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Montgomery County Dept of Correctional and Rehabilitation

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One Day Hiring Event Correctional Officer

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Closing Date:  April 27, 2019**


Join the Department of Correction and Rehabilitation (DOCR) staff on April 27, 2019 from 8:30 am - 6:00 pm, for an engaging and informative employment event. The event will be held at Montgomery College, Rockville campus - Mannakee Building; 900 Hungerford Dr. Rockville Maryland. Attendees will have a chance to learn more about the exciting career opportunities as a Correctional Officer with Montgomery County Government. Staff will be onsite to provide an overview of the position and work environment. 




Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications who apply by April 23, 2019, will receive an email providing information on available test times for this event. The written assessment, which includes an updated correctional video scenario and report writing exercise - approximately 20 minutes, will be scored on-site. Written assessments will be administered beginning at 9:00 a.m., and continuing every half hour until 6:00 p.m.

After the written assessment, applicants may take part in an oral board/interview (approximately 15 minutes). Applicants who pass the assessment process and who do not possess disqualifying criteria, will be extended a contingent job offer on the same day and provided with a future Background interview appointment date.

Prior to appointment, all applicants must successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation, background interview, psychological evaluation, medical examination and drug/alcohol screen. Applicants are encouraged to carefully read substance abuse disqualifications for this position prior to applying. Please copy and paste the following link into a new window to view and read this information: http://www.dsd.state.md.us/comar/getfile.aspx?file=

This recruitment will establish an eligible list to fill current and future vacancies. Vacancies may be located at either the Montgomery County Detention Center (MCDC) in Rockville, Maryland; or the Montgomery County Correctional Facility (MCCF) in Clarksburg, Maryland.  Correctional Officers bid for their shift assignments once a year. The shift hours may be:  6:30 AM - 3 PM, 2:30 PM - 11 PM, or 10:30 PM - 7:00 AM. All shifts provide a 1/2 hour per day overtime pay when worked. In order to maintain operating requirements, DOCR will implement special or additional scheduling to meet shift minimum staffing. When this occurs, Correctional Officers are required to work mandatory overtime to meet the shift minimums. This is an essential requirement for the position.  

Correctional Officers are considered "Essential Employees" and must report to work during a period of general emergency or liberal leave.

For more information on DOCR visit: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cor/


Newly hired officers receive substantial training and instruction in the applications of basic safety and security policies, procedures, and methods regarding interaction with and supervision of the inmate population; use of equipment, and implementation of general standard operating procedures on-the-job and in a formal classroom setting. Work usually is performed under immediate supervision of a supervisory Correctional Officer or Field Training Officer who initially provides continuous evaluation of work in progress. 

Duties will include:

  • providing a safe, orderly and secure environment;
  • maintaining sanitary and healthful conditions;
  • supervising inmate movements to and from program areas;
  • assisting in enforcing clearly defined institutional rules and procedures;
  • supervising inmate visits;
  • reporting to supervisor or a higher ranking correctional officer those activities/situations that are unusual or irregular and those situations where guidance is needed in order to make appropriate response or take the appropriate action;
  • distributing mail;
  • testifying in court as required



Montgomery County Government offers a wide variety of competitive benefit programs/plans to eligible employees, such as:


Special Pay Differentials, including shift differentials, roll call pay and multilingual pay after certification

Public Safety Retirement Plan and DROP

Health Insurance (medical, dental, vision, prescription drug coverage)

Group Term Insurance

Optional Life Insurance

Long Term Disability

Flexible Spending Account (healthcare, childcare, commuter choice transit)

Employee Wellness Program

Employee Assistance Program

Paid Leave (such as Personal Leave Days, paid holidays, sick leave, etc.)

Administrative Leave for Military Training for members of the armed forces reserves

Bi-weekly Pay

Credit Union

County-wide Comprehensive Training Opportunities

Tuition Assistance/Professional Development

Work Life Balance

Free Parking

Free County Ride-on Bus Pass

Free/Discounted Montgomery County Recreation Department activities or use of facilities

Reserved Up Close Parking for expectant mothers





Additional Employment Information    

OHR reviews the minimum qualifications of all applicants, irrespective of whether the candidate has previously been found to have met the minimum requirements for the job or been temporarily promoted to the same position. This evaluation is based solely on the information contained in the application/resume submitted for this specific position/IRC.

Montgomery County Government is an equal opportunity employer, committed to workforce diversity. Accordingly, as it relates to employment opportunities, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, in accordance with the law. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email to
special.accommodations@montgomerycountymd.gov. Individual determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made in accordance with all applicable laws.

Montgomery County Government also provides hiring preference to certain categories of veterans and veterans/persons with a disability. For more information and to claim employment preference, please refer to the Careers webpage on Hiring Preference.

All applicants will respond to a series of questions related to their education, relevant experience, knowledge, skills and abilities required to minimally perform the job. The applicant's responses in conjunction with his/her resume and all other information provided in the employment application process will be evaluated to determine the minimum qualification and preferred criteria status. Based on the results, the highest qualified applicants will be placed on an Eligible List and may be considered for an interview.  Employees meeting minimum qualifications who are the same grade will be placed on Eligible List as a "Lateral Transfer" candidate and may be considered for interview. 


If selected for consideration for this position, you may be required to provide evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated on your resume.



Minimum Qualifications    

Experience:  One (1) year of post High School full-time work experience or its equivalent.


Education:  Completion of high school or High School Certificate of completion recognized in the State of Maryland.


Equivalency:  Successful completion of one (1) year or more of college (full-time student status) may be substituted for the one (1) year of post High School full-time work experience.  Excess work experience beyond the one (1) year requirement may not be substituted for the requirement of Completion of high school or High School Certificate of completion recognized in the State of Maryland.


License:  Possession and maintenance at all times of a valid Class "C" (or equivalent) driver's license from the applicant's state of residence.


Citizenship and Age: Individuals appointed to this position must be at least eighteen (18) years of age on the date of appointment and be either a citizen of the United States or a resident alien.



Preferred Criteria    

There are no preferred criteria for this position. All candidates who apply and meet the minimum qualifications for Correctional Officer will be invited to participate in a written assessment to be administered during our one day hiring event on April 27, 2019.


If selected for consideration for this position, you may be required to provide evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated on your resume.

Please note that when submitting your resume, only one document may be uploaded to the system.



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Maximum Salary   67634
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