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Recruitment #24-006097-0006


The Attorney General is the chief legal officer of the State of Maryland. The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has the general charge, supervision, and direction of the State's legal business, acting as legal advisors and representatives of the major agencies, various boards, commissions, officials, and institutions of State Government.  The OAG also protects the public by civil enforcement of antitrust, civil rights, consumer protection, and securities laws and regulations and by the prosecution of organized crime, Medicaid fraud, environmental crimes, insurance fraud, state tax evasion, and other statutorily assigned matters. As Maryland's 47th Attorney General, Anthony G. Brown leads the Office with a critical focus on equity, justice, and fairness.




200 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, MD 21202

Main Purpose of Job

The Office of the Attorney General is seeking applicants for a Facility Monitor position (Administrator IV) in the Juvenile Justice Monitoring Unit (JJMU). The mission of the JJMU is to promote the positive transformation of the juvenile justice system to meet the needs of Maryland’s youth, families, and communities. This mission is accomplished by collaborating with all who are involved with the juvenile justice system.


Monitoring facilities to include the DJS child advocacy grievance process,  DJS internal monitoring and investigatory processes, the treatment of and services to youth, the physical conditions of facilities, and the adequacy of staffing; reviewing relevant laws, policies, procedures and Juvenile Services’ records; reviewing and evaluating Child Protective Services complaints initiated in facilities; reviewing reports of disciplinary actions, grievances and grievance dispositions involving youth; reviewing and evaluating incident reports submitted by facilities; maintaining a frequent schedule of visitation of facilities (which may require overnight trips), including weekends and evenings; interviewing facility staff, youth, and others; debriefing with facility administrators at the conclusion of each visit; composing facility visitation reports documenting key findings and recommendations to be shared with the other facility monitors and the director of the JJMU; synthesizing data, findings and recommendations into quarterly and annual reports; and other duties as assigned by senior monitors or the director of the JJMU.


Education: A law degree or degree in social work, counseling, psychology or a related discipline from an accredited college or university.   Additional work experience, military service, and/or advance degrees can be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

Experience: Five years of experience in administrative staff or professional work. One year of this experience must have involved one or more of the following: the supervision of other employees, overseeing and coordinating the general operations of a unit, applying rules and regulations, or exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures.  

Ideal candidate will possess: 
Strong analytical and critical thinking skills; Strong writing skills; Ability to work collaboratively and in a variety of different settings; Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate about difficult topics with youth, facility employees, agency executives, and others; Interest in and passion for bettering the lives of children and strengthening communities.


The ideal candidate will have:

1. An advanced degree in legal studies, social work, counseling, psychology or a related discipline from an accredited college or university;
2. Experience working with youth; 
3. Knowledge of current research and best practices in the juvenile justice and education systems; 
4. Expertise in topics including trauma, adolescent development and mental health, and disparate treatment of youth in the juvenile justice system; 
5. Familiarity with Maryland laws and legislative procedure.


Applicants who meet the minimum and selective qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may 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 and answer all supplemental questions. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview).  

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. Incorrect/incomplete application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Successful candidates will be placed on the eligible list for at least one year.  Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.



Health Benefits: Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision Coverage, & Life Insurance

1. Personal - 6 days per year (prorated based on start date)
2. Annual - 10 days per year (increases every 5 years)
3. Sick - 15 days per year
4. Parental Leave - up to 60 days per birth or adoption

Local Mass Transit Benefits


Please upload a resume along with the online applications. Online applications are strongly preferred. If the online application process is not available, please send your paper application, supplemental questionnaire, cover letter, and resume to: Yolanda Colkley, Fair Practices Officer, 200 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, MD 21202 or fax to 410-576-6447.   TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

If you have specific questions about recruitment, please call 410-576-6440 or email  

The Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer that encourages all interested persons to apply regardless of race, color, religion or belief, ancestry, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, pregnancy, family or parental status, veteran status, genetic information, or any protected category prohibited by local, State or federal laws.

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