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Correctional Officer

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  • Location: Boyds, MD, US
  • Closing Date: August 4, 2018
  • Starting salary: $45,412

The Department of Correction & Rehabilitation is recruiting for Correctional Officers.  Employees in this class are responsible for learning on-the-job in a formal classroom setting, the basic techniques, practices and methods of correctional officer work. They are assigned to a single post "direct supervision" general inmate housing units and/or other selected multiple posts with more senior Correctional Officers to gain experience in direct supervision, control, and discipline of inmates. 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. Employees receive substantial training and instruction in the applications of basic safety and security policies, procedures, and methods with regard to interaction with and supervision of the inmate population; use of equipment, application of post instructions, and implementation of general standard operating procedures. 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; monitoring telephone calls made by inmates; 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; sorting and distributing mail; and testifying in court as required. 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.
Prior to appointment, all applicants must successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation, interview, psychological evaluation, medical examination and drug/alcohol screen.

Applicants possessing the minimum qualifications will be scheduled to participate in a written examination.
The written examination is scheduled for the following dates and times:
August 15, 2018 @ 8:30 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.
August 16, 2018 @ 8:30 a.m. & 12:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.
August 17, 2018 @ 8:30 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.

Applicants will be invited to register for the written examination date and time of their choice with instructions sent via email following review of application.  All examinations are given at Montgomery County Correctional Facility (MCCF) in Clarksburg, Maryland.

Community Correctional Intern

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  • Location: Rockville, MD, US
  • Closing Date: November 3, 2018
  • Starting salary: $11.50/hr. 


The Department of Correction and Rehabilitation (DOCR) of Montgomery County, Maryland provides outstanding work and training experience for interns interested in the field of criminal justice and community corrections. The work/training programs are designed to meet the trainees and the correctional program's needs. All interns are eligible to receive academic credit and free Ride-On bus pass. This is an excellent opportunity for students who are interested in social work or law enforcement. Internships are available in two service areas.

The Pre-Release Center (PRC) is a nationally recognized correctional model for community-based correctional and treatment services. The residential facility is located in Rockville, Maryland for adult offenders nearing release. The Pre-Release Center's program has a strong focus on assessment, case management, employment, treatment, intervention services, education, family and community involvement.

The intern work experience at the Pre-Release Center includes such activities as: 
Screening and intake of Residents
Supervision of Residents
Adjustment Board Member
Support Case Managers, Work Release Coordinators and Career Resource Center Staff
Conducting community-based on-site verifications
Supervising recreational, MVA and Social Security Administration trips
Urinalysis collection and testing
Treatment Team Member
Crisis intervention
Data collection 
Intern schedules at PRRS are either Sunday through Thursday or Tuesday through Saturday and are mostly evening hours.

The mission of the Montgomery County Pre-Trial Assessment and Supervision Units is to ensure all eligible defendants are afforded the opportunity for Pre-Trial release and to enhance public safety by providing community monitoring and referral to services that increase the likelihood of appearance for trial and to reduce the risk for re-arrest.
The intern work experience at Pre-Trial Services may involve a mixture of responsibilities in the following units: 
Pre-Trial Assessment
Pre-Trial Supervision
Alternative Community Services Program (ACS)
Intervention for Substance Abusers Program (IPSA) 
Intern schedules at PTS are Monday through Friday, generally during business daytime hours.


  • Interns are assigned to a supervisor and receive weekly individualized and group training, as well as in-service and on-the-job training.
  • Montgomery County's Internship Program provides students an opportunity to combine academic studies with on-the-job training and local government experience. Undergraduate and graduate students will have an opportunity for unpaid and paid work experience in a progressive local government serving a diverse and well educated community.
  • Employee will be scheduled to work 24 hours per week for a minimum four (4) month commitment, up to one year.

All applicants must complete a background investigation and a physical exam which includes a drug and alcohol screen.

DOCR Employment And Recruitment Information

  • Employees (except for Pool Nurses) receive full County benefits including uniform maintenance.
  • Veterans may receive up to $14,800 for an apprenticeship.
  • A language stipend of $2,000 is available for fluency in a language other than English. 
  • Minimum qualifications are that you must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien, possess a valid Class C driver’s license, have a high school diploma (GED) and be fluent in English. 
  • You must have the minimum education and work experience and meet the minimum age requirement for each position desired.
  • You must pass a comprehensive background investigation, physical examination, psychological evaluation and an alcohol/drug screen.  Disqualifying factors may include a history of criminal convictions, poor work history, driving record, failure to meet physical or psychological standards, a positive drug test, or the inability to complete any part of the selection process. 

Interested individuals should click on the following links below for more information:




Director's Office · Montgomery County Department of Correction And Rehabilitation
22880 Whelan Lane· Boyds, Maryland 20841 ·
Telephone: 240-777-9976 · Fax: 240-777-9966
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