnel;

Reads, comprehends and acts on information contained on forms and documents;

Writes or uses a computer to complete reports or other clerical duties;

Completes written forms, procedural reports and other documents so that the information is concise, legible and accurate;

Uses a computer terminal to enter and retrieve data;

Performs other related duties, the one exception is no custody work.


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


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 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 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.

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 the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 8-305.

Date Established

Oct 1 2016 

Date Revised

June 25, 2021

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 004021; EST: 10/1/2016; REV: 6/25/2021;

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