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Assistant Director of Licensing and Monitoring

Recruitment #24-002588-0016


Mission statement: To transform young people’s lives, create safer communities, and forge more equitable systems through community-based partnerships that hold youth accountable while building on their strengths and support systems.

Vision Statement: Providing pathways to success for youth and families through partnerships across Maryland.




Office of the Inspector General- Licensing and Monitoring

217 E. Redwood Street

Baltimore, MD 21202

Main Purpose of Job

The Assistant Director of Licensing and Monitoring is a key position that reports directly to the Director of Licensing and Monitoring. This position is responsible for providing direct supervision of the Licensing and Monitoring team (L&M). Responsible for assuring effective compliance reviews of and technical assistance to DJS-licensed private provider programs, instate residential and non-residential and out-of-state residential programs in which DJS places youth for supervision and treatment. This position is responsible for reviewing all reports for submission to the Director of L&M for approval and approval in the absence of the Director. This position is responsible for reviewing travel requests from Licensing and Monitoring staff and submitting budget requests for out-of-state travel required for monitoring out-of-state programs where DJS youth are placed and then submitting the request for approval to the Director of L&M and approving in the absence of the Director. 

The Assistant Director of Licensing and Monitoring is a critical position within the Licensing and Monitoring Unit (L&M) as it will ensure compliance by monitoring the quality and sufficiency of services that are provided to DJS youth; and assist in ensuring the health, safety, and well-being of youth in care. The Assistant Director of Licensing and Monitoring shall monitor to ensure that DJS licensed and/or certified programs, contracted and per-diem private provider programs, out-of-state residential programs, and non-residential community-based programs operate in compliance with applicable federal and state laws, statutes and regulations, and applicable DJS Policies and Procedures. This position also coordinates and compiles the incident data report and analysis that relates to private in-state and out-of-state residential programs for the monthly data review meeting. Will perform all duties of the Director of Licensing and Monitoring in their absence.


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

Experience: Six years of 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 an accredited college or university and two years of experience in administrative staff or professional work for the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university for the required experience.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer 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.

  • Experience conducting licensing, monitoring, and/or certification of DJS licensed and/or certified programs.

  • Experience researching, compiling, and analyzing data is highly desirable

  • Experience working directly with justice-involved youth and young adults.

  • At least two (2) years of lead or supervisory experience. 


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


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.


Candidates must be willing to travel in and out of state to perform job duties.


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 resulting Certified Eligible List for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.


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. It is important 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.



The 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 four 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 the 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 and people with disabilities are welcome to apply for all recruitments.

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