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Correctional Health Nurse II, Grade 24

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  • Location:  Boyds, MD, US
  • Closing Date: Open until filled
  • Starting salary: $ 55,771
 
The  Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation is seeking candidates for Correctional Health Nurses (CHN) I and II, which are registered nurses to work full-time at the Montgomery County Detention Center located in Rockville, Maryland or at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Boyds, Maryland. 
This position may be filled as a Correctional Health Nurse I, Grade 21. There is a non-competitive promotional opportunity to Correctional Health Nurse II, Grade 24.
 
Salary range if filled at the  Correctional Health Nurse I level: $55,771 - $92,211
Salary range if filled at the  Correctional Health Nurse II level: $64,102 - $106,250
 
Work schedules require either eleven (11) and twelve (12) hour day shifts, totaling 80 hours over a 2 week pay period - some weekends and holiday work is required.  The facility is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Shift bids are done annually and are based on seniority.   
 
This is full performance level professional nursing performed in the correctional environment. Work encompasses the entire clinical nursing process from planning and intake through discharge into the community (primary care, chronic care, case management, emergency triage, emergency services and infirmary nursing, including health promotion and disease prevention).

Responsibilities include:
  • Conducting intake screenings of newly incarcerated inmates; 
  • Collecting and analyzing client health data; 
  • Administering immunizations and a wide range of oral medications and injections; 
  • Providing client health supervision, counseling, guidance and teaching directed toward health promotion and maintenance, disease prevention, and alleviation of specific health problems (e.g., those common to the correctional environment);
  • Assessing and treating minor health problems.
Additional duties include:
  • Initiating appropriate measures in emergency situations when a physician is not available; 
  • Providing guidance on technical and practical matters to newly assigned and lower grade nurses; 
  • Maintaining records, writing reports, assuring orderliness, maintaining supplies and equipment and the sanitation of the unit; 
  • Sterilizing instruments and supplies; 
  • Referring inmate-patients and families to available health and community services and providing follow-up services as required; 
  • Coordinating client care; 
  • Providing one-on-one health guidance and teaching on health promotion and maintenance, disease prevention and alleviation of specific health problems; 
  • Conducting education classes for inmates as assigned.
Prior to appointment, all applicants must successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation, psychological evaluation, medical examination and drug/alcohol screen.
 
Prior to a promotional appointment within DOCR, the selected individual must answer the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) questions and submit to a criminal history to comply with the Prevention Planning on Hiring and Promotion Decisions (115.17, 115.117, 115.217, 115.317). This is a requirement to meet Federal law and audit standards.
 
The individual selected for this position will be considered an "Essential Employee".  Essential employees must report to work during a period of general emergency or liberal leave.
 
This position is covered by Employees' Retirement System, Group JK.  If the successful candidate is an internal employee, retirement plan coverage will be determined at the time the job offer is made.

Correctional Records Coordinator, Grade 17
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  • Location:  Rockville, MD, US
  • Closing Date: Open Continuous
  • Starting salary: $46,436

This is a re-announcement.  The status of applicants who previously applied will remain the same.
The  Department of Correction and Rehabilitation is recruiting for a  Correctional Records Coordinator (CRC). The Records section of DOCR operates 24 hours/7 days weekly providing administrative services to multiple public safety stakeholders, including judicial officers, court personnel, law enforcement agencies, offenders and their families, and the public. The responsibilities consist of numerous tasks which involve processing and ensuring the accurate maintenance of inmate criminal records for over 12,000 annual intakes and calculating over 2,500 new Sentenced Diminution of Confinement Records annually to calculate inmate release dates. The CRC must ensure the legal confinement and releases of all offenders. The CRC interacts daily with various court personnel and numerous law enforcement and corrections agencies in the performance of their duties.  
The Records section is a fast-paced working environment with requirements for quality customer service skills and high attention to detail. These responsibilities involve extremely complex and redundant processes necessary to ensure proper commitment and release of offenders. The CRC uses several databases and operational systems in performance of daily duties. The person in this position must exercise sound judgement and possess great attention to detail. 
Duties include:  

