ADMINISTRATOR I (Background Investigator)

State of Maryland - Baltimore, MD3.7


MD Department of Juvenile Services
Office of the Inspector General
300 North Gay Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Main Purpose of Job
The Administrator I position functions as an Employee Background Investigator and Employee Disciplinary Review Investigator for the Department of Juvenile Services (DJS), Office of the Inspector General (OIG). The position is responsible for the completion of comprehensive background investigations for prospective agency employees. The Administrator I also assists in conducting administrative investigations for the Office of the Inspector General.

The background investigations function includes interviewing prospective applicants using the standardized investigative interview questionnaire and interview procedures, obtaining fingerprints from prospective employees and volunteers and maintaining secure storage for criminal results. Comprehensive background investigations include, but are not limited to: conducting criminal record checks through the use of the CJIS Ident/Index system, NLETS, MVA and court system files, employment reference checks, credit check, neighbor reference checks, check of application made to other law enforcement agencies, verification of education, verification of military history and periodic audits of biometric equipment housed in DJS facilities throughout the State.

The primary administrative investigations function of the Administrator I position are to conduct inquires related to: allegations of administrative and/or criminal violations against employees and service providers; collusion, corruption; misappropriation of Department assets; mismanagement, fraud, waste, and abuse of authority with State-operated facilities and those operated by private vendors under contract to the State. Investigators functions include, but are not limited to, program monitoring, evaluating effectiveness, providing technical assistance and quality improvement.

Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Four years of experience in administrative staff or professional work.

1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.

One year of the required experience must be in administrative or criminal investigations (if not using the education substitution)

Experience in law enforcement conducting criminal investigations.

Two or more years of experience in administrative or criminal investigations.

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.

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after the date.

The assessment will be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related experience and education. Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be placed on the eligible list categorized as Qualified, Better Qualified, or Best Qualified. Candidates shall be certified to the eligible list for a period of one year. This list will be used by the DJS hiring agency to select employees. If you have completed education outside the US, you will need to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service.


The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. A paper application may be mailed to the address below or faxed to the fax number below. If you choose fax or regular mail you must include on each page of the attachment your First and Last Name, the Recruitment Number that is located at the top of the bulletin and the last 4 digits of your SS#. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the online application or paper application. Applications must be received by the closing date no postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted:

Maryland Department of Juvenile Services

OHR-Recruitment and Examination Unit

One Center Plaza

120 W. Fayette St.

Baltimore, MD 21201

Attn: Linda Padgett

Fax Number 410-333-4188

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact DJS Office of Human Resources at Include the Recruitment Number that is located at the top of the bulletin.

The resulting Certified Eligible List for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other state agencies.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

Bilingual applicants are welcome to apply for all recruitments.

DJS values the experience gained by Veterans while serving our country. Veterans are welcome to apply for all current recruitments.