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Recruitment #24-004050-0001


If you are looking for an exciting career with great benefits, pension, generous leave, competitive salary, and the opportunity for advancement and professional growth, apply to join the DPSCS team today!

The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) is seeking dedicated candidates to fill important roles within our department. We are one of the largest departments in Maryland with nearly 12,000 employees and a budget of more than $1 billion. In order to fulfill our mission of promoting safety, we have increased security at our institutions while leading the way in innovative restorative justice projects that will help offenders reintegrate into society upon release.

As a member of the DPSCS team, you can have a fulfilling career, while also enjoying a wide range of benefits such as medical and dental coverage, paid time off (i.e. vacation, sick leave), becoming vested in the State pension, supplemental retirement options, and even joining the Maryland State Employees Credit Union.


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Eastern Correctional Institution                                                       Maryland Transitional Center

30420 Revells Neck Road                                                              954 Forest Street

Westover, Maryland 21890  Baltimore, Maryland  21202
Baltimore City Correctional Center
301 Greenmount Street
Baltimore, Maryland  21202

Main Purpose of Job

The incumbent is responsible under general supervision for the repair work, training and supervision of inmates in the electrical trade at a State Correctional Facility. Incumbent may perform more complex or security sensitive maintenance and repair task from time to time and may work out of his assigned trade when needed.


A Correctional Maintenance Officer-I Electrical is the entry level of work involving the custody, security and supervision of adult inmates in correctional institutions. Employees in this classification do not supervise other positions. Employees in this classification receive close supervision from a Supervisor. Employees are assigned to day, evening, night or rotating shifts

Position duties include:

  • Inmate supervision including : maintaining control and discipline among inmate workers; conducting searches for contraband items; administering verbal or written disciplinary actions enforcing safety, sanitary, custody and security rules and regulations. 
  • Assigning installation maintenance or repair tasks to designated inmates performing at various levels of proficiency in the trade.
  • Training and instructing inmates regarding methods and techniques, use of tools and equipment, and proper care of tools and equipment.  
  • Inspecting and approving/disapproving all work performed by inmates for adherence to quality standards.
  • Estimating time, materials and supplies to conduct assigned maintenance or repair tasks. 
  • Ordering materials and supplies, keeping records and inventory of materials and tools.
  • Personally preform certain installation, maintenance or repair takes on electrical infrastructure.
  • Planning and implementing procedures.
  • Operating hand and power tools and equipment needed; maintaining record of time.
  • Escorting third party vendors and inspecting completed work assignment.


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 Maryland Correctional Training Commission regulation.

Experience: Two years of electrical experience.


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

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience in correctional institutional specialty codes in the criminal justice field of work at a rate of two years of military experience for the required experience.


1. 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 prior to permanent appointment.

2. Some positions in this classification may require employees to acquire the appropriate Maryland driver’s license to operate motor vehicles for the transportation of inmates or supplies. 

3. Employees who have not already done so must complete and successfully pass the Entrance Level Correctional Training Course required for the Maryland Correctional Training Commission certificate during the probationary period.


1. Selection standards for Correctional Officer certification are established by the Maryland Correctional Training Commission in accordance with Correctional Services Article, Section 8-209 of the Annotated Code of Maryland. These selection criteria are listed in detail in the Code of Maryland Regulations Title 12, Subtitle 10, Chapter 01 and include the following:

U.S. Citizenship or Resident Alien status
Must be at least 21 years of age
A completed background investigation
Oral interview
Physical examination.

2. Employees in this classification are subject to call-in 24 hours a day and, therefore, must provide the employing agency with a telephone number where they can be reached.

3. 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 and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


As an employee of the State of Maryland, you will have access to outstanding benefits, including: health insurance, dental, and vision plans offered at a low cost.




· Personal Leave - New State employees are awarded six (6) personnel days annually (prorated based on start date)

· Annual Leave -Ten (10) days of accumulated annual leave per year
· Sick Leave -Fifteen (15) days of accumulated sick leave per year 
· Parental Leave - up to Sixty (60) days of paid parental leave upon the birth or adoption of a child 
· Holidays - State employees also celebrate at least Twelve (12) holidays per year

· Pension - State employees earn credit towards a retirement pension 


Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be emailed to 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. 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.

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

Jodee Maldonado, HR Analyst

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.

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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