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Recruitment #23-002559-0001




Program Services/Community Detention - Largo Office

1100 Mercantile Lane, Suite 120

Largo, MD 20774

Main Purpose of Job

The Community Detention (CD) Program is a statewide alternative to detention program that allows a youth to be in the community on court-ordered home detention as opposed to being placed in secure confinement pending a court appearance. Youth in the program are subject to enhanced treatment and supervision through electronic monitoring, face-to-face and telephone contacts, and daily telephone contacts by the Community Detention Officer (CDO). The Command Center provides additional treatment coverage twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week (24/7) by monitoring alerts and working with the CDOs, police, DJS staff, and stakeholders when violations occur.


  • Assign caseloads and regional boundaries that are manageable and ensure youth supervision.

  • Work with the CD Inventory Specialist to maintain an accurate accounting of all equipment assigned to their Region.

  • Process all detention admissions for CD noncompliance and/or public safety issues for Community Detention Administrator Approval instead of Director Approval.

  • Work closely with the CDOs to ensure proper responses are imposed based on a youth's noncompliance.

  • Meet monthly with all staff under their supervision to discuss program operations/needs and to review documentation, folder notes, conduct state vehicle inspections, and caseload needs.


Education:   Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate acceptable to the Maryland State Board of Education as described in the Maryland Correctional Training Commission regulation.

Experience: Three years of experience providing supervision and guidance to juveniles in a court ordered community or home detention program.


1. The above educational requirement is set by the Maryland Correctional Training Commission in accordance with the Correctional Services Article, Section 8-209, Annotated Code of Maryland.

2. Candidates may substitute two years of experience providing supervision and guidance to youth in a juvenile facility or juvenile services community program for at-risk youth for one year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute possession of an Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice or the social or behavioral sciences or sixty credit hours from an accredited college or university, including 15 credit hours in criminal justice or the social of behavioral sciences for one year of the required experience.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Correctional Officer classifications or Correctional Officer specialty codes in the Miscellaneous Occupations field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


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

At least three years of experience supervising youth in a structured environment, such as in a recreation center or school setting, or in a juvenile services facility or community program.


This recruitment is limited to current Department of Juvenile Services employees only. 


1. Candidates appointed to positions in this classification must be fully certified by the Maryland Correctional Training Commission prior to appointment and are required to maintain certification while employed.

2. 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.


1. In accordance with the Correctional Services Article, Section 8-209 of the Annotated Code of Maryland, the Maryland Correctional Training Commission shall establish the minimum qualifications for probationary or permanent appointment of a Department of Juvenile Services employee in a mandated position. These requirements are listed in detail in the Code of Maryland Regulations, general regulations of the Maryland Correctional Training Commission, and include:

    U.S. Citizenship or Resident Alien status

    Must be at least 21years of age

    A thorough background check, including fingerprinting and drug testing

    An oral interview, and

    Physical and psychological examinations.

2. Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.


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 employment (eligible) list for at least one year.


The assessment will be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related experience and education. 

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. Please note that your answers on the Supplemental Questionnaire must correspond to the information provided on your application to receive credit.



Online application process is strongly urged.  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 use regular mail, 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 pm, 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

OHR-Recruitment & Examination Unit

217 E Redwood Street

Baltimore, MD 21202

Attn: Jakiraman Jones

Fax number 410-333-4188

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact DJS Office of Human Resources at   Include the Recruitment Title/Number that is located at the top of the bulletin.

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

DJS values the experience gained by Veterans while serving our country. Veterans are welcome to apply for all current recruitments.

Bilingual applicants are welcome to apply for all recruitments.

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