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DJS YOUTH RECREATION SPECIALIST I

Recruitment #18-002622-0004

GRADE

11

LOCATION OF POSITION

Greenridge Youth Center

10700 Fifteen Mile Creek Road

Flintstone, MD 2156000

 

Victor Cullen Center

6000 Cullen Dr.

Sabillasville, MD 21780

Main Purpose of Job

A DJS Youth Recreation Specialist I is the intermediate level of work supervising recreational programs for youth that have been detained or placed in a facility operated by the Department of Juvenile Services.

POSITION DUTIES

The MD Department of Juvenile Services has a vacancy at the Victor Cullen Center in Sabillasville, MD (Frederick County) and at the Greenridge Youth Center in Flintstone, MD (Allegany County). The DJS Youth Recreation Specialist I assumes primary responsibility to plan, organize, develop and  implement recreational programs for youth that have been detained or placed in a committed facility in accordance with the objectives, policies and responsibilities of the Department.  The DJS Youth Recreation Specialist I is responsible for the order, care and safety of youth.  The position will provide a variety of recreational experiences that include initiating, instructing and leading groups in indoor and outdoor sports, games and other leisure time activities designed to help participants develop a better awareness of personal care health, fitness and general self-esteem.  May be required to work weekends, holidays, rotating shifts to provide 24 hours/7 days a week coverage.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: High School diploma or G.E.D. certificate acceptable to the Maryland State Board of Education as described in the Correctional Training Commission regulation.

 Experience: One year of experience supervising the recreational activities of children or youth in a recreation center, fitness center or school setting.

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

 2. Candidates may substitute an Associates of Arts degree from an accredited college or university in a recreational program such as Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies; Sports and Fitness Administration or Health and Physical Education or 60 credit hours with 30 credits in the required areas for the required experience.

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

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

1. Experience scheduling recreational activities to meet needs of adolescent youth.

2. Experience demonstrating safe use of physical education equipment.

3. CPR certification.

4. Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. Employees in this classification must complete and successfully pass the Entrance Level Correctional Training Course for DJS support staff required for the Maryland Correctional Training Commission certificate during the probationary period.

2. 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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. In accordance with the Correctional Services Article of the Maryland Annotated Code, Section 8-209, the Maryland Correctional Training Commission shall establish the minimum qualifications for probationary or permanent appointment of a Department of Juvenile Services employee. These requirements are listed in detail in the Code of Maryland Regulations 12.10.01.04, general regulations of the Maryland Correctional Training Commission, and include: U.S. Citizenship or Resident Alien status Must be at least 21 years of age A thorough background check, including fingerprinting and drug testing An oral interview, and Physical and psychological examinations.

2. Employees in this classification may be subject to call-in and, therefore, may be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where the employee can be reached.

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

SELECTION PROCESS

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.   This list will be used by the DJS hiring agency to select employees.

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.  If you are a Veteran applying for this position, please submit your DD 214 Long Form with your application to receive proper credit.This list will be used by the DJS hiring agency to select employees.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online application process is strongly urged.  However, if you are unable to apply on line you may mail a paper application to the address below or fax a paper 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 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

The resulting Certified Eligible List for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

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.

Bilingual applicants are welcome to apply for all recruitments.

DJS values the experience gained by Veterans while serving our country. Veterans are welcome to apply for all current recruitments.

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