Department of Juvenile Services

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Recruitment #13-002608-005


This is a position specific recruitment for the Department of Juvenile Services. The resulting eligible list will be used to fill this position only. Persons interested in future vacancies in the DJS Resident Advisor Lead classification must reapply at that time.




Cheltenham, Maryland (Prince George's County)

Main Purpose of Job

The DJS Resident Advisor Lead position provides supervision and guidance to the youth residing in a facility operated by the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services.


The Department of Juvenile Services is recruiting to fill a vacant DJS Resident Advisor Lead position at the Cheltenham Youth Facility located in Cheltenham, MD. (Prince George's County).

The DJS Resident Advisor Lead guides, directs, and organizes youth activities while maintaining care, safety, custody, and program continuity in accordance with established policies and procedures. This position is assigned special projects and is expected to take a lead role to coordinate and guide the shift responsibilities of lower level DJS Residential Advisors.


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

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

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

2. Candidates may substitute 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.


Must be a current Maryland Department of Juvenile Services' employee.


1. Candidates must be fully certified by the Maryland Correctional Training Commission prior to appointment and 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.


1. In accordance with the Correctional Services Article of the Maryland Annotated Code, Section 8-209, 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.


Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be placed on the eligible list categorized as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified. Candidates shall be certified to the eligible list for a year.


The assessment will be a rating of your application based on your education, training, and experience as it relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate educational and employment information on your application.  Please make sure to provide sufficient information on your application to show the qualifications for this recruitment. 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. This list will be used by DJS hiring agency to select employees. 


The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.



As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

 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 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:


Maryland Department of Juvenile Services

OHR-Recruitment & Examination Unit

One Center Plaza, 120 W. Fayette St., Baltimore, MD 21201

Attn: Kia Brown

Fax number 410-333-4188.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay