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HEARING OFFICER I PAROLE COMMISSION

Recruitment #21-003383-0001

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Parole Commission 
6776 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21215

POSITION DUTIES

The primary purpose of this position is to conduct parole grant hearings for eligible inmates in the Maryland Division of Correction and county detention facilities, in accordance with Correctional Services Article 7-301. Also, incumbents conduct preliminary parole revocation hearings on inmates returned to the Division of Correction for Violation of parole/mandatory release supervision.

  • Recommends parole cases to be heard by the Maryland Parole Commission (MPC) and conducts parole hearings for cases that are not required by law to be heard by the MPC;
  • Evaluates inmate suitability for parole based on circumstances of crimes, personal qualifications, progress during confinement, probability of remaining free and compatibility of releases with the general welfare of society;
  • Reviews official files of inmates before parole hearings;
  • Consults with institutional personnel regarding inmates’ progress while confined;
  • Travels to adult correctional institutions and community correctional facilities to interview inmates and conduct hearings;
  • Keeps records of hearings;
  • Informs inmates of the recommendations for granting or denial of parole at the conclusion of the hearings;
  • Prepares reports of findings and recommendations in each case;
  • Recommends dates for further hearings in the absence of parole grants to the Commission;
  • Performs other related duties.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with courses in one or more of the following: law, sociology, psychology, education, social work, or criminology.

Experience: Three years experience in a criminal justice related activity involving counseling, supervision, assessment, or investigation of inmates or ex-offenders.

Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in the Social Science, Psychology and Welfare Group classifications or Social Science, Psychology and Welfare Group specialty codes, or Legal and Kindred group classifications or Legal and Kindred group specialty codes on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

Experience with Offenders Case Management System (OCMS)

Experience with National Crime Information System (NCIC)

SELECTION PROCESS

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.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, HRSD-Recruitment & Examination, 6776 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, MD 21215. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

If you are submitting additional information, the preferred method is to upload it with your application. All uploaded additional information must be received by the closing date and time. If you are unable to upload,
please fax the requested information to 410-484-5928 (providing a cover sheet with your contact information, recruitment name, recruitment number and the number of pages faxed). Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, HRSD-Recruitment & Examination.

HR Analyst: Jordan McNeil

Email: Jordan.Mcneil@maryland.gov Phone: 410-585-3999

If you are having difficulties with submitting your online application, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at Application.Help@maryland.gov or 410-767-4850.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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