The Howard County Detention Center provides a secure facility for incarcerating adults legally confined in Howard County, including pre-trial, pre-sentenced, and sentenced adult male and female offenders. The Howard County Department of Corrections has a staffing level of 153 employees with a rated capacity of 475. Positions available include Correctional Officers, Corrections Specialists, and Support Staff. For employment opportunities open at this time click here or visit Employment Opportunities under Human Resource website. The phone number to Human Resource is 410-313-2033. The Human Resource office is available Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM, except County's approved holidays.
Administrative Records Section: Employees prepare the department’s operating budget, monitor expenditures, procure and remit payment for all purchases necessary to operate the Department, collect revenues, prepare payroll, maintain inmate work release accounting, compute inmate release dates, maintain inactive inmate records, and administer the computer network and the automated corrections management system.
Classification: The Classification Section interviews and screens newly incarcerated inmates for appropriate housing assignments, assist inmates with special needs and/or problems, and evaluate and refer inmates for special program placement.
Community Based Programs: The Detention Center operates a Work Release Program. This program provides a transition into the workforce for inmates convicted of non-violent offenses in preparation for their eventual release from confinement.
Preemployment testing is held several times a year. For test dates, call the jobline at (410) 313-4460.
For a detailed description of career opportunities click here.