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Recruitment #23-004049-0001


This is a position specific recruitment to fill an existing vacancy at the Maryland Correctional Institution-Hagerstown only.  Candidates interested in future vacancies in this classification will need to apply again.


CORR 0004


Maryland Correctional Institution-Hagerstown, 18601 Roxbury Road, Hagerstown, MD  21746

Main Purpose of Job

The incumbent is responsible for the supervision and training of inmates in maintenance and repair work in the carpentry trade area at a correctional facility, and may personally perform more complex or security-sensitive maintenance tasks. Tasks are performed with increasing independence as knowledge and experience are gained over time.


This is entry-level work involving the custody, security and supervision of adult inmates in maintenance, installation, or repair work in a correctional facility.

Assigns installation maintenance or repair tasks to designated inmates performing at various levels of proficiency in the carpentry trade; trains and instructs inmates regarding methods and techniques, use of tools and equipment and proper care of tools and equipment; supervises inmate performance for the purpose of promoting good work habits, meeting institutional labor quality standards and facilitating the institution's maintenance program requirements. 

Inspects and approves/disapproves all work performed by inmates for adherence to quality standards. 

Maintains control and discipline among inmate workers; administers verbal and written disciplinary actions to inmates for any violations of conduct standards. 

Enforces safety, sanitary, custody and security rules and regulations. 

Estimates time, materials and supplies needed to conduct assigned maintenance or repair tasks; orders supplies and materials needed. Keeps records of supplies and materials used; inventories materials on hand and tools in use. 

Personally performs certain installation, maintenance or repair tasks; plans and implements appropriate procedures; operates hand and power tools and equipment needed; maintains record of time, supplies and materials required; keeps record inventories of supplies and materials used.


Education:   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.

Experience: Two years of carpentry experience.


1. The above educational requirement is set by the Maryland Correctional Training Commission in accordance with Correctional Services Article, Section 8-209, Annotated Code of Maryland.

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.


This recruitment is limited to candidates who are willing to work in Washington County.


1. 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 prior to permanent appointment. Some positions in this classification may require the operation of a motor vehicle for the transportation of inmates or supplies. Employees assigned such duties will be required to acquire the appropriate Maryland driver's license.

2. Employees who have not already done so must complete and successfully pass the Entrance Level Correctional Training Course required for the Maryland Correctional Training Commission certificate during the probationary period.

3. Employees classified in the Refrigeration Mechanic option may be assigned duties which require the disposing or servicing of air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess technician certification from an approved Environmental Protection Agency certifying organization as required by Section 608 of the Clean Air Act.


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 call-in 24 hours a day and, therefore, must provide the employing agency with a telephone number where they can be reached.

3. 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 (and on separate pages, if necessary) 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 employment (eligible) list for at least one year.


The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.



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, your contact information,
recruitment name. 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.

If you are having difficulties with submitting your online application, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at <> or Jodee Moldonado at

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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