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A Social Worker Advanced, Criminal Justice is the advanced level of professional social work providing expert clinical and therapeutic or forensic social work in either a criminal justice or indigent defense environment.


An employee working in a criminal justice environment provides clinical and therapeutic services to clients who have demonstrated a need for rehabilitative intervention because of behavioral factors or personality disorders and co-existing mental health, health, substance abuse or other social adjustment factors.


Education: Determined by the State Board of Social Work Examiners under the licensing requirements for Social Workers.

Experience: Three years of experience providing clinical and therapeutic or other social work services through the application of the principles, methods and procedures of professional social work to clients requiring rehabilitative counseling or forensic social work services.

Note: This job classification requires a Master's Degree in Social Work.

Note: A doctoral degree in social work from an accredited college or university may be substituted for up to one year of experience.


1. Employees are required to be licensed as a certified social worker-clinical by the State Board of Social Work Examiners prior to appointment to a position in State service. Applicants who do not have a license may also apply pending receipt of the required license. When the license is obtained, submit a copy to the hiring department.

2. 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.


1. Employees are required to meet mandatory standards for continuing education as determined by the hiring department. Employees who fail to obtain the required continuing education credits shall be subject to disciplinary action including demotion, suspension and dismissal.

2. Employees of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services and the Department of Juvenile Services must complete an approved training program in group counseling techniques.

3. Employees of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services and the Department of Juvenile Services may be required to complete the Level I Counseling course certified by the Maryland AIDS Professional Education Center.

4. Employees of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services and the Department of Juvenile Services must qualify for and successfully complete the Entry Level Training Academy operated by the Police and Correctional Training Commissions.


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 closing date. We will not consider information after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. You may be required to complete a qualifications supplement, or the rating may be based on your application. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Report all experience and education that is related to this position.


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.




You must possess the minimum qualifications to be considered for this position. If you are scheduled to complete an educational or licensing requirement within six months of the assessment, you may participate in the examination process. Permanent State employees may also complete necessary experience requirements within six months of the date of the assessment. However, such candidates will not appear on eligibility lists until documentation has been received that the educational and experience requirements have been met. Credit may be given for relevant part-time, temporary, or volunteer experience, if you list the number of hours worked per week. All information used to determine your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. Therefore, be sure that you accurately and thoroughly complete the application.

Inquiries regarding applications and submitting paper applications can be directed to: DBM, OPSB, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston Street, Room 608, Baltimore, MD 21201; or by calling 410-767-4850, toll free: 800-705-3493; TTY users call Maryland Relay Service, 800-735-2258.

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

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