Main Purpose of Job
The Administrator I position functions as an Investigator/Inspector and will provide confidential investigative services and programs unique to the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services (DJS).
The primary investigative functions are to conduct inquiries 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.
The incumbent also will perform safety and security evaluations providing technical assistance and training.
POSITION DUTIES 1.
Investigate and evaluate allegations of administrative and criminal violations by and against employees and providers
2. Assist law enforcement and Office of Inspector General (OIG) investigators in fostering a positive environment so as to minimize the re-victimization and retaliation against any youth who has been involved in an incident or made a complaint.
3. Function as a Principal Investigator in extremely complex investigations that will require the assignment and review of work of other investigators, auditors and Child Advocates.
4. Maintain investigation records and documentation in a secure, confidential environment.
5. Maintain effective collaboration and communication with internal DJS personnel and coordinate investigations with child advocates and internal auditors as well as external contacts.
6. Prepare investigative memoranda/reports of findings and recommendations in accordance with professionally-accepted standards for investigations and OIG standard operating procedures.
7. Review all video for DJS operated facilities on a daily basis to determine if there are any security breaches.
8. Provide technical assistance and make recommendations for corrective action and quality improvement in program and standards development implementation, monitoring, evaluation, management analysis, policy formulation, audits and inspections, to OIG Quality Assurance, Audit Unit, and Deputy Secretary of Operations, Departmental Support and Executive Director for Community Services.
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
Experience: Four years of experience in administrative staff or professional work.
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.
SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS One year of the required experience must be in administrative or criminal investigations (if not using the education substitution.)
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS * Experience in law enforcement conducting criminal investigations.
* Two or more years of experience in administrative or criminal investigations.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
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.
SELECTION PROCESS 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 this date.
Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.
EXAMINATION PROCESS The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position.
It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.
Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.
For education obtained outside the U.S., you will be require to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service.
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People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
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Location/Region: La Plata, MD (20646)