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Correctional Commitment Specialist

Baltimore County
35 per week 720 Bosley Ave, Towson, MD 21204, United States


Pay Schedule I, Grade 21, Regular Schedule:  35 hours per week.

Several vacancies exist in the Department of Corrections for Correctional Commitment Specialist.

A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.

Current and future vacancies occurring in this classification may be filled from the list of eligible applicants.

All interested transfer and promotional candidates must apply at this time.

List all promotions and changes in job duties due to reclassification as separate work experiences on your application.  Applicants must include the dates of the promotions and reclassifications.

You must attach your transcript(s), license(s) and/or certification(s) to your application. Unofficial copies are acceptable

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education may result in your application not being considered.  Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.

Note:  Failure to complete all fields of the "Work Experience" section of the application will result in your application not being considered.  A resume will not be considered in determining your qualifications for a position.  Applicants selected for an interview may provide a resume at that time.
Examples of Duties

Under general supervision, reviews, verifies, enters, and processes criminal incarceration records for intake, detainment, transfer, and release of inmates, the nature of which is of such great criticality that error would likely result in immediate hazard to public safety.

Essential Job Duties
  • Accesses the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS), Jail Management System, or other criminal justice computer networks in order to enter, update, review, retrieve and expunge information. 
  • Uses criminal justice computer networks to provide critical information to other incarceration facilities or criminal justice agencies, court systems, or correctional staff.
  • Reviews and processes inmate arrest documents.
  • Interviews inmates upon booking and enters or updates all pertinent information into the Jail Management System, including inmate history, demographics, education information and inmate property. 
  • Prepares paperwork for bail review.
  • Reviews and processes commitment documents insuring that the proper paperwork has been received and the appropriate agencies are notified.
  • Reviews and processes detainers on persons incarcerated at correctional facilities, insuring that warrants are served before defendants are released from custody. 
  • Reviews, arranges for, and processes documents relating to the transfer of inmates. 
  • Reviews, verifies, and interprets information in order to make determinations and solve problems involving the calculation of adult inmate prison sentences in accordance with County and State laws and regulations. 
  • Reviews, authorizes, and processes release documents. 
  • Transfers inmate information from documents to a variety of criminal justice computer networks.
  • Provides inmate information to various judicial and correctional agencies.
  • Processes warrants, writs, summonses, indictments, subpoenas, interstate and intrastate agreements on detainers, commitment records, sex offender registrations, and determines whether DNA samples are required in accordance with County, State, and Federal regulations.
  • Reviews, edits, and disseminates sensitive and confidential information in response to inquiries from other correctional facilities, law enforcement agencies, the courts, the general public, and other parties, in accordance with local, State, and Federal guidelines.
  • Maintains and updates active and inactive files.
  • Maintains victim files. 
  • Updates and notifies victims upon inmate's release from incarceration.
  • Provides guidance and assistance to uniformed or less experienced staff. 
  • Assist in training of new staff.
  • Operates office machinery such as computers, typewriters, copiers, fax machines, and printers.
Examples of Other Job Duties
Performs other related duties as assigned.

(NOTE: The duties and responsibilities listed above are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications for all positions in this class. They may not include all of the essential job functions of each position in the class. Each position may not be required to perform all of the essential job functions listed.)

Required Qualifications
Possession of a high school diploma or an appropriate high school equivalency;
At least three year's general clerical experience.

Additional experience as described in the essential duties may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.  

Additional education may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

Character Requirements
All applicants must be of good moral character and emotionally stable as determined by a comprehensive background investigation and drug test.

Proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education
Applicants are required to submit proof of licenses, certifications and education beyond high school to meet the required and preferred qualifications of the position. Diplomas or transcripts must show the applicant's major field of study. Copies and unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered. Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.

Proof of Degree Equivalency
Applicants who have obtained a degree from outside the United States of America are required to submit degree equivalence documentation from World Education Services, Inc. ()

Mail or deliver documents to:
ATTN: Correctional Commitment Specialist
Office of Human Resources
Baltimore County Government
308 Allegheny Ave.
Towson, MD 21204

You must attach your transcript(s), license(s) and/or certification(s) to your application. Unofficial copies are acceptable

Preferred Qualifications
Experience with the criminal justice system.
Experience with National Crime Information Center (NCIC).
Experience with Jail Management System (JMS) or other criminal justice computer networks.
Knowledge of office procedures and filing systems.
Knowledge of automated office systems.
Skill in operation of office machineries.
Ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and accurately, both orally and writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Applicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of their training and experience, as stated on their application, which includes answers to the supplemental questions. Applicants must state the dates and duties of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation purposes.

Conditions of Employment

Employees hired after July 1, 2022 are required to participate in the Baltimore County Employees’ Retirement System, with very limited exceptions.  

Persons appointed to this position may work on either a rotating or fixed shift basis, which will include nights, weekends, holidays, or overtime when scheduled.

Physical and Environmental Conditions
The work of these positions is essentially sedentary but may entail occasional walking, lifting, or other limited physical activities. Work is performed in a fully operational correctional facility, which includes direct inmate contact and all inherent hazards.

Medical Examination and Employment Background Investigation
Applicants selected for employment with Baltimore County must successfully complete a physical examination, drug screening and employment investigation, including, but not limited to criminal background, education certification and fingerprinting checks