  • Interpreting court commitments to ensure the lawful confinement of individuals received in the Detention Center;  
  • Authorizing the release of inmates according to appropriate laws and policies;  
  • Interpreting the Annotated Code of MD Criminal Laws (federal, state, and local court laws), COMAR Regulations, Justice Reinvestment Act (JRA) and documents pertaining to the lawful confinement, releases, sentences, and expungement records of incarcerated individuals;  
  • Calculating diminution of confinement records for sentenced individuals;  
  • Processing expungement court orders of offender’s criminal histories;  
  • Maintaining offenders’ case files containing classification data, inmate conduct, confidential information, legal documents, etc.;  
  • Maintaining inmate population movements and managing the accountability of inmate daily counts between the three DOCR correctional facilities, the judicial courts, Montgomery County Sheriff, Montgomery County Police, and other law enforcement agencies that must retain inmates who are committed to the custody of DOCR;  
  • Providing daily customer service to departmental staff and the public by responding to requests for information;  
  • Prioritizing and handling multiple tasks in a fast paced environment;  
  • Conducting research and analysis of offender’s criminal histories;  
  • Maintaining relevant documents;  
  • Entering and retrieving data into various criminal   justice databases to include: Criminal Justice Case   Management System (CJCMS), Correction and Rehabilitation Information Management System (CRIMS), Jail Management System (JMS), and the   Victim Information & Notification Everyday (VINE) System; and  
  • Using various automated systems and software programs (IJIS, METERS, JIS, NCIC, Excel, Microsoft Word, etc.) to formulate reports.  

The work schedule is based upon seniority that is determined by an annual shift-bid process for bargaining unit employees. The position provides coverage 24/7 and may require working weekends, holidays, and overtime hours. The general schedules are Monday to Friday, Tuesday through Saturday, Sunday through Thursday 6:30am to 3:00pm; 2:30pm to 11:00pm, and 11:00pm to 6:30am.  

Prior to appointment, all applicants must successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation, medical history and drug/alcohol screen. Prior to a promotional appointment within DOCR, the selected individual must answer the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) questions and submit to a criminal history to comply with the Prevention Planning on Hiring and Promotion Decisions (115.17, 115.117, 115.217, 115.317). This is a requirement to meet Federal law and audit standards.  

The individual selected for this position will be considered an "Essential Employee". Essential employees must report to work during  periods of general emergency or liberal leave.  

Generally, this position is covered by Retirement Savings Plan, Group CM. If the successful candidate is an internal employee, retirement plan coverage will be determined at the time the job offer is made.

Correctional Dietary Officer, Grade 17

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  • Location:  Rockville, MD, US
  • Closing Date: Open Continuous
  • Starting salary: $45,750
This recruitment will establish an eligible list to fill current and future vacancies. Positions could be available at Pre-Release Center, Montgomery County Detention Center or Montgomery County Correctional Facility.

The Department of Correction & Rehabilitation is recruiting Correctional Dietary Officers. Correctional Dietary Officers are responsible for providing oversight, guidance and training to inmate/resident workers and carrying out the day-to-day preparation and service of food in a large-scale food services operation within a secure correctional setting.

Duties include: preparing meals in accordance with menus; production sheets; recipes and safe food handling practices; maintaining order and security; completion of required documents; conducting inventories; reporting maintenance needs and safety hazards; carrying out recycling initiatives; receiving and storing deliveries; verifying order quantities and product in conformance with specifications; ability to follow standardized recipes; production instructions, and calculate mathematical computations related to recipe conversions to produce acceptable quality products; and maintaining the Food Service Facility in clean, safe and sanitary condition on a daily basis.

Applicants must be experienced in the use of institutional food service equipment for the preparation of meals and must be able to apply a working knowledge of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP).

This position requires the ability to communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing; the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and inmates/residents; and the ability to respond quickly, calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
Prior to appointment, all applicants must successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation, psychological evaluation, medical examination, and drug/alcohol screen.
Prior to a promotional appointment within DOCR, the selected individual must answer the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)questions and submit to a criminal history to comply with the Prevention Planning on Hiring and Promotion Decisions (115.17, 115.117, 115.217, 115.317).This is a requirement to meet Federal law and audit standards.
Applicants are encouraged to carefully read substance abuse disqualification 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/comarhtml/12/12.10.01.22.htm
Individuals appointed to this position must be at least 21 years of age on the date of appointment and be either a citizen of the United States or a resident alien.
Generally, this position is covered by Employees Retirement System, Group EK. If the successful candidate is an internal employee, retirement plan coverage will be determined at the time the job offer is made.

