Department of Juvenile Services

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DJS RESIDENTIAL GROUP LIFE MANAGER I

Recruitment #13-002610-003

Introduction

This is a position specific recruitment for the Department of Juvenile Services. The resulting eligible list will be used to fill this position or function only. Persons interested in future vacancies in the DJS Residential Group Life Manager I classification must reapply at that time.

GRADE

15

LOCATION OF POSITION

Cheltenham, MD. (Prince George's County)

Main Purpose of Job

The position functions as the shift commander for a shift and has full responsibility for the group life program during a shift and provides supervision to DJS Resident Advisor Supervisors. The responsibilities include planning and scheduling work assignments of DJS Resident Advisor Supervisors and other employees who work directly with the youth at a facility operated by the Department of Juvenile Services.

POSITION DUTIES

The Department of Juvenile Services is accepting applications to fill  vacant DJS Residential Group Life Manager I positions at the Cheltenham Youth Facility in Cheltenham, MD (Prince George’s County).   A DJS Residential Group Life Manager I is one of two levels of managerial work involving the provision of supervision and guidance to youth residing in a facility operated by the Department of Juvenile Services. The DJS Residential Group Life Manager I functions as shift commander. Employees in this classification supervise DJS Resident Advisor Supervisors.   The ideal candidate will have experience supervising adults who work in a secure juvenile setting.

MINIMUM EDUCATION OR GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

Notes: 1. The education and certification requirements are 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.

3. Candidates may substitute 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.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience supervising adults who work in a secure juvenile setting.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

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 12.10.01.03. 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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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 12.10.01.04, 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.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be placed on the eligible list categorized as QUALIFIED, BETTER QUALIFIED OR BEST QUALIFIED. Candidates shall be certified to the eligible list for a period of one year.   This list will be used by the DJS hiring agency to select employees.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

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.  Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate pages, if necessary) to show that you meet 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 the DJS hiring agency to select employees.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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:  Linda Padgett

Fax number  410-333-4188.  

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