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Recruitment #20-002599-0005


By law, DJS is a child-serving agency responsible for assessing the individual needs of referred youth and providing intake, detention, probation, commitment, and after-care services.  DJS collaborates with youth, families, schools, community partners, law enforcement, and other public agencies to coordinate services and resources to contribute to safer communities.

Reflected below under Location of Position are where current vacant positions are located throughout the State of Maryland. Therefore, the resulting eligible list will be used to fill current and future vacancies in work locations listed above. When completing the application, please select all locations in which you are willing to work.




Current Vacancies in all facilities listed below:


Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center

300 North Gay Street

Baltimore, MD 21202


Charles H. Hickey, Jr. School

9700 Old Harford Road

Parkville, MD 21234


Cheltenham Youth Detention Facility

11003 Frank Tippett Road

Cheltenham, MD 20623

Alfred D. Noyes Children’s Center

9925 Blackwell Road

Rockville, MD 20850


Lower Eastern Shore Children’s Center

405 Naylor Mill Road

Salisbury, MD 21801


Victor Cullen Children’s Center

6000 Cullen Drive

Sabillasville, MD 21780


Thomas J. S. Waxter Children’s Center

375 Red Clay Rd., S.W.
Laurel, MD 20724


Western Maryland Children's Center

18420 Roxbury Road

Hagerstown, MD 21740


Green Ridge Youth Center

10700 Fifteen Mile Creek Road
Flintstone, MD 21530


Meadow Mountain Youth Center

234 Recovery Road
Grantsville, MD 21536

Main Purpose of Job

To provide assistance to Resident Advisors working in direct care and supervision of youths sheltered, committed or detained under the Department of Juvenile Services. Incumbents of this position perform the duties and responsibilities listed herein until attaining,.provisional,, status as determined by Maryland Correctional Training Commission (MCTC) Standards.


The DJS Resident Advisor Trainee ensures supervision and guidance of the youth by observing, interacting and assisting them with everyday life skills and advising them of appropriate alternative behaviors.  The position is assigned a regular shift but may be required to work other shifts, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays as required by staffing needs.  The incumbent may be subject to call-in based on staffing needs.


Education:   Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: None.

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


1. Employment experience within the last 18 months
2. Associates Degree in a related field (I.e., Criminal Justice, Social or Behavioral Sciences)
3. Successfully completed pre-screening with DJS


1. Employees in this classification must complete and successfully pass the Entrance Level Correctional Training Course for DJS 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.


1. In accordance with the Correctional Services Article, Section 8-209 of the Annotated Code of Maryland, the Maryland Correctional Training Commission shall establish the minimum qualifications for probationary or permanent appointment of a Department of Juvenile Services employee in a mandated position. These requirements are listed in detail in the Code of Maryland Regulations, general regulations of the Maryland Correctional Training Commission, and include:

U.S. Citizenship or Resident Alien status
Must be at least 21years of age
A thorough background check, including fingerprinting and drug testing
An oral interview, and
Physical and psychological examinations.

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


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 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.  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.



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
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 or if you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact DJS Office of Human Resources at - Attn: Shavonne Holman.  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.