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Correctional Ombudsman Executive Administrator


Recruitment #24-002587-0049


***This position is part of the new Department, The Office of the Correctional Ombudsman; which will become effective July 1, 2024.***

"Together, we are building a stronger Maryland."


-  Governor Wes Moore




Baltimore, Maryland


The Executive Administrator will play a critical role in establishing and coordinating the Office of the Correctional Ombudsman (OCO) in Maryland. This position will provide administrative support, facilitate the establishment of the Correctional Ombudsman Advisory Board, initiate the analysis of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) at Jessup, and initiate the audit of programming and services provided by the Division of Corrections.

Position Duties include, but are not limited to:

● Assist in the establishment and organization of the OCO, including developing office protocols, policies, and procedures, coordinating with DoIT and other relevant departments to set up necessary office infrastructure, and ensuring compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and standards. 
● Manage administrative tasks such as scheduling, filing, and correspondence. 
● Coordinate meetings, prepare agendas, and take minutes. 
● Establish and maintain office systems, including record-keeping and databases. 
● Make recommendations to the Governor for appointments. 
● Staff the Correctional Ombudsman Advisory Board and assist in determining investigative priorities. 
● Collaborate with the Board to develop processes and procedures for investigations and reviews. 
● Initiate the analysis of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) at Jessup. 
● Conduct preliminary research and data collection to support the OCO’s oversight responsibilities. 
● Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to gather necessary information. 
● Initiate the audit of programming and services provided by the Division of Corrections 
● Provide support in drafting and publishing legislatively required reports.


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

Experience: Five years of administrative staff or professional work.


1. Candidates may substitute 30 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 one year 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 working in a correctional or similar setting. 
- Familiarity with Maryland’s correctional system and relevant stakeholders. 
- Knowledge of governmental bodies and legislative processes. 
- Experience with website management and report publication. 
- Experience with state and federal grant applications and management.


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.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

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 recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.

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