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Community Detention Worker

Recruitment #24-002556-0001


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.




Program Services/Community Detention 
431 Eastern Avenue, Suite 100 
Essex, MD 21221

Main Purpose of Job

The Community Detention (CD) Program is a statewide alternative to detention program that allows a youth to be in the community on court-ordered home detention as opposed to being placed in secure confinement pending a court appearance. 

Youth in the program are subject to enhanced treatment and supervision through electronic monitoring, face-to-face and telephone contacts, and daily telephone contacts by the Community Detention Officer (CDO). The Command Center provides additional treatment coverage twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week (24/7) by monitoring alerts and working with the CDOs, police, DJS staff, and stakeholders when violations occur.


Upon receiving a new case, shall perform the following tasks within 24 hours:

  • Visit the youth’s home to meet with the youth and parent/guardian/caregiver and confirm identity, review program guidelines, and obtain signatures; and
  • Perform the actual equipment hook-up when EM is court-ordered.
    • A CDO shall perform hook-ups when installation is not done at the court,
    • When a youth is hooked up at court, the CDO shall go to the home to perform the equipment range test.

Shall complete the following forms for each youth on active CD supervision

  • CD Contact Sheet
  • CD Activity Log
  • CD Outing Form

Conduct required CD Contacts

  • Conduct random face-to-face contacts when scheduled for assigned youth who are being monitored electronically and for youth not being monitored electronically, conduct random face-to-face contacts five times a week for assigned youth at the youth’s home or school;
  • Conduct daily phone contacts with all assigned youth who have a landline phone.


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 Correctional Training Commission regulation.

Experience: One year of experience supervising youth in a structured environment, such as in a recreation center or school setting, or in a juvenile services facility or community program.


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

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Correctional Officer classifications or Correctional Officer specialty codes in the Miscellaneous Occupations field of work 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.

  • Three years of experience supervising youth in a structured environment, such as in a recreation center or school setting, or a juvenile services facility or community program.
  • Experience supervising youth in a juvenile facility.
  • Knowledge of the processes and procedures of the juvenile court system.


1. Candidates appointed to positions in this classification must obtain certification by the Maryland Correctional Training Commission.

2. 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.


1. In accordance with the Correctional Services Article, Section 8-209 of the Annotated Code of Maryland, the Maryland Correctional Training Commission shall establish the minimum qualifications for probationary or permanent appointment of a Department of Juvenile Services employee in a mandated position. These requirements are listed in detail in the Code of Maryland Regulations, general regulations of the Maryland Correctional Training Commission, and include:

    U.S. Citizenship or Resident Alien status

    Must be at least 21 years of age

    A thorough background check, including fingerprinting and drug testing

    An oral interview, and

    Physical and psychological examinations.

2. 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 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 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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