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Posted: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 10:59 AM

Attractive Retirement and Benefits Package Provided
Applications are now accepted online

Salary start at $35,000 – upon graduation from the Academy $46,000.00

The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is seeking Entry Level Police Officers to join the existing MTA force serving MTA Bus, Metro, Light Rail and MARC Train/Commuter Bus Systems.

On Saturday, May 20th at 9:00am, testing will be conducted at MTA’s Police Headquarters located at 4701 Mt. Hope Drive, Baltimore, Maryland 21215. You should allow roughly six hours to complete the written, physical (agility), and oral interview.

Candidates are encouraged to wear athletic attire and to bring a valid form of identification. To qualify, candidates must be a U.S. citizen, have at least a high school diploma or GED, have a valid driver’s license, must be 21 prior to graduation from the police academy and must not have committed or been convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanor.

The Maryland Department of Transportation's Maryland Transit Administration is recruiting for Entry-Level Police Officers. This is an intermediate level of law enforcement work at the MTA. These duties will include but are not limited to; enforcing laws, rules and regulations governing the protection of personnel and State property; performing safety and security duties patrolling in automatic transmission motor vehicles or on foot; responding to trespassers and suspicious persons; directing vehicular traffic and enforcing parking regulations; issuing verbal and written warnings or issuing summonses and make arrests; investigating accidents and criminal acts; writing clear and accurate accident and/or unusual incident reports in accordance with agency guidelines; responding to disturbances and emergencies; rendering emergency first aid; transporting suspects in State vehicles; and performing other related duties and participating in additional training as required. This position will care for and bare firearms.


Age/Citizenship: At least 20 ½ years of age and a citizen of the United States
Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a GED certificate recognized by the State of Maryland


1. Written Examination
2. Physical Agility Test
3. Oral Interview
4. Background Investigation
5. Polygraph Examination
6. Medical Examination

Once your application is reviewed and accepted by Human Resources, you will receive written notification for a scheduled written examination date. You must pass the written examination in order to move to the next step in the process.

Only candidates who meet all other qualifications may be selected to attend the academy.


This documentation will be needed to complete the application.

1. A recent copy (not over 30 days) of your non-certified total driving record (NOT 36 months) available from the MVA. Instructions can be found by visiting
2. Photocopy of your current Driver's License
3. Copy of high school diploma or GED certificate recognized by the State of Maryland

A driver's license valid in the State of Maryland and a good driving record is required; driving record must be within MTA standards (no more than 2 moving violations in the last 3 years; no more than 3 moving violations in the past 5 years; and not more than 4 current points).

Examination •Medical Examination


You must complete a Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) application (Form MJ-45) to be considered for this recruitment. Resumes may not be substituted for the application. It is essential that the application is filled out completely and accurately, listing all relevant experience and addressing the specific requirements shown above. This includes, but is not limited to, full or part time, volunteer, military, acting capacity, or any other experience that is relevant to the position you are applying for within MDOT, one of the modal administrations, or the Authority. Applications not completely filled out will not be considered. The selected candidate may be subject to background and reference checks. Employees are subject to the State Substance Abuse Policy to include possible drug testing.

The incumbent in this position may be a member of a covered bargaining unit and may be required to pay a weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.

It is highly recommended that applications be completed and submitted online by registering at Make sure you meet the minimum and selective qualifications and follow the instructions on MDOT Online Employment Center website.

If you do not wish to apply online you may submit a MJ-45 Application via mail to: MTA Employment Office, 6 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. Applications may be obtained by calling (410) 767-3860, visiting the Employment Office at 6 Saint Paul Street-5th Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21202-1614.

Applicants with degrees granted outside of the United States will be required to provide a written evaluation of education documentation by a credentialing organization such as: American Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers (AACRAO) International Education Services - Tel: 202-296-3359

MTA Does Not Discriminate Based On: Age, Ancestry, Color, Creed, Gender Identity or Expression, Genetic Information, Marital Status, Mental or Physical Disability, National Origin, Race, Religious Affiliation, Belief or Opinion, Sex, or Sexual Orientation.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be provided as requested.

The Maryland Department of Transportation is not sponsoring new employees in application of the H-1B Visa at this time due to budgetary constraints. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986. Federal regulations prohibit H1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees; all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer.

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The MTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

• Location: Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

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