COMPETITIVE BENEFITS - Total Rewards
Montgomery County Government offers a wide variety of competitive benefit programs/plans to eligible employees. Benefits include a wide variety of health and wellness plans, life insurance, flexible schedules, and time off for work-life balance. For most health insurance plans, MCG contributes 75% to 80% towards the premium (see Health Insurance Rates). MCG's retirement plan contributions vary based on plan's provisions (see Retirement). 
Below is an overview of the benefits generally available to regular full-time and part-time MCG employees, including MCG's award-winning wellness program, LiveWell. For eligibility and plan details, please visit the links below. 
Health:
  • Dental HMO and PPO plans
  • Medical point-of-service, PPO and HMO plans 
  • Prescription drug plans 
  • Vision plan 
Tax Savings:
  • Dependent care flexible spending account 
  • Health care flexible spending account 
Retirement: 
  • Defined benefit plan (for represented sworn public safety officers) 
  • Either 401(a) defined contribution plan or cash balance defined benefit plan (for all others)  
  • 457 deferred compensation plans (optional for all employees; based on eligibility) 
Peace of mind: 
  • Critical illness insurance 
  • Life insurance (mandatory and optional types available, including dependent life insurance) 
  • Long-term care insurance 
  • Long-term disability insurance (LTD1, for Employees' Retirement System members) 
  • Long-term disability insurance (LTD2, for non-ERS members) 
  • Short-term disability insurance 
Work/life balance: 
  • Employee assistance program 
  • Leave / time off 
  • Wellness program (LiveWell)
For your convenience: 
  • Capital Bike Share discount 
  • Direct deposit of paychecks to multiple institutions 
  • Free Ride On bus travel using County employee ID 
  • MC Employees’ Federal Credit Union 
Career advancement:  
  • Comprehensive training opportunities 
  • PACE Program 
  • Tuition assistance 
Financial well-being: 
  • Multilingual pay after certification, if required for the position 
  • Pay differentials, including shift differentials 
  • Performance awards 
  • Periodic raises (service increments) based on successful performance 
  • Periodic general wage adjustments 

Manager III (Administrative Nurse Manager)

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  • Location: Boyds , MD, US, 
  • Closing Date: Open Continuous
  • Starting salary: $80,384
The  Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation, Medical and Behavioral Health Services Division is seeking a full-time Administrative Nurse Manager,  Manager III.  The employee will work in a multi-disciplinary correctional setting and be responsible for assisting the Division Chief of Medical & Behavioral Health Services  in directing and overseeing the operations of 24/7 correctional healthcare delivery at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility (MCCF) in Boyds, MD, the Montgomery County Detention Center (MCDC) in Rockville, and Pre-Release Center (PRC) in Rockville. 
The employee will serve as the first-line manager whose primary responsibilities are planning, assigning, reviewing and evaluating the work of full-time, temporary and agency professional nursing (RN and LPN) and administrative staff to assure the delivery of emergent and routine patient care in accordance with local, State and Federal laws and recognized professional and accreditation standards.  
 
Additional duties will include:  
  • Preparing and maintaining working relationships with local physicians, hospitals, and clinics; 
  • Preparing work schedules and ensuring adequate nurse coverage for all shifts and locations; 
  • Participating in quality improvement and infection control activities; 
  • Collecting and analyzing statistical data; 
  • Orienting and developing nursing and administrative staff; 
  • Conducting evaluations for subordinate staff; 
  • Ensuring that agency nurses, agency doctors and other contractors operate within the scope of the contract; 
  • Recommending action plans and appropriate disciplinary actions when indicated for supervised personnel; and 
  • Ensuring legal and accreditation standards compliance. 
  • The employee also oversees a Nurse Manager who is the front-line supervisor for MCCF nursing staff. 
The primary work site will be at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility (MCCF) in Boyds with assigned days at the Montgomery County Detention Center (MCDC) and the Pre-Release Center (PRC) in Rockville. Rotating on-call coverage for 24/7 operational and staffing problem resolution is required. The individual selected for this position will be considered an essential employee.  Essential employees must report to work during a period of general emergency or liberal leave.
 
Prior to appointment, all applicants must successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation, medical review, and drug/alcohol screen.
 
Prior to a promotional appointment within DOCR, the selected individual must answer the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) questions and submit to a criminal history to comply with the Prevention Planning on Hiring and Promotion Decisions (115.17, 115.117, 115.217, 115.317). This is a requirement to meet Federal law and audit standards.
 
Generally, this position is covered by Retirement Savings Plan, Group RN.  If the successful candidate is an internal employee, retirement plan coverage will be determined at the time the job offer is made.
 
As a manager/supervisor of unionized employees, this position has a responsibility for fostering a positive labor relations environment based on mutual trust, respect, and cooperation. 

