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Recruitment #18-002378-0005


It is important that all experience be fully documented. Failure to LIST ALL EXPERIENCE FULLY AND ACCURATELY  may cause the candidate to be rejected.




Maryland State Police

Office of Media Communications

1201 Reisterstown Road

Pikesville, MD 2108

Main Purpose of Job

The position serves as a spokesperson for the Maryland State Police providing information about the incidents and public safety initiatives and issues as well as promoting the mission and vision of the Department through public education and public relations efforts.


Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with at least 30 semester credit hours in one or more of the following subjects: English, journalism, public relations, writing or other similar and related courses.

Experience: Three years of experience in public information, public relations, journalism or other related experience in publicity or promotional work.


1. Applicants may substitute additional experience as described above for the required college education on a year-for year basis.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in public affairs classification or public affairs specialty codes in the information and arts field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.



Experience:  One of the three years of the required experience must have been as a liaison/spokesperson to the media as a public information officer, responding to inquiries and preparing correspondence in response to requests for information.


1.  Experience designing, developing, implementing and maintaining a public or commercial website as well as social media platforms to include Facebook, Twitter, You Tube and Pinterest

2.  Experience devising and implementing communications, marketing and public relations strategies 




Candidates for this position will be subject to a complete criminal background investigation to include a polygraph examination before a permanent appointment can be made.  A criminal conviction may be grounds for rejection of the candidate.


The selection for this process will involve a review of each application.  Applicants who meet the minimum and selective qualifications will be placed on an eligible list in the BEST, BETTER or QUALIFIED category.  The list will be used by the hiring manager to select the individual to fill the vacancy.  The list will be valid for one year.



NOTE: Currently, applicants are limited to uploading one file.  As a result, it is strongly urged that those applying upload ALL required and additional documents (undergraduate and graduate transcripts, resumes, etc.) as one file


If you are unable to apply online, you may submit an application via mail.  The Maryland State Application Form can be found online.


Completed applications, required documentation and any required addendums may be mailed to:


Maryland State Police

Human Resources Division

1201 Reisterstown Road

Pikesville, MD 21208

ATTN: R. Bruce Tanner


Questions or concerns regarding this recruitment may be sent to the following e-mail address:


It is the policy of the Maryland State Police to comply with all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting employment discrimination and to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, gender, identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, belief or opinion, sex, sexual orientation or any other protected status.


Click on a link below to apply for this position:

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