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**Re post** Previous applicants should not apply.

Recruitment #24-002610-0007


DJS - Our Mission

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.

DJS - Our Vision​​

Providing pathways to success for youth and families through partnerships across Maryland.

DJS - Our Goals

  • ​The youth, families, and communities we serve.
  • People who are providing positive opportunities for youth in our care.
  • The safety, experience, expertise, diversity, passion, and integrity of our staff.
  • The delivery of meaningful services, supports, and opportunities to youth and families.
  • Race equity and work to dismantle systemic and institutional policies and practices that perpetuate racial disparities.
  • Cultural humility and celebrate all human differences, including race, ethnicity, gender, religion, and sexual orientation.
  • Partnering with youth, families, and communities to leverage opportunities that promote positive growth and development.
  • A community-based approach that holds youth accountable with the least-restrictive and most appropriate interventions, recognizing the need for trauma-informed care and a holistic approach to healing.
  • Those impacted by crime.
  • The voices of youth, families, staff, and community members, including those with experience inside criminal and juvenile justice systems.
  • Continuous learning and responsibility throughout the system.
  • Change for the growth opportunities it brings.
  • Teamwork, interagency coordination, and grassroots partnerships.




Department of Juvenile Services

Western Maryland Children's Center

18420 Roxbury Road

Hagerstown, MD 21740

Main Purpose of Job

This position has full responsibility for the group life program during specified shifts, to include planning and scheduling work assignments of other employees working directly with youth. This includes first-line supervisors. This position is responsible for standards of performance and continuity of training of assigned personnel and with their adherence to facility and departmental policies. The position is assigned a regular shift but may be required to work other shifts, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays as required by staffing needs. The incumbent may be subject to call-in based on staffing needs.


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

Experience: Four years of experience providing supervision and guidance to youth in a juvenile facility or juvenile services community program for at-risk youth.


1. The education and certification requirements are 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 possession of an Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice or the social or behavioral sciences from an accredited college or university or sixty credit hours from an accredited college or university, including 15 hours in criminal justice or the social or behavioral sciences for one year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or the social or behavioral sciences from an accredited college or university for two years of the required experience.


4. 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. 


The ideal candidate will have three years’ experience supervising employees in the performance of work in a secure juvenile setting.


1.Candidates who have not already done so must complete and successfully pass the Entrance Level Correctional Training Course for DJS staff required for the Maryland Correctional Training Commission certificate within 365 days of initial appointment or placement in this classification according to Code of Maryland Regulations Employees are required to maintain certification while employed.

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.

3. Employees in this classification that are employed at DJS Youth Centers may be required to complete a Board approved medication technician training program and possess a valid Maryland Board of Nursing (MBON) certification as a Medication Technician.


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. Therefore, it is essential 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 4 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:   


Western Region

Maryland Department of Juvenile Services

44 North Potomac Street, Suite 300,

Hagerstown, MD  21740

Attn: Moses Devaprakasam.

HR Officer-I


Fax number: 301-791-7611

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay


Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact 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 are welcome to apply for all recruitments. 

The resulting Certified Eligible List for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

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