Manager II (Division Chief, Medical and Behavioral Health Services), Grade M2

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  • Location: Boyds , MD, US, 
  • Closing Date: Open Continuous
  • Starting salary: $93,567  
 
The Montgomery County  Department of Correction and Rehabilitation (DOCR) is seeking a  Manager II, Division Chief of Medical and Behavioral Health Services. 
 
This is an executive management position which falls under the supervision of the Department Director and is responsible for the oversight and management of healthcare within a multi-facility setting responsible for the 24/7 accredited operations of medical and behavioral health care at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility (MCCF) in Boyds, Maryland, the Montgomery County Detention Center (MCDC) in Rockville, Maryland and Community Corrections’ Pre-Release and Reentry Services program (PRRS), in Rockville, Maryland.  
 
The Division Chief of Medical and Behavioral Health is responsible for the effective administration, coordination, delivery and maintenance of all medical and behavioral health care services for inmates in custody at the three (3) Montgomery County correctional facilities (MCDC, MCCF and PRRS).  This position oversees demanding medical units and crisis intervention areas (CIU-mental health) that includes, 37 full-time merit, medical and behavioral health employees, administrative staff and an additional complement of Pool nurses (RN’s and LPN’s), multiple service contracts, and contract providers.  
 
The primary responsibility is the healthcare management of inmates who require complex medical care requiring multidisciplinary teams to meet the needs to include the mentally ill population of a correctional environment, and to procure and manage the department contracted services (physicians, psychiatrist, nursing, dental, dialysis, pharmacy, etc.), health care providers, hospitals and state facilities.  
 
Other duties include: 
  • Personnel management 
  • Budget and fiscal management 
  • Contract oversight 
  • Management of peer review process 
  • Continuous Quality Improvement definition and implementation
  • Ensuring health care services meet American Correctional Association and State accreditation standards 
  • Ensuring compliance with applicable Federal, State and local regulations 
  • Policy development 
  • Advancement and implementation of evidenced based practices and innovative technologies to increase efficiencies and quality in the delivery of services (i.e. electronic health records) 
  • Conflict and grievance resolution 
  • Liaison to hospitals and other providers, the judiciary, criminal justice and treatment stake holders, MCGEO Local 1994, County Council and various County Administration Offices and resolving complaints /concerns from outside agencies and citizens at large. 
The position involves significant community interface, meetings and collaborations with various internal and external stakeholders. 
The incumbent will have a significant amount of dealing simultaneously with demands and emergencies from multiple areas within the department with a need to triage and solve problems of an unprecedented nature and magnitude. Problems are often unique, urgent, and with major potential impact on public safety, services, programs and inmates/residents. The incumbent must be available for immediate and emergency response 24 hours/7 days a week.
 
Selected applicant must successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation, medical and drug/alcohol screen prior to appointment.
 
Prior to a promotional appointment within DOCR, the selected individual must answer the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) questions and submit to a criminal history to comply with the Prevention Planning on Hiring and Promotion Decisions (115.17, 115.117, 115.217, 115.317). This is a requirement to meet Federal law and audit standards.

Correctional Officer I (Pvt), Grade C3

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  • Location:  Rockville, MD, US
  • Closing Date: January 31, 2022
  • Starting salary: $ 48,073

The Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation (DOCR) is responsible for the intake, reception and diagnostic functions including law enforcement processing of male and female offenders arrested or charged as adults in Montgomery County.  Responsibility also includes the custody and care of male and female offenders who are either in a pre-trial status or serving sentences of up to 18 months. Progressive and comprehensive correctional services and programs are provided to all inmates covering substance abuse treatment, mental health issues, cognitive behavioral modification programs, education, life skills, and workforce development. 

 
Correctional Officer is responsible for providing security, custody, care, order and discipline for a segment of the inmate population.
 
