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Correctional Program Specialist

Recruitment #24-002247-0054



"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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*This recruitment is limited to current permanent or contractual State of Maryland employees.*




Baltimore County
MD Commission on Correctional Standards
6776 Reisterstown Road, Suite 304
Baltimore, MD  21215


Audit and inspect all adult places of correctional confinement in the State of Maryland, including private home detention agencies, for compliance with mandatory regulations.  The Commission audits 50+ facilities and five private home detention monitoring agencies in the State of Maryland. The facilities are scheduled on a three-year cycle and the private home detention monitoring agencies are scheduled on an initial six-month to two-year cycle. The audit cycles require overnight travel one-three times per month and audits may be two-five days in length.

  • Participate in, and serves as chair (audit team leader) of, audits of adult correctional facilities and private home detention agencies to determine levels of compliance with standards addressing life, health, safety and constitutional issues by traveling to correctional institutions throughout the State and reviewing facility operations and documentation.   
  • Coordinate pre-audit and on-site activities with junior staff persons and volunteer inspectors.   
  • Communicate in writing and by telephone directly with sheriffs, wardens and correctional administrators.
  • Write comprehensive audit reports, and presents oral summations of such reports before members of the Commission on Correctional Standards. 
  • Conduct monitoring visits and evaluates materials/documentation submitted by facilities/agencies to demonstrate compliance with deficiencies. 
  • Attend public and administrative meetings and professional conferences to participate in discussions about standards-related issues by answering questions and providing information. 
  • Provide technical assistance to correctional and contract personnel to aid in their efforts to comply with the applicable regulations by making recommendations to improve facility operations. 
  • Assist in development of annual reports and developing and/or tracking internal agency reports.


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 equivalency certificate.

Experience: Three 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 two years of the required experience. 
2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from a college or university for the required experience.
3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included the regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules or regulations or analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvement 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 audits to determine levels of compliance for state or local correctional facilities, as an auditor, team lead and/or investigator.
• Experience preparing audit reports and or annual publications regarding compliance with state laws, regulations and/or standards.  
• Proficiency using Microsoft Suite with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and Google Workplace with Gmail, Drive, Calendar and Meet.


This recruitment is limited to current permanent or contractual State of Maryland employees.


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.



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 Division at 410-585-3999.

Linda Franklin-Barber

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

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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