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Recruitment #19-004024-0001




MDH/Spring Grove Hospital Center, Central Intake Unit, Catonsville, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Department of Health, Behavioral Health Administration, is seeking Building Security Officers who will protect the safety and security of visitors, equipment, facilities, and patients/clients who are referred to the Intake Unit, a 24-bed forensic inpatient facility that conducts evaluations and treatments for court-ordered individuals diagnosed with a psychiatric illness. The High Acute Psychiatric Intake Unit is located on the grounds of Spring Grove Hospital Center, in Catonsville, Maryland.

This position will observe and report any incident that may result in loss or damage to property or equipment, or endanger the safety of employees, residents and visitors. This position will also guard buildings, grounds and parking areas at an assigned state facility, as well as staff a watch post and perform periodic rounds inside and outside state facilities.

Finally, this position will perform key tours and building checks, direct traffic, control parking, and maintain logs for visitors and other personnel, in addition to performing other similar duties.


Education: Ability to read and write.

Experience: Two years of experience in building security work.

Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Master-At-Arms classifications or law enforcement specialty codes in the site security field of work, on a year-for-year basis, for the required experience.


The desired candidate should possess experience working in a psychiatric facility. 


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


1. Employees in this classification are subject to call 24 hours a day and, therefore, will be required to provide the employer with a telephone number where they can be reached.

2. Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing, in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 06.01.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.


Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may 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 education, experience, dates, and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added.  

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting eligible list may be used for other positions at this and other agencies.

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload. If you are unable to upload, please fax requested information to, 410-333-5689. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division, at 410-767-1251. 

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, at 410-767-4850 or

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service, at 1-800-735-2258.



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.

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