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Executive Assistant to the Executive Director

Recruitment #18-002587-0007


This is a position specific recruitment for the Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services (DPSCS). The resulting eligible list will be used to fill current and future recruitment's for  DPSCS. 




The current vacancy is at the location below, however the resulting eligible list will be used to fill current and future vacancies. Therefore, when completing the application, please select all locations in which you are willing to work.

6776 Reisterstown Road,
Baltimore, MD 21215

Main Purpose of Job

This position functions at the advanced staff level, serving as the Executive Assistant to the Executive Director of Field Support Services (FSS). In this capacity, the incumbent plans, coordinates, evaluates and administers administrative and operational components of the Executive Director’s office that include, but are not limited to, public information legislation, litigation, programming and application of policies and procedures as well as research national best practices pertaining to programs and services governed by Field Support Services.


  • Handles service of court documents and ensures the Attorney General’s office receives copies.
  • Prepares letters requesting representation and representation agreements. Secures the employee’s signature.
  • Research incidents, gathers reports, documents, photos, etc., for the Attorney General’s office.
  • Assist the Assistant Attorneys General in preparation of affidavits or statement by employees.
  • Contacts allied agencies for information on current laws and regulations.
  • Reviews current and proposed policies and procedures to ensure all regulations (i.e, Annotated Code, COMAR, DPSCS Secretary’s Directives, etc.) are complied with.
  • Reviews draft directives as requested by the DPSCS Policy Office and coordinates responses from all departments under FSS.
  • Researches evidence-based practices to support policy development/revision.
  • Represents of the Office of Field Support Services on committees, work groups and special projects.


Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Four years of experience in administrative staff or professional work.


1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required general experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


One year of experience working with offenders in a criminal justice sector.


One year  of experience conducting policy review. 
One year of experience with inmate programs. 


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.


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 the above closing date.

The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.



To submit qualifying documents; the preferred method is to upload them using the "other" tab on the online application. However, if you’re unable to upload your documents, please fax requested information only to 410-585-0570 (providing a cover sheet with your contact information, recruitment name, recruitment number and the number of pages faxed). We will not consider information submitted after the closing date of this announcement.


Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.


Online applications are STRONGLY recommended; if you do not have internet access, please mail the Maryland State Application (paper) by the closing date to:

HRSD-Recruitment & Examination

ATTN: A. Lucas

6776 Reisterstown Road, Suite 309

Baltimore, MD 21215


For more information, please call 410-585- 3330


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