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DJS Superintendent II


Recruitment #22-002626-0003






Department of Juvenile Services

Cheltenham Youth Detention Center

11003 Frank Tippett Rd.

Cheltenham, MD 20623

Main Purpose of Job

DJS is mandated to provide secure and non-secure residential facilities for the rehabilitation of delinquent youth. The Superintendent II services as the Facility Administrator and provides direct management and supervision for the operation of a juvenile facility, to include personnel and youth ordered into the care and custody of the Department.
This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.


This position is responsible for the management oversight of the facility to include security operations, training, programs and joint oversight of education, medical services, clinical services, food services, maintenance and human resources. The Superintendent II ensures compliance with all state, local and federal regulations that pertain to the facility as well as policy implementation and all internal and external quality assurance related standards. This position is responsible for creating a positive, clean work environment in which service delivery to the youth can be provided in a safe, effective manner.


EDUCATION: High School diploma or G.E.D. certificate acceptable to the Maryland State Board of Education as described in the Correctional Training Commission Regulation.

 EXPERIENCE: Six years of experience providing supervision and guidance to youths in a juvenile facility or juvenile services community program for at-risk youth or working in a correctional setting.  Four years of this experience must have involved exercising supervisory/managerial responsibility over other staff providing services to youth.


An Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice or the social or behavioral sciences from an accredited college or university may be substituted for up to one year of the required general experience.  A Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice or the social or behavioral sciences from an accredited college or university may be substituted for up to two years of the required general experience.


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 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.


The assessment will be a rating of your application based on your education, training, and experience as it relates to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of workCompleted applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

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.



Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. 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 mail your application, then 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 p.m., 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

217 E Redwood Street

Baltimore, MD  21202 

Fax number:   410-333-4188

Attn:  Crystal M. Wilson

Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact the DJS Office of Human Resources at 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.


Bilingual applicants are welcome to apply for all recruitments.


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.


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