What you’ll be doing:
  • Working in direct supervision posts within inmate housing units with a Field Training Officer and more senior Officers during your first year (work location assignment is based on vacancy which can be at Rockville or Boyds/Clarksburg).
  • Learning on-the-job by receiving 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.
  • Enforcing clearly defined institutional rules and procedures by performing tasks such as providing input into the daily log, escorting inmates, issuing clothing and bedding, completing routine intake paperwork, conducting perimeter checks of the fence line, etc. 
  • Reporting activities/situations that are unusual or irregular and those situations where guidance is needed in order to make the appropriate response or take the appropriate action. 
  • May participate in the processing of arrestees in the Central Processing Unit; as directed and under close supervision, performs such tasks as taking photographs and fingerprints of criminal arrestees, escorting defendants to and from hearings before the District Court Commissioners, and recording hearing and disposition information. 
  • Opportunities to participate in special assignments that can provide additional experience and career growth after meeting requirements which include Instructor, Accreditation and Compliance Officer, Emergency Response Team, Field Training Officer, Central Control Team, Workcrew and more.
A Correctional Officer candidate should be able to:
  1. Acquire knowledge of the rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to those posts and basic principles to working within a correctional environment with direct supervision of inmates.
  2. Exercise good judgement in controlling offenders individually and in groups.
  3. Prepare brief written reports summarizing facts related to inmate actions.
  4. Deal tactfully, effectively, and equitably with people by exhibiting trust, honesty, and high moral and ethical standards.
  5. Work an assigned shift to include during a period of general emergency, liberal leave or inclement weather as an essential employee.
  6. Successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation, an interview, psychological evaluation, medical examination and drug/alcohol screen. 
Entry Level Examination and Interview Information
 
Candidate applications will be reviewed for minimum qualifications.  Those qualified will receive an email with instructions to register on a first-come first served basis for the computer-based entry level examination. All candidates must follow the instructions to register themselves. Walk ins will not be allowed. The entry-level Correctional Officer examination will be conducted on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 and potentially on Wednesday, January 16, 2022, if additional test times are needed.  Those who pass the examination will move forward to Oral Boards (interview).  Candidates will be contacted directly by the Department of Correction and Rehabilitation to schedule their Oral Board (interview), which will be held on either Wednesday, March 2, 2022 or Saturday, March 5, 2022.
 
The email address used for the job site registration will be used to notify applicants of testing and other changes in status during the employment process for this recruitment. 
 
Note
Applicants are encouraged to carefully read substance abuse disqualification 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/comarhtml/12/12.10.01.22.htm
 
Competitive Benefits
 
A competitive benefits package is provided (copy and paste this link into new window, and click on Total Rewards tab to view):  
https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/HR/Recruitment/MCGCareers.html/
 
Correctional Officers may also receive additional special pay differentials, including shift differentials, roll call pay and multilingual pay after certification. Correctional Officers are included in the Public Safety Retirement Plan (Employees' Retirement System, Group EK) and Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP) programs.  If the successful candidate(s) is an internal employee, retirement plan coverage will be determined at the time the job offer is made.
 

Correctional Health Nurse II (Substitute), Grade 24

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  • Location:  Boyds, MD, US
  • Closing Date: Open until filled
  • Part-time pay rate is $42.13 - $46.64 per hour (depending upon years of experience.)

 

This Recruitment is for part-time, temporary pool/substitute positions only (no benefits).

Position may be located at either the Montgomery County Correctional Facility (MCCF) in Boyds, Maryland or at the Montgomery County Detention Center (MCDC) in Rockville, Maryland, depending upon the area of specialty/interest and the needs of the Department.

Part-time pay rate is $42.13 - $46.64 per hour (depending upon years of experience.)

This is full performance level professional nursing performed in the correctional environment. Work encompasses the entire clinical nursing process from planning and intake through discharge into the community (primary care, chronic care, case management, emergency triage, emergency services and infirmary nursing, including health promotion and disease prevention).

Employee will be responsible for conducting intake screenings of newly incarcerated inmates; collecting and analyzing client health data; administering immunizations and a wide range of oral medications and injections; providing client health supervision, counseling, guidance and teaching directed toward health promotion and maintenance, disease prevention, and alleviation of specific health problems (e.g., those common to the correctional environment); assessing and treating minor health problems; observing and recording temperature, pulse, blood pressure, respiration data and effects of medication; initiating appropriate measures in emergency situations when a physician is not available; providing guidance on technical and practical matters to newly assigned and lower grade nurses; maintaining records, writing reports, assuring orderliness, maintaining supplies and equipment and the sanitation of the unit; sterilizing instruments and supplies; referring inmate-patients and families to available health and community services and providing follow-up services as required; coordinating client care; providing one-on-one health guidance and teaching on health promotion and maintenance, disease prevention and alleviation of specific health problems; and, conducting education classes for inmates as assigned.

The facility is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day, some weekends and holidays are required.

Prior to appointment, all applicants must successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation, psychological evaluation, medical examination and drug/alcohol screen. Prior to a promotional appointment within DOCR, the selected individual must answer the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) questions and submit to a criminal history to comply with the Prevention Planning on Hiring and Promotion Decisions (115.17, 115.117, 115.217, 115.317). This is a requirement to meet Federal law and audit standards


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