State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $41,767.00-$61,301.00 Yearly


CORR 0003




A Correctional Supply Officer III is the lead level of work involving the custody, security and supervision of adult inmates in storekeeping and warehousing operations at a correctional facility.  The work involves directing the activities of inmate helpers and maintaining their custody and control.  Employees in this classification assign, review and approve the work of and train lower-level Correctional Supply Officers.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a Correctional Supply Officer Supervisor or other designated official.  The work is performed in and around a correctional facility and employees are continually exposed to inmates who may be abusive and hostile.  Employees may be required to physically subdue and restrain inmates during fights and escape attempts.

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 Supply Officer III is differentiated from the Correctional Supply Officer II in that the Correctional Supply Officer III assigns, reviews and approves the work of and trains lower-level Correctional Supply Officers while the Correctional Supply Officer II performs the full range of duties and responsibilities under general supervision within established guidelines.  The Correctional Supply Officer III is differentiated from the Correctional Supply Officer Supervisor in that the Correctional Supply Officer Supervisor has supervisory responsibility for lower-level Correctional Supply Officers. 


Guides other Correctional Supply Officers by assigning work, reviewing completed work, instructing, and being available for immediate assistance;

Trains inmate workers;

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;

Prepares reports of infractions;

Subdues and restrains inmates during fights and escape attempts;

Receives and stores supplies, materials and equipment in order to maintain proper stocks;

Conducts periodic inventory of supplies, material and equipment in order to reconcile actual amounts with written totals;

Receives and processes requisitions for stock replacement from agency personnel in order to monitor the flow of supplies throughout the various departments;

Disburses and accounts for supplies, materials and equipment issued to inmates and agency personnel in order to prevent theft and maintain fiscal and security controls;

Consults with classification and security staff about hiring and retaining inmate workers;

Contacts vendors in order to obtain bids or resolve questions concerning supply purchases;

Performs other related duties.


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 Revised

July 27, 2018

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 006015; EST: ; REV: 7/1/2019;

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