Inmate Classification Counselor/Case Manager

Classification: Non-Exempt

Type of Position: Full-Time

Closing Date: Continuous

Department: Corrections

Salary: $48,041- -$53,372

Position Reporting: Director


The Inmate Classification Counselor is responsible for delivering programmatic services that provide classification counseling and supervision to inmates committed to the Department of Corrections.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Perform a comprehensive Intake Assessment and periodic reassessments on all inmates to determine appropriate custody level, special needs/requirements and housing assignment.  Assessment includes, but is not limited to Pre-Trial Release, institutional, educational, employment, social and family histories from which an individualized case management and treatment plan is developed.
  • Coordinate and participate in periodic classification review meetings of inmates on special security status/levels including those on administrative/restrictive housing, protective custody and those with special needs, i.e. geriatric, developmentally disabled, physically disabled, mentally ill, etc.
  • Conduct inmate orientation to ensure awareness of institutional rules and regulations as well as inmate program, service, work and treatment opportunities.
  • Serves as a Departmental liaison with other criminal justice and governmental agencies including the courts, States Attorney’s Office, defense attorneys, law enforcement, Health Department, mental health providers, Social Services, Child Protective Services, the United States Marshal’s Office and other relevant public, private and faith-based organizations.
  • Determines through interview, investigation and evaluation an inmate’s eligibility to participate in various programs including education, internal and external work assignments, treatment, counseling and reentry and makes recommendations regarding same.
  • Responds to Inmate Request Slips regarding classification and program participation issues.
  • Assists the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Coordinator and ensures Departmental compliance with PREA Standards by conducting periodic internal audits.
  • Assists with the operation and administration of various programs as needed.  Programs include Electronic Home Monitoring, Community Service, Work Release and internal Inmate Work Programs.
  • Assists as needed with the calculation of inmate sentence diminution, inmate release dates and the establishment and maintenance of inmate records.
  • Develop individualized transition plans for inmates voluntarily participating in the Department’s Re-Entry program.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree and 18 months of professional experience in criminal justice.  
  • Experience in the development and implementation and administration of remedial programs strongly desired.  
  • Must obtain and maintain Correctional Officer certification pursuant to requirements of the Maryland Police and correctional Training Commission.  
  • Proficiency with Current Office technology, methods and processes is required.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in a typical office setting. 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described.  Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this job description. 



Talbot County is an equal opportunity employer. The county does not discriminate on any basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.

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