Civilian Opportunity


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid motor vehicle operator's license and six months driving experience
  • Good driving record
  • Must pass any applicable entrance exam

Starting Salary

The actual starting salary is contingent upon the position you are applying for. The absolute lowest entry-level salary for any civilian position is $17,785, however most positions are paid at a higher rate. For a more specific salary range, please refer to the appropriate job announcement.

Benefits Offered

  • Retirement: Retirement consists a standardized percentage set by the State of Maryland combined with a supplemental retirement offered by the department (currently 24% of the annual salary after 30 years of service).
  • Leave Programs
    • Annual: 13 days per year first 3 years, 20 days per year after 3 years, 26 days per year after 15 years.
    • Sick: 15 days per year. Personal Leave: 2 days per year.
    • Discretionary leave: 1 day per year during the first 10 years of service, 2 days per year after 10 years, 3 days per year after 15 years
  • Paid Holidays: Several paid Holidays are provided for each year.
  • Other Benefits Include: Overtime pay, shift differential pay, trainer pay or compensation.
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