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P.R.O.T.E.C.T Coordinator - ***REPOST CECIL COUNTY ONLY***

Recruitment #22-006071-0005


The P.R.O.T.E.C.T. Coordinator (Coordinator) supports the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services (the Office) with administering the “End the Violence” Public Resources Organizing TEnd Crime Together Program. The program’s aim is to maximize the use of State, local, and community resources to combat neighborhood decline in communities throughout the State, while supporting comprehensive strategies to reduce crime and fear in those communities.




Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth and Victim Services
Ten Locations Throughout the State of MD

Main Purpose of Job

The P.R.O.T.E.C.T. Coordinator will be a full-time employee of the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services, and will report directly to the Director of Public Safety Strategies. Each Coordinator position will be responsible for one of ten micro-zones located throughout the State. The Coordinator will be required to reside in the county where the assigned micro-zone is identified.

The P.R.O.T.E.C.T. Coordinator will ensure utilization of all existing crime prevention programs and grants; coordinate community and youth programs; assist with community mobilization and activities to reclaim public space; assist with rapid response to public nuisances; coordinate community engagement with the local law enforcement agency within the given jurisdiction in the micro-zone; and develop strategies and positive relationships to reduce crime by meeting regularly with public safety partners, community and religious leaders.

The Coordinator will collaborate and work within a team that includes local, state, and federal law enforcement partners, MCIN SITES, community groups, and other agencies involved in the implementation of Senate Bill 929, 2020/Chapter 20, 2021. 

Must have excellent communication skills, both written and oral. 

This position is Special Appointment and “serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority”.


Project Management
Optimize services and benefits of a community for its improvement. Diligently keeps track of community issues, such as its progression and crime. Connects the community to services and identifies benefits available to them, helps improve community service projects, and participates in the development of various community enhancement programs. Serves as a key point of contact for all involved stakeholders. Works with law enforcement, local/state entities,  and community members to increase collaborative efforts in initiatives while implementing creative approaches to problem-solving.  Attends community meetings and outreach events to foster relationships with various stakeholders to increase citizen engagement. 

Supports the work of community leaders and criminal justice stakeholders throughout the county of assignment in which the micro-zones are located.  Partner with other P.R.O.T.E.C.T. coordinators and/or stakeholders in using data and research as the foundation for program development. Attends meetings and provides availability of grant programs in facilitating program efforts with law enforcement, businesses, community groups,  and other relevant organizations.

Submits progress reports relating to the P.R.O.T.E.C.T. Coordinator position bi-weekly.  As required by law, prepare a description of  the P.R.O.T.E.C.T. Coordinator  activities and results of any activities or projects during the year in which each micro-zone was established.


Experience: Seven (7) years’ experience in administrative staff or professional work.


1. Candidates may substitute 30 college credit hours from an accredited college or university for each year up to four years of the required experience. 

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a bachelor’s degree from a college or university and three years of experience in administrative staff or professional work for the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 credit hours for each year of the required experience.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included the regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules or regulations or analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvement on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Our Preferred Candidate Will Have the Following:


Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Criminal Justice, Social Sciences, Business Administration, or  a related field.


Experience with the criminal justice system.


Experience managing programs or project management.


Experience engaging with community organizations/engagement activities and/or victim services.


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 submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

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 recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

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