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Part-Time Contractual Chaplain

Recruitment #23-005188-0002


DPSCS chaplains work in our correctional facilities ; Therefore, this position requires the successful completion of our correctional academy. The correctional academy is a 7 week program, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm. 




Somerset County:

Eastern Correctional Institution

30420 Revells Neck Road, Westover, MD 21890


Allegany County:

North Branch Correctional Institution

14100 McMullen Highway, S.W.. Cumberland, Maryland 21502


Washington County:

Maryland Training Center

18800 Roxbury Rd, Hagerstown, MD 21746


Howard County:

Jessup Correctional Institution

7805 House of Correction Rd, Jessup, MD 20794


A Chaplain is the full performance level or work providing chaplaincy and religious programming service to all faiths of a population in a correctional facility or at a State health facility. Employees in this classification do not supervise other Chaplains. Employees receive general supervision from a designated management official. Employees may be required to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.


Works cooperatively with the Volunteer Activities Coordinator in recruiting, screening, orienting, supervising, and terminating religious program volunteers, including volunteer clergymen and lay volunteers. 


Develops, monitors, and delivers worship services.


Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Two years of ministerial leadership experience following formal certification, or an acceptable equivalent experience, in that the applicant has fashioned a firm cleric identity.

Required Document: Chaplains must possess current endorsement from a recognized denominational authority. Initial appointment- The applicant’s relationship to the endorsing body must reflect a minimum two-year association before endorsement.  

Note: For education obtained outside the U.S., candidates are required to provide proof of the equivalent of American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation services.  All information used to determine your qualifications must be submitted with the application by the closing date.


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

1. Candidate should be willing to service various communities of faith.

2.Possession of a Bachelor's degree in the disciplines of Theology, Religious Studies, or Sacred Studies from an accredited institute, seminary, or equivalent.

3. Completion of a standard correctional training academy program. 

4. Willingness to work flexible hours to meet the needs of the facility


Candidates must meet all selection standards as set forth in the Code of Maryland Regulations by the Maryland Correctional Training Commission. Candidates who receive a probationary appointment must satisfactorily complete a prescribed training program prior to appointment. Selection standards of the Correctional Training Commission may be obtained from the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, Suite 309, 6776 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore Maryland 21215.


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.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


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.

Terrayl Goode


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 general Human Resources questions, please contact the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, HRSD-Recruitment Division at 410-585-3999.

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

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