Job Opportunity for Warden in Caroline County

Department of Corrections


About the Department: The Caroline County Department of Corrections operates the County Detention Center located at 101 Gay Street in Denton. The Detention Center is a historic building on the banks of the Choptank River. The Detention Center is a secure correctional facility. Inmates can spend up to 18 months at the facility. Individuals with longer sentences are normally sent to a State prison.

In Caroline County the majority of our inmates are local residents waiting to stand trial or serving time for lesser offenses. In many areas, the jail is “out of sight and out of mind.”  We take a different approach in Caroline County. With innovative, thoughtful programs like CARE (Community Assistance and Rehabilitation Enterprise), work release, and the cat shelter program, we try to keep our low security inmates involved in the community. Our work programs provide valuable services to local agencies and help lower the cost of corrections for taxpayers. We also have had many success stories where positive work experiences and other programs have helped local residents learn from their mistakes and avoid returning to jail.

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About the position: Caroline County is seeking an outstanding leader to serve as commander of the Detention Center. The Warden oversees the day-to-day operations of the jail and the Animal Control Division. This includes developing policies and standard operating procedures, supervising the Detention Center’s command team, handling personnel issues within the chain of command, hiring and training personnel, representing the Department in the public, creation and implementation of new programs, and ensuring the facility meets all local, state and federal regulations.

Requirements: A thorough knowledge of the principles of corrections and detention, including currently acceptable standards of custody, restraint and inmate transportation; the elements of supervision and leadership; offender treatment programs; inmate rights; employee coaching and performance evaluation; budgeting; and record keeping is required. The Warden needs to have the ability to effectively to communicate with individuals from all walks of life, from inmates to State legislators.

Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Corrections or Correctional Administration OR closely related field AND more than six (6) years of experience in a correctional setting, to include experience in custody, classification, work release, and counseling.  At least two years of that time must have been in positions at mid-management level of a correctional institution. An equivalent level of experience and education may be substituted if substantial enough to fully prepare the applicant for the requirements of the position.

Salary range: $82,000 – $95,000, with exceptional benefits package. 

Upon an employment offer, applicant must submit to a substance abuse test and complete background check.

 How to Apply: Submit resume and cover via email to Sherry Bratton, Director of Human Resources.   Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2019. EOE.