State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $46,792.00-$69,099.00 Yearly


CORR 0005




A Correctional Maintenance Officer II Grounds Supervision is the full performance level of work involving the custody, security and supervision of adult inmates in maintenance and repair work in a correctional environment.  Employees in this classification do not supervise other positions.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a Correctional Maintenance Officer Supervisor.  Employees are assigned to day, evening, night or rotating shifts.  Employees are subject to call-in during emergencies and staffing shortages.  Work is performed in and around a correctional facility, and employees are continually exposed to inmates who may be abusive and hostile and have access to potentially dangerous tools and equipment. When assigned to outside maintenance jobs, employees are exposed to all types of weather conditions.  Employees may be required to physically subdue and restrain inmates during fights, riots and escape attempts.  The work may require moving objects weighing over 25 pounds.

Positions in this classification are evaluated using the classification job evaluation methodology.  The use of this method involves comparing 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 Correctional Maintenance Officer I and Correctional Maintenance Officer II are differentiated on the basis of degree of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over these employees.  The Correctional Maintenance Officer I learns to perform duties under close supervision.  The Correctional Maintenance Officer II performs the full range of duties and responsibilities under general supervision within established guidelines.  The Correctional Maintenance Officer II is differentiated from the Correctional Maintenance Officer Supervisor in that the Correctional Maintenance Officer Supervisor has supervisory responsibility for lower-level Correctional Maintenance Officers.


Maintains control and discipline among the inmate helpers by enforcing safety, sanitary, custody and security regulations;

Keeps continual count of inmates assigned;

Performs searches of inmates for concealment of drugs, weapons, tools, equipment and other unauthorized items;

Admonishes inmates for minor deviations and reports significant violations or irregularities to supervisors;

Subdues and restrains inmates during fights, riots and escape attempts;

Assigns maintenance or repair tasks to designated inmates in the grounds supervision trade option;

Instructs inmates in the proper methods and techniques for using and caring for tools, machinery and equipment;

Trains inmates in the performance of their assigned tasks;

Inspects all work performed by assigned inmates for adherence to trade standards and applicable codes;

Operates manual, electrical or electronic tools and equipment;

Estimates costs and the amount of man-hours, materials and supplies needed for repairs and projects;

Maintains records of materials and supplies used;

Performs other related duties.


Knowledge of the tools, materials, methods and standard practices of the designated trade;

Knowledge of correctional systems and standards;

Knowledge of institutional rules, regulations and requirements for the control of inmates;

Knowledge of inmate behavior;

Skill in performing work in the assigned trade;

Ability to learn and follow detailed procedures contained in regulations, institutional directives and post orders;

Ability to remain calm in stressful situations and respond in an appropriate manner according to prescribed rules and procedures;

Ability to observe and remember situations and to recall details such as identity of persons, location of items, conversations and sequence of events and actions taken during the situation;

Ability to work in an institutional setting where personal physical attack by convicted felons is a constant possibility and where the use of physical force to restrain inmates is a required part of the job;

Ability to prepare concise, accurate reports of events and situations;

Ability to communicate effectively with assigned inmates, Correctional Officers and other institutional staff.


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: One year of experience involving the custody, security and supervision of adult inmate workers in the grounds supervision option.


1. The above educational requirement is set by the Maryland Correctional Training Commission in accordance with Correctional Services Article, Section 8-209, Annotated Code of Maryland.

2. Applicants may substitute two years of experience as a Maryland State Correctional Officer for the required experience provided they have two years of experience in the option for which application is made.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience in correctional institutional specialty codes in the criminal justice field of work at a rate of two years of military experience for the required experience.


1. 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 prior to permanent appointment.

2. Some positions in this classification may require employees to acquire the appropriate Maryland driver’s license to operate motor vehicles for the transportation of inmates or supplies.

3. Employees who have not already done so must complete and successfully pass the Entrance Level Correctional Training Course required for the Maryland Correctional Training Commission certificate during the probationary period.


1. Selection standards for Correctional Officer certification are established by the Maryland Correctional Training Commission in accordance with Correctional Services Article, Section 8-209 of the Annotated Code of Maryland. These selection criteria are listed in detail in the Code of Maryland Regulations Title 12, Subtitle 10, Chapter 01 and include the following:

U.S. Citizenship or Resident Alien status
Must be at least 21 years of age
A completed background investigation
Oral interview
Physical examination.

2. Employees in this classification are subject to call-in 24 hours a day and, therefore, must provide the employing agency with a telephone number where they can be reached.

3. Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.


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 the 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 the 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 level 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 by 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

July 13, 2018

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 004064; EST: ; REV: 7/1/2019;

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