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Recruitment #20-002598-0001




MD Department of Juvenile Services
Office of Equity & Reform 
217 E Redwood Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Main Purpose of Job

The Equity Specialist provides program and functional support for statewide activities that address and/or promote fairness in decision making and equitable delivery of services to youth. This position also participates in the planning, implementing and monitoring of equity and reform innovations, including staff training and presentations, interagency and community partnerships, etc. The Equity specialist receives general supervision from the Director or Assistant Director of Equity and Reform.


The Equity Specialist plans, updates and delivers Entry Level Training on national best practices and reforms adopted for local and state implementation. This position assists the Director in the planning and delivery of equity-specific training content through topical research, content review and materials development. The Equity Specialist will also review policy to identify barriers and opportunities for equity in operations and decision making. This position will also develop and submit website content specific to equity and reform projects and prepare and submit budget reports on grant funded projects. This position requires moderate travel in and out of state to community programs, juvenile residential facilities and special training events.


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

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


1. Candidates may substitute possession of an Associate of Arts degree in the social or behavioral sciences 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 possession of a Master’s degree in the social or behavioral sciences 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 Correctional Institution Administration classifications or Correctional Institution Administration specialty codes in the Miscellaneous Occupations field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


1. Willingness to travel statewide 
2. Two years of the above experience must be designing and delivering training and professional education content using innovative teaching and assessment strategies (e.g., e-learning) to engage a diverse group. (e.g., staff, clients, community members, etc.).
3. Knowledge of the barriers to racial and gender equity in the juvenile justice system.
4. Ability to review, analyze, and interpret data and policy.  

Please be sure to reflect in the supplemental questionnaire and application accessed via the links below how you meet the preferred qualifications.


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.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The assessment will be a rating of your application based on your education, training, and experience as it relates to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate educational and employment information on your application.  Please make sure to provide sufficient information on your application to show how 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. This list will be used by DJS hiring agency to select employees.



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 application 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
    217 E Redwood Street
    Baltimore, MD 21202
    Attn: Shavonne Holman 
    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   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.  
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