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Recruitment #21-006693-0001


This is a CONTRACTUAL position with the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.  The incumbent serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority.




Carroll County:  6852 4th Street, Sykesville, MD 21784


The IT Programmer Analyst Lead/Advanced includes lead and advanced level of work designing, developing, testing, implementing and maintaining commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) applications and custom programs using generally accepted computer methodologies or other development tools, as well as extensive desktop and remote learning equipment support.

Develops, configures, and modifies COTS and custom applications which significantly impact the daily in-house and remote learning operations of Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions (MPCTC) staff and customers.

Oversees the installation and ongoing management of the Learning Management Systems and related components.

Trains end-users in the operation of current and modified applications.  Provided training includes, but not limited to, the use of Microsoft Office applications, remote learning applications and setup, and other miscellaneous COTS and custom applications for the entire Department.

Develop online training programs for use by DPSCS agencies and law enforcement/correctional organizations throughout the State.

Reviews software and application manuals and literature for accuracy for training workshops, seminars/classes. Keep abreast of latest developments for the various applications used by the MPCTC.

General IT Duties:
- Analyze and make recommendations concerning current and future IT projects relative to the various MPCTC databases.
- Prepare technical and managerial reports.
- Provide expert technical advice and guidance to system users, customers, operators, and other technical programmers.
- Serves as a desktop computer support technician.
- Video setup Support for remote learning.


Applicants must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire. Please read all requirements before applying.

Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Information Technology, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or other information technology related field.

Experience: Two years of experience designing, developing, testing, implementing and maintaining applications systems and programs using generally accepted computer programming languages or other developmental tools.


1. Candidates may substitute six credit hours of coursework in application analysis and programming using generally accepted computer programming languages or other developmental tools for six months of the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute completion of high school or a high school equivalency certificate and eighteen months of experience converting data from project specifications by writing program code using generally accepted computer programming languages or other developmental tools for the required education.

3. Candidates may substitute completion of high school or a high school equivalency certificate and fifteen credits from an accredited college or university in systems analysis and application programming using generally accepted computer programming languages or other developmental tools for the required education.

4. Candidates may substitute experience in one of the following areas: operating computers, scheduling, controlling input and output or maintaining backups or data storage, processing data on computers, evaluating, implementing and maintaining hardware and software, on a year-for-year basis for a high school education.

5. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Computer Systems Programming classifications or Computer Systems Programming specialty codes in the Information Technology field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


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

One year experience supporting, updating, and programming in Apache Application or PHP Application.

One year experience supporting and updating in Windows Server Operating Systems or Windows Desktop Operating Systems.


Employees in this classification may be subject to call 24 hours a day and, therefore, may be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where the employee can be reached. Employees may be furnished with a pager or cell phone.


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 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.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be emailed to or faxed to 410-484-5928. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment.

M. McCoy

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 email the requested information to referencing the recruitment number in the subject line, or fax 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 requested will be accepted for this recruitment.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, HRSD-Recruitment & Examination at 410-585-3999, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

If you are having difficulties with submitting your online application, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at <> 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.