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Recruitment #12-004284-001


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.






The Department of Juvenile Services is currently recruiting statewide for Registered Nurses.  A Registered Nurse will provide health services to youth within the guidelines of the Nurse Practice Act, DJS Standards, policy and procedure.  


Education: Determined by the Maryland State Board of Nursing under the licensing requirements for Registered Nurses.

Experience: None.


1. Candidates for positions in this classification must possess a current license as a Registered Nurse from the Maryland State Board of Nursing, 4140 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215. Attach a copy of current license to the application.

2. 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. 3. Employees in this classification may be required to successfully complete cardiopulmonary resuscitation training and maintain current certification.


1. Employees in this classification are subject to call-in and, therefore, will be required to provide the facility with a phone number at which they can be reached.

2. Employees in the classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with the Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.


PLEASE NOTE:  Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be admitted to the evaluation for this classification.   Successful candidates will be ranked as BEST QUALIFIED, BETTER QUALIFIED OR QUALIFIED and placed on the employment (eligible) list.  Applicants certified to list will receive eligibility for a period of one (1) 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 important 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. 


The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.



Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. 

If you are unable to apply on line you may fax a paper application and copy of current license to:

Department of Juvenile Services

OHR-Recruitment & Examination Unit 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.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

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

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.