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MCE OFFICER TRAINEE Production/ Upholstery

Recruitment #23-005282-0004


If you are looking for an exciting career with great benefits, pension, generous leave, competitive salary, and the opportunity for advancement and professional growth, apply to join the DPSCS team today!

The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) is seeking dedicated candidates to fill important roles within our department. We are one of the largest departments in Maryland with nearly 12,000 employees and a budget of more than $1 billion. In order to fulfill our mission of promoting safety, we have increased security at our institutions while leading the way in innovative restorative justice projects that will help offenders reintegrate into society upon release.

As a member of the DPSCS team, you can have a fulfilling career, while also enjoying a wide range of benefits such as medical and dental coverage, paid time off (i.e. vacation, sick leave), becoming vested in the State pension, supplemental retirement options, and even joining the Maryland State Employees Credit Union.


CORR 0004


18601 Roxbury Rd., Hagerstown, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The incumbent is responsible for training and supervising incarcerated individuals in a vocational training facility.  Supervision will focus on upholstery production in a manufacturing setting.


To provide Training and Supervision to incarcerated persons in a metal fabrication and production plant.

The incumbent is responsible for training and supervising incarcerated persons in the operation of a manufacturing plant and for the production of related products. 

These duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for assigned production process operating with full independence and reviewing the work of trainers.
  • Train incarcerated persons in production methods of metal fabrication to include knowledge of sheet metal gauges and decimal equivalents, ability to read blueprints, drawings, and hand drawn sketches, upholstery at a minimum.
  • Supervise incarcerated persons in actual performance of the production process from determining raw material needs to preparation for shipping.
  • Set up and break down various machinery.
  • Train/instruct incarcerated individuals in proper use of production upholstery machinery.
  • Inspect work-in-process and finished goods.
  • Train and instruct incarcerated persons in Fire Safety, Equipment Safety, and Personal Safety as related to their trade.
  • Distribute tools to incarcerated persons and collect same at end of shift.
  • Participate in head counts at beginning and end of shift as well as lunch periods.



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.


One year of experience in Production or related field.


1.. Specific educational requirements and other selection standards are set by the Maryland Correctional  Training Commission in accordance with Correctional Services Article, Section 8-209 of the Annotated Code of Maryland and are listed in the Code of Maryland Regulations Title 12, Subtitle 10, Chapter 01.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience in correctional institutional specialty codes in the criminal justice field of work at a rate of two years of military experience 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.

 1.  One year or more experience in the Upholstery field.
 2.  One year experience supervising or training employees in an industrial manufacturing environment.


1. Selection standards for Correctional Officer certification are established by the Maryland Correctional Training Commission in accordance with Correctional Services Article, Section 8-209 of the Annotated Code of Maryland. These selection criteria are listed in detail in the Code of Maryland Regulations Title 12, Subtitle 10, Chapter 01 and include the following:

U.S. Citizenship or Resident Alien status

Must be at least 21 years of age

A completed background investigation

Oral interview

Physical examination.

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 placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one 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.

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 410-339-4200, 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

Jada Newman

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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