• Captain (Correctional Officer VI)

    Caroline Co. Commissioners
    Job Description
    Captain (CO VI), Caroline County Department of Corrections
    About the Department: The Caroline County Department of Corrections operates the County Detention Center located at 101 Gay Street in Denton. The Detention Center is a historic building on the banks of the Choptank River. The Detention Center is a secure correctional facility. Inmates can spend up to 18 months at the facility. Individuals with longer sentences are normally sent to a State prison.
    In Caroline County the majority of our inmates are local residents waiting to stand trial or serving time for lesser offenses. In many areas, the jail is “out of sight and out of mind.”  We take a different approach in Caroline County. With innovative, thoughtful programs like CARE (Community Assistance and Rehabilitation Enterprise), work release, and the cat shelter program, we try to keep our low security inmates involved in the community. Our work programs provide valuable services to local agencies and help lower the cost of corrections for taxpayers. We also have had many success stories where positive work experiences and other programs have helped local residents learn from their mistakes and avoid returning to jail.
    Visit our Department Page for more information. 
    About the position: This is a management position within the Department of Corrections.   The incumbent receives direction from and reports to the Warden and/or the County Administrator; and assumes the duties and functions of the Warden in the Warden’s absence. 
    Engages in management functions by evaluating situations and determining appropriate actions and enacts them. Counsels and advises subordinate correctional officers on institutional problems and confers with the Warden on operational improvements. Assists in preparation and administration of the annual budget.
    Requirements: A thorough knowledge of the principles of corrections and detention, including currently acceptable standards of custody, restraint and inmate transportation. Working knowledge of the elements of supervision; offender treatment programs; inmate rights; employee performance evaluation; and record keeping is required. The Captain needs to have the ability to effectively to communicate with individuals from all walks of life.
    An Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice or a related field plus 5 years of supervisory experience in a correctional environment, OR a high school diploma/GED and 7 years of correctional experience and 4 years supervisory experience;
    Current certification as a correctional officer with the Maryland Correctional Training Commission, or the ability to obtain certification;
    Must successfully pass First Line Administrators School within 12 months of appointment;
    Salary range: $62,763 - $ 79,545; with exceptional benefits package. 
    Application Deadline:   June 20, 2019
    Upon an employment offer, applicant must submit to a substance abuse test and complete background check. EOE
    How to Apply:  Submit completed applications to: Caroline County Office of Human Resources, 103 Gay St., Suite 1, Denton, Maryland 21629.  Applications available from this address or call 410.479.4105 to receive by fax or email. Applications can also be downloaded by clicking here. Save and complete application and email to: hrposting@carolinemd.org
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