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Recruitment #24-004446-0001


"Together, we are building a stronger Maryland."

-  Governor Wes Moore

Do you want to join 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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Baltimore City
Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. Courthouse
100 N. Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21202


The purpose of the Pretrial Release Case Agent is to supervise defendants in a community setting and maximize the probability of their compliance with court ordered conditions of release by providing intensive supervision to defendants via face to face contacts, community visits (i.e. home, work, school), and by telephone to ensure public safety.

  • Provide intensive supervision to defendants via face-to-face contacts, community visits (i.e. home, work, school), and by telephone to ensure public safety
  • Supervise defendants to ensure their compliance with the court ordered conditions of release
  • Prepares supervision reports and revocation requests on defendants under supervision in order to advise the court of their level of compliance
  • Performs risk assessments to determine level of supervision and/or risk of flight
  • Conducts community visits to verify residence, employment, and educational status consistent with case supervision
  • Interviews defendants to obtain background information and to explain the requisite rules and regulations of community supervision
  • Advises defendants of all scheduled court hearings and program appointments
  • Escorts defendants to the lab and supervises the collection of urine samples in accordance with accepted procedure
  • Presents verified information to the judges of the circuit and district courts as a participant at the hearing


Applicants must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire. Please read all requirements before applying.

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

Experience: One year conducting pretrial release investigations which includes determining eligibility for pretrial release and recommending conditions of pretrial release to the court.


1.  Additional experience conducting investigations which requires obtaining and analyzing factual information and writing narrative reports of findings may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2.  Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in special investigations or military police classifications or specialty codes in the criminal justice field of work at the rate of two years of military experience for one year of 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 accessing and analyzing criminal history in criminal justice databases (i.e., Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS), National Criminal Information Center (NCIC), Maryland Interagency Law Enforcement System (MILES), or similar).
  • Experience preparing Supervision Reports and Revocation Requests on defendants in order to advise the court on defendant’s compliance.
  • Experience conducting pretrial release investigations.


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.


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 assessment may consist of a rating of your education, 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 and education 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


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 questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, HRSD-Recruitment Division at 410-585-3999.

Kimberly Banks

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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