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Juvenile Justice Specialist


Recruitment #24-002711-0022


The Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention and Policy (GOCPP) provides access to federal and state grant funds in an effort to support the Governor’s initiatives to fund the police and reduce crime, provide for victims services and for children & youth to mitigate adverse childhood experiences.




Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention and Policy (GOCPP)
100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD  21032

Main Purpose of Job

The Juvenile Justice Specialist provides staff assistance and assists in managing several federal and/or state grant associated programs administered by GOCPP. The Specialist serves as the link and facilitator for child welfare and juvenile justice related groups and activities within GOCPP. A Specialist must develop a solid understanding of the regulations that govern the specific project that he/she assists in overseeing, as well as provide liaison with officials in other agencies in the State, legislature, the federal government, private industry, or local government agencies.

This position requires someone who has excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a diverse constituency and has good organizational skills. 

***This is a contractual position with limited benefits***


  • Coordinates inter-agency meetings and provides liaison with officials in other agencies in the State, legislature, the federal government, private industry or local government agencies as it relates to the administration of assigned State or federal grants.
  • Assists in assuring the office is in compliance with meeting requirements, group membership, and other tasks required to maintain federal or state compliance.
  • Participate in various trainings, webinars, forums, etc. regarding juvenile justice and child welfare related issues.
  • Respond to stakeholder and public inquiries regarding various office programs.

Title II Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention Act

  • Assist with staff support to the State and federally mandated Juvenile Grant Planning and Review Council (SAG).  Specifically, manage the administration of the State Advisory Group's Emerging Leaders Subcommittee including the preparation of any final reports and suggested recommendations for the improvement of the subcommittee operations.
  • Attending and/or planning for meetings, events and other required activities.
  • Preparation of meeting minutes, agendas and follow-up for action items identified by the SAG and subcommittees.
  • Ensure that membership for the SAG is current as required by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act.

Children’s Justice Act Committee and Federal Grant 

  • Assist with staff support and grant management to the State and federally mandated Children’s Justice Act Committee.
  • Attending and/or planning for meetings, events and other required activities.
  • Preparation of meeting minutes, agendas and follow-up for action items identified by the CJAC.


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

Experience:  One year of administrative staff or professional work.


1. Candidates may substitute 30 college credit hours from an accredited college or university for the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included 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.


Our Preferred Candidate Will Have One or More of the Following:        

  • Experience working with local, state, and/or federal government entities in regard to juvenile justice or grant management.
  • Experience in collecting, analyzing and presenting program data to individuals/groups both orally and in writing and in non-technical language.
  • Experience converting program data into written reports (critical/technical/evaluation).  


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.


Contractual employees who work for an agency and have a current employment contract of 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) will be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.   View rates on the Department of Budget & Management website, State Employees, Health Benefits, Contractual/Variable rates.


Paid leave will accrue at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked. 


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.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.

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