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PROGRAM MANAGER I (Assistant Executive Director) - Baltimore, MD 21215

State of Maryland

$58,441 - $95,703 a year


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$58,441 - $95,703 a year


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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.




6776 Reisterstown Road

Baltimore, Maryland 21215

Main Purpose of Job

The Assistant Executive Director positions serves to assist the Executive Director and act on behalf of the Director (during absence) in all matters regarding the administration, management and operations of the agency. This position provided direct oversight of the Private Home Detention agency licensing and monitoring activities to ensure compliance with standards and regulations.


  • Manages and participates in private home detention agency and correctional facility audits and monitoring visits to determine levels of compliance with standards addressing life, health and safety, constitutional issues.
  • Serves as audit team leader and participates in facility audits to determine levels of compliance with minimum standards for adult correctional institutions, adult detention centers, adult community correctional facilities and private home detention agencies.
  • Receives and processes private home detention agency applications, collection of fees, issuing licenses, and preparation of all related correspondence.
  • Assist in the evaluation of materials/documentation submitted by facilities/agencies to demonstrate compliance with policies and corrective actions implemented to correct deficiencies. Researches and recommends standard compliance updates.
  • Participates as part of the Commission staff at public and administrative meetings and professional conferences to engage in discussions about standards related issues.
  • Corresponds with Commission members and correctional administrators by preparing audit reports and related written materials.
  • Assists the Executive Director in the performance of personnel and fiscal responsibilities by contributing to performance evaluations and monitoring procurement to maintain appropriate budget expenditures.
  • Travel is required to audit state and local facilities and private home detention monitoring agencies in the state of Maryland.
  • Training certification as a trainer for the MCCS Duly Authorized Inspector Training to certify correctional staff as auditors for standard audits.



Education: Bachelorís degree from an accredited college or university, in the criminal justice, political science, public administration, social or behavioral science or a related field.

Experience: Eight years of experience of professional administrative and/or professional work. Five years of this experience must have involved one or more of the following: working at managerial and/or supervisory level in the supervision of other employees, overseeing and coordinating the general operations of a unit, applying, or exercising responsibility for policies or procedures.


1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year to year basis for the general required experience.



Applicants must meet the selective qualification(s) to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

Two years or more of experience in auditing security operations, medical services, fire safety, food service, environmental requirements, property management, inmate rights, case management and/or administrative records at a correctional facility and/or agency.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

1. Professional/administrative experience working with correctional staff and adult criminal offenders, supervising, managing, providing training and/or formal guidance to professional or administrative personnel.

2. Experience auditing professional groups/organizations for compliance with applicable laws, regulations and policies and researching and developing written guidance, policies, procedures and/or standards, as regulated by federal and state legislation.



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 operatorís 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.





Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be emailed to or faxed to 410-484-5928. 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, or fax to 410-484-5928 (providing a cover sheet with your contact information,

recruitment name, recruitment number and the number of pages faxed). 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 or 443-326-5570

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


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.


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