Employment Opportunity …


Please Note: This is an Agency-specific recruitment for the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. The resulting eligible list will be used to fill current and future vacancies Statewide in the Internal Investigative Unit only.  Applicants certified to this list will remain eligible for one year.                            

Current DPSCS employees who meet the minimum qualifications are encouraged to apply. Individuals in these positions located at the Internal Investigation Unit are members of the LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER’S PENSION SYSTEM.  

Recruitment For:    Internal Investigation Detective Provisional


(Please list both title and announcement number on your application.)

Starting Salary:       $38,594 – $61,427 (Grade 15)

Closing Date:          March 5, 2012

Position Duties:  An Internal Investigation Detective Provisional is the entry level of investigation work involving allegations of misconduct or suspected criminal activity by employees of the Department of Public Safety & correctional Services, adult inmates confined in a correctional facility or any individual that has contact with employees or clients, such as arrestees, detainees, or parolees of the Department. Positions are located throughout the State of Maryland. Assignments require travel and may include overnight stays.


Education:  High School diploma or G.E.D. certificate acceptable to the Maryland State Board of Education as described in the Police Training Commission regulation.

Experience:   Two years of experience in the criminal justice field as a correctional officer, police officer, or parole and probation agent, federal or state or local law enforcement officer or other related profession.

Notes:  1. The above educational requirement is set by the Police Training Commission in accordance with Article 41, Section 4-201.

2.  Applicants may substitute college education for the required general  experience at the rate of 60 college credits, including at least 15 credits of  criminal justice courses, for up to one year of the required experience.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle.  Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


Employees must meet the selection standards required and successfully complete the training prescribed by the Police Training Commission for police officers during their probationary period in accordance with Public Safety Article, Section 3-207 of the Annotated Code.  Selection standards for police officer training are listed in detail in the Code of Maryland Regulations Title 12, Subtitle 04, Chapter 01 and include the following:

U.S. Citizenship or Resident Alien status

Must be at least 21 years of age

A complete background investigation

Oral interview

Physical examination

Polygraph and psychological evaluations

2.       Candidates will be given a medical examination to determine their ability to perform job-related functions.  Employees in this classification will be required to bear firearms, and to demonstrate practical knowledge and proficiency in the safe use and care of firearms on a periodic basis.

3.       Employees are subject to call-in on a 24-hour a day basis and will be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where they can be reached, and carry telecommunications devices supplied by the agency.

4.       Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 06.01.09, 12.04.01 and Police Training Commission General Regulation .01-1, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.


Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be admitted to the examination for this classification.   Successful candidates will be ranked as BEST QUALIFIED, BETTER QUALIFIED, or QUALIFIED and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS:  The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.

TO APPLY:                                

Applications will be evaluated based on the materials submitted in relation to the above position responsibilities and requirements.  Therefore, it is important to provide complete and accurate information.  Please include the title of the position for which you are applying, as well as the announcement number, on your State application (MS-100).  All applications must be received or mailed by the closing date. Applicants who possess current police certification should include that information on their application.

Mail State Application (MS-100 Form) to:

MD Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services

Recruitment & Examination Unit

6776 Reisterstown Road, Suite 309

Baltimore, MD 21215-2342


Application forms (MS-100) may be obtained from any Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services facility or by calling (410) 585-3060, toll free 1-877-206-9941, or downloaded from www.dbm.maryland.gov.

Issued  2/2012/kls Project #12-3705-901    

Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer

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