Correctional Program Specialist

Baltimore County
40 per week $47,391 - $54,517 Per year MD 720 Bosley Ave, Towson, MD 21204, United States


Pay Schedule I, Grade 25, Regular Schedule: 40 hours per week

A vacancy exists in the Department of Corrections.

A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.

Current and future vacancies occurring in this class may be filled from the list of eligible applicants.

This job announcement may close at any time with little or no notice.  Applicants are advised to apply promptly.
 All interested candidates must apply at this time

List all promotions and changes in job duties due to reclassification as separate work experiences on your application.  Applicants must include the dates of the promotions and reclassifications.

Note:  Failure to complete all fields of the "Work Experience" section of the application will result in your application not being considered.  A resume will not be considered in determining your qualifications for a position.  Applicants selected for an interview may provide a resume at that time.

You must attach your transcript(s)/degree(s) and/or professional license(s)/certification(s) to your application. Unofficial copies are acceptable.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered.  Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application. 

Examples of Duties

Job Purpose
Under general supervision, coordinates educational, recreational, or administrative programs or treatment and rehabilitative services for the inmate population and/or court-ordered clients.

 Essential Job Duties

  • Assesses client needs and develops an appropriate plan.
  • Screens and interviews defendants for bail review proceedings, and maintains statistical data for same.
  • Completes background investigations, and verifies information provided by defendants.
  • Screens and evaluates defendants for drug, alcohol, and medical histories.
  • Provides intake, assessment, and case management of court-ordered offenders participating in alternative sentencing and community service programs.
  • Monitors and evaluates participation in programs, and provides crisis intervention when needed. 
  • Maintains detailed records of offender's activities, and presents testimony in court and/or provides reports to courts or other agencies upon request.
  • Employs customer service skills with the inmate population and clients, as well as other agencies and the general public.  
Examples of Other Duties
Performs other related duties as required.

NOTE: The duties and responsibilities listed above are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications for all positions in this class. They may not include all of the essential job functions of each position in the class. Each position may not be required to perform all of the essential job functions listed.


Required Qualifications
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in education, physical education, business or public administration, social science, criminal justice, or a closely related field.

Experience described in Examples of Essential Duties may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience working with an adult offender population
Experience working in a correctional setting

Licenses and Certificates
Possession of a valid driver's license equivalent to a noncommercial, class C Maryland driver's license is required at the time of appointment. All licenses and certifications must be maintained throughout employment.

Proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education
Applicants are required to submit proof of licenses, certifications and education beyond high school to meet the required and preferred qualifications of the position.  Diplomas or transcripts must show the applicant's major field of study.  Copies and unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered.  Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application. 

Proof of Degree Equivalency
Applicants who have obtained a degree from outside the United States of America are required to submit degree equivalence documentation from World Education Services, Inc.
Mail or deliver documents to:
ATTN:  Correctional Program Specialist
Office of Human Resources
Baltimore County Government
308 Allegheny Ave.
Towson, MD 21204

You must attach your transcript(s)/degree(s) and/or professional license(s)/certification(s) to your application. Unofficial copies are acceptable.

Applicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of their training and experience, as stated on their application, which includes answers to the supplemental questions. Applicants must state the dates and duties of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation purposes.

Conditions of Employment

Employees in this classification are required to work nights, evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.

Employees must attend and satisfactorily complete the requirements for certification, as dictated by the Maryland Correctional Training Commission, within one year of appointment.

Employees must pass re-training requirements as mandated throughout employment.

Character Requirements
All applicants must be of good moral character and emotionally stable, as determined by a comprehensive background investigation and test for drug use.

Physical and Environmental Conditions

The work of this classification entails some physical labor including walking throughout a correctional facility, and some lifting and carrying of items.

Medical Examination and Employment Background Investigation
Applicants selected for employment with Baltimore County must successfully complete a physical examination, drug screening and employment investigation, including, but not limited to criminal background, education certification and fingerprinting checks.