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Correctional Training Unit Instructor


Recruitment #23-006071-0020


 "Together, we are building a stronger Maryland."

-  Governor Wes Moore

Do you want to lead a dynamic, innovative team? Join one of the State of Maryland’s largest agencies, the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS)! When you work at DPSCS, it’s an opportunity to support and impact our large workforce, help ensure the public safety of Maryland’s residents and change the lives of returning citizens.

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The ideal candidate will have previous administrative experience in a correctional or law enforcement agency and teaching continuing education programming.  

This is a Special Appointment position with the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS). The incumbent serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority.




MD Police and Correctional Training Commissions

6852 4th Street

Sykesville, MD 21784


As the Correctional Training Unit (CTU) instructor, this position will instruct a designed curriculum within the assigned Field Training Officer (FTO) program in order to ensure compliance with standards established by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission (MPCTC). This position also is involved in special training projects as assigned by the Assistant Director of Correctional Training and will serve as a back-up for the online pre-service training for new recruits. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Assisting the Statewide Field Training Manager through instruction of the FTO Program, communication with field FTO supervisors, coordination of training schedule, policy review and tracking of training.
  • Instructing CTU programming to include the entry level correctional academy, in-service training, and other special courses as assigned.
  • Attending, participating and contributing to regular on-going meetings with Field Training Supervisors by providing feedback and suggestions.
  • Collecting, reporting, and documenting all pertinent statistical data related to the CTU.
  • Completing special projects as assigned by Statewide Field Training Manager.


Education:  Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.


Experience:  Two (2) years of administrative staff or professional work in a correctional setting or for a public safety agency




One (1) year of experience planning, developing, teaching and implementing continuing education programming.


Applicants must meet the selective qualification(s) to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

The selected candidate must possess a valid Academic Instructor Certification under COMAR 12.04.04 or 12.10.06 or must be able to achieve such certification within six months of beginning employment.


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

  • Intermediate or Advanced Microsoft PowerPoint experience
  • Intermediate or Advanced Microsoft Word experience
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. Successful candidates will be placed on the eligible(employment) list for at least one year.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your 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 that is related to this position.


As an employee of the State of Maryland, you will have access to outstanding benefits, including: health insurance, dental, and vision plans offered at a low cost.


  • Personal Leave - new State employees are awarded six (6) personnel days annually (prorated based on start date). 
  • Annual Leave - ten (10) days of accumulated annual leave per year. 
  • Sick Leave - fifteen (15) days of accumulated sick leave per year.  
  • Parental Leave - up to sixty (60) days of paid parental leave upon the birth or adoption of a child. 
  • Holidays - State employees also celebrate at least twelve (12) holidays per year.   
  • Pension - State employees earn credit towards a retirement pension.
  • Student Loan Forgiveness - Employees with the State of Maryland are eligible to participate in the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Mass Transit Benefit​ - Permanent State employees are entitled to use the Baltimore Light Rail, the Baltimore Metro Subway, the Baltimore Bus Service


Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be emailed to 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. Only additional materials that are requested will be accepted for this recruitment.

For other HR related questions, please contact the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, HRSD-Recruitment Division at 410-585-3999.

Ashley Lohr

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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