Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Careers for Veterans


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by Captain Lonnie Ryan

Maryland State Government appreciates the value of the experience Veterans gained while serving our country. They have teamed with to employ Veterans in the many employment positions listed at  The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services works to keep Maryland communities safe and provides services to the victims of crime. The Department also provides criminal justice and law enforcement agencies with timely access to accurate information about defendants and offenders.


While DPSCS ensures the security, safety and well being of defendants and offenders under its supervision, the Department also is dedicated to lowering recidivism rates. DPSCS’s new philosophy of corrections and public safety is called RESTART – Reentry Enforcement Services Targeting Addictions Rehabilitation and Treatment. RESTART is designed to reduce crime by reducing the number of repeat offenders who return to the State’s prison system.


The Maryland State Personnel Management System understands the importance of family and children. Our family-friendly benefit practices and policies offer the support and flexibility you need at work and at home.

Leave Benefits

Our generous leave package includes from ten to 25 days of annual (vacation) leave per year, depending on seniority, as well as six personal days each calendar year. In addition, the State offers eleven paid holidays and fifteen days of sick leave per year. Our leave policies also adhere to the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993.

Health Coverage

When you come to work for the State of Maryland, you and your family may benefit from our medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage. You may also be eligible for life, accidental death and dismemberment and long term care insurance plans at low group rates.

Reduced Child and Health Care Costs

Working for the Maryland State Personnel Management System entitles you to participate in Health Care and Day Care Flexible Spending Accounts. These plans allow you to save, on a pretax basis, forApply Now! health care and day care costs incurred during the plan year.

Flexible Work Schedules

Employees of the State of Maryland typically work a forty-hour work week. Many State agencies offer their employees flexible work schedules. The Teleworking Program enables eligible state employees to work at home, at a satellite office, or at a Telework Center.

Retirement Benefits

Maryland State employees are eligible for participation in a contributory defined benefit pension plan in which they are vested after five years. State employees are also eligible to participate in two supplemental retirement plans: the 457 Deferred Compensation Plan and the 401(k) Savings and Investment Plan.

Rewarding careers in public service start here. If you are looking for a career where your work truly matters, we invite you to explore the numerous open positions that serve the public good. Maryland State employees serve more than 5 million state residents through a wide variety of occupations.

Jobs available for NOW for Veterans, click here for the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services job listings.


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