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DJS RESOURCES SPECIALIST

Recruitment #18-002596-0003

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

MD Department of Juvenile Services

Region VI-Metro

14735 Main Street, Suite M0400

​Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Main Purpose of Job

A DJS Resources Specialist is the full performance level of work identifying service options and recommending expenditures for the treatment and care of juveniles under the jurisdiction of the MD Department of Juvenile Services. Employees ensure that individualized services adhere to departmental protocols, meet the needs of juveniles in the least restrictive environment, and are fiscally responsible and consistent with public safety concerns.

POSITION DUTIES

The DJS Resources Specialist will coordinate and advise in the placement process for youth who are under the jurisdiction of the MD Department of Juvenile Services (DJS).  The DJS Resources Specialist will work directly with Metro Region staff regarding the needs of youth by providing expertise in treatment options, fiscal resources, availability of programs and program development; ensure that the provision of individualized services to youth are appropriate and efficient by identifying and procuring services that meet the needs of the youth in the least restrictive environment, and are fiscally responsible and consistent with public safety concerns.   The DJS Resource Specialist will participate in development of contracts, RFPs and solicitations, program development and program monitoring.The ideal candidates will have knowledge of private and public programs for youth and families that address the identified needs and experience placing youth in a residential setting.  

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor’s degree in the social or behavioral sciences or criminal justice from an accredited four year college or university.

Experience: Two years of experience providing case management services to emotionally or socially maladjusted, delinquent, victimized or exceptional juveniles in a community or residential setting.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute an Associate of Arts degree in the social or behavioral sciences or criminal justice from an accredited college or university and two years of experience providing direct services to children in a community or residential setting for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute a Master’s degree in the social or behavioral sciences or criminal justice from an accredited college or university for one year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Social Services classifications or Social Services specialty codes in the Social Science, Psychology and Welfare field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

1. Knowledge of private and public programs for youth and families in need of services to address identified needs.

2. Experience with placing youth in a residential setting.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties may be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SELECTION PROCESS

The assessment will be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related experience and education. Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate pages, if necessary) to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. For education obtained outside the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service.  Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be placed on the eligible list categorized as QUALIFIED, BETTER QUALIFIED OR BEST QUALIFIED. Candidates shall be certified to the eligible list for a period of one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment will be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position.  Therefore it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related experience and education.  Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate pages, if necessary) to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  For education obtained outside the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.  If you are a Veteran applying for this position, please submit your DD 214 Long Form with your application to receive proper credit. If you are not a Veteran, the submission of the DD 214 Long Form does not apply to you.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online application process is strongly urged. However, if you are unable to apply on line you may mail a paper application and copy of license to the address below or fax a paper application and copy of license to the fax number below. If you choose to fax or use regular mail, you must include on each page of the attachment your First and Last Name, the Recruitment Number that is located at the top of the bulletin and the last 4 digits of your SS#. The paper application, copy of license and any additional pages you wish to attach to show how you meet the qualifications for this recruitment must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for this recruitment.  No postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted:

  Maryland Department of Juvenile Services

  OHR-Recruitment & Examination Unit

  One Center Plaza

  120 W. Fayette St

  Baltimore, MD 21201

  Attn: Linda Padgett

  Fax number 410-333-4188

  TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please, contact DJS Office of Human Resources at djs.ohr@maryland.gov.  Include the Recruitment Title/Number that is located at the top of the bulletin.

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.