MTA Police Sergeant
Maryland Transit Administration - Maryland

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This recruitment is being used to create an eligibility list that will be used to fill a current vacancy. However, the resulting eligibility list may be used to fill future vacancies throughout MTA of this classification

RECRUITMENT: This position is open to all current MTA Police law enforcement Corporals only.

DATE POSTED: January 16, 2013 CLOSING DATE: January 30, 2013

SALARY: $52,136 - $91,274 GRADE: 155

LOCATION: Baltimore, Maryland

TEST DATE & TIME: Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 9:00a.m.

  • NOTE: Study Guides may be picked up at 6 St. Paul Street 5th Floor-Employment Services, between the hours of 9:00a.m.-4:00p.m. Study guides are not all inclusive.
The MTA Police Sergeant is responsible for assisting in the development, supervision, education and direction of subordinate police personnel. The employee reports directly to the Lieutenant. The employee works primarily in the field, which subjects the employee to handle life-threatening situations, and exposes the employee to hazardous situations and harsh environment conditions. Employees in this classification are required to bear firearms and to demonstrate practical knowledge and proficiency in the safe use and care of firearms on a periodic basis, as required by the Police Training Commission. The employee is required to wear protective clothing such as a bulletproof vest. The employee is subject to call-in during emergency situations. Employees in this classification are subject to drug and alcohol testing in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations 49 - Federal Department of Transportation, Drug Alcohol Testing Protocols & Federal Transit Administration Alcohol Testing Rules.

Education & Experience: High school diploma or possession of a high school equivalency (GED) certificate and must be a current MTA Police Corporal

Employees are subject to be called-in during emergency situations.

The selection process will consist of a multiple choice examination and an oral interview. Each component shall be based upon a scale of 1 to 100 and candidates must achieve a minimum passing score of 70% on the multiple choice examination in order to continue in the promotional process. The candidate's final score will be a combined total of the multiple choice examination and oral interview scores, where each component is given equal weight.
The MTA Human Resources department will then use the combined overall score to create a rank-ordered list of eligible candidates for promotion. This selection process will establish a list of eligible candidates. Transportation Service Human Resource System (TSHRS) policies and procedures will be adhered to.

Multiple Choice Examination and Oral Interview Components
In part, the multiple choice examination and oral interview will assess the applicants' knowledge of the following legal, regulatory, and procedural documents:
"Legal guide for Police, 9th Edition, by Jeffery T Walker and Craig Hemmens, published by Anderson Publishing.
"Digest of Criminal Laws revised October 1, 2008
"Maryland Vehicle Law Book by West. 2009-2010 editions.
"Maryland Transit Administration Police Force SOP
"Collective bargaining Agreement (AFSCME Council #67, Local 1859)

The following related skills and abilities will also be assessed:
"Use of verbal communication in a clear and effective manner,
"Ability to interview subordinate personnel to gather information pertinent to the development of policies and procedures.

You must complete a Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) application (Form DTS-1) to be considered for this recruitment. Resumes may not be substituted. Since the examination for this recruitment may be an evaluation and rating of the information you provide on your application, it is essential that the application is filled out completely and accurately, listing all relevant experience and addressing the specific requirements shown above. Please include all relevant experience on your application. This includes, but is not limited to, full or part time, volunteer, military, acting capacity, or any other experience that is relevant to the position you are applying for within MDOT, one of the modal administrations, or the Authority. Applications not completely filled out will not be considered. Qualified applicants will be subject to background and reference checks. Employees are subject to the State Substance Abuse Policy to include possible drug & alcohol testing. It is highly recommended that applications be completed and submitted online by registering at Please follow the instructions on MDOT's Online Employment Center website.

Submit a DTS-1 Application in person to: MTA Employment Office, 6 Saint Paul Street, 5th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202. Applications may be obtained by calling (410) 767-3860, visiting the Employment Office at 6 Saint Paul Street, 5th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202-1614, or you can download an application via the Internet at . Applications must be received by January 30, 2013 by 4:00 p.m.

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Applicants with degrees granted outside of the United States will be required to provide a written evaluation of education documentation by a credentialing organization such as: National Association of Credential Evaluation Services member or American Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers (AACRAO)
International Education Services-Tel: 202-296-3359

MTA Does Not Discriminate Based On: Age, Ancestry, Color, Creed, Gender Identity or Expression, Genetic Information, Marital Status, Mental or Physical Disability, National Origin, Race, Religious Affiliation, Belief or Opinion, Sex, or Sexual Orientation.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be provided as requested.

The Maryland Department of Transportation is not sponsoring new employees in application of the H-1B Visa at this time due to budgetary constraints. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986. Federal regulations prohibit H1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees; all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer.

The MTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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